Sugar Bars Legacy Sale

Prices steady for ranch horses of all ages at Sugar Bars Sale.

Press Release

Profits Paisley was the high seller at the Sugar Bars Sale. PHOTO: Courtesy Sugar Bars Legacy Sale

The 16th annual Sugar Bars Legacy Horse Sale was held on Sunday, September 16, at the rock pavilion on the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, in beautiful and historic Sheridan, Wyoming. Consignors from South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Saskatchewan, Canada, offered an exceptional lineup of horses of all ages. With the seats full, this year’s sale saw prices remaining steady compared to previous sales for the weanlings; lower for the yearlings and slightly higher for the saddle horses. The average on the Top 5 weanlings was $2,400, average for the Top 5 yearlings was $2,520 and the average on the Top 5 saddle horses was $11,150.

The sale started off with the Sugar Bars Legacy Sale “WildCard.” With no colt in the ring, the auctioneer asked for bids on the “WildCard.” The winning bidder chose Lot 17, TDM Four Star Lowry, for their choice of the weanlings. This beautiful palomino stallion was consigned by Zoetis Ranching Heritage Breeder Swensen-Martin Horse & Cattle Co. (Trent & Dawn Martin) of Beulah, North Dakota. He was sired by Vascos Lowry Star, a Lowry Star, Colonel Freckles and Sugar Bars-bred stallion, and his dam was Four Twenty One, a Colonel Freckles, Sugar Bars and Eddie 40-bred mare.  He was purchased by Aspen Larmer of Mot, Montana, for $3,300.

Haight Ranch (Dale & Carol Haight) of Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada, was the consignor for the high-selling saddle horse, Lot 61, Profits Paisley, a solid 4-year-old buckskin mare. Her paternal grandsire, Cook N Oak was a multiple working cow and reining champion. Her sire, Profit Power, produces offspring who are tremendous rope, ranch and barrel horses. She was purchased by Jon Robinett of Dubois, Wyoming, for $14,500.  Lazy H Y Corral of Carr, Colorado, donated a custom saddle blanket to the consignor of the high-selling saddle horse.

The high-selling Sugar Bars saddle horse gelding was Lot 64 Peppered Pistol, a 6-year-old all-around ranch horse and was consigned by Swensen-Martin Horse & Cattle Co..  He is a Wilywood, Sonny Sugar (by Sugar Bars)-bred gelding that was purchased by Steve Stoddard of Broadus, Montana, for $12,000. 

The high-selling yearling was sold by 3D Quarter Horses (Sandra Devine) of Wibaux, Montana. Lot 58 Mia Sparkle Girl, a bay filly was sold for $4,100 to Graham Roberts of Wibaux, Montana. She is a well-mannered Sugar Bars-grandson Catalena Boy-bred filly, that has had lots of groundwork done.

Ranching Heritage Breeder Bender Ranch (LeAnn Bender) of Mobridge, South Dakota, had the high-selling weanling filly, Lot 30, Sugar Oaks Trademark, a palomino filly that was sired by Frenchmans Trademark and her dam is Sugar Oak Freckles. She was purchased by Olivia Vehran of Sheridan, Wyoming, for $1,500.

Please plan on attending the 17th Annual Sale along with the Yearling Futurity Show & 2/3-Year-Old Versatility Futurity Show, September 21 and 22, 2019.

The Sugar Bars Legacy Sale Association wishes to thank everyone for their help in putting this sale together and a big thank you to all our buyers. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give anyone of us a call or check out our website at or check us out on face book at “Sugar Bars Legacy Sale.”

Sugar Bars Legacy Sale Association Board Members-
Stirrup Ranch- LeRoy & Shirley Wetz (President)
VLW Ranch- Vern & Laurie Ward (V. President)
Woodworth Ranch- Sheri Woodworth (Secretary/Treasurer)
Bar M Quarter Horses- Art & Rita McDonald and Karla McDonald
Nixon Ranch- Eric & Nancy Nixon