Professional Horse Services and APHA bring 2016 Farnam Breeders Trust Select Sale online
The horse world is increasingly going digital, and APHA’s Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale is following suit in 2016.
APHA has partnered with Professional Horse Services to bring the auction online, making this premier yearling sale more accessible to Paints, owners and prospective buyers across the country.
“Embracing technology is vital to keeping our Paint Horse heritage thriving,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. “Making this prestigious sale more accessible to the larger Paint community can only let the Farnam Stakes program grow and help us tackle a larger mission of connecting Paint people with great horses.”
The sale takes place November 2–7 following a preview period where buyers may view photos, request information, perform pre-purchase veterinary exams and correspond with sellers. By conducting the sale in a virtual environment, consigners won’t incur the cost of transport for their horses to a live sale, resulting in greater ease of participation and more cost efficiency in participation for both buyers and sellers.
Yearlings sold or repurchased (no sales) through the auction become qualified to compete for more than $50,000 in the corresponding Farnam Pleasure Stakes Classes:
- Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure—includes a Limited Division
- Farnam 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle—includes a Limited Division
- Farnam Non-Pro 3- & 4-Year-Old Western Pleasure
- • Farnam Non-Pro 3- & 4-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle
All yearlings sold through the Select Sale must be Breeders’ Trust enrolled. All Breeders’ Trust-enrolled Regular Registry yearlings are qualified to participate in both the sale and the subsequent Farnam Pleasure Stakes classes; new for 2016, solid Paint-bred yearlings with two Regular Registry parents are also eligible to participate.