Triangle Horse Sale Starts Off 2024 Strong with Winter Sale

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Triangle Sales, the leader among all-around Western Performance Horse sales, launched 2024 with stellar results at its 41st Winter Sale, held January 25, 26 and 27, at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The high volume of 86% on 479 horses sold included an average of $50,000 for the Top 10 high-sellers, and $42,325 for the Top 20, with an over-all average of $14,468 for all 411 sold.

Snowy Rey Von and Perry Rey Von, two-year-old bay roan colts sired by Stevie Rey Von, included in Flag Ranch LLC’s 2024 Production consignment, each brought $72,000 to top the sale. Perry Rey Von, out of stakes-placed race winner Miss Perrys Tres, by Tres Seis, was purchased by Lainee Shearer, Wall, SD, while Snowy Rey Von, out of multiple Grade 1 stakes winner A Snowy Cartel (LTE $316,925), by Corona Cartel, was purchased by Robert Mobley.

Three-year-old gray colt Apple Bottum Jeans, consigned by Mary Scott Brown, brought $60,000, the sale’s second highest price, from Kenneth Eury, Bay City, Tex. By Epic Leader, sire of barrel racing earners of $3.5 million, Apple Bottum Jeans is out of Cash N My Britches, by Paddys Irish Whisky, and sold in training with Wes Janzen and Max Fontana.

Two 4-year-old geldings consigned by 2Star Investments LLC, each sold for $45,000. A Sparkling Boom, by A Sparkling Vintage, in training for over two years with Vanlandingham Reining Horses, qualified for the 2023 NRHA Open Futurity Semi-Finals L2 and was purchased by Michelle Shaffer, Temecula, Calif.

Spooks Smoking Whiz, a palomino gelding purchased for $45,000 by Lisa Penton, Oklahoma City, in training with Jason Vanlandingham, was a NRHA L1 Open Futurity finalis. The Smoking Whiz son is out of performance money and AQHA point earner Spooky To Cashmychex ($47,647).

Three horses each brought $42,000. Telmesomethingood, a 6-yearold red roan stallion by Meteles Cat out of Shorty Lena daughter Shorty Lena Tari, was consigned by Dillon Crumpler and purchased by Lori Roseberry, Perrin, Tex. Hey Lil Sister (LTE $6,278), a 7-year-old bay mare by Metallic Cat out of Sweet Shorty Lena (LTE $114,276), by Shorty Lena, was consigned by Teryn and Holly Muench and purchased by Ty Smith. Silverandsmoke, a 3-year-old bay roan colt by A Vintage Smoke and a half-sibling to Codalicious (LTE $56,166), was consigned by Chris Holmes and purchased by Alan Chappell.

Two horses sold for $40,000, the fifth-highest price of the sale. Lot 81 (name pending), a 3-year-old sorrel colt sired by Kit Kat Sugar, and consigned by Rock Creek Cutting Horses LLC, tied with Octoberfest, a 4-year-old Shining Spark colt consigned by Jim Asmussen, with Lot 81 is out of Augusta Futurity Open champion Pet Squirrel (LTE $389,160), the dam of 8 money earners. Octoberfest is out of Smart Chic Olena daughter Chics Miss Snap (LTE $37,561) the dam of 6 money-earners including NRHA Open World Champion Mare Gunners Snappy Chic (LTE $125,991).

Triangle Horse sale hits a high mark with 2023 fall Sale

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Triangle Sales, the leader among all-around Western Performance Horse sales, hit a high mark with its 2023 Fall Sales on October 26, 27 and 28, at Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City. An average of $32,812 was realized on the eight highest sellers, with a top 20 average of $25,960, and the overall average of $9,585, with 73% sold from 422 catalogued horses.

Scooters Kit Kat LTE $10,605, a 2015 sorrel mare consigned by Ashley Baxstrom, topped the sale with a winning bid of $41,500 from Tom Detloff, Sioux Falls, S.D. The Kit Kat Sugar daughter, bred to Hashtags for a 2024 foal, is out of 2004 NCHA Futurity Open Top Ten finalist Scooters Stylish Oak LTE $132,333, by Docs Stylish Oak.

Sneakers Blu Boon, consigned by Wilson Cattle, brought $41,000 from Tommy Rose, McKinney, Tex. The 6-year-old gelded son of Once In A Blu Boon has been hauled to outside rodeos extensively and has been paid into the Riata Buckle by the consignor. His dam, Lil Miss Sneakin LTE $28,894, is an Open cutting champion, and the producer of Lil Sneakin Metallic LTE $20,140.

