Western Heritage Classic Ranch Horse Sale
Texas sale shows demand for ranch horses.
By Andrea Caudill, Ranch Horse Journal editor | May 14, 2018
Ranch Horse Journal
The Western Heritage Classic Ranch Horse Sale, held May 12 in conjunction with the Western Heritage Classic in Abilene, Texas, showed strong prices for ranch horses across the board.
The Western Heritage offered an abundance of western events, from shopping to matched horse races, as well as the Ranch Horse Association of America National Finals and the Ranch Horse Sale. This year, 75 horses were consigned and 63 sold, bringing an all-age average of $8,300 – a 9 percent jump from 2016.
The 2-year-old average was $4,418, while aged geldings averaged $16,097.
The high seller was the 6-year-old gelding Im A Limit Pusher. Consigned by K Bar Cattle Co., the horse brought a final bid of $33,500.
Im A Limit Pusher is an own son of the late famed sire Dual Rey and out of the High Brow Cat mare Cancan Kitty. His dam has produced performers with earnings in excess of $300,000, led by his full brother, Cancan Reyvolution ($175,224).
Topping the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred sellers was TRR Peppy Del Rio, who brought a final bid of $30,000 for breeder and consigner Tongue River Ranch. The ranch is an AQHA Ranching Heritage breeder and Zoetis AQHA Best Remuda winner. TRR Peppy Del Rio is a 6-year-old sorrel gelding by Pepcid and out of the Ducelena mare Del Ria Lena. TRR Peppy Del Rio is Ranching Heritage-eligible, which means he can compete for more than $120,000 in added money offered in Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges each year and other incentives offered only to Ranching Heritage horses.
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