A standing room only crowd packed the tent for the first ever Legacy Ranch Horse Sale held in Prescott, Arizona, on September 17. Bidding was active, and when auctioneer Rick Machado dropped the final gavel, 32 ranch horses from three of Arizona’s largest and most historic working ranches had sold for an overall average of $7,744.
K4 Ranch, the O RO Ranch, and Campwood Cattle Company, all of Prescott, teamed up to present a premier set of finished ranch geldings and mares, young green broke horses, broodmares, and yearlings. In the end, 19 finished geldings averaged $10,074, four mares $5,375, two 3-year-old geldings $6,750, 3 broodmares $5,375, two 3-year-olds $6,750, two 2-year-old fillies $,4,400, and two yearling fillies $2,100.
High selling horse in the sale was RO Peppy Playgun, a 2008 sorrel gelding by TRR Janies Playgun consigned by the O RO Ranch. He sold at $28,000 to Mrs. Mark Maroney, Stanfield, Ariz. The second high selling horse was Royale Shake N Bake, a consignment of K4 Ranch. The 2012 gray gelding sold to Amanda Shaw, Chandler, Ariz., for $17, 250.
The sale was held at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds during the three-day Olsen’s Equifest event. Potential buyers had the opportunity to view the horses in the arena prior to the sale, as they demonstrated roping, dry work, and ranch work, which included branding and sorting.
The sale was managed by Doug and Donna Hanover, D&D Equine Services, L.L.C.