Horse sale to fea­ture auc­tion­eer from Ohio

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Kate Searle

The Utah Pony of Amer­ica Club will be host­ing the Rocky Moun­tain POA Sale on April 16 at the Span­ish Fork Fair­grounds fea­tur­ing award-win­ning auc­tion­eer Doug Sor­rell. Sor­rell be­gan auc­tion­eer­ing in 1979 but his roots go deeper than that. His grand­fa­ther had an auc­tion busi­ness and his fa­ther auc­tioned on the side, so you might say auc­tion­eer­ing is in his blood.

In 2015 alone, Sor­rell raised more than $4.5 mil­lion dol­lars in 41 char­ity auc­tions. In 2014, he raised $1.1 mil­lion in net do­na­tions for fam­i­lies deal­ing with cancer-re­lated is­sues. Much of his work now is done in be­half of non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions at char­ity galas, but his auc­tion­ing tal­ents be­gan with horses.

As the auc­tion­eer of the POA In­ter­na­tional Sale in Iowa, Ok­la­homa and In­di­ana for 25 years, you could of­ten hear him say­ing, “There are two col­ors of horses: palomi­nos and those that wish they were.”

Sor­rell is re­turn­ing to the Rocky Moun­tain Sale this year to help sale con­sign­ments from Utah, Ari­zona, Cal­i­for­nia and Colorado. Ponies of dif­fer­ent ages and lev­els will be of­fered. POAs are known for their great dis­po­si­tion, ap­paloosa-type color­ing and height up to 56 inches (14 hands). Sor­rell’s knowl­edge of many dif­fer­ent horse breeds will en­sure a great auc­tion ex­pe­ri­ence for those in at­ten­dance.

The day will be­gin with an all-breed spring horse clinic be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. The sale pre­view will then be­gin at noon and will go un­til the sale starts at 2 p.m. Con­tact Mike Gard­ner at 801-592-4095 or visit www.utah­poa.org for more in­for­ma­tion. Don’t miss the op­por­tu­nity to watch one of the best auc­tion­eers in the busi­ness.

*** “I would rather be ex­posed to the in­con­ve­niences at­tend­ing too much lib­erty than to those at­tend­ing too small a de­gree of it.” ― Thomas Jefferson

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Award-win­ning auc­tion­eer Doug Sor­rell will serve as auc­tion­eer at the Rocky Moun­tain POA Sale set for April 16 at the Span­ish Fork Fair­grounds.

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