2011 Landmark Equine Classic Sale & Campdraft
Landmark Classic – HOT HOT HOT
The Landmark Classic Campdraft Sale has once again proven itself to be the premier performance horse sale in the nation with vendors and purchasers travelling from all mainland states and territories to attend.
The sale is a unique opportunity to showcase and buy some of the best performance horse genetics available from the Australian Quarter Horse Association and Australian Stock Horse Society stud books.
Held over 4th, 5th & 6th February at the Australian Equine Livestock & Events Centre in Tamworth the temperatures were soaring but so too were the prices. This year’s average $10443.51 smashed last years $9,000 average with the added challenge of more horses being offered for sale.
The 2011 sale exceeded all expectations with some 416 horses sold, grossing $4,344,500.00.
Top price paid was $45,000 for 4 year old mare Lot 438 Yulgilbar Wild Cat, a mare sired by One Moore Playboy from the dam Docs Cachet, carrying Docs Spinifex and Pine Olena bloodlines. Consigned by J & S Inglis of Cobbitty, NSW was sold to Warren Dellow of Ebor, NSW. Also topping the sale at $45,000 was Lot 279 Glen Lee Mosses Mercury a 3 year old chestnut stallion, sired by Barona Hornet from the mare Mosses Gem, who carries Warrenbri Romeo and Abbey bloodlines. Consigned by S & D Wilson of Gilgandra, NSW sold to Blackwater Stock Horses. Three other lots sold for $40,000, those being Lot 117 Duckrey a 5 year old stallion sired by the leading US sire Dual Rey and from Dashing Duckling a Doc’s Spinifex, Docs Freckles Oak bred mare owned by John Brekelmans was purchased by Tamworth locals Neil Faint & Amanda Nicholson.
Lot 357 Darma Acres of Impact a 2 year old black colt sired by Acres Destiny from an Adios Reflect bred mare, consigned by Wanda Thompson sold for $40,000 to Manooka Pastoral. As well as Lot 134 Consigned by Jason & Rachel Leitch a red roan stallion Smarty’s High Card (Imp) sired by Sweet Lil Pepto from the dam Miss Smarty Rey sold to D & J Rafton for $40,000. The top price gelding sold was Lot 88 Dynamic Dove sired by the famous Freckles Fortyniner from a Cuttabars Colonel bred mare consigned by William & Tracey Tapp from Woman, QLD sold for $26,000 to M & C Jones.
The quality of horses presented for sale were a credit to their vendors, the level of competition at next year’s event is simply not to be missed, according to Landmark National Commercial Sales Manager, Mark Barton.
Action in the campdraft arena commenced on Monday 31st January, with the Landmark Classic Campdraft, Herefords Australia Open, Priefert Masters and Quipolly Equine Stallion Shootout all held in conjunction with the sale.
The Landmark Classic final consisted of 27 competitors vying for the richest prize pool in the country riding horses 5 years and under who had been purchased from previous Landmark Classic Sales.
Each finalist received a hand crafted leather bridle kindly donated by Angus Barrett Saddlery, along with bags of feed donated by Omega Feeds and a bottle of wine from Yabtree Vineyard. Spectators filled the grandstands and it was elbow only room beside the camp on Wednesday evening 2nd February to view the action of the finals. Braidwood local Ian Laurie won the Classic Campdraft on Whos Catwoman, taking home $30,000 in prize money and the Landmark Classic Brady trophy saddle. Ian purchased this mare at last year’s Classic sale for $16,000 from Bob Johnston of Loomberah NSW.
The Herefords Australia Open Draft was won by Sam Knight of Gunnedah riding Soda Venus taking home a winners cheque of $10,000 and a sponsored trophy buckle. 2nd was Michael Hiscock riding Hazelwood Advice while equal 3rd/4th/5th was divided between Ben Hall on Common Double, Cal Gibson on Lawsons Lena and Troy Palmer on Flinders.
Darren Towns riding Ervines Cruise won the Inaugural Priefert Masters Campdraft after one round and a final. Dale Lyons placed 2nd on Quindella Hope and Brad Newsome was 3rd on Cedar Downs Futurama.
The Quipolly Equine Stallion Shootout was a hotly contest event this year consisting of an indoor campdraft, an outdoor campdraft and an indoor cut out the competitors scores were added together over the 3 rounds and the eventual winner was Mark Buttsworth from Kingaroy, QLD riding his renown stallion Almora QP Double Doc. To be eligible to compete in this event the Stallion must be of novice/open status and have progeny represented in this years sale.
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