Ranch Horse Sale Set For March 21 in Houston

Hand-selected horses will be offered at the inaugural Texas A&M student-managed sale at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

From the Private Selection Sale

WM Blasted Smart, the 2013 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse reserve world champion, is offered in Private Selection Sale March 21 in Houston. (Credit: Private Selection Sale)

The Texas A&M Equine Initiative will put on the inaugural student-managed Private Selection Sale March 21 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The sale will offer a hand-selected set of “Houston Horses,” ideally suited to be a trusted partner in pursuit of a Western lifestyle, consigned by historic ranches and well-known horsemen. 

The sale is managed by the Texas A&M Equine Sales Management class and gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn about everything involved in managing a successful sale. In addition to the educational opportunities this sale provides to Texas A&M, a portion of the proceeds of the sale will support the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund in support of scholarships and grants.

“Our goal at the Private Selection Sale is to be able to offer a set of horses that are pretty, sound, good-minded, athletic, and enjoyable,” said AQHA Executive Committee Member Dr. Jim Heird, Glenn Blodgett Equine Chair and executive professor and coordinator of the Equine Initiative at Texas A&M University. “The fact that buyers can enjoy a VIP experience at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and support scholarships, all while bidding on an outstanding set of horses, is an added bonus.” 

Pre-register to bid at www.thehoustonhorse.com and enjoy free entry and parking, reserved seating on the sale floor, and complimentary cocktails during the preview and sale.

What Is A "Houston Horse"?
A Houston Horse is pretty, structurally correct, athletic, willing and – most importantly – quiet and calm. This attractive horse has a temperament that is suitable for a novice rider, yet is athletic and well trained enough so that its rider can enjoy it in a performance or working capacity. Simply stated, a Houston Horse can be enjoyed and used as a partner in pursuit of a “Western Lifestyle.”