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Wyoming Breeders Sale scheduled in August canceled


July 5, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Douglas, WY—Sale organizers have announced that all activities associated with the Wyoming Breeders Sale at State Fair have been cancelled. Scheduled for Sunday, August 14 at State Fair Park during the opening weekend of Wyoming State Fair, the sale simply did not draw enough consignors in 2005, according to Sherry Fields of Spear Cross Productions, LLC.

“We have felt very good about the quality and number of horses consigned during the first two State Fair sales,” Fields said, “And we would like to thank both our consignors and buyers for their participation. The size of the crowds we have had would seem to be an indication of the appreciation folks have for the horses and the idea of a horse sale during State Fair.”

Wyoming State Fair kicks off with the Demolition Derby Saturday evening, which is always a big attraction, but there are concentrated horse activities all during the first weekend, including a ranch horse competition Saturday and Quarter Horse and Paint show events beginning Thursday, August 11. The Ranch Rodeo begins at 3 p.m. Sunday and the All-Girl Rodeo fills most of the day Monday.

Fields says a sale in conjunction with the Wyoming State Fair was intended to raise interest and awareness of the horse breeding programs in Wyoming. “If we resurrect the sale next year, we will probably open the sale to consignors outside Wyoming. We have gotten so many calls from out-of-state breeders wanting to consign but had wanted to showcase Wyoming horses.”

For whatever reason, the Wyoming horses just did not show up this year, so all options will be considered before next year, Fields said.

The Wyoming All Breeds Racing Association-sponsored Speed Horse Sale, September 17, also managed by Spear Cross Productions, which is held in conjunction with the Fizz Bomb (barrel racing ) Classic in Gillette will be the weekend of September 15-18. The Speed Horse sale is an open consignment sale with the consignment deadline of July 17. Consignment information is available at 307-358-4424 or by email at spearcross@yahoo.com.