Fall Classic Breeders’ Sale 2021 a Smashing Success
CWHBA – Alberta Chapter
This year marked the 27th consecutive Fall Classic Sale presented by Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (CWHBA) Alberta Chapter and hosted in partnership with ClipMyHorse. The concept of this sale when it was started was for breeders to come together to help each other market and sell their young stock and riding-aged horses. With the help of hardworking volunteers and guidance from some of the sale founders, the sale Admin Team put together an impressive catalogue of top youngsters and riding horses with something for absolutely every market. There are now 1082 separate bidders’ accounts, and of those 508 were logged in during the bidding and the videos were viewed an incredible 33,000 times in the past three weeks. All of this makes the sale a smashing success!
The first category was the weanling group where we saw some incredibly well-bred youngsters going for record prices. The absolute top dressage-bred colt, consigned by long-time supporter of the sale Heather Lynn Smith of Thelma and Louise Sporthorses, was Deutscher De Niro (Han) — De Niro x Blue Hors Romanov — fetching a record price for a weanling with the final bid of $49,500! This colt will make his way to British Columbia. The second high-seller consigned by Klondike Victory Farm was Real Deal (CWB) — Daily Deal x Florencio I — also going to BC for a price of $17,500. The rest of the weanling market was also very strong with bloodlines for the jumpers, hunters, and three nice event prospects. The overall average price was $18,700 with youngsters heading to New York, Kentucky, South Carolina, Saskatchewan, BC, and Alberta.
Deutscher De Niro
The next category was the yearlings with all selling for $10,000 or more. The high-seller was consigned by another long-time supporter of the sale, Cathy Chalack of Ulterra Equestrian. The beautiful Ulterra Giselle (CWB) — Gare du Lyon x Indian Artbeat — sold for $16,500 and will be making her way to BC. The second high-seller once again consigned by Klondike Victory Farm was the jumper-bred Poker Face (CWB) — Adequan Z x Contender — who will stay in Alberta for a final price of $15,500.
Ulterra Giselle 1
The two-year-old category saw an incredible average price of $19,600 with no horse selling below $12,000. The high-seller was the gorgeous Zinfandel (Han) — Zinedream x Viscount — consigned by Thelma and Louise Sporthorses. This lovely young horse will be one of 12 horses heading stateside, and will be going to Oregon. The second high-seller was the talented dressage prospect Ser Jaimie ST (Sir Gregory x Rotspon) who was consigned by Sandra Erickson and will be staying in Alberta.
The prospects-under-saddle category saw some of the most fantastic horses that the Fall Classic Sale has ever had the pleasure to market. These horses as a whole sold for the record average of $29,900 with no horse selling under $15,000. The top-seller was the three-year-old superstar hunter prospect Estrella del Norte (CWB) — Jethro Tull x Chiquitin La Silla — consigned by first time consignor Gareth Graves of Highbury Show Stables. The final bid amount of $62,500 is a new record for the Fall Classic Sale and she will be going to New York. The second high-seller, Daphne (CSH) — Diamant de Semilly x Mylord Carthago — was also consigned by a first-time consignor Rachel Cornacchia of Eventrye Farms. The bidding was hotly contested at the end for this ultra-talented jumper-bred mare with the hammer dropping at $56,000. She is headed to Ontario.
Estrella del Norte
The performance horse category was small but had some very nice show horses. For the second year in a row Tamie Phillips consigned the high-seller in this category, and Lex Non Scripta (CWB) – Ahorn x Flemmingh — will be staying in Alberta for a final price of $34,500. The second high-seller, Grundstein W (CWB) — Gervantus II x Kingston — consigned by Tiara Chambers, will be gong to Ontario for a final bid amount of $12,500.
Lex Non Scripta
The Fall Classic Sale saw only one broodmare in foal being offered, Ru (CWB) — Rabino x Donner Bube — who is in foal to VDL Prestige. This big, good-looking mare was consigned by another long-time consignor Roxy Bell, but this was the first time that her daughter Mickey Bell has participated. Ru will be going to Ontario for a final bid of $9,500.
This sale has grown into a huge cooperative with breeders consigning their top horses and buyers rewarding them for their efforts. This year, 47 horses were consigned with 44 being offered for sale, and 37 going to new homes for 84 percent of the horses sold at an overall average of 19,900! There were 25 horses sold outside of Alberta with 12 of those going to the United States.
The CWHBA-Alberta Chapter has an incredible group of volunteers who put in countless hours making personal sacrifices to help out each and every year, and this sale would not be possible without them. Many of these dedicated people have been volunteering nearly since the start and we are proud that each year there are some new faces putting in the hours and helping in any way they can. The Admin Team is a unique group whose individual talents compliment each other, helping to bring the finished product to the public in a professional manner.
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For more information visit CWHBA Alberta Fall Classic Sale.
Photos are courtesy of CWHBA. Main: Three-year-old Estrella del Norte was the top-seller at $62,500, a new sale record.