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Lisa Bennett, of Mellew, Barcaldine on Doc’s Levi Rivergirl lot 3 at the Nebo Catalogue Horse sale on Saturday.
Lisa Bennett, of Mellew, Barcaldine on Doc’s Levi Rivergirl lot 3 at the Nebo Catalogue Horse sale on Saturday. Contributed

HORSES come from as far away as Barcaldine, Thangool and Rockhampton as well as local areas for the Nebo Catalogued Horse and dogger sale. The sale is to be held at Braeside saleyards this Saturday.

There are 21 catalogued horses for sale when horses can be viewed at 9am., dogger (penned) horses will be penned in the cattle saleyards and will be sold at 10am.

The ridden horses will be demonstrated by their riders and then auctioned by Peter Hayes at the special horse sale facilities at the saleyards complex from midday.

Prospective purchasers will be able to buy tried horses suited for campdrafting, others for cutting events and good all round performers, Peter Hayes said.

Local vendors include the Drurys from Landsbourough, Clive Perry, Braeside and Mackay districts John Smith who is a regular vendor and buyer at Nebo. This year first time vendors at the event Dallas and Lisa Bennett, will travel from Mellew, Barcaldine.

"At this sale $25 from each horse sold in the ridden section will go towards an incentive draft at the 2014 Blue Mountains campdraft.

"This initiative is to encourage the large numbers of people taking up campdrafting," Mr Hayes said.

There are four Australian Stock Horses gelding and mares listed at the sale.

Other includes a paint gelding and paint mare, an Arab cross gelding and one pony.

Dogger horses are horses that are excess to requirements on properties where there has been a shift to other forms of mustering, dogs, helicopters, ATVs, etc.

Late last week 70 horses had already been booked for the dogger sale.

Members of the Nebo P. and C. Association will cater for the sale.

Other vendors include Parker Land and Cattle Co., Monto, James Lacey, Bouldercombe, Ian Windsor, Capella, and Johnstons from Thangool.

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