The Summer Wrap Up Catalog is ready! Click here to download your copy.
Please print and bring your own copy to the auction on Sunday as printed copies will be limited in number, thank you!!
Here are few questions you may be wondering!
Q- What times do things start?
A- Tack at 10, outside items such as trailers and large equipment sometimes between noon-1, approximately, horses at 2. Prompt bidding, decision making and collecting of your tack items will be very helpful in keeping the tack portion of the day running smoothly and we thank you in advance for doing your part!
Q- Where do we go?
A- Tack is sold in our indoor ring. Have a seat, grab a snack from the food truck, bid often and stay involved with the tack auction. Horses will be in the barns and ridden outside.
Q-How do we bid?
A- Apply for a buyer’s number in our office as long as you are over 18 and can show a form of identification! Use that number you will be given to bid on items and run a sort of “tab”, paying at the end of the day. Please bring your Tax Exemption Certificate if you are Tax Exempt. All others are subject to MA Sales tax at 6.25%.
Q- How do we pay?
A- We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and checks.
Q- Can we see the horses?
A- Our staff will be riding the horses through out the day. We have a rough order in which we ride the horses to keep the tack rotating as needed and to be ready to start horses promptly at 2. Our riders may be able to demonstrate horses by request but thank you for understanding that with close to 80 horses to get through in this auction, we can not fulfill every request. We will do our best to answer questions and help people find their best match.
Because it will be a very busy day at the barn, please be sure to stay safe! Keep children close by and once horses start we ask everyone to stay out of the front barn aisle where riders are tacking and mounting in a rush.
Q- I bought a horse! Now what?
A- Great news! Before you leave the auction ring, be sure to sign the “Confirmation of Purchase” form that further ensure that you will pay for this great new addition to your life. You get a copy, we get a copy, all’s fair! As we ride each horse out of the ring they will be put back, usually into the same stall they were in, but sometimes things change… When you are done bidding for the day please be sure to pay for your horses and any tack you bought.
Please do not rush out immediately to your horses’ stall if he or she is in a busy section of the barn. We understand that new buyers are excited, but the horse may need to catch their breath and the staff may need plenty of space to keep getting more horses ready.
Q- How do I get my horse home?
A-Once you’ve paid for your horse and have the yellow receipts, we can help find your horse. Each horse will have a halter and leadrope to go home, though if you brought your own, you’re welcome to use them. Ideally you have a trailer, or a friend with one. Feel free to load and head home! If you need trucking, ask. There are often local folks willing to truck for a fee, or commercial truckers ready to be hired.
Q- I can’t take my horse tonight, is that ok?
A- Horses can stay overnight for no charge, at your own risk. We will feed and care for every horse on the place as if it were our own Sunday night and Monday. Any horses still here on Tuesday morning are subject to a $20 board fee per night. We would rather have horses stay over than have trucks pulling back in late after a long day. Horses can be picked up on Monday between 8:30-6. Horses will probably not be in the exact same stall when you come back, no worries.
Q- Can I bring my dog to the auction?
A- Please don’t! 🙂