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Nutrien Supreme sets bar with $120,000 top in 2022

It was a breakthrough sale for the Nutrien Supreme Sale at Toowoomba last month. The increased support of this sale showed the strength of the performance horse industry in QLD, with the highest number of horses entered since its inception.

An extra 100 horses were sold compared to the 2021 Nutrien Supreme, which has nearly doubled the gross as it currently sits at $4,099,455. The average sales price was $15,890, with a clearance rate of 82.17%.

“It’s the largest catalogue that has been put together and arguably one of the best (for the Supreme). Like all the performance sales we do across the country, it has been a very strong sale. A very positive result in both the ridden and led horses.” Said Nutrien Equine’s Simon Booth.

With the increase of entries, an extended program saw the sale begin on Friday evening with the run of broodmares. After a successful Meet and Greet, the arena was a hive of activity where the variety of mums and bubs sold for an average of $13,525 and a top price of $40,000.

Saturday was buzzing as the yearlings kicked of the second day of the Sale. Terry & Christine Hall’s filly, Lot 115 HAZELWOOD CONSOLE, topped the yearlings with $45,000. As the book has now closed for HAZELWOOD CONMAN, this daughter is even more valuable to the purchaser, Dennis Heycox from Blayney NSW.

Sunday continued the impressive ridden section and topping this year’s Supreme Sale at $120,000 and yet breaking another record was Lot 329 SUEN TOO DUCK on account of The Estate of the late John Brekelmans.

This 5-year-old mare is out of the great DUCKS DUX and by the PEPTOBOONSMAL sire in BOON TOO SUEN. Being described as a very talented mare, she was started by Brekelmans and was aimed for the NCHA futurity. She will now continue her journey with new owners M & J Bloom in NSW.

2022 Supreme Sale Results Breakdown.

Broodmares:

20/21 sold (95.24%)

Ave. $13,525

Gross. $270,500

Top: Lot 25 WINDERADEEN CATITUDE $40,000

 

Led yearlings: 

89/103 sold (86.41%)

Ave. $13,095.51

Gross. $1,165,500

Top: Lot 115 HAZELWOOD CONSOLE $45,000

 

Ridden:

149/190 sold (78.42%)

Ave. $17,875.54

Gross. $2,663,455

Top: Lot 329 SUEN TOO DUCK $120,000

Simon credited the vendors for such outstanding results; “Well presented and well prepared with purple pedigrees were the horses that were the stand outs in the dollar value. It is a credit to the vendors for bettering the breeding and preparation of their sale horses.”

To compliment the strong sale, the online platform AuctionsPlus had plenty of traffic over the weekend. AuctionsPlus has been an absolute game changer as it allows a much larger demographic the opportunity to be a part of the Nutrien Experience. A lot of support has been shown from all over Australia, with horses being bought by buyers in WA, TAS, SA, NSW, QLD, VIC.

 2022 Nutrien Supreme Challenge & Campdraft Competition

The Supreme Incentive Challenge & Campdraft saw record entries, and finals competition was hot on Saturday night. It was great to see the competition so well supported with competitors travelling from interstate and all parts of QLD, and the atmosphere was fantastic with a packed hill of spectators for Saturday night’s finals.

The team at the Nutrien Supreme is very appreciative of Lemontree Feedlot’s continued support in allowing the use of their cattle.

This year’s winners were:

  • 2022 Riverina Supreme Campdraft Champion: Nathan Wilson, riding TASSAS REPLAY, owned by Priorgrazing Pty Ltd, 160 points.
  • 2022 Lemontree Feedlot Masters Campdraft Champion: Matt Rynne, riding BELJAY REBEL ACRES, owned by RKG Pastoral, 165 points.
  • 2022 Black Truck Sales Novice Campdraft Champion: Kylie Mcphee, riding DENMARK SAILOR, owned by Kylie Mcphee, 175 points.
  • 2022 Shanahan’s Livestock Transport Open Campdraft Champion: Wyatt Young, riding BINNIA MILAN, owned by Craig & Janelle Young and Wyatt Young, 177 points.
  • 2022 Rosevale Santa Gertrudis 5/U Challenge Champion: Nathan Wilson, riding TASSAS REFLECTION, owned by Nathan Wilson, 348.77 points.
  • 2022 Dalgety Animal Health 2yo Challenge Champion: Scott Keogh, riding LAZY D CAPTAINS BARBIE, owned by Noel Day, 262 points.
  • 2022 Donrica Performance Horses Gelding Shootout Champion: Dean Stephen, riding APPLEGUM COAL, owned by Dean Stephen, 83 points.

