LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ – Hershberger Performance Horse Sale Company, Jason and Nikki Hershberger, held their 14th annual performance horse sale Saturday, February 9, at Double T Arena. Horses were previewed on Friday in a jackpot team roping. The jackpot was won by Vaughn Warken, riding hip #46A MTR Mastercommander, and Jacob Lowry, riding hip #113 This Cats A King. It was a tough roping and fun to watch! Vaughn and Jacob were awarded 30-30 trophy rifles, which were sponsored by Terry Larson and Southwest Risk Management.
Horses were previewed again on Saturday morning. Horses were demonstrated in the events of roping, cutting, and cow horse. The sale began at 1 p.m. A professional staff included auctioneer Joel White, announcer John Johnson, and bid spotters Stacy Lee, Jody Doescher, and Spence Kidney. TJ Romano did a great job announcing the previews.
The high-selling horse was Streakin Hawaii, a 2011 gray gelding, consigned by Jason Hershberger, agent for Milo and Debbie DeWitt This pretty rope horse/barrel horse is very cool. He sold for $36,000 to John and Jessie Jaureguito from Livermore, Calif.
Other top sellers were RJE Poco Blue Cutter, consigned by Turner Performance Horses, who sold for $30,000. Russell Funk consigned his beautiful buckskin gelding, Chex Shady Dell Jack, who also sold for $30,000. Other top 10 selling horses were consigned by: Brady and Shelby Black, Ryan VonAhn, Estevan Castillo, Mozaun McKibben, and Casey Hicks. The top 10 horses averaged $27,100.
Jason is always excited to see good horses from the sale go on to be successful with their new owners. We were excited to see the quality of horses that were brought by consignors from Arizona, New Mexico, Alberta, California, Missouri, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Utah and Montana.
The overall average sale price on the horses sold was $12,700. Despite the high average there were some good buys of really nice horses for under $10,000. Thanks to the consignors who brought these quality horses.
This year’s lucky buyer was Bobby Willis. Bobby took home the Corriente trophy saddle from the raffle drawing at the end of the sale. A special thank you to Terry Larson and Southwest Risk Management for the trophy rifles to the high-volume buyer and high seller.
Good food, beautiful Arizona weather, elite equine facility, shopping, and great horses to watch and bid on made this year’s performance horse sale a success. Hershberger Performance Horses would like to thank all that attended. We are grateful to all of our buyers that trust in the quality brought to the Hershberger Performance Horse Sale.