Howe, IN (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
The Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A. has announced its highest selling Clydesdale ever at the National Clydesdale Sale. The 6-year old gelding sold for $60,000, topping the previous sale record of $40,000 in 2006. The National Clydesdale Sale took place Saturday, April 26, at the Michiana Events Center in Howe, Indiana.
More than 150 Clydesdales were sold at the 2014 National Clydesdale Sale, which included mares, geldings and stallions from throughout the U.S. and Canada. The top-selling entry, named “Mark,” stands more than 18 hands tall and weighs nearly 2,000 pounds. Mark was consigned by JFP Equine of Waterloo, Illinois, and the purchaser resides in Tallahassee, Florida.
“For more than 30 years the National Clydesdale Sale has auctioned some of the finest Clydesdales in the world,” said Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A. Secretary Cathy Behn. “History was made this year with our highest-selling Clydesdale ever, and we are truly excited about the continued popularity and growth that our breed continues to experience.”
“Mark is a special horse,” said JFP Equine Owner Jim Poole. “Hundreds of Clydesdales have passed through my stables throughout my career and very few, if any, have possessed the total package of size, color, structure and temperament that he does.”
Jim Poole founded JFP Equine, a draft horse breeding and consultation company, in 2011. Prior to JFP Equine, Poole was a manager of Clydesdale Operations for Anheuser-Busch for 25 years.
For more information on the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A and the National Clydesdale Sale, please visit http://www.clydesusa.com.
About the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A.
The Clydesdale Breeders of the United States, incorporated in 1879, is the member organization for the Clydesdale horse and is open to all people interested in the well being and advancement of the breed. The purpose of the Association is to collect, revise, preserve, and publish the history and pedigrees of purebred Clydesdale horses. It is also responsible for all registrations and the transfer of ownership of all eligible horses within the United States. The Association sponsors national and regional horse shows, awarding special recognition to exhibitors of top quality U.S. bred stallions, mares, and geldings, in addition to the usual hitch and halter classes. The National Clydesdale Sale is organized each year, offering the largest selection of Clydesdale horses for sale anywhere in North America. Held in conjunction with the National Sale are the Association’s Annual Meeting, a members banquet, educational seminars, and more. Currently serving 700 members, the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A. registers over 500 new horses annually. Despite the growth in size, the membership is an active, well informed, extended family; extremely helpful to each other and the general public, and always supportive of and grateful to that magnificent creature – the CLYDESDALE HORSE.