2020 Fall Classic Sale Committee
October 2-5, 2020 - 2020 marked the 26th consecutive year for the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter Fall Classic Sale and the first Canadian Online Horse Auction, hosted by ClipMyHorse and WeAuctions. Once again, Elite Three was the title sponsor and we would like to thank them for their generosity.
Thanks to a group of mainly volunteers, the sale was once again a roaring success with average prices way up and numbers of horses sold on par with the previous five years. We saw the most horses ever sold for over $30,000, with two of the performance horses selling for $36,500 and $37,000 as well as two prospects under saddle selling for $30,500 and $32,000. The bidding was rapid in the last minutes of each horse’s closing with over 400 registered bidders vying for their favourites, some horse’s prices doubled in the final moments, which made for great energy and excitement. Leading up to the final days, the YouTube videos had 350 hours of watch time and more than 100,000 people reached through social media!
The high seller of the sale as well as high selling performance horse was the lovely five-year-old Chelleto Z gelding consigned by Tamie Phillips. He was scooped up by Etsuko Sakimura II of La Honda, California. This Chimeron Z x Le Sauvage Z gelding was bred by Okanagan Show Jumping Stables and has been professionally brought along in the show ring by Tamie.
The high selling prospect under saddle was the well-bred three-year-old mare, Meer Kat, bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm. This Orlando x Tempranillo mare will make her way just south to Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary, Alberta.
High selling prospect under saddle was the three-year-old mare, Meer Kat.
The two-year-old high seller who went for $23,500 is the gorgeous young mare Nikita VF, bred and consigned by Valley Field Farm. This Quidam Blue x Balou Du Rouet filly was purchased by Robert and Margaret Williams of Ottawa, Ontario.
The filly Nikita VF was the high selling two-year-old.
The yearling high seller was the feminine filly, Abira RPH, bred and consigned by Rosenol Performance Horses. She is by Atlas RPH and out of a Leeto Z mare, and will be heading to Chloe Veurink of Redcliff, Alberta for a final price of $8,500.
The filly, Abira RPH, was high selling yearling.
The high selling weanling was the stunning Sir Gregory x Londonderry colt, Sir Peter in Florence, bred and consigned by the partnership of Hans and Katrina Van Den Bosch and Joely Mann. He will also be staying in Alberta and was purchased by R and K Holt Farms Inc for a final price of $16,500.
Sir Peter in Florence, high selling weanling.
The broodmare category was hotly contested with all mares selling above $10,000. The high seller was the beautiful Inshallah, bred in Europe and consigned by Carousel Ridge. She had competed to the 1.30m level and will be making her way up north to Yellowknife, NWT to Dr. Tom Pizs for a final price of $15,500.
Inshallah, high selling broodmare.
This sale could not happen without the hours of volunteer time that is put in by a passionate group of people. We thank Valleyfield Farm and Old Gate Farm for donating their lovely facilities for the presentation days. This was the first time the sale has incorporated professional video and photography, which was provided by Gear Head Media. This year’s sale administrator was Barb Easthom. Thank you to the sale committee, all of whom volunteer endless hours, and to Gavin Pearson, Rebecca Beechinor, Coreen Jamieson, Katrina van den Bosch, Joanne Wright, Jennette Coote, Doreen Kulcsar, and Lorrie Jamieson. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
For more information please visit: https://www.fallclassicsale.com
Main Photo: The high seller of the sale and the high selling performance horse was the five-year-old, 16.3 hand gelding, Chelletto Z. Photos courtesy of the Fall Classic Breeders’ Sale.