2001 American Hunter Pony Classic

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A standing room only crowd packed the cattle sale arena at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center for the American Hunter Pony Classic held August 5, 2001.  The auction of Hunter ponies, prospects and breeding stock is held annually in conjunction with the USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) Pony Finals.  When the gavel fell on the final pony, the average price per pony sold was set at $9,394, the third highest in the history of the sale and only slightly less than the 1999 Sale in Culpeper, Virginia, of $7,755.

 

The High Selling Pony, Champlain Fedora, sold for $46,500 to Patricia Kirik of Connecticut and was sold by Gary Duffy and Sara Keller, agent.  The 7 year old Welsh/Thoroughbred Cross large Mmare is a three time Pony Finals Qualifier.

 

The 2000 Sale also had the highest rate of ponies not sold since 1996.  According to Tim Jennings of Professional Auction Services, Inc. there were several factors that impacted the statistics.  “The economy was a major factor.  It is slow and there is less disposable income at nearly all levels.”  said Jennings.  “The location of the sale was probably the biggest factor.  There are not a lot of hunter pony enthusiasts in the mountains around Asheville.  Add to that the new schedule that moved the sale to Monday, which cut out some buyers who were showing other places on Sunday and reduced the preview time.  The facilities were also a problem.  We had to use a cattle sale arena and did not have adequate space for the demonstration.”  

 

“The ponies that performed the best sold the best”, stated Jennings.  “If a pony had an off day or came out of the barn and did something stupid, it was penalized by the buying public.  These people are looking for something to put their kids on and clearly wouldn’t pay for someone else’s problems.   Jennings also stated “despite all of the problems, we had plenty of money bid on most of the ponies that were offered for sale.  People haven’t realized that most of these ponies are not worth what they may have been worth a year or two ago.” 

 

 

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 160 Horse Auctions with sales of nearly $80,000,000.  Auctioneers for the Sale were Mike Jennings and Tim Jennings of Professional Auction Services, Inc.

 

For complete results and further information contact Professional Auction Services, Inc. at (800) 240-7900 or on the web at  www.professionalauction.com.

 

 

2001 American Hunter Pony Classic

 

                                                    Sale Average (horses actually sold):              $7,528   

                                                             Top 5 Ponies Sold Average Price:           $26,940   

                                                          Top 10 Ponies Sold Average Price:           $18,990   

 

                                                                                                 Median Price:             $5,100   

 

                                                                     VPBA Ponies Average Price:              $8,214

 

 

 

 

