Hay at Hereford Sale Report
The Hay-On-Wye at Hereford Sale
Brightwells report a very large attendance of buyers at the second Sale at Hereford which was held over 2 days this year for the first time. The weather on the Saturday was atrocious which didn’t help the trade but Sunday saw the sunshine bring better returns.
The show results for Saturday were Section A foals won by Mr Gareth Prices’ Littlewern Luma a grey filly foal which also took the Championship and eventually sold for £520.
First prize in the Section Bs went to Mr Gareth Ll. Williams’ with a colt foal Moelgarnedd Samson who was also Reserve Champion and sold for £180. The overall figure for Saturday were 108 sold to average £187.70. With a top price of £1,300 for Phil & Rhys Williams’ Cefnfedw Sara’s Dream, a very nice dark bay mare by the sire Penboeth Tap-Dance which was covered by Penboeth Essay. Second top price on Saturday was £950.00 for an Eppynt filly foal from Mr Elwyn Davies Eppynt Silver Star Gaze by Eppynt Silver Splash.
Sunday saw a stronger trade throughout the day; obviously the better weather making the prospective purchasers feeling more giving. There was a much larger crowd throughout the day; with two very special guests arriving who Mr Court introduced to the audience at the commencement of the sale, and they were no lesser than the double gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin OBE at London 2012 and Rio 2016 and her trainer Carl Hester MBE also a gold medallist at the London Olympics, who were hoping to buy.
The show classes that day were for a Section A foal and a Section C and D foal. The Section A class was won by Mr Vivien Pearce’s Windmill Jay a grey filly foal by Ffermymorlais Banter who was overall Champion of the day and sold for £300.
First prize in the C & D class went to Viv’s daughter and son-in-law Claire Pearce-Morgan and Stuart Morgan’s Blaencila Rolex a chestnut colt by Parvadean Rooney which sold for £680. Top price in the As was for an unshown Palomino colt from the Glyncoch Stud, a palomino colt foal Glyncoch Gold Digger sired by the royal welsh winner Glyncoch Peter Pan and making £1,200.
Top price for the Sunday Sale was the Glyncoch foal with the second top price going to Mr Wayne Rees’ Waunoris Scarlet O’Hara a yearling part bred skewbald filly which made £1,080.
For the first time at the Hay-On-Wye at Hereford Sale there was a special section for registered Shetland ponies which met with a very good demand with a tope price of £500 for Miss S L Hughes’ Eifama Glenys a black mare by the sire Buzzinghill Perobskia a seven-year-old black miniature mare. With the Shetlands selling to an average of £313.
The overall figures for Sunday were 117 sold to average £260. On the 2 days 225 were sold to average £225.