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Reedannland Dispersal Sale Is Standing Room Only



Robertson Equine Sales, LLC, acting on the wishes of Dr. Alan R. Raun, managed the complete dispersal of the iconic Reedannland in Norwalk, Iowa. A standing-room-only crowd gathered at the farm Saturday March 7, 2020 for the first on-the-road RES event which drew rave reviews from the big crowd.

Famed Reedannland stallions The Mystery Writer and County Treasure were presented along with several very nice broodmares and promising offspring.

Lively bidding with no “outs” or “reserves” led to sale topper Reedannland’s Into The Night earning the high bid of $111,000 from Reedannland daughter Becky Westberg. 

Reedannland head trainer Dave Hysaw beautifully presented the entries and the average price per horse was over $10,600, with auctioneers Walt Robertson and Jim Price expertly working the crowd to bring the highest prices for the 54 horses sold.

Richfield Video handled the live webcast and Peter Fenton was the announcer for the event. Jimmy and Helen Robertson were thrilled at the success of their first remote event and Jimmy had this to say:  "We were honored that Doc Raun selected us to handle this dispersal. The Reedannland family and staff could not have been any better to work with. We are thrilled to provide such a positive outcome."

Mike Felty handled the tack auction after the sale and items up for sale included trailers, buggies, leather tack and miscellaneous items.

The crowd was fortunate to enjoy unusually nice weather for Iowa in early March and they responded by graciously opening their wallets to pay tribute to the legacy of Reedannland, Doc and Dotty Raun.

The Raun’s daughters, Rebecca Westberg, Peggy Johnston, Beth Rowles and Kate Raun were gracious hosts for the weekend which also included a reception Friday evening at the farm where a few horses were presented. 

Some of the former Reedannland staff that made the trip to Norwalk include Bob Brison, Kelly Freeman, Joel Dorignac, Rob Kritzler, Louie Louwe, Scott Wendt and Wyatt DeHart.

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