HyLee Farm has now hosted the 3rd HyLee Farm Production and Consignment Auction.
We had 34 head of horses, 30 were sold, 4 their reserve was not achieved.
The total sales amounted to $199,500 and the average was $6650.00.
The top 5 selling horses received a cooler from Corcel.
Those top five were, HyLee’s Dannation purchased by the Gefke family for Frannie to show in Jr. Exhibitor
Park next year, HyLee’s Goldmine, purchased by Nina Errington for Lindsey to show, Boxford O’Haire went to
Art and Nancy Hattan in Ohio, and tied for fifth highest were two talented two-year olds, HyLee’s Moriah
purchased by Aurora Farm, the Smazinski family and HyLee’s How Sweet Itiz an already proven filly by
Jeremy and Lindsey Johnson of Minnesota.
We were blessed with wonderful weather, sunny, no wind and a simple brisk fall temperature.
Consignors all had wonderfully usable horses and all of them were in very good order.
We appreciated each and every horse that was consigned.
Several consignors were breeders who offered their stock in all ages and stages of training.
It is my hope that this auction offers an outlet for breeders to sell nice young horses and get them out to
the public so that more people will appreciate the type of horse each breeder is raising.
We need the breeders in this small breed.
The consignors who had performance horses consigned brought new faces to a different part of the country
so these horses can continue their useful careers.
Buyers came from the east coast and the Midwest.
Each bidder was given a very fair chance by auctioneer, Bill Addis.
I believe each buyer felt they had purchased a very special horse from each seller.
This year we were "real-time" in the showing of the sale and the bidding through DV Auction.
We had over 300 people watching the auction on Saturday, 39 bids were taken over the Internet and 2 horses
were sold over the Internet.
DV Auction also put our Preview on Friday night on the Internet and we had about 33 people watching on Friday.
It is the way for people who can’t make the sale to still be active at the sale.
I want to publicly thank all my staff at HyLee for the wonderful job they did in setting up the auction
and making it run smoothly behind the scene.
Melanie Jelle is my barn manager and does a superb job.
Also I want to thank again the Consignors and Buyers for making this auction successful and helping raise
the level of the Morgan market place and the horse industry in general.
Again, I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to work with Bill and Terry Addis with the auction, they run
a first class ship and Doug Irvine with his distinctly wonderful voice and knowledgeable comments on each
entry all makes the sale a positive experience.
Doc and Jackie Sweeney