Haythorn Production Sale


September 4-5, 2010 • Arthur, Nebraska

  Behind the Sale: Haythorn Ranch was established in 1884 by Harry and Emma Haythornthwaite. In the 126 years since, the Haythorn family has become an American ranching dynasty. Harry’s great-grandson, Craig, Craig’s wife Jody, and sons Sage and Cord, continue the family tradition that has made Haythorn Land & Cattle a legend. The Haythorn production sale is held only once every four years to allow horses the time necessary to be trained completely. Horses sold in the sale are ranch horses, raised outside and trained in a cow camp—not in a barn or an arena. Each Haythorn cowboy is responsible for putting the finishing touches on 10 to 15 horses and, when their mounts are sold, the cowboy receives 10 percent of the selling price.

  Best known for: Quality and integrity. “Our word and integrity has been a big part of our success through the years,” says Craig. They stand 12 stallions at Haythorn, many with Hancock and King Fritz bloodlines.

  Expect to see: Well-broke, gentle using horses (geldings in particular) that have been raised in the Haythorn tradition of well-rounded horses. The sale draws some 4,000 people and offers a ranching experience, with an evening meal, trade show and more. Come the day before the sale for the 6th Annual Waldo Haythorn Futurity. The sale preview begins the next morning at 8 a.m., and the sale starts about 1 p.m.

  Web sites and contact information: For more information, call 308-355-4000; email haythorn@lakemac.net; or log on to Haythorn.com.

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