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Inter'l Horse Auction 2/14/10 in Wellington

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  • Inter'l Horse Auction 2/14/10 in Wellington


    It is that time of year when the Intercontinental Sport Horse Auction is happening in Wellington 2/14/10 at Nona Garson’s facility. We go every year and buy 3-4. I have had my ear to the ground and hear they are bringing in some very talented youngsters from Canada and overseas and will have some ponies this year too. I also understand they are focusing on some with dressage talent to bring in the dressage crowd. Of course the hunters and jumpers will be in full force. We usually go between February 1-10, 2010 to try the horses before the auction when you can have some one on one time with the animals and get to know their personalities. I don’t think many people know you can go early and try them. (Maybe I am giving away our secret!).

    I know we are looking forward to buying some this year and just wondering if any of the COTH clan are coming down or will be there to attend. If so, I want to try and get some COTH groups together.
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Feb. 10, 2010, 12:28 PM.

  • #2
    What are the price ranges at the auction? Or is it all over the board? Sounds interesting. Do they ever put the sales horses online, or do you just have to go there to look?
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ¯ Oscar Wilde


    • Original Poster

      They go as low as $6,500 and as high as six figures.....the catalog is usually posted on their site "Intercontinental Sport Horse Auction" by January 15 or so


      • Original Poster

        well we have two tables so far, anyone else?


        • #5
          i'll be attending just to check out what they have available. I love going every year! Its such a great experience The one year i was sooo annoyed though... there was what seemed like a battle over this one gelding... the girl who wanted it kept yelling at her parents "please daddy! COME ON! Please I want it!"... well surprise surprise... she got herself a new horse! lol $75k I believe! lol


          • #6
            I will be there with hubby. Coming to look at the youngsters. Also planning a trip to Ontario two weeks earlier for the same purpose. You never know what you might find! HOPEFULLY it will be warmer there than Canada,
            Reality is something you rise above -Liza Minnelli


            • Original Poster

              We have three tables set thus far of COTH folks...yeah

              I talked to Nona the other day and was very impressed that she actually goes to see each and every horse 2-3 times over the last month before even accepting them in the auction and then they get vetted and if they don't pass reasonable muster for their intended purpose they don't get accepted. The vetting is very detailed. This means that these horses have been properly scrutinized both physically and skillfully. She said that the vettings are available onsite before the auction for people to meet the vet and discuss the findings before bidding.

              She said there has been such a response and that she is very proud of those that have been selected. She has even had to turn away some.

              I know I am excited to see the catalog get put up soon.


              • #8
                Is it mostly made horses or will there be some baby greens too?
                Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA


                • #9
                  Nona said there would be young green ones as well.
                  "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                  • #10
                    We'll be down there that week, so will be there.
                    Inner Bay Equestrian


                    • #11
                      where's the link?
                      Aefvue Farm Ft.Lauderdale


                      • #12
                        Inner Bay Equestrian


                        • Original Poster



                          • #14
                            Just confirmed my attendance I'm curious about this COTH table though!
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                            • #15
                              I am looking forward to it!
                              Harmony Hill Farm


                              • #16
                                Sales List?

                                I've been checking back on their site every few days, but don't see a listing of horses like in past years? When does that go up?


                                • Original Poster

                                  I heard today so I am looking all the time waiting too


                                  • #18
                                    nona said monday
                                    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                                    • #19
                                      Nona always seems to have a great selection of horses. Darren Chiacchia is in the 2nd year of his sport horse auction, I believe it is going on next weekend. A friend of a friend picked up a really nice youngster from his sale last year. Anyone plan on attending or attended last year? I am closer to Ocala than Wellington.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Videos are up on youtube under "interconsporthorse" and on the webpage
                                        Last edited by Moderator 1; Feb. 10, 2010, 12:31 PM.