Buyers saddle up for big sale
ANTHONY Browning is always a tad reluctant to part with his precious horses, but this weekend he’s offering six thoroughbreds at the first Allora horse sale.
He said the two geldings and four mares, aged between six and 11 years, were ex-track performers with at least one boasting notable feats at Eagle Farm.
"But the simple fact is I have more horses than space, so a few have to go," Mr Browning explained.
His purebred thoroughbreds will be among 70 horses offered in the sale at Allora Showgrounds tomorrow from 10am.
Sale organiser Mal Sheard from Stuart Bond Real Estate and Auctioneers said buyer demand for quality horses had been the motivator for the inaugural event.
“Until now there was only one horse sale in the Warwick region each October,” Mr Sheard said.
“We really feel there is demand for more.”
Mr Sheard said his office had been inundated with inquiries about the sale with one prospective buyer travelling 1200km from Charters Towers to look at the stockhorses on offer.
“There has been significant interest in the stockhorses, both the registered and unregistered animals,” he said.
“We have also had a lot of inquiries about the kids’ ponies.”
He said the sale catalogue included eight Shetland ponies, two children’s ponies, as well as a range of saddle horses.
“We will be accepting listings until 8.30am on Saturday morning,” Mr Sheard said.
Tomorrow (Saturday) at Allora Showgrounds from 10am