2020 Sale Recap
Hershberger Performance Horse Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their 15th Annual Performance Horse Sale Friday, February 28th, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ. The sale kicked off the AZ Sun Country Circuit, the largest AQHA circuit in the West. Horses were previewed on Thursday at 2:00 in a jackpot team roping. The jackpot was won by Alex Carbajal, riding hip # 83 SB Two Eyed Moon and Bode Baize, riding hip # 82 Jake. It was a tough roping and fun to watch! Alex and Bode were awarded 30-30 rifles which were sponsored by Terry Larsen and Southwest Risk Management.
Horses were previewed again on Friday at noon. Horses were demonstrated in the events of roping, reining, and cow horse. The sale began at 4:00. A professional staff included: Auctioneer, Joel White, announcer, Jayson Jackson, and bid spotters Stacy Lee, Jody Doescher, Justin Morris, and Spence Kidney. Wyatt Hershberger did a great job announcing the preview.
The High-Selling Horse, Wimpys Shining Jac, a 2010 Palomino gelding, was consigned by Mozaun and Sara McKibben. This pretty rope horse/reiner/ranch rider is a very cool horse. He sold for $83,000.00 to Billy Brenton from Casper WY. Other top sellers were, MC Sugar Lad at $55,000.00, also consigned by Mozaun and Sara McKibben. Dakota Kirkenschlager was the agent for Ron Thompson on the great horse RY Buckskin Bandit who sold for $49,000.00, Jordan Allyn consignment BQH Baron Eyed Skip commanded the price of $40,000.00. Other top-ten selling horses were consigned by: Brady and Shelby Black, Ryan VonAhn, Phil Tearney, Kelton Hill, Bode Baize, Chad and Paje Turner, and Jace Thomas. The top-ten horses averaged $41,000.00.
Jason is always excited to see good horses from the sale go on to be successful with their new owners. We were excited to see the quality of horses that were brought by consignors from all over the US and Canada. The over-all average sale price on the horses sold was $17,044.00. Despite the high average there were some good buys of really nice horses for under $15,000.00. Thanks to the consignors who brought these quality horses.
This year’s lucky buyer was Joe Verhun. Uncle Joe took home the Corriente trophy saddle (sponsored by Western Drilling and The Pump Co./Bill Wood) from the raffle drawing at the end of the sale. Uncle Joe has been attending and buying a horse from our sale since the very first year. A special thank you to Terry Larsen and Southwest Risk Management for the trophy rifles to the High-Volume Buyer, High Seller, and Highest Placing Rope Horse (from the sale) in the American Rope Horse Futurity, the following day.
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.