Horsing around

Raniera Holden and Tama Wilson put this horse through its paces for the crowd at a horse fair at the Matawhero Saleyards yesterday. Picture by Liam Clayton

More than 70 horses and ponies changed hands and a hunter from the East Coast made the sale-high price at a horse fair at the Matawhero Saleyards yesterday.

A crowd of 150 to 200 people watched proceedings as 16 broken-in horses and 56 unbroken horses went under the auctioneer’s hammer.

“The top-priced broken-in animal, a hunter from the Ruatoria area, sold for $6500,” said PGG Wrightson auctioneer Wally Moore.

“The best of the unbroken, a three-year-old filly, sold for $2600. It had been well handled.”

Mr Moore said for the quality of the horses and ponies presented it was “quite a good sale”.

“Most of the animals presented for sale were from the Gisborne and East Coast area.”

The sale resumed after a break last year.

More than 70 horses and ponies changed hands and a hunter from the East Coast made the sale-high price at a horse fair at the Matawhero Saleyards yesterday.

A crowd of 150 to 200 people watched proceedings as 16 broken-in horses and 56 unbroken horses went under the auctioneer’s hammer.

“The top-priced broken-in animal, a hunter from the Ruatoria area, sold for $6500,” said PGG Wrightson auctioneer Wally Moore.

“The best of the unbroken, a three-year-old filly, sold for $2600. It had been well handled.”

Mr Moore said for the quality of the horses and ponies presented it was “quite a good sale”.

“Most of the animals presented for sale were from the Gisborne and East Coast area.”

The sale resumed after a break last year.

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