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    Carlisle Spring Horse & Pony Show & Sale
19/03/07

A showjumping gelding secured the top price of 5,000gns at the season’s first horse and pony sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday. This new event attracted a hugh attendance of buyers and enthusiasts who came to see the catalogued entry of 150 horses and ponies along with an array of tack coming under the hammer.

Jester, a bay gelding, sold for 5,000gns

Jester, a bay gelding, sold for 5,000gns

A showjumping gelding secured the top price of 5,000gns at the season’s first horse and pony sale at Borderway Mart, Carlisle on Saturday. This new event attracted a hugh attendance of buyers and enthusiasts who came to see the catalogued entry of 150 horses and ponies along with an array of tack coming under the hammer.

The 5,000gn sale topper, Jester, a homebred bay 16/17hh gelding was shown by Glasgow breeder Robert Pitcairn. This well turnout bay, a son of the show jumper Liberty, caught the eye of Manchester enthusiasts David and Gail Wootton.

The event included the first spring show and sale for the Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society. The pre-sale judging was carried out by Jimmy Wilson of Perth who awarded the championship rosette to local breeder Mrs Foster of Cumwhinton. Yarpha Wren, a black 38” mare sired by Ardo Renown, was sold for 800gns to the Old Vicarage M & M Stud of Hexham.

Also selling for 800gns was a Palomino mare consigned by Mel Howarth of Macclesfield, Cheshire. Halstock Snow Enya, a rising six year old daughter of Tyros Snowstorm, was purchased by K Thomson of Dumfries.

Topping the Shetland section at 1,300gns was a black and white Skewbald stallion offered by Mrs Eileen Kirkpatrick of Wamphray Moffat. Bantac Apache, a son of South Sand Imperial, was knocked down to H Norman of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Featuring in the leading price tickets in the general horse sale was a black filly Jess shown by Mr M Sowerby of Appleby. Selling for 1,700gns, she was bought by WT Evans of Lochans, Stranraer.

A 3 year old chestnut riding horse was shown by R Mowbray of Houghton, Carlisle and sold for 1,500gns to north east enthusiast P Shepherd of Sunderland.

The next event scheduled is a carriage and driving sale to take place on Saturday 31st March.

shetland pony studbook

link Carlisle Shetland Pony Show & Sale a Great Success
link Demand Prompts Mart Firmís New Equine Sales Calendar
link Annual Cowper Day sale of Horses and Ponies

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