High Plains Sale

Average up at High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association sale.

Ranch Horse Journal

Sale topper HR Reys A Budweiser. PHOTO: Courtesy HPRBA

The sale average rose an impressive 28 percent at the 2018 High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Association Sale, held June 2 in Amarillo, Texas.

The sale, which includes a number of Ranching Heritage Breeders as part of its consigners, saw 77 head sold.

The top 5 horses averaged $10,400, and the sale was topped by the Ranching Heritage-bred 2-year-old HR Reys A Budweiser.

The gelding was consigned by Jim and Kathleen Hill of H Ranch, and brought a bid of $14,000.

The Hills, who are Ranching Heritage breeders, have bred horses for more than 30 years.

The bay gelding is from the first crop sired by the Dual Smart Rey stallion Sammi Rey. The 6-year-old stallion is out of the High Brow Cat mare Sammi Cat, who is a half sister to world champion Dual Playgun.

HR Reys A Budweiser is out of the HR Dun Smoke mare HR Black Smoke, a homebred for the Hills who has also produced performers HR Buttermilk Pepto and HR Smoky Catt.

Futurity winner A Frosted Starlight and Jayton Baca.

HPRBA also hosts a futurity, which was open to 2015 foals that had previously gone through the sale.

This year, the futurity winner was A Frosted Starlight, who was owned and ridden by Jayton Baca of Vega, Texas. The pair earned a check worth $7,500 for the victory.

A Frosted Starlight was bred by Terry Van Martin of Canyon, Texas. The sorrel colt is by Docs Frosty Lena CT and out of the Grays Starlight mare Shiny Starlight.

The futurity reserve champion was Sugar Frosted Pepto, who was owned and ridden by Gatlin Duncan of Clarendon, Texas. They earned $3,000 for the finish.

Also bred by Terry Van Martin, Sugar Frosted Pepto is by Rouge Blues and out of the Docs Frosty Lena CT mare Sugar Frosted Gaybar.

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