Congress Yearling Sale “Stakes A Claim” To The Best Prospects In The Country
By Robyn Duplisea
New for 2016 the Congress Super Sale has added a Yearling Sales Stakes division and it has attracted some of the best Western Pleasure yearlings in the Nation. Outstanding pleasure prospects from the hottest sires have been consigned and we are proud to bring you a sample of the phenomenal prospects that will be led into the pen on Saturday Oct 22.
The yearling prospects entered into the “Yearling Sale Stake” session of the Congress Super Sale will be eligible to compete in the 2017 Congress Super Sale Stakes 2 year-old Western Pleasure classes. There will be two divisions will be offered, one for Open riders and one for Non Pro Riders. A horse many only show in one division.
We spoke with Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services about the sale and the inaugural 2017 Stakes Class. “I estimate the purse to be $52,500 if 70 horses pay the Sustaining fee” with 105 horses consigned to the sale the numbers could be even higher. Mike explained, “The purse is built by the sustaining fee of $250 and another $500 from Ohio QHA for each horse that pays the sustaining fee. So there will be $750 put in the purse for each horse that pays the sustaining fee. There will be a small office charge fee to be paid at entry time next August.”
Sellers will pay an additional $100 to enter their yearlings in the Sale Stakes Session of the Congress Super Sale. Buyers will pay a $250 sustaining fee to keep the horse eligible. A horse which does not sell can continue to be eligible by the Seller paying the full commission and the sustaining fee of $250.
Here is a sample of some of the outstanding prospects offered:
Leeman Farm Consignments
Hip #20 LETA LAZY 2015 AQHA/APHA (SPB) gelding sired Lazy Loper and out of Ceeta Leta, daughter of the great mare Zipped Tight! This is a 3/4 brother to Tom Powers Champion, multiple NSBA World Champion, and Reichert Champion Lope The Line! Don’t miss out on this talented gelding!
Hip # 30 ZZIP BOUT THIS, 2015 AQHA Bay Gelding, very handsome gelding sired by Reserve Congress and World Champion How Bout This Cowboy. This guy will be very competitive in the pleasure events and should go on to be a really nice all around gelding. Great minded and very sweet. HYPP N/N per AQHA
Hip # 44 A TOUCH FOR GAB ,2015 AQHA Sorrel Gelding, This is a pretty sorrel gelding by A Touch Of Sudden and out of Gab Hot Shockolate. Don’t miss this one, good jogger and loper with a good hock and flat front leg. Very willing attitude, you will like this gelding
Hip # 53 ONLY GETTUM LAZY 2015 colt sired by INVITATION ONLY and out of Gotta Love Em Lazy, a Lazy Loper daughter of World and Congress Champion producer Zippity Good Bar! This handsome colt sells Lot #53 at the Congress Super Sale. Come take a look at this fancy colt! Paid up in the AQHA Incentive Fund and the NSBA BCF/SIF.
For more information stop by the Leeman Farm stalls in The Gilligan Barn
Gumz Farms Consignments
HIP #2 “SOUTHERN ALLURE” The only consignment by Its A Southern Thing. This impressive filly is the last foal out of 2 time Congress Champion and great producer, Talkin Politely. She has the look, strength and talent to be a contender in the new stakes class. Enrolled in the AQHA Incentive Fund, NSBA BCF and the Kentucky Incentive Fund.
Hip #86 KEEPING HER RICH. Nancy Ellis’ consignment is a strong filly out of her show mare, Rich Chocolate Only and sired by Congress Champion sire, Keeping It Good. Paid up in the Kentucky Incentive Fund, NSBA BCF and AQHA Incentive Fund.
Hip #56 GOOD VENTURES. This “shapey” near black gelding is the maternal half brother to the great filly, Southern Ventures, that was one of the highlights of the NSBA Yearling Sale. This quiet gelding is by Congress Champion sire, Keeping It Good and out of Congress Masters Champion producer, Impulsive Venture. GOOD VENTURES is enrolled in the AQHA Incentive Fund and NSBA BCF.
Hip #41 ONE OF THE COOL KIDS – a stunning, mature gelding with some of the best bloodlines available. Sired by Certain Potential and out of World, Congress & European champion producer, Im Cool Lookin. Im Cool Lookin is also a full sister to the great show and producing mare, Cool Lookin Lady. This gelding is paid up in the AQHA Incentive Fund and the NSBA BCF.
For more information on any of the Gumz Farm consignments please call/text Amy at 219-689-1895
North Farm Consignments
Hip # 21 A DIAMOND OFA LOPER 2015 gelding sired by Lazy Loper and out of Diamonds Madam. This handsome guy sells Lot #25 at the Congress Super Sale. He is a full brother to Congress Champion, Ima Diamond Loper, Congress Res. Champion, My Diamond Loper, and a host of other successful siblings! Bred by Amanda Rohr, this guy is fancy!
Hip #54, WILLY GONNA WANT ME 2015 AQHA Bay Gelding. “Dave” will make you smile when you see him lope around! Wicked legged and has all the self carriage you would ever want to see on a yearling prospect. He can jog in a teacup and lopes his little butt off! Dave is sired by the hot young sire, Winnies Willy, and is out of a solid producing daughter of Zips Chocolate Chip
Hip # 68 HES WILLY HOT 2015 AQHA Bay Gelding. This handsome gelding is really going to be a fancy show horse! “Earl” is big and pretty and will be a knockout in the pen. In addition to being a great Western horse, Earl will easily move into the All Around arena later in life. Sired by the hot young sire, Winnies Willy, and out of a producing daughter of Hot N Blazing. Earl has the look!
For more information stop by the North Farm stalls in The Gilligan Barn
As you can see there are many great reasons to bid and buy your next pleasure prospect during the 2016 Congress Stakes Sale. For the full Catalog CLICK HERE.
The Coughlin Auto Sale Preview of the yearlings will take place Friday Oct 21, from noon until 2:00 in the Sale Ring. Horses will sell Oct 22 beginning at 9:30 am. There will be no online bidding but pre-approved phone bidding will be available. Visit prohorseservices.com for more information