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  • #21
    Those results are just awful for the sellers.
    Sincerely:

    Karen A. Fildes
    Caer Avallach Farm LLC - Breeders of Quality Hunter & Sport Ponies
    www.cafarm.com
    Ponyworld - The Online Resource for Pony Enthusiasts -
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    • #22
      just kiddinnnng. ahaha
      Last edited by wyldhorseb; Aug. 31, 2008, 01:48 PM.
      Sarah A. Ward

      Washington and Lee University Riding

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      • #23
        62 actually wasn't in the sale (Roaring runs Simply Belle) we bought Hip 62. There was a substitute
        ~ Unexpected ~

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        • #24
          I am hearing story after story of ponies not sold that got sold in the parking lot of the facility for $100.00. Tragic.
          Sandy
          www.sugarbrook.com
          hunter/jumper ponies

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          • #25
            I think now after the success of the PF sale and the failure of this one (besides a VERY few) the auction company needs to think about moving the breeders sale.

            Maybe holding the breeders sale when the PF sale is and then move the PF sale to another day of Pony Finals.

            Restrict the breeders sale to only breeding and youngstock and the performance sale to ponies at least w/t/c and xrails.

            I think the sale needs an audience and what better place to sell ponies - it works for the other sale...

            Maybe Tim Jennings will chime in again.
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            • #26
              We went on Friday to take a look at some Large pony prospects. Some very nice local prospects and those that seemed fancy enough for what we wanted, seemed of questionable size. The Mediums and Smalls were darling. I thought if a local kid was looking for a nice pony, this sale was like "shooting fish in a barrel". Nice people, nice ponies, so sad they went so painfully cheap. We prayed our dream, super fancy, Green Large was waiting for us to take it home..not to be...ugh!
              Kelly, Ballingard Grove
              If you tell the truth, then you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

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              • #27
                Loafers Lodge Spring Ahead only went for $2,500??

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                • #28
                  Loafer's Lodge Spring Ahead...He is soooo nice. There were many "star" babies, and a few "going" ponies that had great potential or had actually proven themselves, but , it seems, they just did NOT have the audience to buy.
                  Kelly, Ballingard Grove
                  If you tell the truth, then you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain

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                  • #29
                    My heart is breaking after seeing these prices. I can't believe the sellers actually let them go.

                    Congrats to Windswept on her sale of Paris. We had her for several months to fit to show on the line and boy, she was NICE. Someone got a great pony!
                    #JusticeForSunshine

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                    • #30
                      Yeah, congrats on selling Paris. She is such a cute pony! =]
                      Sarah A. Ward

                      Washington and Lee University Riding

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                      • #31
                        I am so sorry this sale did not bring in the prices for these breeders - it is hard enough to make it as a breeder. I also believe the sale really needs to be in conjunction with a big show as was discussed in the thread about the Pony Finals auction. I hope something will be done to improve this sale for next year or I'm afraid it may loose all appeal to breeders.
                        Quicksilver Farms, LLC
                        "Welsh Hunter Ponies"
                        Welsh Sec. B Stallions and
                        Fancy Show Pony Prospects
                        www.quicksilverponies.com

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                        • #32
                          Lives2Jump,

                          Yep, I did buy Paris. I went looking for a Short Stirrup packer and came home with a very fancy green 3 year old. OOPS! The kids better learn to ride well, FAST! Paris shipped home like a dream even though it took forever with the traffic. She settled in like a pro and is on her way to becoming a very spoiled little girl's pony. They already have plans for pink blankets and saddle pads.

                          I sent my daughters, Sophia and Francesca, out to the tack shop to buy a toy when the pony came up for bid, because I didn't want them to know we were bidding on Paris in case we didn't wind up with her. They walked back in just as the we won the bid and I told Sophia to go get her pony. She was very confused. She kept looking at the ring then at me and finally she got it and started dancing around with glee. It was so cute. Sophia is absolutely in love with Paris, and Francesca has decided that Sophia can have Paris since the rest of our horses and ponies are now hers, including my two horses.


                          I for one would probably not go to that sale again, because the location made it absolutely impossible for us to avoid the traffic on a Holiday weekend. We sat in traffic everywhere for hours on end. If the sale was on another weekend in the spring or fall, and in a different location I'd be there.

                          The prices were terrible, except for the one I bought... Some very nice ponies went for peanuts, but some of the ponies were a very tough sell and the prices reflected that.

                          Lives2Jump,

                          Number 1 did sell at that price. It was a very nice pony. Someone got a good one there.

