It started, as things often do, with the dream of a few and their steadfast dedication. 21 Years later, the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Alberta Chapter’s Fall Classic Breeders Sale is the longest running warmblood sale on the continent.
Scheduled for October 10-11, 2015 at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta, the Fall Classic Sale is styled in the European tradition, turning a horse sale into a gala event. This year’s move to the Red Deer venue brings everything together under one heated roof – demonstrations, tryouts, stabling, exhibits and sale office.
Each of the 46 sale horses will be demonstrated in-hand, through the jumping chute, and/or under saddle, depending on age and training, on both Saturday and Sunday. Buyers are invited to try out any of the horses under saddle, view x-rays and/or health records and even arrange a full pre-purchase exam with the on-site veterinarian. This year’s pedigrees include such greats as Negro, Totilas, Sandro Hit, Quasimodo Z, Corland and Olympic Animo.
In its 20-year history, the sale has seen horses sold into all disciplines, with many success stories in every arena. The majority have gone to amateur owners and juniors, providing many years of soundness, enjoyment and successes for their riders. As well, a number have sold to professionals in the horse industry including past Olympians from each of the Olympic disciplines.
If you are unable to attend the sale in person, online streaming video of the demonstrations and sale as well as telephone bidding will be available. For more information visit the web site at www.fallclassicsale.com or contact the sale office at [email protected] or (403) 630-2551.