Legends of Ranching Sale

Ranching Heritage-bred horse tops CSU Legends of Ranching Sale.

Ranch Horse Journal

Legends of Ranching high seller and Ranching Heritage-enrolled horse Smart Lonewood. PHOTO: Andrea Caudill

The Colorado State University Legends of Ranching Sale, held April 21 in Fort Collins, Colorado, saw quality ranching-bred horses sold to benefit buyers, consigners and students.

The 13th annual sale offers for sale both young and aged horses from many of the top ranches in the United States, including Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda winners and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. The sale allows CSU students to have hands-on experience in starting and fitting young horses, as well as sale and event management. This year, there were 58 horses consigned, with 56 sold at an average of $6,226.

There were 30 young horses sold, averaging $5,103 per head, and 26 aged horses sold at an average of $7,523.

The sale high seller was the 5-year-old gelding Smart Lonewood, a Ranching Heritage-bred gelding bred by Wagonhound Land & Livestock LLC and consigned by Silver Spur Operating Co. The bay, who brought a final bid of $17,000, is by WR This Cats Smart and out of the Lone Drifter mare PC Lacy Lonewood.
Smart Lonewood and other Ranching Heritage-eligible horses can compete exclusively in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges, which this year will pay out more than $90,000 in cash and prizes, as well as compete for other awards open only to Ranching Heritage horses.

The highest-selling young horse was SCR CD Peptoes, a 2-year-old red roan gelding consigned by Spur Cross Ranch, who sold for $10,500. The gelding is by Peptoes and out of the CD Olena mare Parton My CD. He is a full brother to the 2015 sale young horse-high seller, SCR Peptoes Parton, who also won the 2017 and 2018 Maturity events.

The 2019 CSU Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale will be held on April 20, 2019.

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