November 14, 2009 -- Consignors and prospective buyers gathered October 28 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, to view more than 90 quality Appaloosas up for auction in the 2009 World Appaloosa Sale, held in conjunction with the prestigious 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Show.
The highly anticipated event, hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), was comprised of several sales, including the Yearling Incentive Sale, the Broodmare Incentive Sale and the Select Appaloosa Sale. Consigners and buyers enjoyed a reception hosted by Dubai To Vegas Equine LLC.
The overall average for horses sold was $2,783; more than 60 percent of the consignments sold to new owners. Appaloosas in the incentive portion had an average price tag of $4,543, and the high-seller sold for $5,300. Horses consigned to the Select Sale had an average selling price of $1,473, with the highest bid being $5,500. View complete sale details at www.appaloosa.com and click the World Sale icon.
"While everyone understands the impact of tough economic conditions, the 2009 sale showcased an outstanding group of Appaloosa horses and gave buyers the opportunity to add proven genetics to their programs," said ApHC CEO Steve Taylor.
Appaloosas purchased through the Yearling Incentive Sale will be eligible to compete in the Two-Year-Old World Sale Incentive classes at the 2010 World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, the resulting foals of mares in the Broodmare Incentive Sale qualify to participate in World Sale Incentive classes as two year olds. These classes are guaranteed to offer $10,000 in prize money.
While the auction attracted many ApHC members and buyers from throughout the country, the 2009 World Appaloosa Sale was truly a global event, with representatives from the following affiliates participating: Asociaci?n Argentina de Criadores de Caballos Appaloosa, Australian Appaloosa Association, Appaloosa Horse Club United Kingdom Ltd, Asociacion del Caballo Appaloosa de M?xico, Appaloosa Horse Club of Brazil and Associazione Italiana Appaloosa as well as buyers from Uruguay.
Consignments for the 2010 World Appaloosa Sale will be available in the coming months and due August 1, 2010.