November 9, 2009 — October Hill Farm, a breeder of warmblood sporthorses in the United States, announces the 2009 Candy Store Sporthorse Auction to be held at October Hill Farm’s facilities in Hudson Oaks, Texas, 23 miles west of Fort Worth. The Candy Store Sporthorse Auction is presented by Texas Select Sporthorse Sales LLC, and will be held November 21 at 2 p.m.
Featuring pedigreed Holsteiners, Hanoverians, Oldenburgs, Zweibruckers and other registered breeds developed for performance, the Candy Store Sporthorse Auction’s sale group comes from select consignors who are long-time and knowledgeable breeders, riders and trainers.
“We have strived to put together an appealing and talented consignment collection with a particular focus on skills and ability,” said Wendy Gerrish, owner and general manager of October Hill Farm.
The auctioneer for this sale is Swing City Auction Company, a Plano-based auction services company owned by Phillip L. Pierceall. Pierceall is a familiar face to the equestrian sports community, having worked at show venues across the country as an announcer and organizer.
“We are looking forward to this very exciting auction event and expect a sizeable turnout,” Gerrish said. “We will be broadcasting this auction live at www.livehorsesales.com, which enables buyers to bid live as the auction occurs. So a bidder who had a particular interest could attend the auction preview or schedule an appointment in the weeks leading up to the sale, but then bid from offsite if they could not be present at the time the horse is one the block.”
A tentative schedule of events, including riding trials and free-jump presentation times, can be found at www.candystoresporthorses.com, along with information on how to bid in real time using live streaming video services. Consignments will be continuously added up to the date of the sale.