2013 Landmark Equine Classic Sale & Campdraft
Landmark Classic riding high on record-breaking sale and turnout
Landmark’s 6th annual Classic Campdraft sale defied a challenging market to post a record $4.75 million sale in Tamworth, NSW, last week.
The catalogue of 543 registered Quarter Horses and Australian Stock Horses sold to a record $120,000 for a stallion and achieved an 89 per cent clearance and $11,657 average – an increase of $600 on 2012.
The seven-day event attracted a record number of entries and crowd and culminated in the all-time high sale; a most pleasing result given the challenges faced by the Australia’s regional areas, with adverse seasonal conditions as well as agricultural commodity prices impacting on many campdrafting families, Landmark’s national livestock director Mark Barton said.
“The Landmark Classic started on the back on the Equine Influenza crisis. Many people were anxious about their business and wanted to get back out there and we saw the event as a chance to support the campdrafting community.
“Now, the Landmark Classic is Australia’s largest performance horse sale and is proud to support the sport of campdrafting, which remains Australia’s fastest growing sport,” Mr Barton said.
“Landmark is committed to campdrafting as a professional industry; we want to help create career opportunities and lead the way with innovation whilst fostering this great part of Australian culture.”
The top priced stallion, One Stylish Pepto, sired by Pepto Stylish Oak, surpassed last year’s sale topper by $66,000.
Entered by an Albury syndicate, the red roan stallion was bought by the One Moore Syndicate’s, Peter Shakespeare.
The $71,000 top-priced mare was Amac Oaks Serena, an Acres Destiny mare out of world champion and ABCRA Horse of the Year, Oaks Serene.
Landmark’s own Terry Ryan from Chinchilla Queensland bought the $23,000 top-priced gelding, offered by Warwick and Fiona Lawrence of Rosebrook, NSW.
In all, 27 stallions averaged $17,222; 148 Geldings sold to $23,000 and averaged $8157 and 232 mares topped at $71,000 and averaged $13,257.
Competitors vied for a prize pool in excess of $200,000 in the Landmark Classic Campdraft – an event for horses five-years-old and under bought in a previous Landmark Classic sale.
Walcha rider Ben McNaughton claimed the $35,000 winners’ cheque on Knights Top That gelding, The Ranch Jannali, which he bought at the Classic two years ago.
A special store cattle sale held during The Classic grossed $1.5 million.
“This terrific cattle sale, on top of a stellar Classic, is a direct result of the tremendous effort by all Landmark staff involved,” Mr Barton said.
Full sales results:
27 stallions sold to $120,000 and averaged $17,222
148 geldings sold to $23,000 and averaged $8157
232 mares sold to $71,000 and averaged $13,257
Full competition results:
Landmark Classic Campdraft
1st Ben McNaughton on The Ranch Jannali
Equal 2nd/3rd/4th Troy Palmer on Hannaford Stud Savannah, Ben Hall on Phoenix Rockstar and Troy Palmer on Otfordvalley Annie
John Deere/Peel Valley Machinery Masters Campdraft
1st Cal Gibson on Heavenly Hank.
2nd Darren Towns on Platinum Star.
Equal 3rd/4th/5th Sally Clarke on McNamara Clarins, Kevin Kasper on Banks Misty Highlite and Ian Laurie on Nandeye Rhythm.
Martins Stock Haulage Open Campdraft
1st Allan Young on Acres Liberty Beau
2nd Terry Hall on Hazelwood Conman
Equal 3rd/4th Andrew Chapman on Kydras Acres Mercury and Pat Smyth on Henry
Quipolly Equine Centre Stallion Shootout
1st Terry Hall on Hazelwood Conman
2nd Michael Wilson on Soda Justice
Good Drop Australian Performance Horse Challenge
1st Mark Buttsworth on Stylish Unit (full sister to the sale topper, One Stylish Pepto)