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Horses & Ponies Go Under the Hammer

The seventh annual on-farm auction sale of horses and ponies was staged at Harold Gray’s Upper Austby Farm, Langbar, Ilkley. (Sat, July 26)

Skipton Auction Mart’s Ted Ogden conducts proceedings at Harold Gray’s 7th annual sale of horses and ponies.

sale of horses and ponies
The 180-strong entry included coloured horses from yearlings upwards, fells, cobs, mares, foals and donkeys – all reared on the Yorkshire hill farm.

Auctioneer Ted Ogden, of Skipton-based Craven Cattle Marts, reported across-the-board interest from traders, farmers and members of the general public looking to acquire either promising young horses to break and bring on, or broken horses or ponies to ride.

Three coloured mares with colts at foot topped the day’s prices when selling for 2,400gns, 2,300gns and 2,250gns respectively, while there was also sharp trade for yearlings and two-year-olds. Geldings proved strong too, with prices ranging from 600gns up to 1,100gns.

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