Quarter Horse Annual
Production Sale Results
Brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures welcomed buyers and bidders to the 6th Annual Weaver Quarter Horse Production Sale held Sunday, September 16th in Great Falls, Montana. Auctioneer, Lynn Weishaar of Reva, South Dakota, and pedigree reader, John E. Johnson, Peidmont, South Dakota led a large crowd representing 19 states and three Canadian Provinces in a fast, energetic sale. This was quite a compliment to the Weaver's and Treasure State Quarter Horses as most all of these buyers had to drive because of the terrorist attacks that had taken place on September 11.
Beginning the sale, Stan Weaver addressed the capacity crowd to a moment of silence for the victims of the families affected by these attacks and offered a heartfelt prayer as well for everyone involved in the attacks.
Stan and Nancy Weaver, owners of Weaver Quarter Horses, have spent the last 27 years developing their own breeding program. They proudly brand their horses with the brand which the Weaver family recorded in 1889. Stan and Nancy's children are the fifth generation to ride for the brand. The Weaver's are well known for their foundation bred Quarter Horses with speed, good bone, feet and withers. Their cow sense, cutting ability, disposition, color and outstanding conformation are recognized throughout the industry.
Weavers stallion battery consists of Ima Bit Of Heaven, a five year old red roan son of Smart Little Lena and the great mare Peppys From Heaven (Peppy San Badger and Royal Blue Boon); Poco Ima Doc, a 1988 black grandson of Poco Bueno out of an own daughter of Docs Prescription; Poco Doc De Oro, a 1984 buckskin grandson of Poco Bueno and an own daughter of Docs Adonis; PC Joes Frost, a three year old son of Sun Frost and Boon Bar/ Bar None Joe mare; Doc Ima Leo, a 1994 buckskin son of Docs Decatholon and a Zaydin's Leo daughter; Go Beckwith Roan, a 1992 red roan son of Beckwith Dun and a Tiny Watch mare. The last yearlings sold out of the late Diamonds Cutter son of Doc O Dynamite and a Sugar Bars/Poco Dell mare.
Six years ago Weavers paired up with Treasure State Quarter Horses to put on their first production sale. Owners Una Ford, along with her parents, Barb and Ted Crowley, have been valued participants in the sale offering their top horses for sale. Like the Weavers, their families have been ranching in the Bear Paw Mountains for many years. They stand two stallions, PC Mr Sun Peppy, a 1996 golden palomino son of Sun Frost and a Peppy San Badger/Sak Em San bred mare and Fire Me A Winner, a 1995 bay stallion by Taylor Jess Tivio out of a King Fritz/Win Or Lose bred mare.
The Weaver Quarter Horse sale offered a top notch set of horses that were well conditioned with excellent bone, muscle, style, conformation and tremendous color. Every horse that went through the ring sold and had a new owner. There was something for everyone from futurity prospects to affordable 4-H projects.
Sale Average: 102 lots - $3074; Weanlings: 70 lots - $2830; 1 Two-Yr Old Stallion - $4100; 6 Yearlings: - $3075; 13 Broodmares: - $3120; 12 Ride Horses: - $3788.
The high selling horse of the sale at $16,000 was Lot #1, Weavers Little Echo, a gorgeous red roan weanling filly sired by Ima Bit Of Heaven and a granddaughter of Hollywood Jac 86 and Colonel Freckles. This futurity prospect sold to repeat buyer, John Heinrich of Tucson, Arizona. Heinrich also took home the high selling stallion prospect, Lot #10 Weavers Heaven, a dun weanling sired by Ima Bit Of Heaven and a Classy Bar/Blackburn 41 mare at a commanding price of $14,000.
The next top selling lot, #14 a red roan daughter of Ima Bit Of Heaven and a daughter of Doc O Dynamite sold for $11,000 and hails Colorado as her home with buyer Tess Lineback. The Doc O Dynamite mares are proving to cross exceptionally well with Ima Bit Of Heaven - this looks like a magic cross for the cutting arena.
Lot #13, Weavers Bit Of Sug, another outstanding son of Ima Bit Of Heaven and an own daughter of Doc's Sug sold for $8500 to Ollie and Janice Pedersen of Bainbridge Island, Washington. The charismatic presence of this colt made him a crowd favorite.
Weavers Foxy Poco, Lot #47, a beautiful buttermilk buckskin weanling filly sired by Poco Doc De Oro and an own daughter of Poco Ima Doc sold to horseman John Heinrich, Arizona for $8750. This filly represented several generations of the Weaver breeding and the best of their two Poco Bueno bred sires.
Colorado roper, Chris Hogan, purchased Lot #45 Weavers Poco Fox for $6500. This bay weanling son of Poco Doc De Oro packed a powerful hip. Chockful of winning energy this colt will be a money earner.
Repeat buyer, Mark McKinney of Simms showed his faith in the Weavers breeding program when he purchased Lot 3, Weavers Gem Smart, a pretty blue roan filly sired by Ima Bit Of Heaven and a Driftwood/Leo San mare at a sound price of $5500.
Bud Sperry of Beach, North Dakota won the bid at $5250 on Lot 11, Weavers Black Heaven sired by Ima Bit Of Heaven and a Driftwood/Leo San mare. This colt put a show on in the ring with his natural stop and roll back, a real crowd pleaser.
High volume buyer, Nadine and Skip Land of New Jersey, purchased Lot 73 a two-year-old grulla stallion sired by Poco Ima Doc and a Colonel Freckles/Doc O Dynamite bred mare for $4100. They also purchased a bomb proof been there done that palomino gelding, Lot 100 for $5400 and Lot 98, a granddaughter of Zan Par Bar for $5000. All in all Land's purchased six horses trailering them back to New Jersey.
Mark and Rosemary Murphy, Nevada purchased the high selling yearling, Lot 77 Weavers Holly Nell for $4750. This golden palomino yearling filly with a snow white mane sired by Doc Ima Leo and a Hollywood Jac 86/Colonel Freckles mare was a half sister to the high selling weanling filly.
The handsome yearling buckskin stallion prospect, Lot 75 Weavers Diamond Wood, sired by Weavers deceased stallion, Diamonds Cutter by Doc O Dynamite and a Sun Frost daughter sold to Josh and Darielle Steele, Wyoming for $4000.
Top selling broodmare, Peavines Sunkist, a 1994 blue roan mare boasted Blue Valentine on her papers. She sold for $5200 to Colleen Wangler, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada.
Long Island in New York proved to be the new home of the high selling saddle horse Lot #99 Poco Black Doc sired by Poco Ima Doc selling to Dave Lehrman for $7200. This broke to death gelding was beautiful to look at, a cadillac to ride, with tremendous cow sense and the attitude to be a great life long partner.
Next years sale will again be held in Great Falls, Montana on Sunday, September 15th at the fairgrounds. Weavers will introduce their newest stallion addition, Ima Tuf Lena, a 1999 son of Tuf N Busy by Bueno Chex and Smart Bo Lena by Smart Peppy Lena a full brother to Smart Little Lena. Tuf is currently in training with Tom Wagoner, Texas.
Weavers and Crowleys welcome visitors to their ranches and look forward to presenting next years foal crop.
Weaver Quarter Horse Annual Production Sale Results
REAL ESTATE SECTION
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