2020 marked the 26th consecutive year for the Canadian Warmblood Alberta Chapter Fall Classic Sale and the first Canadian Online Horse Auction, hosted by ClipMyHorse and WeAuctions. Once again Elite Three was the title sponsor and we would like to thank them for their generosity. Thanks to a group of mainly volunteers the sale was once again a roaring success with average prices way up and numbers of horses sold on par with the previous 5 years.
We saw the most horses sold for over $30,000 ever with two of the Performance horses selling for $36,500 and $37,000 as well as two Prospects under saddle selling for $30,500 and $32,000. The bidding was rapid in the last minutes of each horse’s closing with over 400 registered bidders vying for their favourites, some horse’s prices doubled in the final moments which made for great energy and excitement. Leading up to the final days the YouTube videos had 350 hours of watch time and more then 100,000 people reached thru social media!
The high seller of the sale as well as high selling Performance horse was the lovely 5-year-old Chelletto Z gelding consigned by Tamie Phillips and was scooped up by Etsuko Sakimura II of La Honda CA. This Chimeron Z x Le Sauvage Z gelding was bred by Okanagan Show Jumping Stables and has been professionally brought along in the show ring by Tamie. The high selling prospect under saddle was the well bred 3-year-old mare Meer Kat who was bred and consigned by Klondike Victory Farm. This Orlando x Tempranillo mare will make her way just south to Rocky Mountain Show Jumping in Calgary AB.The 2-year-old high seller who went for $23,500 is the gorgeous young mare Nikita VF who was bred and consigned by Valley Field Farm. This Quidam Blue x Balou Du Rouet filly was purchased by Robert and Margaret Williams of Ottawa ON.
The yearling high seller was the feminine filly Abira RPH who was bred and consigned by Rosenol Performance Horses. She is by Atlas RPH and out of a Leeto Z mare and will be heading to Chloe Veurink of Redcliff AB for a final price of $8,500. The high selling weanling was the stunning Sir Gregory x Londonderry colt Sir Peter in Florence who was bred and consigned by the partnership of Hans and Katrina Van Den Bosch and Joely Mann. He will also be staying in Alberta and was purchased by R and K Holt Farms Inc for a final price of $16,500.
The broodmare category was hotly contested with all mares selling above $10,000. The high seller was the beautiful Inshallah who was bred in Europe and consigned by Carousel Ridge. She had competed to the 1.30m level and will be making her way up North to Yellowknife NWT to Dr. Tom Pizs for a final price of $15,500.
This sale could not happen without the hours of volunteer time that is put in by a passionate group of people. We would like to thank Valleyfield Farm and Old Gate Farm for donating their lovely facilities for the presentation days. This was the first time that the sale has incorporated professional video and photography which was provided by Gear Head Media. This year’s sale administrator was Barb Easthom. Thank you to the sale committee who all volunteer endless hours, Gavin Pearson, Rebecca Beechinor, Coreen Jamieson, Katrina van den Bosch, Joanne Wright, Jennette Coote, Doreen Kulcsar and Lorrie Jamieson. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone these events until 2021-22. We look forward to seeing you all again when it’s safe.
Join us on March 9, 2020 at the Sandman Hotel and Suites Calgary South for the Jump Alberta Annual General Meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Join us January 11, 2020 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary for the Jump Alberta Year End Awards Gala. We’ll have a great evening of celebrating our riders, trainers and members with a delicious dinner and dance that’s fun for all ages. Tickets are $75; $35 for kids 14 and under.
Reserve your room at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino with code GMTJUMPA to get our special rate of $149.
Join us at the Jump Alberta 2019 Symposium at Amberlea Meadows, November 15-17.
Presenters: Hope Glynn and Ray Texel
$75 for members
$115 for non-members for the entire weekend
Friday night is included for full weekend
purchasers; $35 as a stand-alone
We’re looking for volunteers! Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel Bookings: 4 Points Sheraton Gateway
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yegef-four-points-edmonton-gateway/ with the Group Codes:
AJAAJAB for rooms with 1 King
AJAAJAF for rooms with 2 Queens.
The 2019 Jump Alberta Young Horse Finals will be held at St. Georges Stables, Sept. 21 and 22 with a warm-up day on Sept. 20.
In addition, Jump Alberta Sponsored Young Horse Warm-Up classes will be hosted in Edmonton at the Amberlea Meadows Harvest Classic and in Calgary at RMSJ Fall Classic.
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Jump Alberta Sponsored Young Horse Warm-Up classes will be hosted in Edmonton at the Amberlea Meadows Harvest Classic and in Calgary at RMSJ Fall Classic.
Upcoming Jump Alberta Mini Clinics (free to attend!):
Calgary, August 10, approx. 5:30 p.m. at Goby’s Grill (RMSJ)
Law, Order and Lessons in Horse Hauling
In today’s equine sport world, it is becoming more common for competitors and trainers to lease or co-own a horse with another individual, rather than to purchase a horse outright. Learn from lawyer Dan Hawkwood about general terms that should be included in any horse lease or co-ownership agreement, and to give some constructive ideas regarding items you can include in an agreement to avoid potential uncertainty and conflict.
David James of Bar J Heavy Mechanical will also be presenting on horse trailer maintenance, inspections, and trailer servicing for safe hauling.
Bar J is offering a 10% discount for Jump Alberta members who book their trailers in for service before September 1st and Greenhawk Calgary is providing a little take home swag for all of the auditors in attendance
We had such a great time with course designer Werner Deeg at our Jump Alberta Mini Clinic on Aug. 7.
Thank you for sharing your expertise with our members and answering all of our questions.
Thanks to Rocky Mountain Show Jumping for hosting! Follow along on our social channels for upcoming events.
We had a huge turnout for our July 26 Mini Clinic with course designer Chris Jones at Amberlea Meadows Jump With Hope Horse Show.
Thank you to all of our members for coming out and for your thoughtful questions.