Western Bloodstock announced recently that the NCHA Summer Spectacular Sale, to be held July 31 through August 1, during the $2 million NCHA Summer Spectacular, will feature flexible options for prospective buyers to watch consigned horses as they work cattle.
The venue features a full slate of demonstrations in Watt Arena on Friday, July 31, the day before the sale. At recent past sales, the auction was conducted as show horses, 3-year-olds and 2-year-olds were demonstrated working cattle.
This year, however, Clearman Video Productions will film each performance and that video, or another provided by the seller, will be made available at a viewing station inside John Justin Sale Arena, throughout the sale, on Saturday, August 1. The videos will also be shown on big screen monitors while the horses sell and while buyers enjoy climate-controlled comfort in the John Justin facility.
“With cattle and horses being brought in and out of Watt Arena during the Summer Spectacular Sale, the indoor temperature is hard to maintain,” said Western Bloodstock spokesman Jim Ware. “By using John Justin Sale Arena, we can insure that everyone is comfortable throughout the sale.
“This format isn’t new,” Ware added. “We have sold thousands of horses in past years using a similar schedule. But if buyers and sellers like this arrangement in July, we will consider a similar format for some of the 2009 NCHA Futurity Sales.”