THE Dalby Australian Stock Horse Sale has long held the reputation of being the country's premier stock horse sale - and the sale this year will be no different.
The weekend event will get under way next Friday with all of the campdrafting action, with $45,000 up for grabs.
Inspection of sale horses will start from Saturday at 10am, and will be followed by cattle working demonstrations of all sale horses in catalogue order.
Selling agents Grant Daniel and Long will then conduct the sale, which will begin Sunday morning from 7am.
This year a total of 246 ridden horses have been catalogued including 131 mares, 103 geldings and 12 stallions, all of which are registered with the Australian Stock Horse Society.
There will be horses to meet all budgets, with over 50 lots selling between $2000 and $5000 last year.
Grant Daniel and Long stud stock manager Harvey Weyman-Jones said entries were up 6% on last year.
"The 246 lots catalogued represent some of the best bloodlines in the ASH stud book," Mr Weyman-Jones said.
"We have vendors from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory, and all the way from Western Australia, and the catalogue is liberally sprinkled with many of the well-known heritage bloodlines which founded the Australian Stock Horse breed.
"And the catalogue also includes a cross-section of horses suited from the beginner to the hardened seasonal competitor, whether it is pony club, campdrafting, polocrosse, station mustering, or any of the other horse disciplines."
For the first time, there will also be online bidding (bidders need to register before the sale). There also will be live streaming of the sale.
Catalogues are now available in print or online at ashs.com.au. For more information contact Mr Weyman-Jones on 0414 941 788.
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