2022 Canadian Warmblood Spring Riding horse sale saw a small group of top-quality horses get auctioned off on-line April 22 – 25. These horses ranged in age from just coming 3-year old’s up to seasoned show veterans who were mainly Canadian bred. We would like to thank the consignors for bringing such a well turned out and prepared group of horses for presentation days and as always, an incredible group of volunteers who help to make the day run more smoothly. Proving that the Canadian market is alive and well, all horses were sold within Canada from B.C. all the way east to QC for a sale average of $31,375.
Our top seller was the beautiful 4-year-old grey prospect under saddle Juno VF (Hitchcock Van Overis x Parco) who was bred and consigned by Valleyfield Farm. This petite mare is a jumping bean who showed incredible scope and great technique through the chute, combined with age-appropriate show experience and a great mind. The final bid was an impressive $72,000 and she will remain in AB.
The second high selling prospect under saddle was the gorgeous chestnut mare Luminescence (Don Quixote x Fils De Lully) (below right) who was bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm. This elegant mare is light on experience but has great potential and a mind to match. She will head out to B.C. for a final bid of $26,500.
Our high selling performance horse was the stunning bay and white pinto Bengal Du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Varsace B) (below left) who was bred and consigned by Nordic Farms. This big gelding showed incredible rideability and versatility with wins in both the hunter and jumper rings up to 1.20m. Tigger as he is known around the barn will also stay in AB for a final bid of $41,500.
The second high selling performance horse was the elegant grey gelding Calvaro (Cassiano x Liberty Son) (below center) consigned by Double A Farm was the only imported horse offered. He impressed with his willingness, kind demeanor and wonderful flatwork. The hammer dropped at $39,000 and he will be heading out to B.C.
One of our great supporters from QC went home with 3 lovely prospects under saddle Ularu (Ulysse de Thurin x Rabino) bred and consigned by D&R Ranching, Windsome Sienna (Windfall C.B. x Louis) bred and consigned by Prairie Wynd Stable and O’Flanigan (Jethro Tull G x Indorado) who was bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm. Orange Crush (Tacorde x Burggraaf) also bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm will be heading out to SK.
We would also like to take a moment to thank our teams who make everything possible. Photo and video team Gearhead Media, Two Sisters Photography, LJK Photography and Joanne Wright. Katrina, Ruby and Katie Van Den Bosch and Brie Gillespie for manning the chute and having the beautiful Old Gate Farm prepped and ready for presentation days, even in a horrible spring storm. The Admin Team of Rebecca Beechinor, Gavin Pearson and Lorrie Jamieson as well as the entire committee of Jennette Coote, Chris Gould, Shauna Cook, Katrina Van Den Bosch, Doreen Kulscar, Brie Gillespie and Joanne Wright.
We look forward to our 28th annual Fall Classic Sale Sept 30 – Oct 3rd where we offer foals all the way up to performance horses.