33 horses find home at 7th annual Black Hills Stock Show summer horse sale

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds, hosted the 7th annual Black Hills Stock Show Summer Horse Sale Sunday.

44 horses were up for sale, ranging from ranch horses to those used for events such as cattle cutting or barrel racing. The Summer Horse Show was birthed almost a decade ago as a result of an overflow of horses for sale on consignments in the winter event.

Officials say this year’s selection brought on excited buyers.

“This is the highest quality we have had coming in a summer horse sale, so we were super excited about that and honestly the crowd is actually pretty good still and the summer is lighter than the winter time, but it’s still a pretty good crowd over there,” said Amanda Kammerer, the Livestock & Marketing Director for the Black Hills Stock Show.

A sea of cancellations in Rapid City due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amanda says participants were grateful that the show would still go on.

“They’re excited that we’re just having it,” Kammerer said. “They’re excited that we still said yes that we’re going to have the sale.”

33 horses were sold, with seven left over due to medical issues. The highest selling horse was sold at a price point of $26,500 with an average of $9,200.

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