North West Auctions was proud to host the Fell Pony show and sale on behalf of the Fell Pony Society, which saw one of the best sales ever seen, with standing room only in a packed auction market and some exceptional prices achieved. The pre-sale show was judged by David Wilkinson, who we thank for his time and expertise. The championship rosette was awarded to lot 77 Lunesdale Casper consigned by AW Morland, Tebay. This much-admired colt foal sired by the renowned Lunesdale Union Jack saw much demand around the ring selling to 4,000gns. The reserve championship was awarded to lot 23 from Ray Alderson, Kirkby Stephen with Meadowpark Imari with a yearling black filly that was sired by Lunesdale Beckham going onto sell for 2,600gns.
The first pony into the ring took the top spot at 6200gns, Greenholme Joanne sired by the renowned Greenholme Diego, consigned by Helen Wenden, Ross-on-Wye. This much admired six-year-old was scanned in foal to Waverhead Copper. Other leading prices in class one saw Banksgate Shooting Star a 2008 born black mare consigned by Susan Mallinson, Shap selling to 3800gns.
The sale included the stud reduction on behalf of Greenholme Stud, Leading the way at 3200gns was one of the Family favourites Greenholme Potential, this much-admired black filly foal sired by Greenholme Diego. The adult ponies sold to 3000gns for Greenholme Hi-De-Hi for a 2013 born black mare which had ran with the stallion this summer. Other leading prices from the Potters saw Murthwaite Aut Polly sell to 2600gns with other foals to 2500gns for Greenholme Pepper. Plenty of Fell Ponies today eagerly selling in excess of 2500gns. The strongest trade ever seen for Fell Pony foals saw them regularly selling in excess of 1000gns.
A buoyant trade for society registered Mountain and Moorland ponies saw the sale commence with the Shetlands. We were proud to host the dispersal of miniature Shetlands from Heather Roberts of the Bybeck Stud, these were met with huge demand peaking at 4000gns for Bybeck Rio a 2016 born 31” Piebold filly. This was followed by other fillys from the same stud selling to 2400gns, 2200gns x2, 2100gns and 2000gns. The stallions from this herd sold to 1700gns from Benstonholm Lucky Charm.
A consignment of Dales colt foals from AW Morland of the Morlandsdales Stud saw them peak at 4200gns for Morelandsdale Adrian, with others from the same home selling to 2700gns, 1600gns and 1100gns.
In the Welsh section the trade peaked at 2600gns for a part bred Palomino Welsh section D mare selling to 2600gns from A Halstead, Hesketh Bank.
The next sale of ponies, horses and tack is Saturday 13th November 2021, we look forward to another busy day!