NCHA Super Stakes Sale

April 19, 2014 – Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Texas

NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales

August 1-2, 2014 – Will Rogers, Fort Worth, Texas – Now taking consignments

NCHA Futurity Sales

December 8-13, 2014 – Will Rogers, Fort Worth, Texas

Big Bash on the Brazos

September 23, 2014 – Silverado on the Brazos, Weatherford, Texas

Western Roundup Sales

September 6, 2014, Texarkana, Arkansas * January 10, 2015, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Near all-time record for NCHA Futurity Sales

"It was our first year for the NCHA Futurity Sales and it was better than we could have dreamed," said Jeremy Barwick, new owner of Western Bloodstock, the sale company that produces the NCHA Triple Crown Sales in Fort Worth.

The 2013 NCHA Futurity Sales averaged $21,323, just $47.00 shy of the all-time record of $21,370 set in 2006. Net sales for the 618 lots that sold was $13,177,650; 82 percent of the 811 lots offered were sold.

"It was a fantastic sale," said Milt Bradford, a Western Bloodstock founding partner. "Prices stayed steady all week, completed sales were great, and the Select Yearling Sale and Gala was a bigger success than anyone expected for its first year."

Select Yearling Sale & Gala celebrates record results

Western Bloodstock's first annual Select Yearling Sale & Gala lived up to its name on Tuesday evening, December 10 in the Round Up Inn, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center. Formally attired staff served prospective buyers as they dined at elegantly appointed tables and bid on a menu of 50 select colts and fillies from the crop of 2012. At evening's end, buyers and sellers toasted the results: A record average of $61,134 with 83% sold and a top 10 average of $110,700. A Smooth Satin Doll topped the sale at $210,000. Consigned by Tommy Manion, the Smooth As A Cat daughter, out of top ten producer Autumn Boon, was purchased by Lynn Leedy, Aubrey, Tex. The second-highest seller, at $157,000, was Smoothee Lou, conisgned by Oxbow Ranch. The Smooth As A Cat daughter, purchased by Wade Smith, Geary, Okla., is out of black-type producer Loella Again from the family of Third Cutting LTE $511,749. Smith also paid $150,000 for Denvers Purdy, consigned by Tejas Trading Company. The red roan colt is by Metallic Cat and a three-quarter brother, out of Purdy Aristocrat, to leading sire Purdy Boy Flash. Chrome Catillac, also sired by Metallic Cat, brought $130,000 for Cannon Quarter Horses, from Rusty Simpson, Nemo, Tex. The red roan colt is out of the multiple champion Tootsie Rey LTE $209,117, by Dual Rey. Oxbow Ranch also sold Crimson Bet, by Metallic Cat, for $100,000 to Bar RR Ranchesl, Bartonville,Tex. The red roan colt is out of NCHA world champion Bet Yer Blue Boons LTE $350,615, and a three-quarter brother to NCHA world champion Bet Hesa Cat.

Western Bloodstock expands venue

In a move to broaden the market and offer premium auctions at moderate prices for all classes of performance horses, Western Bloodstock Ltd. has expanded its roster to include three new sales, in addition to their premier venues at the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes, and NCHA Summer Spectacular Sales in Fort Worth.

The new sales are the Western Fall Roundup, to be held this year on Saturday, September 6, at the Four States Fairgrounds in Texarkana, Ark.; the Big Bash on the Brazos, Tuesday, September 23, at Silverado Arena, Weatherford, Tex.; and the Western Winter Roundup, Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.

“My intention when we bought Western Bloodstock was to expand our schedule,” said Jeremy Barwick, who along with his wife, Candace, purchased the cutting industry’s preeminent sale company last summer from co-founders Ben Emison and Milt Bradford.

“I felt we needed options to meet the needs of everyone and not just the owners who have cutting horses of the caliber that sell well in Fort Worth. I want to have a market for everyone, with a roster of sales that can accommodate everything from the $2,000 horse to the $500,000 horse.”

The Fall Roundup Sale and the Winter Roundup Sale will include all ages, types, and breeds of Western performance horses, including ranch horses, roping horses, barrel horses, cutters, team penners, reiners, working cowhorses, yearlings, and broodmares. The consignment fee for each sale will be $250, with no pass out fee.

When it comes to selling horses, nothing else compares!