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BHSS Horse Sale expects strong showing and now all at one location


F.Ganje - January 10, 2020

RAPID CITY, SD – When it comes to performance horse sales, the Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is among those held up as a benchmark.  That’s because it records some of the highest sale averages in the country and everyone wants a piece of that pie, says Dean Johnson of Vale, SD, a long-time volunteer with the event.

The two-day event – Fri., January 31 and Sat., February 1 - has a new, permanent home beginning this year in the Kjerstad Event Center on the Central States Fairgrounds.

“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for exhibitors and the fairgrounds,” says Johnson.  “We have a great facility there. Ultimately moving the horse sale will really stimulate the sale in regards to who brings horses and what horses come, just because it’s all in one location.  They don’t have to preview and load, go to another location, unload, all in time for the sale.”

This year’s offering includes 180 lots with horses coming from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and every place in between.   Johnson says the sale ring will see seasoned horses,  young babies, and  green horses.  “We don’t overload the sale in any single category.  There’s only so many buyers in any given market.” 

Beginning at 8am on Friday, Jan. 31st, thirteen hand-picked horses  will compete in the Annual BHSS 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. On both days.

“The Black Hills Stock Show Horse Sale is among the top 10 highest averaging sales in the country,” 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.”

See Horse Sale Lots:  Friday, January 31st
See Horse Sale Lots: Saturday, February 1st



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