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by LovesHorses
                            Loafers Lodge Spring Ahead only went for $2,500??
                            Sold to Jill Johnson (Manno).
                            Last edited by VirginiaBred; Sep. 16, 2008, 12:37 PM.
                            Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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                            • #34
                              John bought Spring back??? YAY for the Almonds if he did! Such nice people.

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                              • #35
                                My daughter and I were there, I was glad to see some of the ponies went back home instead of being let go for such a low price. We had thought about taking our pony to the sale but glad we held onto her for a while. I hope the economy comes back to help sellers out.

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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by llsc View Post
                                  Lives2Jump,

                                  I sent my daughters, Sophia and Francesca, out to the tack shop to buy a toy when the pony came up for bid, because I didn't want them to know we were bidding on Paris in case we didn't wind up with her. They walked back in just as the we won the bid and I told Sophia to go get her pony. She was very confused. She kept looking at the ring then at me and finally she got it and started dancing around with glee. It was so cute.


                                  Number 1 did sell at that price. It was a very nice pony. Someone got a good one there.
                                  I saw your kids go out to the tack shop and come back just in time for the picture. They are quite adorable Congratulations on getting a nice pony!

                                  Someone got a good deal on number 1! It was a very cute mover with easy changes. I saw it pack quite a few kids around. Its color was just a little loud for what we were looking for.

                                  I am surprised the top bid on Morton's Charlotte was so low. She had a motor but she was safe enough for a kid and very fancy. I'm not quite sure what people were looking for.

                                  Bill Schaubs Legendary pony was absolutely adorable. Jumped cute, good mover and auto changes. We would have brought that one home if it didn't have a motor. It was winning in the Children's ponies at WEF and it sold for $1250 I think?

                                  We came home with a gorgeous large that is already jumping around 2'6, will model and nice mover. Elig green. Big bodied, easy measure. Easy changes.
                                  We also lucked out on our medium. We didn't see anyone else sit on it. 13.2 permanent card, shown WT-SS and Childrens ponies. Elig Green. Easy changes, cute mover with suspension, not the hands down hack winner.

                                  The kids at the barn are excited. So they have good homes!

                                  We had a 7 hour drive home, so it was quite a trip up and back. But worth it for us. Ours were pro's at traveling. Settled in nicely and are turned out and happy as can be.
                                  ~ Unexpected ~

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                                  • #37
                                    What does NS mean? No sale? I hope the pony that I am looking at did not sell. I did not get a chance to bid on her - I believe there is a ns next to her number!!

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                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by bellaalexander View Post
                                      What does NS mean? No sale? I hope the pony that I am looking at did not sell. I did not get a chance to bid on her - I believe there is a ns next to her number!!

                                      Yes NS= No Sale. And I guess I should have put a disclaimer. These results are what I heard and aren't 100% accurate. I just knew people wanted to know the results from the PF auction, so I figured I would post these results as well.

                                      Which pony were you looking at? Some sold after the auction
                                      ~ Unexpected ~

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                                      • #39
                                        I think that the economy is only part of the poor result. This is not a good date to have a sale in VA when there are two major horse shows and about 4 minor ones going on at the same time, plus holiday weekend ( many go away) plaus South Hampton, etc. The best sales are usually attached to horse shows or events that draw a crowd on their own. Just think timing and location did not assist in purchase power.
                                        www.midatlanticeq.com
                                        Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival,Scholarships and College Fair
                                        November 11-13, 2016

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by llsc View Post
                                          Lives2Jump,

                                          Yep, I did buy Paris. I went looking for a Short Stirrup packer and came home with a very fancy green 3 year old. OOPS! The kids better learn to ride well, FAST! Paris shipped home like a dream even though it took forever with the traffic. She settled in like a pro and is on her way to becoming a very spoiled little girl's pony. They already have plans for pink blankets and saddle pads.

                                          I sent my daughters, Sophia and Francesca, out to the tack shop to buy a toy when the pony came up for bid, because I didn't want them to know we were bidding on Paris in case we didn't wind up with her. They walked back in just as the we won the bid and I told Sophia to go get her pony. She was very confused. She kept looking at the ring then at me and finally she got it and started dancing around with glee. It was so cute. Sophia is absolutely in love with Paris, and Francesca has decided that Sophia can have Paris since the rest of our horses and ponies are now hers, including my two horses.

                                          .


                                          Glad Empire's Paris went to such a great home. She is such a lovely pony and with her breeding should be star. Congrats!

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