2013 Historic Deadwood Horse Sale
Spearfish, SD - Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 5th @ 1:00 pm - Historic Deadwood Horse Sale
Saturday, May 4 @ 2:00 pm - Sale Preive
Sunday, May 5th @ 9:00 am - Sale Preview
Catalog is now ONLINE!
2012 Historic Deadwood Horse Sale Report
Averages: overall sale ave. - $5,372
Top 5 averaged - $10,750
Top 10 averaged - $9,425
A nice crowd of very serious buyers gathered for the annual May performance
horse sale offered as the Historic Deadwood Horse Sale. The location was the Seven Down Indoor Arena near Spearfish.
Jay and Melinda Mattson have produced this sale for the past nine years, and this sale has proven itself as
an excellent place to shop for ranch horses, weekend trail horses, along with proven pro-level horses.
This was an offering for a wide variety of buyers—from some very elite top proven rodeo competitors
to some very well-bred young riding prospects.
This sale offers two different previews, over two days, to ensure that potential buyers can find a horse that
will match well with their needs. Many horses have come through this sale to be successful at several different levels.
The good thing about the Mattson family is that they use their horses daily, and
they encourage the rest of the consignors to represent their horses honestly and fairly to the public.
Top selling horse of the day was Lot 10, consigned by Jade Lyon, Meadow,
SD. He sold to Jeff Schaefer, DesLacs, ND, for $13,750. This horse was “Robert”
and he was a grade palomino gelding that was nine years old. Jade had won money on him in
calf roping, and this horse presented himself well at the preview. You should hear more from this horse.
Kelly Eggl, Minot, ND, consigned Lot 3, and he sold for $ 11,000 to Marv
Pullam, Riverton, WY. He was “Sonny’s Regal Quest” by Sonny LL Straw back to Sonny Dee Bar.
He was a very gentle 15 year old sorrel head horse that was very quick. He had been won on at PRCA rodeos.
Don Kirkland, Blythewood, SC, purchased Lot 68 from Shawn Hochhalter for $10,750. His name was “Bubba”,
a seven year old gray grade gelding that was sold as a ranch horse. He had been used on the ranch for
gathering, checking, and moving cows, and was as pretty as they come.
Lot 77, “Bueno Cajun”, a nine year old registered palomino gelding, consigned
by Claudia Martinson, Gillette, WY, sold for $9500 to LL Livestock, Saratoga, WY.
This very gentle ranch gelding had had reining training and had been ridden by riders of all ages.
Thanks again to the buyers, consigners, Seven Down Management, and Seth Weishaar
who again did the auctioneering. Hope to see everyone again next year for the 10th Annual
Historic Deadwood Horse Sale - Jay Mattson, Producer