Extravagana and Production Sale
is summertime in Arizona, and at HorseBreakers Unlimited that means
training, riding and grooming the best selection of buckskin horses
anywhere in America. The Ninth Annual Buckskin Extravaganza is just
around the corner and at Jon and Marywade Gilberts ranch in Dewey,
Arizona everyone is going full speed getting things ready. "Buckskins
seem to be the 'hot' color in the horse world today" says Jon
"but we've been promoting and selling the buckskins up here for
years." The sale will include not just buckskins but also duns
and grullos. There will be an excellent selection of saddle horses
from trail horses to World Champions, as well as brood mares, weanlings,
yearlings and two year olds. We sell Buckskins and all kinds of good
horses year round, but I think what really put us on the map is our
Buckskin Extravaganza. It is an extremely popular event that brings
people from all over the country to Dewey, Arizona to look and shop
for the finest buckskin horses.
The weekend's activities will kick off with an open house on Friday
August 1, from 3 pm to 7:30pm. "All of the horses will be available
for the prospective buyers to come and look at during the open house''
explains Jon. "However, we won't ride any of the horses that
afternoon. All of our riders and trainers will be on hand to answer
questions. The horses will be in their stalls for viewing, catalogs
will be available and our concession stand will be open. It's a
nice informal way to present the horses and it gives people a chance
to ask questions and browse through all of the horses without having
to worry about the time constraints of sale day." Additionally,
Jon and Marywade encourage their customers to do lots of shopping
long before sale day. "Buying a special horse is a big decision,"
reminds Marywade. We hope people will make an appointment and come
up to the ranch in the weeks preceding the sale and ride a few of
the horses that they are interested in. They can also arrange to
have a veterinarian do a pre purchase exam if they choose. Then,
when sale day rolls around, buyers have a few horses as options
and are sure they go home with 'The Horse Of Their Dreams'."
The entire catalog will be on our web page at www.horsebreakers.com
on June 30. This gives everyone plenty of information to go over.
The printed catalog will have pictures, pedigrees, foot notes with
descriptions of all of the horses in the sale. The next day is sale
day, Saturday, August 2. At 9:00 am the sale preview will begin.
The preview begins with the rope horses, then the cow horses and
reiners. The saddle horses will be shown throughout the morning
by many of the HorseBreakers crew. At noon the sale will start.
One of the special features of the sale is the Western Art Auction.
This is a select offering of western art presented by Ron and Sharon
Burndt, Cowhorse Galleries of Snyder TX. Following the art auction
the horse sale begins. Steve Friskup, one of America's premier horse
auctioneers will once again preside over the action.
For decades the buckskin horse has been associated with the west
and a romantic image of cowboy life. Lots of famous movies and television
shows have highlighted the buckskin horses. Many people credit Jon
and Marywade with reviving the interest in Buckskin horses. "We
think it is mostly a coincidence," says Jon "But buckskins
are even showing up at the horse shows now, not just at the ranch
and on the trails."
That's one of the things that make's this sale so special; it will
include horses from all different disciplines. Ropers, reiners,
trail horses, pleasure horses and World Champion show horses! They
are all here.
Although times have changed, the need for a dependable, all-around
horse is still essential. The ideal mount for the majority of horse
enthusiasts is a horse that looks good, works well, is well-trained,
has a great disposition and is capable and trustworthy for trail
riding, yet one that is adept enough to do team penning, roping,
reining, and/or jumping. Our sale horses are well broke and do a
little bit of everything. For our breeding program we choose Scottish
Bart and mares to produce what we feel is the ideal all-around horse,
focusing on perpetuating the best qualities of the American Quarter
Horse (preferably buckskin). Our primary objectives are quality,
conformation, disposition, versatility and color.
Scottish Bart is the Southwest's premier Buckskin stallion. Scotch
registered in the AQHA and the ABRA. He is by Supreme's Image and
out of Scotch Barta with five crosses to Skipper W. Scotch was bred
and raised on the Speer Ranch in Athens, Texas, where he was used
as a working ranch horse and the remuda's breeding stallion. He
possesses the qualities Jon and Marywade look for. He has correct
conformation, the best disposition in the world, a beautiful color,
good size (15.3 hands and 1,350 pounds) and passes all his fine
qualities on to his colts. In July 1995 one of his yearling colts
was named PHBA Reserve World Champion Amateur Yearling Halter Gelding
after earning 40 PHBA Halter and 38 PHBA Lunge Line points. In 1996
Scotch became a World Champion Producing Stallion when Skip Howdy
Zip, a two-year-old palomino gelding, was named PHBA World Champion
Amateur gelding and Reserve World Champion in Open. Besides producing
foals that excel at halter, reining, roping, and
reined cow events, he produces color 85% of the time. His colts
have wonderful dispositions, are easy to train, are lovely movers
and most of them are the wonderful buckskin color.
