Welcome To
The Great American
Ranch and Trail Horse Sale
APRIL 8-10, 2021

20 Year Anniversary!


Lexington, Virginia

View 2021 Catalog!

We will no longer be able to accept and mail any catalog requests. The postal service will not be able to get them to you in time for the sale.


The Virginia Horse Center asks all attendees to practice social distancing and to wear a mask.

We ask that you spread out your seating throughout the large coliseum.

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Register to Bid Online

Equine Haulers

Strain Family Horses – Transport – 508-335-8162

MJR Horse Transport – 434-589-2113

Yoder Equine Transport – Yoderequinetransport.com – 478-387-8582



Social Refreshments Sponsored by Buckeye Acre Farm

Meet and Greet Social – 4:00pm

Consignors will be demonstrating their horses
in the sessions that are their specialties.

Buyers will be able to watch the horses demonstrate, then visit with the consignor and their horse, one on one.

There will be 3 sessions of demonstrations:

* Trail Horses on obstacles
* Ranch Horse demonstrations
* Whips, Guns, and Tricks


Clinics and Competitions

JTO Horsemanship Clinic – 11:00am

Jackie Turnbull, Trent Rhea and Odell Grose will give you helpful information on transitioning your new horse to his new home. A horse needs to acclimate to his different environment and surroundings as well as his new rider. Learn how to make this happen smoothly and with as little stress as possible.

Jackie Turnbull – 12:00pm

How to Purchase the Right Horse For You & Your Family

Jackie Turnbull has made a life long career from training and showing horses along with teaching youth, amateur and adult riders. She is familiar with all the ins and outs of horse and rider compatibility. Jackie also produces the Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale and she will give you tips on buying a horse at auction, along with information and knowledge that can help you make the right horse purchase.

Great American Ranch Horse Competition

Star H Equine Insurance $1,000 Ranch Horse Competition – 3:00pm

Compete for $1000 in Prize Money

This competition is open only to horses consigned to the sale and is designed to allow prospective buyers the opportunity to see the horses perform activities consistent with the ranch horse environment.

This is a judged event with the course consisting of a ranch riding pattern, boxing a cow, and demonstrating the ability to rope a cow. An additional consignment fee is required. More…

Winner of the 2019 Star H Equine Ranch Horse Competition


Ridden by Tania Morton

Consigned by Tania Morton

Winner of:

Saddle sponsored by

Grand Entry of Horses – Gaited Horse “Show-Off” – 6:30pm

Great American Ranch Horse Competition

$2,000 Trail Horse Competition – 7:00pm

Compete for $2000 in Prize Money

This competition is open only to horses consigned to the sale. It is a judged event with eight obstacles. The top ten scoring horses will come back to the finals on Saturday morning.

An additional consignment fee is required. More…

Begins: Friday at 7:00pm
Finals: Saturday at 9:30am


Download Consignment Form
Pay Consignment Fee Online

Winner of the 2019 Great American Trail Horse Competition


Consigned by Buckeye Acre Farm

Winner of:



Circle Cross Cowboy Church – 8:30am

A member of the Cowboy Church Network of North America.

Pastor Alfred Tyson invites you to join them for some music, fellowship and prayer
before the Trail Competition begins.
All are welcome!

Finals of the Trail Horse Competition – 9:30am

Horse Sale – 12:00pm


Selling Awesome Ponies

14 hands and under – At the start of the sale!

Fort Valley Ranch
Winner Selected Saturday Before the Sale


Two nights accommodations either camping in a water & electric site or one room bunkhouse and two corrals for your “GREAT AMERICAN” trail horses or mules.

Sign up for a buyers number and you become eligible for the drawing!

River Hill Stables
Drawing on Friday night.


A fabulous 2 night stay for you and your horse at the “Cottage” the perfect place for a weekend in the country.

Sign up for a buyers number and you become eligible for the drawing!

Watch a video about the Great American Trail Horse Sale
Filmed by the TV show

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