July 5, 2023

6/16 Legend Buttes Market Report

Horse Sale


Legend Buttes Spring Horse Sale Sets New Standards with Unparalleled Quality

Crawford, Nebraska, June 16, 2023 - Legend Buttes Spring Horse Sale, organized by Crawford Livestock, culminated on June 16th, showcasing a remarkable collection of 75 exceptional horses that left buyers captivated, both in the stands and online. 

Buyers of the Legend Buttes Horse Sale were delighted by the opportunity to witness the exceptional sale horses in a preview that highlighted their strengths. Despite the challenges posed by the rain, the team ropers and breakaway ropers showcased their remarkable skills to a full crowd. The ranch trail obstacle course provided a platform for every horse to display their impressive ranching skills, while the cutters and cowhorses appreciated the presence of high-quality stock and the CowTrac flag, allowing them to exhibit the extensive training of their horses. Undoubtedly, the highly anticipated 5-man ranch roping event proved to be a true highlight of the sale, where the authentic ranch horses shone, leaving buyers appreciating the genuine versatility and capabilities of these remarkable horses.

The high-selling horse of the event was Lot 3, a fancy AQHA Registered bay mare “Dudes Rio Miss” offered by Shawn Patras and family, which commanded an impressive final bid of $18,500. This beautiful mare stood as a testament to the exceptional quality on offer. Additionally, the second highest selling horse, a stunning 5-year-old AQHA Buckskin gelding “Buenos Peppy San”, showcased its remarkable attributes, capturing buyers' attention and selling for $18,000. The top five horses, all exceptionally talented and good-minded American Quarter Horses, boasted an average price of $17,000, while the top ten horses commanded an average of $15,625. In recognition of their exceptional contributions, the two highest-selling consignors were awarded custom buckles and bits, symbolizing Crawford Livestock's deep appreciation for their integral role in the success of the event. The buckle was presented by Molly’s Custom Silver and the Bit was offered by Cowboy Custom Art. 

Lot 3 - AQHA Dudes Rio Miss, 2012 Mare - $18,500 offered by Shawn Patras

Lot 22 - AQHA Buenos Peppy San, 2018 Gelding - $18,000 offered by Carson Ranch

Lot 17 - AQHA Harters Fast Cash, 2019 Gelding - $17,500 offered by Tanner & Kaylie Willey

Lot 32 - AQHA Smokin Jak Kat, 2015 Gelding - $16,000 offered by Jace Fritz

Lot 36 - AQHA Hy Lil Dulce, 2010 Mare - $15,000 offered by Lisa Wilson

Lot 47 - AQHA SQHA Dustys Boy, 2018 Gelding - $15,000 offered by Ervin Miller

Lot 23 - Draft Cross Chomp, 2016 Gelding - $14,500 offered by Lazy YS Equine

Lot 42 - AQHA WF Trulys Hot Doc, 2008 Gelding - $14,500 offered by Lazy YS Equine

Lot 53 - AQHA My Hired Cash, 2013 Gelding -  $13,750 offered by Jesse Larsen

Lot 10 - Grade Joker, 2013 Gelding - $13,500 offered by Wayde Boldon

Since its inception, the Legend Buttes Horse Sale has witnessed a remarkable trend of increasing average sales year after year. With each passing event, the sale has consistently raised the bar, attracting a growing number of buyers and offering a selection of top-tier horses that exceed expectations. This year, the Legend Buttes Spring sale saw a sale average of $9,750. This is a $1,550 increase from last year's sale average. 

The success of the sale was further bolstered by the generous sponsorship of UltraCruz, who presented a custom gift basket of premium grooming products to the fortunate new owner of the high-selling horse. Additionally, each buyer in the sale was bestowed with a $25 gift card from UltraCruz, further cementing the brand's dedication to supporting the equestrian community.

"We extend our sincerest gratitude to both our buyers and sellers, whose trust and support have propelled us to yet another successful and safe sale at Legend Buttes," expressed Robin Scherbarth, Legend Buttes Horse Sale Manager. "With immense pride, we announce that our next sale is scheduled for September 22nd. We welcome consignments until August 21st and encourage everyone interested to visit our website for more information."

Prospective consignors and enthusiasts can find further details about consigning or learn more about the Legend Buttes Horse Sale by visiting the official website at www.legendbuttes.com

About Crawford Livestock: Crawford Livestock is a renowned organization dedicated to hosting premier livestock and equine sales since 1930, connecting buyers and sellers from all corners of the country. With a commitment to excellence, integrity, and customer satisfaction, Crawford Livestock continues to serve as a trusted platform for the ranching community.

Media Contact: 

Name: Robin Scherbarth, Legend Buttes Sale Manager

 Email: legendbutteshorsesale@gmail.com

 Phone: (308) 360-3583

Website: www.legendbuttes.com