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“Pumkin”, a 4-year-old Palomino gelding by HF Mobster. (Courtesy photo)

“Pumkin”, a 4-year-old Palomino gelding by HF Mobster. (Courtesy photo)

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—With a record-setting sale-topper and an overall average of $25,800, the Twombly Performance Horse Sale Dec. 7-8 proved a hit attraction at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Held during the National Finals Rodeo in the Roper Cowboy Marketplace, the sale-topper went for $100,000 and attracted bidders from 26 states and Canada.

The top five averaged $50,900, and the top 15 average was $34,500.

When the hammer fell on Lot 4, “Pumkin”, became Twombly’s all-time, high-selling horse! The beautiful 4-year-old Palomino gelding is an own son of HF Mobster. He has had reining training and went to a repeat buyer in Arizona, show officials said.

Lot 15, “Doodle”, who found a new home with repeat buyers from Kansas, sold for $42,500. The son of Mister Dual Pep is a finished reiner with earnings and is a gem to ride on the ranch.

Lot 7, “Majestic” also heads to repeat buyers from Kansas.

Sale officials said the son of Wimpys Slippers by Wimpys Little Step was “a sale favorite, as fancy as they come and broke and gentle as can be! There aren’t too many like him around!” Final bid was $40,000.

Lot 5, “Brix”, is a fancy 4-year-old buckskin gelding who is an own son of Pretty Peppy Chec. The reining/ranch-broke horse with the gentle disposition was sold to repeat buyers of California for $37,000. “We would like to congratulate them for winning the AQHA World Show on the last gelding they purchased from us!” said Ann Twombly.

Selling sight unseen was Lot 3, “Cromz”, is a fancy 5-year-old bucksin who is an own son of Spoon N Dunit. He has been shown in reining and is a pleasure to ride on the ranch. He makes Colorado his new home at $35,000.

Twombly calls Lot 6, “Kissa”, the most amazing mare. She is an own daughter of Hollywoodstinseltown out of a daughter of Shining Spark. She was sold for $35,000 to a home in Arizona.

Lot 19, was the flashy colored paint gelding “Splash”. He was used as a lesson horse and finished to ride on the ranch. He also was sold to repeat buyers from Arizona for $32,500.

Lot 13, “Eclipse”, is an own son of Wimpys Little step. He is as broke and gentle as they come, Twombly said, and an earner of over $5,000 in the reining pen. He heads for Arizona for $32,000.

“Gunit” sold at Lot 8, a beautiful dun gelding with a bald face and blue eyes. Out of an own son of Gunner, he heads to California at $26,000.

One of the two mares offered in the sale was Lot 16, “Gunzy”, who heads for Arizona at $26,000.

“Cooscoos”, Lot 12, will head to Illnois at $24,000.

“Boogee”, Lot 10, is an own son of Spooks Gotta Whiz. He sold for $23,000 and will head to California.

“Sticks” sold at Lot 11 for $22,000 to a California buyer who purchased three horses.

Little and extra cute is what Twombly called Lot 18. “Woodstock” He’s California bound at $21,000.

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