$1.7m sold in mas­sive sale

Stock horse sale draws thou­sands as South West Queens­land con­verges on Dalby

Balonne Beacon - - SPORT - Michael Doyle Michael.Doyle@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

IT HAS be­come one of the ma­jor events in the cal­en­dar for those in­volved with horses, with thou­sands of peo­ple once again at­tend­ing the Dalby Show­grounds for the 43rd an­nual Dalby Australian Stock Horse Sale.

Or­gan­is­ers have claimed you would strug­gle to find a seat on Satur­day evening as the sale took place, as po­ten­tial buy­ers swarmed from all over the coun­try.

In to­tal $1.7 mil­lion was spent across the 231 horses, av­er­ag­ing $10,300 a horse.

The high­est sold for the sale was horse num­ber seven, One of a kind Dixie Chic, who was bought by Andy Mulchay for $54,000.

Stock Horse So­ci­ety Dalby Downs branch pres­i­dent Jim Ryan hailed the week­end as a suc­cess.

“The event went re­ally well, we are very happy how it has turned out,” Mr Ryan said.

“There was that much go­ing on it wasn’t even funny.

“You could not get a seat in the grand­stands on Satur­day night, which is just fan­tas­tic.

“There was def­i­nitely more than 1000 peo­ple here on Satur­day night.”

The event has grown to a point where West­ern Downs Re­gional Coun­cil has de­clared the sale a “ma­jor event” in the re­gion.

There was also $3000 handed out to char­i­ties in a cer­e­mony on Satur­day af­ter­noon, with Help­ing Hands Dalby, The Sal­va­tion Army and St Vin­cent De Paul’s all re­ceiv­ing a $1000 each.

Live en­ter­tain­ment kept the large Satur­day night crowd at the show­grounds un­til late, with live mu­sic and a per­for­mance from world-renowned en­ter­tainer Guy McLean.

Mr Ryan said the suc­cess of the event was due to the sup­port of Dalby and wider South West Queens­land.


HIGH­EST SOLD: One­o­fakind Dixie Chic sold for $54,000 at the Dalby Australian Stock Horse Sale on Satur­day night in Dalby.

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