The inaugural general sale of horses and ponies saw vendors and buyers from throughout the UK in attendance attracted by the variety on offer.
The sale topped at 2500gns for a very smart, grey, 5 year old registered Section A Dales mare from AW Morland, Tebay. A 16.1hh 9 year old grey mare from M T Tonks, Beckermet sold for 1800gns. A quality Shire x cob 2 year old filly from P Wheeler sold to 1650gns and a 3year old Shire filly from D Smith, Castle Douglas to 1400gns.
There were several Shetlands forward and attracted keen interest, selling to 400gns for Klassique’s Henry a miniature coloured stallion and 200gns for Belmont Corey another miniature stallion both from JC Horn. 280gns was paid for Lathom Jonnie a 37” gelding from J Watson, 260gns for Newton Sadie Girl a 30” piebald mare from D Airey and 250gns for Heidi a 6 year old 32” skewbald mare from J Barras.
A good selection of Fell ponies were also entered, topping at 780gns for Geordans Little Gem a 4 year old filly from M Cornthwaite who also sold 2 year old registered fillies to 600, 550 and 420gns.
Well presented, horses, ponies and donkeys attracted keen bidding with trade more selective on the younger, unbroken lots.