“Two current World’s Champions, a host of exceptional broodmares and stallions, a crop of stellar Hackney ponies — and those are among more than 200 entries that are as appealing as we’ve seen in one sale,” RES President Jimmy Robertson answered in response to the question he’s been hearing often: “What’s in your autumn sale?”
Elisabeth Goth LLC’s production sale of almost 50 entries includes colts and fillies, as well as current World’s Champions, Big City Bill and Heidi. CH Nutorious – the many-times world’s champion by top sire Undulata’s Nutcracker – will be presented under Matt Shiflet Stables’s direction. More than 20 ponies from the Heartland Hackney Farm’s breeding program will be presented by agent Majestic Oaks Hackney Stables, under Rich and Maureen Campbell’s direction; and, a complete dispersal of Happy Valley Farms, Rossville, Ga., will include close to 70 horses in various stages of development, including horses in training and breeding stock. The Happy Valley horses are from the late famed proprietor Marion “Bit” Hutcheson’s lifetime of work in the Saddlebred business.
A week’s stay at Linda Bennett’s world-class villa in St. Lucia, with many perks, is available to the highest bidder on Friday; proceeds benefit the Dr. Scott Bennett Scholarship in Equine Veterinary Medicine At The Ohio State University. Another interesting consignment is a 1997 Freightliner and a 1983 11-horse trailer, consigned from Michael Beasom.
The event schedule is:
- Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Check-in of tack sale items
- Thursday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m.: Tack Sale in Floral Hall
- Friday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.: Happy Valley Farms consignments, several at-large entries, all Hackney pony consignments
- Saturday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m.: Elisabeth Goth LLC consignments, other consignments
Consignments are listed at RobertsonEquineSales.com. Due to COVID health risks, catalogs are not being mailed, but will be available at the event; a PDF file is available online. Robertson is available at (502) 802-6977 or Jimmy@RobertsonEquineSales.com. For inquiries about the tack sale, contact Mike Felty at (502) 741-1683 or Brad Noel at (859) 613-4503. The events will be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, Ky.
-- via Robertson Equine Sales