2017 RQHBA Sale Report

The 17th Annual Ranchers Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale was held on August 28, 2017 at Besler’s Cadilac Ranch in Belle Fourche, SD. the sale was well attended with an excellent crowd of buyers who came from multiple states to select from over 80 head of weanlings, yearlings and riding horses. Unique to the sale is the weanling showcase that let’s potential buyers compare foals side by side. Saddle horses are shown on cattle, barrels or ridden prior to the sale.


To start the day off the RQHBA Ranch Horse Futurity was held with riders competing for $2000 in prize money. This futurity is open to any weanling sold through the sale with all horses completing a judged pattern. Winning the two year old class was Sonya Coolahan on a horse bred by Shield Five Quarter Horses. Winning the 3 year old futurity was  Ryan Smith riding a horse bred by Johnson Quarter Horses.


The week before at the Central States Fair the Don Brunner Memorial Yearling Futurity was held with $3000 in prize money awarded.


Sale Averages



Top Weanling Colt   $4200

Top Weanling Filly       $2200

Top 5 weanlings  $2400

Top 10 weanlings  $2000



Top Gelding:  $12,000

Top Mare:   $8500

Top 5 Riders:   $9000

Top 10 riders:   $7900

Top Yearling:  $7750

Top Pony:         $1600



2017 Studs


Lot 52 Yo Baboom consigned by Merrill Ranch and sold to Jim Whitcher for $4200


Lot 26 Driftin Yellow Jack consigned by Le’Ann Bender sold to Tom and Sonya Coolahan for $2600


Lot 19 WPH A Dashin Latte consigned by Brad Wood sold to Rhonda Oakes of Bayard IA for $2500.


2017 Fillys


Lot 30 Cowgirls Snippy consigned by Le’Ann Bender sold to Leann Jewett of Eagle Butte SD for $2200.


Lot 33 True Top Gal consigned by Gary and Deb Mailloux sold to Monet Drolc of Piedmont SD for $1750


Lot 35 Reggies Sugar Spark consigned by Gary and Deb Mailloux sold to Carol Shade of Hartford, SD for $1750.




Lot 52 Yo Pat Times Three a 2009 gelding consigned by Merrill Ranch sold to Herb and Arlene Pitan for $12000.


Lot 70 Breezy Drift a 2012 gelding consigned by Jeremy Langdeau sold to Jay Mattson.


Lot 67 Sparky Deuce a 2011 gelding consigned by Lonnie Krause sold to Chad Blair for $9000.



Thanks to the buyers for a very successful sale and to our consignors who brought outstanding consignments.  Make plans to attend the 2018 RQHBA sale on August 26th.


August 26, 2018