1  Pretty Please           Welsh / Paint     5  Mare    $10,000                 P MILLER STABLES

2  Rocco                   Welsh Cross       4  Gelding                    Out          

3  Splendid                Welsh / TB        6  Mare                       Out          

4  Bull Run’s Monty Cristo Welsh             9  Gelding         NS $2,200              

5  Shenandoah Etching      Welsh             4  Gelding         NS $3,800              

6  Show Girl               Welsh Cross      16  Mare            NS $9,200             

7  Sir Lancelot            Welsh            14  Gelding         NS $16,000             

8  Rocket Rabbit           Welsh Cross       7  Gelding         NS $3,400              

9  Sporty Spice            Welsh / TB        2  Mare     $8,500                 SCHAEFER/STEWART 

10 Strawberry Shortcake    QH/Welsh/TB       4  Mare     $3,000                 BARBARA BRIGGS 

11 Tantallon Masterpiece   Half Welsh        4  Gelding  $8,600                 SCHAEFER/STEWART 

12 Tinker Bell             Welsh Cross      10  Mare                      OUT          

13 Wash, Rinse, Repeat     Welsh / TB       10  Gelding $15,000                 WENDY POLA  

14 OUT - Steady Eddie      Welsh / QH        5  Gelding                    Out          

15 Tantallon Master Copy   Welsh Cross       6  Gelding         NS $7,000              

16 Tom ELS Revellee        Half Welsh        7  Mare                       OUT          

17 Think Of Me             TB / Welsh       10  Mare            NS $7,000             

18 Whataya Know            Welsh Cross      13  Gelding  $5,400                 MARY LU LUCE  

19 Whogalahad              Welsh / TB        3  Gelding  $3,100                 SCHAEFER/STEWART

20 Win Dot Com             QH/TB / Welsh     3  Mare     $2,000                 CATHERINE FRYE 

21 Whitsunday              Half Welsh        4  Gelding       $3,050          C ZAIC

22 Won To Shine            Welsh Cross       3  Mare            NS $9,500              

23 Zoom                    Welsh / QH        6  Gelding  $6,600                 PENNNGTON/SIMMONS

24 Texas Tanner            TB / Welsh        5  Gelding         NS $5,900              

25 All Dun Up              ABHA              4  Mare     $2,700                 JAMIE M TERHUNE

26 Aalsmeer’s Maxim        Welsh / TB        2  Gelding         NS $6,200              

27 Bella’s Singing The Blues  Half Welsh     6  Gelding $3,700                  L NOSWORTHY 

28 Between Friends         QH Cross          6  Gelding  $7,200                 SCHAEFER/STEWART 

29 Woodlands Love-N-Happiness Welsh / TB     5  Mare     $29,500                IVIKADA FARMS  

30 Count On Me             QH/Welsh/TB       3  Mare     $2,150                 JODI ROBERTSON 

31 Highland’s Black Tie    Welsh / TB        2  Gelding  $9,000                 SUSAN BAGINSKI 

32 Benlea Sea Maple        Welsh             5  Mare            NS $13,500              

33 Courtash Karosel        Half Welsh        3  Gelding         NS $14,000              

34 Tonto                   Paint / Welsh     3  Gelding  $4,000                 CHARLES DOLAN  

35 Bubble Up / Forever Di  Half Welsh        5  Mare            NS $5,500              

36 Candy Apple Red         Welsh / QH        5  Gelding  $9,300                 SUSAN KULIASHA 

37 Castan Meghan’s Tease   Half Welsh        4  Mare            NS $2,700              

38 Cloud Dancer            Half Welsh        6  Mare            NS $10,500        

39 Born Lucky              Welsh / TB        8  Mare     $3,000                 KATHY SASSO    

40 El Gaupo                Welsh / TB / QH   5  Gelding         NS $2,600              

41 Highland’s Foxy Lad     Welsh Cross       4  Gelding  $4,800                 M BERTOZZI      

42 Champlain Fedora        Welsh Cross       7  Mare    $46,500                 PATRICIA KIRIK 

43 Courtash Kool Whip      Pony/Trak         6  Mare     $4,800                 KAREN COBB     

44 Wishing Star            TB / Welsh        5  Gelding         NS $17,200              

45 Daddy’s Girl            Welsh Cross       4  Mare     $5,100                 LYNN YOST

46 Dragons Lair Jazzman    Welsh Cross       5  Gelding         NS $4,200              

47 Rosebud                 Welsh Cross       5  Mare     $3,350                 JANET SIMMONS  

48 EA Firewalker           Half-Arabian     11  Gelding         NS $2,900             

49 Doll House Fun Pack     Half Welsh        5  Gelding  $5,300                 S SINGMASTLER 

50 Miss Kitty              Welsh / TB        7  Mare     $3,900                 MARALYN LAKEN  

51 Highland’s Hazlenut     Welsh             2  Mare     $7,000                 W POLA      

52 Dancin’ In The Rain     Welsh Cross       3  Gelding  $3,800                 PENNNGTON/SIMMONS

53 Elite Felicity          Half Welsh        5  Mare     $3,600                 D MARTINIELLO    

54 OUT - Anabelle          Welsh             7  Mare                       Out          

55 Farnley Oracle          Half Welsh        3  Gelding         NS $6,000              

