STOCKHORSE SALE: 93 sold out of 117 mares offered with a top of $50,000 for Lot 25 at the Dalby Stockhorse Sale.
STOCKHORSE SALE: 93 sold out of 117 mares offered with a top of $50,000 for Lot 25 at the Dalby Stockhorse Sale. Jessica Bahr

Stockhorse sale brings out the crowds

WHILE some people spent the weekend cooling off in the pool or air-conditioning, stock horse enthusiasts from around the country flocked to the Dalby Showgrounds for the 42nd annual Dalby Australian Stock Horse Sale.

The sale, run by Darling Downs Branch Australian Stock Horse Society & Grant Daniel & Long, resulted in 191 horses sold for a gross of a whopping $1,634,500.

Of the 117 mares offered, 93 were sold, with Lot 25 taking out the top price at $50, 000.

A total of 100 geldings were up for auction with 94 sold and a top of $15,000.

Four out of five stallions were sold with a top of $15,000.

"It's the biggest stock horse sale in Australia; nothing beats it,” said DDASHS president Jim Ryan.

"We've got a very good committee which makes it wonderful; we're very happy with the support the town has given us... we're starting to get recognised as one of the biggest events on the books.

"We could turn this into a big event for the whole town, we'd love to get more people involved to make it bigger and better...it puts a lot of money back into the community.”

For more information and full results visit www.dalbystockhorsesale. com.au