You placed the successful final bid, the auctioneer called “Sold’, asked you for your bidder number, and now you are the proud owner of a new horse. Here are some suggestions to help you through the process:
- Stay in your seat and wait for one of our fabulous volunteers who will find you to have you sign an initial sale contract confirming your bidder number and the purchase amount. You will retain a copy of this form to present at the sale office.
- Come to the sale office to settle your account for your purchase as soon as possible. If you are planning to purchase more than one horse, come to the sale office as soon as possible after your final purchase. Payments can be made by cash or personal cheque.
- Make sure you leave the sale office with your new horse’s insurance examination form and a receipt showing payment has been made.
- If you wish to purchase insurance for your new horse, visit the insurance agent in the facility.
- Visit the barn and find the consignor of your new horse. Discuss your plans for transport and arrange for continuity of care.
- Arrange to have your horse shipped home. You may wish to contact one of the horse transport companies listed below. If you require temporary stabling for your new horse in the area to allow you time to arrange for shipping, contact the sale office for assistance.
- Following the waiting period for clearance of funds through the bank (10 to 21 days), you will be mailed a letter from the sale administrator containing pertinent information and to advise you of what to expect regarding the process for transfer of papers for your new horse.
If You Are Not at the Sale
- You will receive an email from the sale office the evening following the auction with information on how to make payment for your new horse. All payments are made via direct bank deposit on the Tuesday following the sale (Monday is a bank holiday in Canada).
- Your horse will be hauled to a holding facility until payment is received and shipping arrangements can be made. The purchaser is responsible for all stabling costs.
- An insurance agent contact will be made available if you would like to purchase insurance for your horse. The necessary health documents are available through the sale office.
- Registration papers will be sent to the appropriate registry office along with the transfer documents. Papers will be issued in your name and sent directly to you from the registry.
- Horses being exported to the US will require a health certificate endorsed by a federal inspector (see export regulations below). Transport companies are familiar with the requirements and will assist with this process.
- Arrange to have your new horse shipped home. You may wish to contact one of the horse transport companies listed below.
Insuring Your Horse
The Sale Committee will provide a suitable horse insurance agent, to be present at the sale to insure your new purchase.
Removal of Horses from Sale Grounds
All horses must be removed from Sale Grounds by noon the day following the sale unless arrangements have been made with the sale office. To remove horses from sale barn, the transport agent must have a release form from the sale office and present it to the security gate.
Stabling & Transport
The sale has arranged a collector barn for buyers needing time to arrange further transport for their horse(s). Immediately following the sale, horses will be transported to Klondike Victory Farm, a clean, safe facility just 25 minutes from Red Deer. Horses will be provided with box stalls and individual pens. Contact Lorrie at 403-748-3070Â for more information.
The following horse transport companies can assist you in shipping your new horse. This listing is provided as information only for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the CWHBA Alberta Chapter. Arrangements to be made by purchaser.
|D Bar C Horse Transport
|Canada and USA||(780) 789-2408
(780) 918-1590 (cell)
|Elliott Equine Transport||Florida, Texas, Kentucky, California, Arizona, Alberta and all points in between.||(403) 995-0997
(903) 421-4860 (cell)
|Foothills Horse Transport||Canada and USA||(403) 560-6677|
|Hess Horse Transport||Canada and USA||(403) 805-0944|
|Hooves ‘N’ Hounds||Canada and USA||(888) 436-0662|
|Horses Unlimited||Alberta, Nova Scotia and points in between||(902) 485-8538|
|Perry Horse Transport||Canada, eastern US, southern US||(800) 263-2396 (toll free) or (905) 859-0333 (office)|
|Thompsons Horse Van Lines||AB, BC, US West Coast, Connections from Seattle to all points US, can arrange local layover||(866) 404-6269 (toll free) or (604) 534-6269 (office)|
|Twilight Hauling||Canada and USA||(780) 235-1367|
If you require assistance or information regarding Federal Health Papers and Coggins Test to allow for export to the US, please contact the sale office.
View current Export Regulations
All horses sold through the Fall Classic Sale will have a current negative Coggins test and horses destined to the US will have a Veterinary Health Certificate completed by the sale veterinarian. Health certificates must be endorsed by a veterinary inspector from the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) before the horse can cross the border.