Miss Aristolcrat. Jim Arnold photo
The 2015 NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., lived up to its name on Saturday, August 1, at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, when 135 horses sold for $1,359,350.

The average of $10,069 represented a 14% increase over that of the 2014 sale, with a healthy market indicator of 86% completed sales from the 158 head offered. The Top Five sellers averaged $52,600 – a 36% increase over 2014, while a total of 18 horses sold for $20,000 or more.

“We had more consignments for this sale than last year and it was strong from beginning to end,” said Western Bloodstock Ltd.‘s Jeremy Barwick. “Buyers were really pleased with the quality of horses they had to choose from. Trained horses were in high demand, as well as broodmares and yearlings.”

Three-year-old Miss Aristolcrat, a gray mare sired by Boon A Little and in training with Jaime Beamer, was the sale topper at $85,000. The gray mare was consigned by Brad Benson and purchased by non-pro competitor Robert and Carrie Tiemann, Pflugerville, Tex.

The 6-year-old Dual Smart Rey daughter Scooters Daisy Dukes LTE $77,478 was the high-selling show horse at $60,000. Consigned by Taylor Carbo, who showed her to win the 2015 Bonanza Unlimited Amateur championship, she was purchased by Aaron Cook, Burleson, Tex. Carbo also sold 5-year-old Who Dat Kitty LTE $28,404 for $37,000 to Brenda Pieper, Marietta, Okla.

At $40,000, 7-year-old Casey Catt LTE $105,192 was the NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale’s high-selling male, as well as the high-selling gelding. Consigned by CJ Performance Horses, the Sophisticated Catt son was purchased by Keith McMahan, Mounds, Okla.

That Kotn Pikn Pepto, also at $40,000, was the sale’s high-selling 4-year-old. Consigned by Woolf Ranch, the red roan One Time Pepto daughter, earner of $9,343 and in training with Andy Sherrerd, sold to Kenneth Warner, McConnells, S.C.

High-selling 5-year-old That Smarts Cat was consigned by Brad Benson and purchased for $38,000 by Crown Ranch, Weatherford, Tex. The High Brow Cat daughter, earner of $3,252, is a full sister, out of That Smarts, to five earners each of $100,000 or more, including Pappion Cat LTE $364,783 and That Cool Cat LTE $234,174.

Panolas Sugar Boon, with an ET for 2016 by Highbrow Cat, was the sales high-selling broodmare at $30,000. The 12-year-old Peptoboonsmal daughter, dam of three NCHA money earners, was consigned by Brad Benson and purchased by Troy Stewart, May. Tex.

“I was pleased with the crowd we had throughout the sale,” noted Barwick. “And I am also grateful for all the support we get from consignors and buyers.”

Visit www.westernbloodstock.com to view complete results and the catalog of the NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, as well as information and listings for upcoming Western Bloodstock Ltd. Sales, including Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal, September 21 and 22, at Walton’s Rocking W Ranch, Millsap, Tex.; The Center Ranch Production Sale, October 9 and 10, at Center Ranch, Centerville, Tex; and the NCHA Futurity Sales, December 7 through December 12, Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Tex.