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WRCA Invitational Sale

Inaugural Invitational Ranch Gelding Sale brings high prices for quality ranch horses.

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It was an exciting weekend at the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) World Championship Ranch Rodeo, held in Amarillo, Texas, on November 7-10, including the inaugural Invitational Ranch Gelding Sale produced by Premier Equine Auctions.

This sale included 41 ranch geldings that were shown on cattle to a very large enthusiastic crowd. There was a lot of excitement as horses were sold to buyers from Florida to Canada. The high seller of the weekend, selling for $50,000, was a 6-year-old chestnut gelding, Hesasmooth Hillbilly, a son of Smooth as a Cat out of a daughter of Dual Pep. Hesasmooth Hillbilly has $17,000 in NCHA earnings and was consigned by Mozaun & Sarah McKibben of Whitesboro, Texas.

The remainder of the sale consisted of 15 horses bringing $15,000 or more and 6 head bringing $25,000 or more. The overall sale average was over $16,000. Some of the high sellers were: Lot #23, Smart Tallic, consigned by Alan Chappell of Collinsville, Texas, that sold for $28,000, Lot #12, Picks Gun, consigned by Tripp Townsend of Earth, Texas, that sold for $26,500, Lot #26, Seven S Red Cat, consigned by Jerry and Megan Cobb of Weiser, Idaho that sold for $26,000, Lot #24 Cowboys Rolex, consigned by TC Land and Cattle of El Dorado, Kansas, that sold for $25,000, Lot #18, Moonlight By Desire, consigned by Wilson Cattle of Kenyon, Texas, that sold for $26,000, and Lot #32, HR Cowboy Pepto, consigned by Kenneth Munsell of Abilene, Texas, that sold for $25,000.

The WRCA Board of Directors and staff produce an amazing event and the partnership with Premier Equine Auctions, owned by Mike Pedersen and Steve Friskup, looks to be a great combination for years to come. Make plans to attend the 25th Anniversary of the WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo, November 12-15, 2020, where an even better selection of geldings will be offered to the public. For more information, visit

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