WINNEMUCCA, Nev.—The Winnemucca Ranch, Rope & Performance Horse Sale offers up some of the best work and show horses in the West year after year.

The Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo Weekend will celebrate its 29th year from Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 4, featuring the most renowned Ranch Rodeo in the West. This event has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade, and the horse sale is a big part of that success!

The horse sale will feature over 50 ranch, rope and performance horses under saddle three years and older as well as grade horses. All animals will be inspected for soundness, conformation, temperament and quality; only the best horses are featured in the catalog and sale. Consignment is open to a variety of horses including finished rope horses, solid ranch horses, and horses ready to show.

“We are looking forward to another top-notch event,” said Michelle Hammond, Winnemucca Convention and Visitors Authority Marketing and Sales Coordinator. “The feedback has been tremendous every year, and it is our goal to continue to build integrity and trust with both buyers and sellers.”

“Our horse sale committee is very focused on producing a high quality sale,” she said.

Consignors are asked to submit a recent short video of each sale horse for the committee to review. Additionally, rope horses will be previewed roping out of the box, while cutting and working

cow horses are given the option to work a single cow in the auction ring during the sale.

The sale continues to attract a good number of buyers—from around the region and beyond.  “We have some of the best eyes in the industry looking at these horses, and this is a great opportunity for buyers to see what they’re purchasing up close,” she said.

She added, “We know good ranch horses are a must in this country, and we’re happy to be able to bring this sale to the Great Basin.”

Friday, horses will be sifted in the early morning. That evening, the sale horse preview will take place. Saturday’s Ranch, Rope and Performance Horse Sale is scheduled for 6 p.m., following a full day of rodeo action.

The weekend also features the RHR Barrel Bash, Cow Dog Trial, Stock Horse Challenge, and Western Trade Show. The Winnemucca Cow Dog Trial runs upwards of a hundred dogs and is one of the premier trials in the country. Additional information and a full schedule of the weekend’s events is available by visiting or by calling (775)623-5071

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