 

Another outstanding job by the Nutrien Toowoomba branch and Nutrien Equine Team. A sincere thank you to all the vendors, buyers, competitors, old and new, as well as the amazing sponsors for their ongoing support. Pencil in the last week of April for the 2023 Nutrien Supreme Sale & Campdraft!

The end of an era for Donell Park Stud.

The end of an era has come with the complete dispersal sale of Donell Park Stud. Debbie and Peter Gesler of Donell Park have been breeding performance horses since 1998 and since purchasing the infamous SELIGMAN SPIN back in 2000, the Geslers’ have made a huge and lasting impact on both the Campdraft and Cutting industries in Australia.

This auction was run over a 24-hour period on the AuctionsPlus platform last weekend, 4th and 5th of March 2022, which had plenty of traffic with over 12,000 catalogue views and 70 active online bidders. There were 22 lots up for grabs which comprised of broodmares, mare and foal packages, ridden horses, yearlings, weanlings and two embryos.

The sale grossed $638,500, providing an average of $33,605 per lot. Plenty of people wanted a piece of this Donell Park history which left the sale with a high clearance rate of 90%.

Topping the auction was Lot 7 and Lot 11, both selling for $100,000 each!

Lot 7 THE COUNTESS is a 14-year-old broodmare by Donell Park’s SELIGMAN SPIN and out of the ACRES DESTINY daughter in PEPPYS DESTINY. This mare was sold as a 3-in-1 package with a BADBOONARISING filly at foot and is currently in foal to HAZELWOOD CONMAN; what a triple threat! This mare has proven time and time again that she can produce talented progeny, and her 2019 filly holds the sale record at the Nutrien Supreme Sale where she was sold for $65,000 as a yearling.

Lot 11 HAZELWOOD COUNTRY is no stranger to Nutrien Equine. Debbie purchased her through the Classic back in 2020, but unfortunately didn’t make it back to compete due to an injury so in the meantime she has had time off to recover and have a foal. This mare is by the great HAZELWOOD CONMAN and out of an ACRES DESTINY/WARRENBRI ROMEO daughter in HAZELWOOD BLUE ACRES. She has been brought back into work recently by Frank Green who describes her as an exceptionally talented mare, in which Jon Templeton can confirm having spent time with her previously. Both mares have been purchased by Salerno Pastoral and will be staying in Queensland.

Debbie was super pleased with the sale results, “The auction was phenomenal, and I can’t thank Nutrien and Simon Booth enough for their support and professionalism.”

“The sale was a great success and is a major credit to the vendor for their dedication in breeding these talented and proven horses”, said Simon Booth, Nutrien Ag Solutions Agent, “All of these lots were sold back into performance competition and breeding homes, and will carry on the Donell Park Stud legacy well into the future”.

Nutrien Equine are very proud to have been a part this sale and would like to thank Debbie Gesler for entrusting us with the closing of this chapter. We wish all the new owners the very best for the future with their piece of the performance horse industry history.

 

2022 Supreme Sale Nominations OPEN!

📅28th, 29th, 30th April, & 1st May 2022

📍Toowoomba Showgrounds – QLD

🟢Sale nominations via NutrienLIVE

 

Sale Nominations Open 17th January 2022, Close 11th February 2022

 

Sale Nomination fees⬇

Broodmares & Yearlings: $440 incl GST

Ridden Horses: $550 incl GST

 

Sale Days: Yearlings & Broodmares Saturday 30th April

Ridden Horses Sunday 1st May

 

Sale Terms & Conditions

 

Contact:

☎Simon Booth | 0438 756 245

Andrew Costello | 0429 485 191

Terry Ryan | 0418 260 063

☎Colby Ede | 0417 265 980