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NAERIC Yearling Fillies and Draft/Draft Cross Mares to be Auctioned at Rutgers University

Press Release

The 5th Annual Auction of NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Incentive registered yearlings will be at the Round House, Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. This year 5 adult Belgian and Belgian cross PMU mares will also be sold. Horses can be viewed by appointment, during Ag Field Day (April 24) and/or starting at 11AM on the day of the auction.

The yearlings are out of Belgian mares except as noted otherwise. All fillies have been handled daily and have good basic ground manners (lead at walk, trot, stand, back, regular grooming and hoof care, used to clippers, will be trained to stand tied, etc). Mares have had basic ground handling and 3 are proven broodmares, however they are not registered. Unsponsored, solid coat color fillies will start at $500, others at $750. For more information or to see the horses before the auction, contact Dr. Sarah Ralston 732-932-9404,

RU Rick’s New Edition. Dark chestnut with a small star and snip by racing bred QH Cadillac Coyjack (AKA: Bobby). Very refined with superb conformation, she will probably mature at about 16h. Very intelligent and responsive. Great dressage/hunter/jumper prospect. Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by Rick’s Saddle Shop.

RU Ayeesha. Charcoal/blue roan Tobiano by Bobby out of a percheron cross pinto mare. Striking markings, extremely athletic, fairly refined, she should mature at 16+ hands. A real show stopper with a great disposition! Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by the McCrane Foundation.

RU Mikaela. Chestnut Overo by registered overo Paint stallion, Prodigal Snifty Hank (AKA: Hank). She has the prized medicine hat/shield markings. She has excellent conformation with a pretty head and neck and tremendous “presence”. She is going to be fairly refined and tall (should mature at about 17h). Very alert, friendly and easy to handle. Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by Conselina Hay and Supply/Ginolfi family.

RU Creamsicle. Chestnut Overo by unregistered Overo stallion, Gumbo. She also has the medicine hat and shield markings and a ˝ blue eye. Very athletic with beautiful action and fairly refined. She will be fairly tall (16-17h?). Will be a perfect match for Mikaela! Sweet disposition, easily handled by novices. Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by Wendy Neininger.

RU Cinnabon. Red roan overo by Gumbo. She will be stout and very tall (17h+). Can be “pushy” but very easy to handle and well trained by her student. Great driving/trail/hunter pace/fox hunter prospect for a large person! Half sister to RU Cinnamon Sugar. Starting Bid: $750. Sponsored by Scarecrow Desktop Publishing/Joseph Pastva.

RU Rolex. Almost solid chestnut Overo with a wide blaze and one hind sock by Hank. Fairly stout, she is probably not going to be very tall (15h+?). Very sweet and easy to work with, but can be opinionated and likes to be outside! Half sister to RU Swiss Miss and RU Jewel. Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by Cargill Nutrena, Inc.

RU Kahlua. Bright red chestnut with star and stripe by Gumbo. Well proportioned and strong, she is going to be large. Affectionate, easy to handle and stoic, she is a great driving/trail/hunter pace/fox hunter prospect. Starting bid: $750. Sponsored by Wyeth.

RU Liberty. Red dun with a small star and white hind sock by Bobby out of a Percheron/QH cross mare, “Scar”. Very refined, good conformation, easily handled, she will mature at over 17 hands. Sister to RU Sydney. Starting bid: $750.

RU Amaretto. Dark roan/chestnut Overo with a wide blaze and unique markings by Hank. Will be quite stout, not very tall (15’2”?). Easy to work with and very affectionate. She is out of Bessie, listed below, who is also the dam of RU Dusty. Starting bid: $750.

RU Amore. Dusty red dun with a wide star and stripe and white hind socks by Hank. Refined, very smart and athletic, she probably will mature at 16h. She will make a great western/hunter/driving type horse. Very affectionate. Starting bid: $500.

RU Hip Hip Hooray (pictured above). Chestnut with a star and stripe by chestnut racing bred QH Moon Hippie. Very refined, fairly tall (will mature at 16+h), good but sensitive disposition. Good hunter/jumper/dressage prospect. Starting bid: $500.

RU Tootsie Pop. Dark sorrel with a small star and stripe by Hank. She will be stout and fairly tall (16h+). Friendly and stoic, she too will be a great driving/trail/hunter pace/fox hunter prospect. Starting bid: $500.

MARES: These are all PMU broodmares that did not get pregnant last year. They are being sold non-pregnant but with an option for a free breeding to a Thoroughbred or possibly sport horse stallion. They have only basic ground manners but should be easily trainable for riding or driving by competent trainers.

Vonnie. 6 year old, 16 h dark sorrel Belgian mare. 1750 lbs of pure delight. Very easy to handle, sweet disposition, proven brood mare. She could easily be trained for riding or driving. Starting bid: $750.

Bessie. 12 year old, 15 h dapple smokey sorrel Belgian. 1550 lbs. Dam of RU Amaretto and RU Dusty. Learns quickly with food rewards! Starting bid: $500

Nyla. 7 year old, 16 h light sorrel Belgian mare. 1600 lbs. Could be trained for pleasure driving/riding. Proven broodmare and easy to handle. Starting bid: $500.

Ally. 6 year old, 15h, Chestnut Belgian/Quarter Horse cross mare. 1400 lbs. Very sweet, easy to handle, should make a great riding/driving horse. Maiden mare. Starting bid: $750.

Electra. 5 year old, 15’2 h, bay Tobiano Belgian/Quarter Horse cross mare. 1500 lbs. A lot of presence and striking looks with a truly magnificent tail! She could easily be trained for riding or driving. Maiden mare. Starting bid: $750.

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