By Gavin Pearson, 2020 CWHBA Fall Classic Sale Chair
For 25 years the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter has hosted the Fall Classic Sale. Over those years, the Fall Sale became known to buyers across North America as a auction to attend to see what quality Warmblood riding horses, mares, young stock, and embryos would be presented for auction. This year marks The Fall Sale's 26th year running, and will be run as a fully online auction.
An extraordinary effort is needed to ensure these sales are well presented and showcase the horses in the best light. Jennette Coote of MJ farms has over the years chaired the sale and spearheaded its success. This year Gavin Pearson has taken on the role as Chair, and along with his Co-Chair Katrina Van Den Bosch, and the sale committee, they have planned to make this first Online Fall Classic Sale Auction as successful as the Fall Classic Sales have always been. Much success thus far has come from the volunteers and support from CWHBA members and breeders, with special recognition to Klondike Victory Farm, Old Gate Farm, and Valleyfield Farm for their support. The sale is once again appreciative of the support it receives from Elite Three, a high performance, hemp-based feed supplement company, as the Fall Classic Sale’s title sponsor.
Horses presented have all been videoed and photographed by Gearhead Media and Lorrie Jaimeson at Old Gate Farm or Valleyfield Farm. Horses are videoed showing in hand, free in the ring, and working the chute. Riding horses are also videoed under saddle. This year’s collection represents some of the best international pedigrees, such as Quick Star, Chacoon Blue, Cardento, Concorde, Darco, Donnerhall, Ferro, and Weltmeyer.
- The horses will be available for viewing September 10, 2020 on www.FallClassicSale.com.
- Buyers interested in seeing horses in person and trying out riding horses are encouraged to contact the Sale Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in contact with the consignor to organize a viewing.
- The Online Auction is live from October 2 to 5, 2020.
The Sale committee is excited about this year’s achievement and presentation, and hopes you will be involved with the Fall Classic Sale’s 26th year and its first year online!