The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which earlier this month announced it was returning to the auction business after a 17-year hiatus, is pleased to announce the dates and location for its 2019 sales.
The San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Travis County Exposition Center in Austin.
“We looked at a lot of locations for these sales, and we really think this is the perfect spot,” said longtime horseman Bart Sherwood, who previously operated the SAHSC from 1998 to 2002. “The Travis County Expo Center is a centrally located facility serving the needs of all Texas horseman and women, both consignors and buyers. SAHSC looks for a long-term partnership with the Expo Center as the home for all future sales.”
The sale is open to both Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses and will include yearlings, broodmares and horses of racing age, plus barrel and hunter/jumper prospects.
“We felt like this was the right time to bring back a sale to the central Texas area and that there will be demand from both buyers and sellers for a sale like this that includes Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses and multiple disciplines,” said Sherwood. “We had some very good sales back in the day, so we are optimistic that we can get that success going again.”
The entry deadline is April 22 with a consignment fee of $450 and commission rate of 5 percent, with a $250 minimum.
Net proceeds from the sale will benefit the Train a Dog – Save a Warrior (TADSAW) program which provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog to any veteran surviving with MIADS, PTSD, MST and/or TBI at no charge to the veteran or their family.
As an incentive for all consignors, SAHSC is offering a $50 discount on each horse’s consignment fee for “Early-Bird” consignors before February 28. Also, there will be a $50 discount for each horse consigned when the consignor enters four or more horses in the sale. The discounts can also be combined, so early consignment of four or more horses would be just $350 each.
SAHSC will also conduct the Alamo Classic Fall Mixed Horse Sale on Saturday, September 28, also at the Expo Center.