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2012 HyLee Production and Consignment Auction

The 2012 HyLee Farm Production and Consignment Auction was held on October 27 in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. The auction featured several new consignors as well as many new buyers from the United States and Canada. There were several nice consignments from Mears Morgans of Wyoming and also from Ohio and New Jersey. Again, there were many buyers who are new to the Morgan breed.

There were a total of 40 horses consigned with 39 passing through the auction ring. There were 6 horses whose reserves were not achieved (RNA). The average price on the 33 head sold was $2,206. DVAuction again offered the preview live with 329 viewers on Friday night.  On Saturday 424 viewers logged in for the sale, a total of 46 Bidders who applied specifically to this auction using online bidding watched the auction.  That number is more than double the bidders who viewed the sale in 2011. A total of 7 new bidders applied online this year.

The top selling horse was an elegant black mare, Sarde’s Scintillation by Lamborghini In Black and out of a full sister to Stonecroft Trilogy, consigned by Joanna Meyers and presented by Jim and Michelle McCleester. Tim and Carol Selinsky were the lucky bidders after a competitive bidding war.  She sold for $17,200. Second highest selling for $5100 was GVA Manifesto consigned by Linda Tabers-Kwak. This wonderful hunter gelding made a trip to Canada for Robert Turney. Following closely in third highest at $5000 was a very special consignment from Arcola Farm, Rowenda’s French Twist. A gelding who has won World Championship titles went to the happy bidder, Tessa Englund. Mallory Magnot and her husband, Seth, claimed the 4th highest selling horse, HyLee’s Zerelda James, selling for $3000. Zerelda is a very well trained three-year-old by HyLee’s Galaxy Seven and is the last offspring of the grand HyLee producer, HyLee’s Teardrop.  Dan Lynch has trained this mare under western tack. HyLee Farm purchased the 5th high seller, Arcola’s Top Cadet, a three-year-old gelding who rides and drives and will be very competitive in the hunter division in 2013.

The majority of the horses were in the three to nine-year-old range and there was a great selection of horses who were very solid in their training for their division.  There was very active bidding on several horses over the Internet and 5 horses were sold to Canada. The HyLee Auction wouldn’t be possible without the HyLee staff headed up by Melanie Jelle and LaVern Stampfli, the consignors and their agents who presented the horses so beautifully and in such top condition, and the buyers who bid with determination to own the horse they selected to take home.  Special thanks go to auctioneer Bill Addis, Dr. Dean Meyer who read pedigrees, Terry Addis who managed the office, and ringmen Herb Pledger and Joe Doctor.

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