Hershberger Performance Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their ninth annual performance horse sale Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Litchfield Park, AZ at Dunn's Arena.
Horses were previewed on Friday at 2:00 in a jackpot team roping. The Jackpot was won by Ryan VonAhn riding hip #15, Ct Colonel Sug and Cole Sherwood, riding hip #84, Genuine Joe Drift. It was a tough roping and fun to watch! A special thank you to Troy Fischer for the beautiful buckles that he made and donated to the winners of the roping. Horses were previewed again on Saturday at 9:00. Horses were demonstrated in the events of: roping, cutting, and cow horse. The sale began at 1:00.
A professional staff included: Auctioneer, Joel White, announcer, John Johnson, and bid spotters Stacy Lee, Mitch Armitage, and Cas Salley. 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 ResultsThe High-Selling Horse, Joes Little Fool, was consigned by Keith Schumacher, with Steve Orth as his agent. Joes Little Fool is a five year old, Reds Little Joe gray stallion. He is an awesome head and heel horse. He sold for $36,000.00 to Nancy Christensen from Utah.
Other top-selling horses were consigned by: Rick Chayer, Ryan Von Ahn, Jed Jacobs, Joe Day, Derrick Fleming agent for Ken Sursa, Les Oswald agent for John Krambeer, and Jason Hershberger. The Top-Ten Horses averaged $25,150.00. In all, 75 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, MO, ID, WY, NE, TX, UT, and MT.
The over-all average sale price on the horses sold was $11,100.00. Despite the high average there were some good buys of really nice horses for under $10,000.00. 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 year's 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.