MARCH 24 - 25, 2001

Cutline:  "Honey Dew Something" did just that - topped Billings Livestock's two-day March sale event with a $6,500 bid.  The 97 AQHA Palomino son of CD O'lena was consigned by Cowhorses, Inc, Payette, ID and sold to Will and Cindy Martin, Jackson Hole, WY.

Solid Geldings Secure Top Seller Spots

Billings, MT - After a ten month absence from the crest of the Billings Livestock Horse Sales high seller charts, geldings gathered the momentum needed to put them back on top during Billings Livestock’s "Spring Special Catalog Sale" and regular monthly horse sale held March 24 - 25.

Good geldings were good property as a packed house played host to the two-day horse sale blitz which featured a grand total of 588 head of horses - with emphasis on "Foundation Bred" horses in addition to the "Canadian Classic" - a special session of Canadian consignments.

Horses went home with buyers from 15 states and Canada - from California to Maine and from Canada to Texas.

Testimony to the cocktail of color, conformation, and a contemporary pedigree - Hip 75 "Honey Dew Something" a 97 AQHA Palomino gelding sired by NCHA Futurity and Derby Champion "CD Olena" and out of a daughter of Doc Quixote - topped the day’s market with a final bid of $6,500.

Consigned by Cowhorses, Inc, Payette, ID, the quiet, pretty gelding sold to Will and Cindy Martin, Jackson Hole, WY.

Red roan, rodeo ready, and standing 16.1 hands - Hip 108 "Sonitas Powder Bear" a 90 AQHA Red Roan Gelding consigned by Kyla Mykytiw, La Combe, Alberta was the real McCoy - run barrels, rope either end, ranched off of, and used to pony colts.

Sired by a son of Sonita’s Last and out of a Camp Town Boy bred dam - the big, powerful gelding was purchased by Nuggett Carmalt, Kalispell, MT for $5,750.

A sale highlight included the Rebsom Quarter Horses Reduction Sale - offering 13 head from their program including "Fresnos Margarita" a 92 AQHA Chestnut mare sired by Date O Doc and out of a full-sister to Zan Parr Bar. The exceptional mare sold in foal to Doc O Dynamite. Will and Cindy Martin, Jackson Hole, WY purchased the package for $5,500.

"Forty Five Lights" a 98 AQHA Bay stallion consigned by Frank Henricks, Caldwell, ID was right on track for the reined cowhorse or reining futurities. Sired by "Smokin 45" and out of a daughter of Doc’s Sug and granddaughter of Gay Bar King, the big stopping stud colt brought $4,800 and sold to Dude Tally, Far West, UT.

Sale averages indicated a strong, solid market with a mere $400 separating the top five from the top 10, and only a $1,000 between the top 5 and top 20 horses.

Actual averages include the top five at $5,470; the top 10 brought $5,065; top 20 coming in at $4,585. and the top 50 horses sold averaged $3,703.

A big sale weekend is on tap for April 28 - 29 when Billings Livestock Horse Sales hosts their annual "Rope Horse Special" and "April Catalog Sale". Rope horses will show in a pre-sale jackpot on Friday afternoon, April 27 at 3 p.m. In addition, cattle will be available for rope horses on both Saturday and Sunday mornings during the sale preview. Sale time is 12 noon each day.

Hell's A'Roarin Outfitter's Annual Reduction Sale is scheduled for May 5-6 at Billings Livestock.  This first-class, first-rate sale features 300 head of horses and 50 mules that will have been ridden in rough country and packed.

For more information, contact BLS Horse Sale Managers, Bill and Jann Parker at 406-245-4151 or see it all at