wavily horse auction
Posted by Bird at 2015-09-01 09:01:32
I have been looking at the catalog for the Waverly horse auction. I have never been to this event, but it looks to me like there are some pretty nice teams there.
What are your experiences and thoughts about this auction?
Let me add that I would investigate any team I was interested in before the event and try to see them on their farms.
Response by wally b at 2015-09-02 05:50:59
I bought an excellent team there and I know several people who have bought excellent quiet teams at that auction. The key is to have someone who knows the variety of sellers and thus the quality of the sale animals so you can get a good advantage on the purchase. Without that, it can be a risk and I know a couple of people, inexperienced like me at auction, who would up with less than they bargained for when the got them home.
Response by NoraWI at 2015-09-02 06:13:07
The Waverly Auction is the Cadillac of auctions! Fantastic event! Unfortunately, I can't get there anymore but loved going in past years. Good idea to investigate teams thoroughly BEFOREHAND if you intend to buy. Of course, it is too late to do so once the auction is on.
Response by Bird at 2015-09-03 08:34:04
That's encouraging news. Sounds like a fun time in any event. If anyone is looking at the catalog and can recommend any of the sellers/teams, feel free to call me: 608-523-1340
NoraWI, assuming you're in Wisconsin, if you'd like to go sometime and I can help you, I would enjoy that.
Response by KC Fox at 2015-09-03 10:10:34
I'm going to Waverly auction this fall, mabie I can stay for the whole sale so far only stayed for 2-3 days I had the car full of harness and things.
Response by Seth at 2015-09-03 12:44:59
What would a price range expect to be on a good young team of belgians at this sale. Just curious.
Response by Bird at 2015-09-03 21:38:54
If you look on their site, you'll see prices that teams went for in the spring.
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