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News

2020 Congress Super Sale goes ONLINE

August 4th, 2020

The 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale will be held as an INTERNET auction. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s Congress Tri-Chairmen and Sale Committee made the decision to go forward with the Super Sale in an online format in order to provide breeders and owners with a strong marketplace for their horses this fall. This auction will allow continuity of the popular Yearling Sale Stakes classes as a marketing incentive,” announced Mike Jennings, of Pro Horse Services. “The bidding for the Super Sale will close on October 17th, which is the date the sale was scheduled to be held.”

Yearling Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle prospects offered in the 2020 Congress Super Sale can be nominated to the Sale Stakes classes that will show as 2-year-olds in 2021.  

OQHA made the decision to change the 2020 Yearling Sale Stakes Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle 2-year-old classes to 3-year-old classes that will be held at the 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

“The internet auction format will allow sellers and buyers from more parts of the United States, Canada, and really everywhere, participate in the Yearling Sale Stakes program and the best show horse auction in America. Several auctions that were moved to our internet auction platform for this year have set new records,” adds Jennings. “Sellers and buyers can avoid travel this year. Horse haulers are considered an essential business, so transportation for horses will not be a problem.”

Sellers will have the advantage for this year to put a full color photo in the sale catalog for no additional cost over the consignment fee. The catalog will be printed and mailed to proven, recent buyers and to those who request a catalog. Sellers will be required to provide four conformation photos for the buyer to shop from, as well as at least one video for Yearlings, show horses and prospects.

Sellers MUST ENTER BY AUGUST 25, to be included in the full color catalog. Entries received after that date can still be included in the online catalog, if approved. Early entries receive the benefit of extra promotion and advertising. All entries are subject to approval by the OQHA Sale Committee. Entry forms for the CONGRESS SUPER SALE can be found on the website, ProHorseServices.com. https://prohorseservices.com/

Markel Insurance returns as a sponsor and the official insurance provider for the Congress Super Sale.

The highlights of the 2019 CONGRESS SUPER SALE are the Yearling Sale Stakes Sessions for Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle prospects. Yearlings that go through the CONGRESS SUPER SALE Yearling Sale Stakes Sessions, and are nominated at the time of the auction, are eligible to compete in the 2021 Congress Sale Stakes Classes. Yearlings sold and nominated from the 2019 CONGRESS SUPER SALE will compete for a combined purse of $116,000 in the 2020 Congress Sale Stakes Classes.

The High Selling horse of the 2019 CONGRESS SUPER SALE came from the Yearling Sale Stakes Western Pleasure Session. Steve and Susan Thompson, of Ohio consigned the filly, SST Dirty Diana, who sold for $70,000 to Mark Hall of Michigan. The second High Seller, also from the Yearling Sale Stakes Session, was Best By Design, consigned by Brett and Heather Caplinger, of Ohio, and sold for $55,000 to Kathy Elmer, from Minnesota.

The Super Session is for show horses, older prospects and breeding stock. The 2019 High Seller in that session was Cruzn On A Mercedes, a proven Ranch Riding show horse sold $24,800 to Tracy K. Fry, Ohio. The consignor was Kim Brittenham, from North Carolina.

OQHA and Professional Horse Services, LLC are pleased to again provide management services for the Congress Super Sale. With the disappointment of having to cancel the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress, we are thrilled to offer high quality horses through an online sale.

To obtain more information about selling or bidding on horses in the Congress Super Sale contact Professional Horse Services, LLC, by email Info@ProHorseServices.com  or call 855-272-3905. You can also go to https://prohorseservices.com/