2020 marked the 26th consecutive year for the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter Fall Classic Sale and the first Canadian Online Horse Auction, hosted by ClipMyHorse and WeAuctions. Once again Elite Three was the title sponsor and we would like to thank them for their generosity. Thanks to a group of mainly volunteers the sale was once again a roaring success with average prices way up and numbers of horses sold on par with the previous 5 years. We saw the most horses sold for over $30,000 ever with two of the Performance horses selling for $36,500 and $37,000 as well as two Prospects under saddle selling for $30,500 and $32,000. The bidding was rapid in the last minutes of each horse’s closing with over 400 registered bidders vying for their favorites, some horse’s prices doubled in the final moments which made for great energy and excitement. Leading up to the final days the YouTube videos had 350 hours of watch time and more than 100,000 people reached thru social media!
The high seller of the sale as well as high selling Performance horse was the lovely 5-year-old Chelleto Z gelding consigned by Tamie Phillips and was scooped up by Etsuko Sakimura II of La Honda CA. This Chimeron Z x Le Sauvage Z gelding was bred by Okanagan Show Jumping Stables and has been professionally brought along in the show ring by Tamie.
The high selling prospect under saddle was the well-bred 3-year-old mare Meer Kat who was bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm. This Orlando x Tempranillo mare will make her way just south to Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary AB.
The 2-year-old high seller who went for $23,500 is the gorgeous young mare Nikita VF who was bred and consigned by Valley Field Farm. This Quidam Blue x Balou Du Rouet filly was purchased by Robert and Margaret Williams of Ottawa ON.
The yearling high seller was the feminine filly Abira RPH who was bred and consigned by Rosenol Performance Horses. She is by Atlas RPH and out of a Leeto Z mare and will be heading to Chloe Veurink of Redcliff AB for a final price of $8,500.
The high selling weanling was the stunning Sir Gregory x Londonderry colt Sir Peter in Florence who was bred and consigned by the partnership of Hans and Katrina Van Den Bosch and Joely Mann. He will also be staying in Alberta and was purchased by R and K Holt Farms Inc for a final price of $16,500.
The broodmare category was hotly contested with all mares selling above $10,000. The high seller was the beautiful Inshallah who was bred in Europe and consigned by Carousel Ridge. She had competed to the 1.30m level and will be making her way up North to Yellowknife NWT to Dr. Tom Pizs for a final price of $15,500.
This sale could not happen without the hours of volunteer time that is put in by a passionate group of people. We would like to thank Valleyfield Farm and Old Gate Farm for donating their lovely facilities for the presentation days. This was the first time that the sale has incorporated professional video and photography which was provided by Gear Head Media. This year’s sale administrator was Barb Easthom. Thank you to the sale committee who all volunteer endless hours, Gavin Pearson, Rebecca Beechinor, Coreen Jamieson, Katrina van den Bosch, Joanne Wright, Jennette Coote, Doreen Kulcsar, and Lorrie Jamieson. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
2020 Fall Classic Sale Committee