The 46th annual Dalby Australian Stock Horse Sale topped at $50,000, and the overall result saw 162 horses sell at auction for an average of $14,648, representing an 86 per cent clearance.
In all, 89 mares sold for an average of $16,780, 69 geldings averaged $11,202 and four stallions averaged $26,625.
Topping the sale at $50,000 was the last lot offered in the twilight portion of the sale catalogue on Saturday. The seven-year-old bay mare Cedargrove Con D Lisa by Hazelwood Conman is from heritage listed mare Valli View Corina and was offered by Sue and Ian Harrison, Broomfield Grazing, Cedargrove ASH stud, Darlington.
She was presented in the sale ring by master horseman Adam Wallen and sold to the Rob and Sonya Southern and family, Tippendale South, Dirranbandi.
Mr Southern said he loved the style of Cedargrove Con D Lisa and the family would continue to campdraft her.
The success continued to flow for Sue and Ian Harrison when they sold Cedargrove Diva Destiny, an eight-year-old black mare by Acres Destiny from Valli View Kirsty, who topped at $44,000 on Sunday. Diva Destiny was bought online by Kelsey Brown, Casino, NSW, and again presented by Adam Wallen.
Mrs Harrison was humbled by the outstanding result over both days.
"We are really overwhelmed that other people appreciate the breeding of our horses," she said.
Mrs Harrison bought the dam of the $50,000 mare, Valli View Corina, from vendor Bruce Wilson at the Dalby ASH sale 18 years ago.
Top priced gelding at $30,000 was Derwowie Ambition by Tamarang Destinys Serenity from Kirkbys Stud Asia was offered by Dan and Viv Lindley and family of CJL Performance Horses, Gundagai, NSW and bought by Jim Lyons Agency, Tamworth, NSW.
The top priced stallion at auction making $37,000 was Double Shotta Duke, a son of Hazelwood Conman offered by Kristy Jeffries, Purga. Double Shotta Duke was bought by Keiran Delforce and Rebecca McKeering, Torres Park, Augathella.
Eight-year-old stallion Mr Duck, by Acres Destiny from Breks Duckolena, was offered by the Crane family and passed in during the sale at $65,000. He later sold for $75,000 to Brett Hall and Elsa Van den Heever on Sunday evening.
Speaking on behalf of the selling agents, Ray White Rural livestock manager Bruce Birch said they had received huge buyer interest in terms of buyers registering for bid cards.
"We found these buyers were discerning in selections and were prepared to pay a premium for well trained and presented horses which were ready to compete on," Mr Birch said.
Queensland Country Life will have a full report in the December 10 edition.