2013 Congress Super Sale Facts and Figures
Press release courtesy of Professional Horse Services, LLC
The 2013 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, proved to be strong and consistent in today’s horse market” according to Mike Jennings. Mike and Stephanie Jennings of Round Hill, VA, own Professional Horse Services, LLC and managed the auction for the Ohio Quarter Horses Association.
The gross sales were $846,000 with an average price of $5,716.22. The average price rose 5.6% from last year. The median price of $4,500 was up by 12% from $4,000 last year. With 15 fewer horses offered in the auction, the gross sales were off only 4.4% from the 2012 auction. The percentage of horses actually sold remained steady at 82%.
The High Selling Horse at $33,000, was Hip #101, Rockett Man, a 2012 bay stallion, consigned by John Boxell as agent for Kimberley & Randy Haines, of Lima, Ohio and presented by John Wainscott. The handsome colt is by the popular young sire, Batt Man. The new owner is Lindsay Hall of Weston, CT.
The second High Seller at $29,000, was Hip #5, Macs Good N Plenty, Congress Champion and a leading sire of Western Pleasure Horses, consigned by Brian and Kim Brandriet of Watertown, SD. The buyer is Steven Schultz, from Horace, ND.
The Leading Consignor Award, 4 custom directors chairs sponsored by The Clothes Horse, for the 2013 Congress Super Sale goes to John Boxell and Richland Ranch of Auburn, IL.
Complete results are available on the Congress Super Sale page at ProHorseServices.com
Several sponsors contributed to the success of the Congress Super Sale. Kaplow Insurance was the primary sponsor, with Evan Kaplow on hand insure horses for new owners.
Noble Equine sponsored a free lunch for prospective buyers during the Preview of Sale horses on Saturday. Noble Equine markets high quality items for the horse owner, including apparel, socks, gloves and bags for horse equipment. Their products can be found in these retailers at the Congress: Rod’s, Schneiders, Big D and Horse Loverz.
Rod’s Western Palace sponsors the saddle given to the horse from the previous year’s sale that earns the most AQHA points.
Priefert Ranch Equipment provides the round pens used to present sale horses. Cashmans Equipment provides rubber mats for the safety of horses during the sale.