Six horses claimed winning bids of $30,000, including Coooter Brown and Xtra Maid A Cocktail, on Day One. Consigned by Clay Mills and purchased by Karen Coon, Torrington, Wyo., 11-year-old Dualin Puddy Tap gelding Coooter Brown LTE $99,432, has ranked second or third in 5 major NCHA Open competitions, including as reserve champion of the 2016 Utah Futurity.

Xtra Maid A Cocktail, consigned by CM Quarter Horses LLC and purchased by Kyle Schmitt, Holland, Iowa, is a 5-year-old palomino gelding sired by Wimpyneedsacocktail. In addition to limited NRHA showing in the lower non-pro levels, Xtra Maid A Cocktail has been started in roping, is enrolled in the NRBC, and was shown in the Triangle Fall Sales Preview on October 26.

Day Two, October 28, saw four horses command winning bids of $30,000. Krazy Trayn, consigned by Shannon Moreland and purchased by Tommy Rose, is a 5-year-old buckskin sired by Mr King Bar. The one-owner gelding has been used outside on pasture cattle, “stays gentle, and is a big stopper, cowy and very flashy.”

Little Gunner Boy, consigned by Heidi Arvidson brought $30,000 from Kyle Schmitt. The 5-year-old sorrel overo Paint gelding, sired by Wimpys Little Step, is a finished reining horse and has been started on cattle. NRHA nominated and NRBC enrolled, Little Gunner Boy was shown in the Triangle Fall Sales Preview on October 26.

Burningdownthehouse, a 5-year-old sorrel mare sired by Inferno Sixty Six and consigned by Lorenzo Amenta, was also shown in the Triangle Fall Sales Preview. Qualified for the 2023 AQHA World Show in Open Junior Calf Roping and Open Junior Heeling and ready to compete, Burningdownthehouse brought $30,000 from Angi Schmeck, Newman, Ga.

Consigned by Cross Gavel Ranch LLC, 3-year-old Makingbigcash claimed $30,000 from David Stutenkemper, Bolivar, Mo. The palomino stallion, sired by ARC Gunnabeabigstar, and in training with Todd Bergen for 12 months, sold as well-rounded for cow horse, versatility, and reining disciplines.

Triangle Horse Sales Experiences
Record-Breaking High-Seller of $200,000

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  Triangle Horse Sales reports a record-breaking sale topper with 43rd Triangle Spring Sale!

The demand for quality, well-bred horses across the country continues to remain high. With 250 catalogued horses in the Spring sale, organizers experienced sale averages that remained consistent with the previous two sales. The average of the two-day sale held May 5th and 6th was $13,682 per head, less withdrawals, with a 83-percent sales completion.

While the sale included several quality Western performance horses, it was a highly successful barrel racing mare that smashed records as she walked through the sale ring. Hip No. 115, Zumanity Cristal CMV (Best Of Beduino x Cristalquikdash01ibr), broke the all-time high sale price record of Triangle Horse Sales since its founding in 1979. The 2013 gray mare was sold when the gavel fell at a final bid of $200,000 from McKay Taylor of Spanish Fork, Utah. Consigner Keyla Polizello Costa is well-experienced in the event of barrel racing, earned over $80,000 in barrel events aboard Zumanity Cristal CMV. Costa is no stranger to the sale ring in Oklahoma City as the sale of this horse broke her own record of having the all-time high sale price for Triangle. In 2021, she consigned a barrel racing mare, Spotlite Ta Fame, who topped the 2021 Spring Sale with a final bid of $170,000.

The first day of the Spring sale started off strong right out of the gate with the first horse to walk through becoming the second highest seller of the sale. Hip No. 1, Squirrel Is Stylish, (Docs Stylish Oak x Pet Squirrel), a 2018 sorrel mare, sold for $70,000. This mare was consigned by Jeremy Barwick of Bluff Dale, Texas and purchased by James Portman of Hooker, Oklahoma.

Other high-selling horses included Hip No. 128, Voodoos Handsome Jac (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Dunit Whiz Miss), a 2018 palomino gelding, which sold for $53,000. The gelding was consigned by Parker Slavin and purchased by Lorie Tasos of Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

Another well-bred horse, Hip No. 188 Thischicsgonplatinum (Whiskey N Diamonds x This Chicsdundreamin), a 2017 palomino mare, sold for $42,500 to Danny Hostetler of Buffalo, Missouri. The mare was consigned by Amelia Hermann.

Other high-selling horses:

   – Hip No. 16, Plano Hot, sold for $40,000.
   – Hip No. 60, Tictoc Boon, sold for $40,000.
   – Hip No. 79, XIT Voo Doo, sold for $40,000.

Triangle Horse Sales features three regularly scheduled sales per year: The Winter Sale, The Fall Sale, and The Spring Sale.

The 2023 Triangle Fall Sale is scheduled for October 26-28, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Fall Sale will be held in conjunction with the American Quarter Horse Association World Show.