Hershberger Performance Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their second annual performance horse sale Saturday, January 13, 2007 in Buckeye, AZ at the Empty Acres Arena. Despite being the coldest day in seventeen years, the sale was a success. Horses were previewed on Friday at 2:00 and again on Saturday at 9:00. Horses were demonstrated in both the roping arena and the cutting pen. Reining horses were exhibited too. The sale began at 1:00, Wade Shaw from Texas was the auctioneer. Bid spotters included Stacey Lee and Jody Doescher from Oklahoma and Randy Wood from Buckeye. Reading pedigrees from the auctioneer stand was Teddy Robinson. Office help included Sara Vaessen from Vaessen Pedigrees, Michelle Williams, Kylie Knight, and Nikki Hershberger.
A large crowd huddled around the heaters and bidder numbers went out to people from all over. Many winter visitors were in attendance. The sale was underway at 1:00. A special thanks to Empty Acres and their beautiful facility and Dan Cross panels for the sale ring and auctioneer stand. Congratulations to the new owners and thanks to Nutrena feed for the FREE bags of feed donated to the new owners.
Sale Highlights and ResultsThe High-Selling Horse, Bens Got Cash, was consigned by Ray Siggins. Bens Got Cash is a 1994 Chestnut Gelding that sold for $22,000 to Dobson Cattle Co. for Sid Cooley. Bens Got Cash is by Cash Quixote Rio, by Doc Quixote; out of Clarks Benji Lou, a NCHA money earner. This gelding has money won in the NCHA. He was shown early in his life as a cutter and went on to make a great head/heel horse. He was used to rope calves on the college level as well.
The second high seller sold to Lon Wurz of Waddell, AZ. Perk Up Dusty sold for $19,000 and was consigned by Agent Jason Hershberger for John Landen of Nebraska. Perk Up Dusty, 1998 Gray Gelding is a big pretty gray gelding that is gentle for anyone to head/heel on. Perk Up Dusty has been hauled to AQHA shows and other competitive ropings.
The Top-Ten Horses averaged $15,990. These quality horses were consigned by Ray Siggins, Jason Hershberger, Brad Lund, Malcom Davis, Mike Aaby, Ericka Smith, and Mark Luis. The over-all average sale price on the horses sold was $8,107. These quality horses were brought to us from trainers/owners from all over the country. Thanks to consignors on the quality horses brought by Alvaro/Sofia Quarter Horses (Wyoming), Mike Oden Cattle Co. (AZ), Ben Lolley (Louisiana), Tooter Carney (Kansas), Jim Holland (Kansas), Doug Williamson (California), Black Rock Ranch and Grant Setnicka (Idaho), Chad Wiswell (Kansas), Ned and Kurt Kiehne (New Mexico), Tim and Tyler Weise (AZ), Ted Robinson (California), Russell Dilday (California) and Ray Breckenridge (Canada).
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