Gavin Pearson

This year marked the 27th consecutive Fall Classic Sale presented by CWHBA-Alberta Chapter and hosted in partnership with ClipMyHorse. The concept of this sale when it was started was for breeders to come together to help each other market and sell their youngstock and riding aged horses. With the help of the hardest working volunteers and guidance from some of the original core group, the sale admin team put together an impressive catalogue of top youngsters and riding horses with something for absolutely every market. We now have 1082 separate bidders accounts and of those 508 were logged in during the bidding and the videos were viewed an incredible 33,000 times in the past three weeks. All of this makes the sale a smashing success!

Estrella Del Norte – Sale High Seller

The first category was our weanling group where we saw some incredibly well-bred youngsters going for record prices. The absolute top dressage bred colt consigned by longtime supporter of the sale Heather Lynn Smith of Thelma and Louise Sporthorses, Deutsch Deniro -(De Niro x Romanov) fetching a record price for a weanling with the final bid of $49,500! This colt will make his way to BC. The second high seller consigned by Klondike Victory Farm was Real Deal – (Daily Deal x Florencio I) also making his way to BC for a price of $17,500. The rest of the weanling market was also very strong with bloodlines for the jumpers, hunters and three nice event prospects. The overall average price was $18,700 with youngsters heading to NY, KY, SC, SK, BC and AB.

Deutsch DeNiro – High Selling Weanling/Second High Seller
Ulterra Giselle – High Selling Yearling

The next category was the yearlings with all selling for $10,000 or more the high seller was consigned by another long-time supporter of the sale Cathy Chalack of Ulterra Equestrian. For a final bid of $16,500 the beautiful Ulterra Giselle – (Gare du Lyon x Indian Artbeat) will be making her way to BC. The second high seller once again consigned by Klondike Victory Farm was the jumper bred Poker Face – (Adequan Z x Contender) who will stay right here in AB for a final price of $15,500. 

The two-year-old category saw an incredible average price of $19,600 with no horse selling below $12,000. The high seller was the gorgeous Zinfandel – (Zinedream x Viscount) once again consigned by Thelma and Louise Sporthorses. This lovely young horse will be one of 12 horses heading stateside, she will be going to OR. The second high seller was the talented dressage prospect Ser Jaimie ST (Sir Gregory x Rotspon) who was consigned by Sandra Erickson and will be staying in AB. 

Zinfandel – High Selling 2 Year Old

The prospects under saddle category saw some of the most fantastic horses that the Fall Classic Sale has ever had the pleasure to market, these horses as a whole sold for the record average of $29,900 with no horse selling under $15,000. The top seller the 3-year-old super star hunter prospect Estrella del Norte – (Jethro Tull x Chiquitin La Silla) was consigned by first time consignor Gareth Graves of Highbury Show Stables. The final bid amount of $62,500 is a new record for the Fall Classic Sale and she will be making her way to NY. The second high seller Daphne – (Diamant de Semilly x Mylord Carthago) was also consigned by a first-time consignor Rachel Cornacchia of Eventrye Farms. The bidding was hotly contested at the end for this ultra-talented jumper bred mare with the hammer dropping at $56,000. She will make her way out to ON. 

Our performance horse category was a small one but with some very nice show horses. For the second year in a row Tamie Phillips consigned the high seller in this category Lex Non Scripta -(Ahorn x Flemmingh) will be staying in AB for a final price of $34,500. The second high seller Grundstein W – (Gervantus II x Kingston) consigned by Tiara Chambers will be making his way to ON for a final bid amount of $12,500. 

The Fall Classic Sale saw only one broodmare in foal being offered Ru – (Rabino x Donner Bube) who is in foal to VDL Prestige. This big good-looking mare was consigned by another long-time consignor Roxy Bell but this was the first time that her daughter Mickey Bell has participated. Ru will be making her way east to SK for a final bid of $9,500.

This sale has grown into a huge co-operative with breeders consigning their top horses and buyers rewarding them for the efforts. This year 47 horses were consigned with 44 being offered for sale and 37 will make their way to new homes for 84% of the horses sold for an overall average of $19,900! There were 25 horses sold outside of AB with 12 of those making their way to the US. 

The CWHBA-Alberta Chapter has an incredible group of volunteers who put in countless hours making personal sacrifices to help out each and every year and this sale would not be possible without them. Many of these dedicated people have been volunteering nearly since the start and we are proud that each year there are some new faces putting in hours helping in any way they can. The Admin team is a unique group of individuals who each have their own talents that complement each other, helping to bring the finished product to the public in a professional manner. 

As we welcome in the new year of 2022 the Canadian Warmblood Auction team will be starting their preparations for the second annual Spring Riding Horse Sale. This Sale will feature riding prospects, performance horses and schoolmasters. Nominations for the Spring sale will be available on our website www.cwauction.ca or email us at admin@cwauction.ca. Our tentative auction date for the Spring Riding Horse Sale is April 22 – 25, 2022. 

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