If you are looking to buy a ranch horse or a trail horse, the Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale is the place for you. This unique annual auction is held for ranch and trail horses of all breeds and there will be prices for all budgets. From Quarter Horses and Paints, to Cross breds and Gaited Horses, there will be horses, mules, and ponies to suit all ages, disciplines, and levels of experience. This is the 18th year for this annual auction. Don’t miss this exciting 2 day event!
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Catalog Entry Deadline: March 1st
Trail Horses of All Breeds For Sale “The BEST Soundness Guarantee in the Business”
Thursday – 5:00pm
Meet and Greet Social
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
Social Refreshments Sponsored by Buckeye Acre Farm
Clinics and Competitions
Friday – 11:00am
JTO Horsemanship Clinic
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.
Friday – 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.
Friday – 3:00pm
Star H Equine Insurance
$1,000 Ranch Horse Competition
RANCH HORSE COMPETITION
$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
#46 LADY QUINTESSA
Ridden by Tania Morton
Consigned by Tania Morton
Saddle sponsored by
Friday – 6:30pm
Grand Entry of Horses
Gaited Horse “Show-Off”
$2,000 Trail Horse Competition
TRAIL HORSE COMPETITION
$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
Star H Equine Insurance has over 45 years of insurance experience. They are dedicated to helping people with their horse or horse farm insurance needs. Licensed in all states but Alaska. Competitive quotes for your horse mortality (life) and your equine major medical (health) insurance.
Personal Equine Liability and Commercial General Liability coverage's to fit your equine activities. Whether you have a large commercial equine operation or a small gentleman's horse farm, we will find the right fit for you.
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Flat Hat Farms is a multi-discipline equine facility located within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. With nearly 500 acres, Flat Hat Farm is a horse-centric facility that emphasizes both the mental and physical well-being of our horses. Offering a MD Barnmaster barn and a 75’ x 150’ indoor riding arena / multipurpose building.
To compliment the horse facility, we are developing a wedding / meeting venue that will provide our customers a memorable experience. Our venue is located on a ridge top overlooking a valley west of Salem. Located 30 minutes away from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Airport and 30 minutes from Virginia Tech, we are easily accessible for out-of-town guests.
6019 North Fork Road,
Elliston, Virginia 24087
Come see our large variety of tack, equipment, horse products, gifts, jewelry, and clothing vendors. More info...
DOGS/PETS: All dogs/pets, must have current inoculations for rabies as described by state of residency. No loose dogs/pets are allowed loose anywhere on the premises. All dogs/pets that are not crated must be on a hand-held or tied leash. Loose dogs or pets will incur a $100 fine. You must clean up after your dog or pet.
COLISEUM: Absolutely no dogs/pets are allowed in the Winner's Ring Restaurant or any food service areas unless they are crated or are Service Dogs. Absolutely no dogs/pets are allowed in the Mezzanine (second floor of the coliseum) under any circumstances with the exception of Service Dogs. We ask that your service dog has his or her vest on.
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With horse & mule breeds of all types and prices for all budgets! Come early and pick out your favorite.
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the weekend! What a great, well organized event you put on. I bought a fabulous horse and felt like I certainly had all the information on all of the horses to make an informed decision. You put on a first class event.