56 Evander                 Welsh / TB        4  Gelding         NS $18,500              

57 Rosmel’s French Vanilla Half Welsh        4  Mare            NS $4,900              

58 Kid Tested              Welsh / POA       6  Gelding         NS $4,800              

59 Felicity                Welsh Cross       5  Mare    $10,600                 L NOSWORTHY      

60 Farnley Blue Jay        Welsh             6  Gelding         NS $1,800              

61 Highland’s Little Nell  Welsh / TB        2  Mare    $29,000                 MARC RUTENBERG 

62 Halcyon Hamelot         Welsh Cross       7  Gelding         NS $45,000              

63 Farnley Cicada          Welsh             7  Mare            NS $9,200              

64 Best Buddy              DWB / Welsh      10 Gelding  $4,000                  KAREN COBB   

65 Farnley Ruby Slippers   Welsh Cross       6  Mare            NS $17,500              

66 Farnley Turban          Welsh             4  Gelding         NS $5,200              

67 Christopher             Welsh             7  Gelding  $6,000                 SCHAEFER/STEWART

68 Kiss Me Quick           Australian Pony   6  Gelding         NS $9,000              

69 Foxlair Coquette        Welsh / TB        5  Mare     $6,500                 E WALTER BELL JR

70 Figas’s Sweet Surrender Welsh             6  Mare            NS $4,400              

71 Land’s End Coppelia     Welsh             4  Mare     $5,100                 TOM OLSON

72 Joey                    Welsh Cross       3  Gelding         NS $19,000              

73 Fancy This              Welsh             8  Mare    $14,700                 MILL CREEK    

74 Carmel Candy            Paint / Welsh     6  Gelding                    Out          

75 Farnley Waltham         Welsh             4  Gelding         NS $4,500              

76 Franklin Mint           Connemara  / TB   8  Gelding  $9,600                 MARGAUX HILBER 

77 Dreamboy                Welsh             5  Gelding                    Out          

78 Gone With The Wind      Unknown           7  Mare            NS $4,000              

79 Hollywood N Dry         AQHA              4  Mare     $3,100                 ROGER BROWN    

80 Mt Pleasant Choir Boy   Brit Riding Pony  8  Gelding    NS  $10,000.00

81 Land’s End Primrose     Welsh             4  Mare     $7,000                 M W  ROBERTS   

82 Rain Forest             Welsh / TB        4  Mare     $5,000                 KAREN COBB     

83 Forlan Hankey Pankey    Welsh             5  Gelding         NS $3,200              

84 OUT - Checkers          QH / Welsh        6  Gelding                    Out          

85 Hoolihan                Welsh cross       5  Mare            NS $4,400              

86 Just For Kids           TB / Welsh        5  Gelding  $8,200                 STEWART STABLES  

87 Elite Petals N Pearls   Welsh             2  Mare     $3,000                 D MARTINIELLO   

88 Koorana Riverdance      Australian Pony   6  Gelding                    Out          

89 Itsallaboutme           Welsh / TB        6  Gelding         NS $9,000              

90 Jackets Celebrity Blue  Brit Riding Pony  5  Gelding         NS $13,000.00                  

91 Kashaya                 Welsh / QH        6  Mare            NS $15,500              

92 Land’s End Ruby         Welsh Cross       4  Mare    $12,000                 PAM PARKER     

93 Lianna B M Calypso      Welsh             4  Gelding  $4,000                 CEDAR RIDGE

94 Iggy                    Welsh Cross       5  Mare     $2,000                 B ARRINGTON  

95 Harry Potter            Welsh             6  Gelding  $5,500                 RICH SCHILL      

96 Kid Rock                TB / Welsh        6  Gelding                    OUT          

97 Georgia Bluh            Welsh Cross       5  Mare          NS     $10,000           

98 Koorana Silverman       Australian Pony   6  Gelding         NS $5,500              

99 Lakeview Nicknack       Welsh             3  Gelding         NS $12,500              

100 Northwind Kit Kat      Brit Riding Pony  3  Mare         NS $3,500                      

101 Maximo                  Half Welsh       6  Gelding         NS $3,900              

102 Land’s End Shalimar     Welsh / TB       3  Mare     $4,600                 JOAN HARMON    

103 Lianna B M Magic        Welsh            4  Gelding         NS $3,800              

104 Look At Me              Welsh Cross      11 Mare     $4,700                 LEE RICIPUTI

105 Lunmore Humor Me        Welsh Connemara  3  Mare     $4,600                 PAT FISCHER    

106 Mardan Blue Image       Welsh            6  Gelding         NS $4,800.00             

107 OUT - My Best Guess     Welsh Cross      7  Mare                       Out          

108 Hope                    TB / Welsh       5  Mare            NS $2,700              

109 Northwind Basic Blue    Welsh            5  Gelding  $3,000                 PAM PARKER     

110 Northwind Miss Saigon   Welsh / TB       3  Mare    $13,000                 S NASSER     

111 Otteridge Twinkle       Welsh / TB       6  Mare     $2,300                 M WILLIAMS