August 22, 2021

It was a beautiful day for the 21st Annual Ranchers Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale at the scenic Besler’s Cadillac Ranch in Belle Fourche, SD. There was a lot of active interest in a high quality offering and the sale held strong through the entire day.

While the day was still cool, the RQHBA Futurities kicked off. Starting the morning off was the Don Brunner Yearling Futurity with $3000 in prize money to contend for. Winning the Yearling Filly Class was French Shine, owned by Donita Denke, bred by Long Quarter Horses. The Yearling Gelding Class was won by WS Buzzy Oak Drift, owned by Patrick and Amanda Fiedor, bred by Gumbo Quarter Horses. The Yearling Stallion Class was won by Rodeos Hard To Beat, owned by Tom Knott, bred by Bender Ranch.

In the RQHBA 2 & 3 y/o Ranch Horse Futurities, competing for over $1500 were the young riding horses. Winning the Two Year Old Class was Becky Amio on Top Guns Two Step, bred by HM Quarter Horses. Winning the Three Year Old Futurity was Ashley Secrest riding Harlans Samba bred by HM Quarter Horses.

Some of the Sale Highlights:

Riding Horses:

  • High Seller – Lot 47 MDP Jets Illuminator, 2017 bay gelding consigned by Nate Horner sold for $27,000 to Marc Murfitt from Bozeman MT.
  • Reserve High Seller – Lot 37 CCC Beckwith Tivio, 2018 buckskin gelding consigned by Crago Schmidt Quarter Horses sold for $18,500.
  • Lot 42 Joe Jack Chex, 2016 sorrel gelding consigned by Broken Arrow Livestock sold for $14,500.
  • Top 5 average $17,750
  • Top 10 average $13,685


  • High Seller – Lot 45 High Shining Colonel, 2020 palomino mare consigned by Fox Ranch Quarter Horses sold for $3,700.
  • Yearling average $3,283


High selling weanling stud colts:

  • Top stud colt (3 way tie)
  • Lot 1  Oles Pep Pep  sold to Seth and Sarah Moreland from Red Owl SD  for $3500 consigned by Shield 5 Quarter Horses.
  • Lot 29 Frosty Rodeo Top sold to Shawn Kautzch from Pinedale WY for $3500 consigned by Bender Ranch.
  • Lot 31 Frosted Playgun sold to Brian Philipson from New Underwood SD for $3500 consigned by Bender Ranch.
  • Top 5 average  $3420
  • Top 10 average $3220

High selling weanling fillies:

  • Lot 30 Cowgirl Express sold to Shawn Kautzch from Pinedale WY for $3500 consigned by Bender Ranch.
  • Lot18  Boons Choice Lynx sold to Shane Deering from Savannah MO for $2700 consigned by Mailloux Quarter Horses.
  • Top 5 average $2630
  • Top 10 average $2145

Thanks to all of the buyers for a very successful sale, to our consignors who brought such outstanding consignments and to our sponsors whose support makes so much happen. Make your plans to attend 22nd Annual RQHBA Sale on the fourth Sunday in August in 2022.