The 1997 American Hunter
Pony Classic


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News | Sale Averages | Complete Results

The premier Hunter Pony Auction in America was held at Brownland Farm in Tennessee on August 4, 1997. The American Hunter Pony Classic Auction is held each year in conjunction with the AHSA / Millers Hunter Pony Finals. The auction is produced by America's leading show horse auction company, Professional Auction Services, Inc. of Leesburg, Virginia.

The sale averaged $5,153.45 on ponies actually sold. "This in one of the best Sales we have each year." Tim Jennings stated "The bidding was very active and nearly every pony here brought fair value in the sale ring." Most of the ponies offered for sale found new owners with 78% of the ponies actually selling. Buyers came from twenty states and Canada.

This auction traditionally offers quality show ponies, top prospects and breeding stock. "This is an excellent marketing tool that is easy to use and very effective," explains Tim Jennings. "Sellers can market their ponies directly to the best pony buyers that can be reached." While top prices are realized for ponies sold, many go on to outstanding show careers. Buyers who select their ponies at the American Hunter Pony Classic have a large group of excellent prospects, show ponies and breeding stock to choose from. "There have been so many ponies come from this sale that have gone on to have great show careers that it is easy to see why more and more people are using it as their first choice as a place to buy show ponies," said Jennings.

The 1997 AHSA-Miller's Hunter Pony Finals brought another "sale graduate" into the limelight. Drew Taylor guided Caitlyn Lane's Foxlair Poker to the Large Pony Championship at the 1997 Finals and was Reserve Grand Champion over-all. Foxlair Poker was sold at the 1996 American Hunter Pony Classic auction for $16,500.00 by Richard Taylor as agent for Stuart Kohler to Ed Lane's Tartan Farms.

The firm's expertise is marketing show horses, show prospects and breeding stock. In auctions produced by Professional Auction Services, Inc. the firm has sold a stallion for $400,000, a broodmare for $145,000, a show horse for $90,000, and yearling filly for $50,000.

The American Hunter Pony Classic was managed by Professional Auction Services, Inc. of Leesburg, Virginia. Professional Auction Services, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Mike Jennings and Tim Jennings and has managed over 130 Horse Auctions with sales of nearly $55,000,000.00. Auctioneers for the Sale were Mike Jennings and Tim Jennings of Professional Auction Services, Inc.

1997 American Hunter Pony Classic - Results

Average Sale Price (Ponies actually sold): $5,153.45
Gross Sales: $298,900.00
Top Ten Average Price: $16,720.00
Top Twenty Average Price: $11,345.00

Number Sold: 58
Number No Sales: 16
Number Out: 7
Percentage Sold: 78%

High Selling Pony: Silly Goose - $26,500.00
1992 Welsh Thoroughbred Cross Mare - Large
Consigned by: Richard Taylor, agent for Clayborn Bishop,
The Barracks, Virginia
Purchased by: Arlene Menco, California

High Selling Gelding: Red Rain - $14,500.00
1993 Welsh Cross VPBA Gelding - Large
Consigned by: Carol Barber, Arabella Farm,
North Carolina
Purchased by: Marilynn Thomas, Kansas

High Selling Medium: Even Money - $22,200.00
1991 Welsh Thoroughbred Cross Mare
Consigned by: Richard Taylor, agent for Clayborn Bishop,
The Barracks, Virginia
Purchased by: Clark Linders , Kansas

High Selling Small: Little By Little - $12,500.00
1988 Welsh Gelding
1993 Zone V Champion Small Pony
Zone V Champion Small Pony and Short Stirrup
Consigned by: Greg Rhoades, Nebraska
Purchased by: Robin Dahl, Tennessee
 
American Hunter Pony Classic
                                        High        Low        #    #Not  #    %
All Ponies      Gross        Average    Seller      Seller     Sold Sold  Out  Sold  
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All Ponies      $298,200.00  $5,153.45  $26,500.00  $500.00    58   16    7     78%  
Yearlings       $1,150.00    $1,150.00  $1,150.00   $1,150.00   1    0    0    100%  
2 Year Olds     $9,800.00    $1,633.33  $3,300.00   $650.00     6    3    0     67%  
3 Year Olds     $22,050.00   $2,450.00  $4,500.00   $500.00     9    2    1     82%
4 Years & Older $264,500.00  $6,451.22  $26,500.00  $650.00    41   11    6     79%

All Ponies      $298,200.00  $5,153.45  $26,500.00  $500.00    58   16    7     78%
Mares           $204900.00   $6,209.09  $26,500.00  $500.00    33   10    4     76%
Stallions       $0.00        $0.00      $0.00       $0.00       0    1    0      0%
Geldings        $94,000.00   $3,760.00  $14,500.00  $650.00    25    5    3     83%

ALL Mares       $204,900.00  $6,209.09  $26,500.00  $500.00    33   10    4     77%
Yearlings       $0.00        $0.00      $0.00       $0.00       0    0    0     N/A
2 Year Olds     $4,900.00    $1,225.00  $1,850.00   $650.00     4    1    0     80%
3 Year Olds     $16,300.00   $2,328.57  $4,100.00   $500.00     7    2    0     78%
4 Years & Older $182,300.00  $8,680.95  $26,500.00  $1,050.00  21    7    4     75% 

ALL Stallions   $0.00        $0.00      $0.00       $0.00       0    1    0      0%  
2 Year Olds     $0.00        $0.00      $0.00       $0.00       0    1    0      0% 

All Geldings    $94,000.00   $3,760.00  $14,500.00  $650.00    25    5    3     83%
Yearlings       $1,150.00    $1,150.00  $1,150.00   $1,150.00   1    0    0    100%  
2 Year Olds     $4,900.00    $2,450.00  $3,300.00   $1,600.00   2    1    0     67% 
3 Year Olds     $5,750.00    $2,875.00  $4,500.00   $1,250.00   2    0    1    100% 
4 Years & Older $82,200.00   $4,110.00  $14,500.00  $650.00    20    4    2     83%
   
All Ponies      $298,200.00  $5,153.45  $26,500.00  $500.00    58   16    7     78%
Large           $161,850.00  $7,036.96  $26,500.00  $650.00    23    5    0     82%  
Medium          $106,750.00  $4,447.92  $22,200.00  $1,050.00  24    9    5     73%  
Small           $30,300.00   $2,754.55  $12,500.00  $500.00    11    2    2     85% 


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