Scottish Bart stands for a fee of $1000.00 with a live foal guarantee.
His book has been filled for the past 9 years so if you are interested
in breeding, make sure to book your mares early in the year.
Gilbert's have recently added another stallion to their breeding
program. El Pachuco Doc. A 1986 AQHA bay stallion sired by Dry Doc
and out of a Wimpy mare. "Paco" was born, bred, raised
and branded on the King Ranch and caries the legendary bloodlines
of Doc Bar, Lightning Bar, Poco Bueno, Wimpy, and Rey Del Rancho.
His combined qualities of an outstanding disposition, athleticism,
versatility, and cow sense represent the original intentions of
the American Quarter Horse. He has earned his Register of Merit
as a finished reiner, and he is an accomplished cutter and team
roper. His breeding fee is $800.00 and shipped semen is available.
Not only does the sale have an outstanding selection of geldings,
but will also have some outstanding breeding stock to offer. Including
mares in foal to Scottish Bart: Honey N Chocolate, buckskin mare
by Zips Chocolate Chip (the all-time leading sire of western pleasure
horses); Shieks April Zippo, a 1994 buckskin ABRA World Champion
Western Pleasure Horse and weanlings, yearlings and two year olds
also sired by Scottish Bart just too name a few.
Other horses in the sale include: MJG Dun It Doc, a two-year-old
dun stallion by Hollywood Dun It, (the all-time leading sire of
NRHA money earners); Drys Golden Sun, a 1992 buckskin daughter of
Dry Doc and out of a Doc's Oak mare, in Shorty Lenas Promise- second
in the World in Junior Reining; A Natural Shi, a buckskin gelding
who is the 2002 IBHA World Champion in western pleasure and has
38 AQHA points; Dont Badger Jesse, a super buckskin gelding that
has his AQHA ROM in reining and also has points in working cow horse;
Lovealottacoke, a dun gelding, IBHA World Champion with over 150
points and an ROM in western pleasure, halter, and dun factor; Peppy
Double Chex It, buckskin son of Hang Ten Peppy (NRHA Futurity Winner)
and many other outstanding buckskin horses.
The complete catalog for the Buckskin Extravaganza and Production
Sale will by posted on our website at www.horsebreakers.com with
color pictures, pedigrees and write ups of the sale horses. There
are also maps, directions and a list of motels. Catalogs will be
available at the open house, the day of the sale and are also available
to be mailed.
Jon and Marywade are grateful to all their friends who help stage
the prodigious Extravaganza; Pamela Peel, horse sale manager and
her husband John; HorseBreakers head trainer, Alison Schuyler, who
will participate in her ninth Extravaganza sale; John Fuller of
Dimmit, Texas, who manages a feed lot and works with cow horses
and rope horses, will be there for his third sale; Katie Hill of
Prescott, Arizona, former Miss Teen Arizona rodeo queen, helps out
at the sale and throughout the year; The Goacher Family (Jim, manages
the backside of the sale, Kathy, our expert video person and Megan
who rides our kids horses) and all of our friends too numerous to
list. Also, joining our staff this year are Theresa Hofbauer, Jess
McDonald and Annabelle Wax.
Over the past eight years, HorseBreakers Unlimited buckskin sale
has gained national recognition and draws people, some of whom plan
their whole vacations around the sale, from all over the fifty states
and Mexico, Canada and Europe. There will be food, beverage concessions
and trade booths that include custom bit and saddle makers, artists
and a tack shop to complete the wonderful day at the Buckskin Extravaganza!!!
Please join us for the Ninth Annual Buckskin Extravaganza and Production
Sale and we hope to help you find the Horse Of Your Dreams. We have
more information please feel free to give Jon, Marywade or Pamela
a call at 928-632-5728 or visit the website at www.horsebreakers.com.
Our mailing address is P. O. Box 687, Dewey, Arizona 86327.