2009 Sale Results
Hershberger Performance Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their fourth annual performance horse sale Saturday, January 10, 2009 in Buckeye, AZ at the Buckeye Equestrian Center. 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. The sale began at 1:00. A professional staff included: Auctioneers, Joel White and Ben Hoepker, bid spotters included Stacy Lee, Mitch Armitage, and Cas Salley, and the office was managed by Sara Vaessen Pedigrees.
Buyers had three incentives to purchase horses from this sale. Mama's Ranch and Glen Nelson donated a paid breeding with each mare purchased from the 2009 sale to their great stallion Dos Of Starlight - 2000 Sorrel Stallion (Gray's Starlight x Dosey Doc). Hershberger Performance Horses offered a $500.00 college scholarship to an Arizona High School Student who rides and places the highest in AZ Year-End Standings on a horse purchased from the 2009 sale. Last, lucky buyer Rob Tedder took home the trophy saddle from the raffle drawing at the end of the sale.
Good food, beautiful Arizona weather, 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.
Sale Highlights and ResultsThe High-Selling Horse, Go Getta Gun, was consigned by Tom Chambers and trained by Randy Paul. Go Getta Gun is a 2005 Gray Stallion that sold for $26,500 to Bar Z Bar Horse Ranch and Ron King from Central Valley, UT. Go Getta Gun is a drop dead gorgeous cutter and working cow horse that was shown at the 2008 NRCHA Futurity. He is by Playgun, out of Hollywood Nu Bars (earner of over $100,000).
The Top-Ten Horses averaged $13,890. These quality horses were consigned by Tom Chambers, Lex Hubbard, Dan Roeser, Jason Hershberger, Will Hanson, Steve Orth, Bruce Bartlett, Chad Wahlert, and Michael Baleztena. 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 his head horse, Dry Bar Acre, be purchased by Doug Funk. He will be used at pro rodeos with NFR team roper, Matt Funk. The overall average sale price on the horses sold was $6,582. Thanks to the consignors who brought these quality horses.