In its sixth year in 2021, the Legacy Ranch Horse Sale hit a new high for sales with 32 horses selling for a total of $610,000 on September 18 at the Prescott (Ariz.) Rodeo Grounds.
The Legacy Ranch Horse Sale is the result of a collaborative effort between three Northern Arizona ranches, the Kieckhefer’s K4 and McCraine’s Campwood Cattle Company, both out of Prescott, and the Diamond A which stretches from Seligman, Ariz. to the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Billed as the place to purchase “true working horses,” the sale features horses from each ranch’s breeding programs along with a number of consignment horses from ranch employees. Horses offered through the sale are noted for being tough as the country in which they were raised and athletic enough to tackle rodeo and performance events or ranch work with equal measures of success. Sale graduates have excelled at the highest levels of the western equine industry.
Since 2016, the Legacy Ranch Horse Sale has been held in conjunction with Olsen’s Equifest, a weekend-long celebration of horses with various equine-based competitions, shopping, clinicians, and kids’ activities.
Potential buyers were able to enjoy both rope horse and branding/dry work demonstrations before stall viewing onsite prior to the sale. As in previous years, the sale was carried online by visworks.com and potential buyers could bid in person, online, or via phone.
Auctioneer Rick Machado wielded the gavel on high seller Hip #2, Figure You A GoGo, who came from the K4 and was purchased by Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) tie-down roper and Turquoise Circuit all-around cowboy Joseph Parsons of Marana, Ariz. Torpedo is a five-year-old chestnut gelding by the Popular Resortfigure son Figure Me Famous out of the Driftwood Ike bred mare Tuffy Harlander.
Figure You A GoGo sells for $65,000 at The Legacy Ranch Horse Sale.
“Rick [Kieckhefer] and I have rodeoed together and against each other my whole career,” Parsons said. “He always raised, trained, and rode his own horses.”
“If you’re looking for proven bloodlines, started and trained by cowboys go to the Legacy Ranch Sale. They’re durable horses ready to go to work the day you get them home.”
Hip #5, Boogers Ramblin Man, also from the K4, brought nearly as much at $64,000. Boogers Ramblin Man is a five-year-old roan gelding by Boogers Cross Bell, by Cee Booger Red, and out of another Driftwood Ike bred mare, Ikes Bonita Star. The touchdown was also purchased by a Wrangler NFR cowboy, four-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Champion Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas.
Of the 32 horses sold, 20 were geldings which brought an average of $22,790. The eight riding mares brought an average of $17,031. The 2021 sale also set a new mark for average sales at $19,062.
Plans are underway for the seventh annual event to be held in September 2022.
(Press release courtesy of Legacy Ranch Horse Sale, LLC.)