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Among the top 10 highest averaging sales in the country, the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is set for January 26-27, 2018.
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Among the top 10 highest averaging sales in the country, the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is set for January 26-27, 2018.
Two-day horse sale highlight of Black Hills Stock Show
News Staff - January 17, 2018

RAPID CITY, SD – Exceptional.  Amazing. Record entries.  Those are all descriptions organizers of the annual Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale use in describing the upcoming two day event, set for Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  Parred down to around 177 lots – from initial entry numbers of over 300 – this sale continues to be a jewel in the crown of the Black Hills Stock Show.  Horse Sale committee member Dean Johnson is excited about this year’s sale.

While Thursday afternoon (January 25th) starts the horse sale check-in process, there has already been months of work behind the scenes to get to sale day, shares Johnson.  “Once all the entries are in,  “the sale selection takes one day, then another day to review those.  Then we start the sale order process and lotting.  There’s an important strategy to a sale order that keeps the momentum of the sale going.”

Beginning at 8am on Friday, January 26th, 13  hand-picked horses  will compete in the Ranch Horse Select competition.  These horses represent what those making the selection deem as the best ranch ready horses in the sale.  A full preview of all lots follows and then it’s sale time at 2pm.

“We have everything in place,” observes Johnson.  “High quality horses, good auctioneer, good pedigree guy.   Either we’re getting better at it or it’s getting easier to do.  It’s just really fallen together. I do believe this sale will be one of the best.”

Both days of the sale offer similar quality of horses, finished to varying levels.  On Saturday, January 27th, the preview gets underway at 8am and like the day before, will offer a wide variety through the sale ring at 2pm.

“The Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is among the top 10 highest averaging sales in the United States,” says Johnson.  “That statistic represents the seller’s interests.  The buyer’s interest is from people seeking high quality horses. Buyers are there because the horse power is there.”

Previews are held at the Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds with the two sales held in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

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