Hershberger Performance Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their eighth annual performance horse sale Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Queen Creek, AZ at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center.
Horses were previewed on Friday at 2:00 in a jackpot team roping. The Jackpot was won by Kim Gillespie riding hip #128, JL Fast Time Zan and Blaine Ketscher, riding hip #120, Fishorcut. It was a tough roping and fun to watch! Horses were previewed again on Saturday at 8:00. Horses were demonstrated in the events of: roping, cutting, cow horse, reining, and barrels. The sale began at 1:00.
A professional staff included: Auctioneer, Joel White, announcer, John Johnson, and bid spotters included Stacy Lee, Mitch Armitage, and Cas Salley, and the office was managed by Sara Vaessen Pedigrees and Maynard & Associates Elite Auction Services. Performance Equine mobile clinic was available for pre-purchase exams.
Sale Highlights and Results The High-Selling Horse, Hes A Smart Buy, was consigned by Jed Jacobs. Hes A Smart Buy is a five year old, Hes A Peptospoonful Bay Roan gelding. He is an awesome Heel and Cowhorse. He sold for $30,000.00 to Fred and Marion Holly of Washington.
Other top-selling horses were consigned by: Cody Wensing, Chad Turner, Rick Chayer, Corey Cushing, Brad Lund & Clay Logan for RCJ Cutting Horses, Ryan Von Ahn, Manerd Bird, Kim Gillespie, Brandon Johnson, Victor Aros for Bob Scott, and Jason Hershberger. The Top-Ten Horses averaged $19,850.00. In all, 85 horses were sold.
Jason is always excited to see good horses from the sale go on to be successful with their new owners. Jason was glad to see the quality of horses that were brought by consignors from AZ, CA, SD, OK, KS, CO, ID, WY, NE, TX, UT, MT, and Canada.
The over-all average sale price on the horses sold was $8,782.00. Thanks to the consignors who brought these quality horses.
Good food, beautiful Arizona weather, elite equine facility, shopping, and great horses to watch and bid on made this years performance horse sale a success. Hershberger Performance Horses would like to thank all that attended. We are grateful to all of our buyers that trust in the quality brought to the Hershberger Performance Horse Sale.