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Submitted by Tommy Grider

The Wiser Farm National Trainer's Show Sale kicked off the first sale of the year for this famed facility.

One hundred twenty entries, ranging from brood stock, pleasure and performance, graced the sale arena. “One way to judge recovery in the market is to monitor the level of the bidding public,” said Tommy Grider, co-owner and president of Wiser Farm. “The overall atmosphere was up beat, and it was very evident that there is a great demand for quality horses.”

“We were fortunate to have consignors, buyers and spectators from all areas of the United States, ranging from Washington state to the Carolinas, from New Jersey to Florida. Once again reiterating the fact that survival, growth and success solely relies upon the support and trust of our valued customers,” said Grider.

The overall prices were very impressive, but equally so was the total percentage of entries sold. A whopping 92 percent found new owners before the big day was over.


Generator's Summer Dream, sired by the all time great Prides Generator and out of the top producing Pride's Gold Coin mare Gold Coin's Roulette, which makes her a full sister to the late, great Black Rain, was the top selling entry. Summer Dream sold certified in foal to the ever popular world grand champion Jose' Jose'. This gorgeous mare was consigned by Charles and Joy Gleghorn's Brookhaven Farms of

Brookhaven Farms also consigned the number two selling entry, Generator's Pin-Up, who attracted much attention and vigorous bidding before becoming the property of new owner Janet Franklin of Otis Orchard, Wash. Pin-Up is a sister to the number one selling entry Generator's Summer Dream and was certified in foal to world grand champion Cash In My Stock.

The number three spot was claimed by the Formac consignment Dollars Prodigy K.M. This three-year-old stallion caught the eye and final bid of Mr. Wayne Barnes of Springfield, Tenn.

The number four spot was captured by the Paul and Vicki Garland entry Triple Gen, sired by Pride’s Generator and out of the top producing mare Ebony's Triple Glory. Complimenting this great mare was a paid stud fee to world grand champion Out On Parole. Once again the knowledgeable horse lady from Otis Orchard, Wash., Janet Franklin signed the purchase contract.

Rounding out the top five was another Formac entry Gillian Welch. This high stepping black three-year-old mare, sired by Powered By Generator, has impressive wins at Tupelo, Miss., and Fulton, Ky. After much competitive bidding, she became the property of Patti Abernathy of Olive Branch, Miss.

The number six selling entry was the former show ring pleaser Pushin Mama. With wins to her credit including Pulaski, she has already proven herself as a show horse. It will be exciting when J.B. Jurls of Montgomery, Ala., breeds her to Hysteria.

Finishing in the number seven spot was Gen's Royal Master. This beautiful bay four-year-old stallion sired by Gen's Living Colors was consigned by Larry Massey and caught the attention and successful bid of Kate Harvey, Albany, Ga.

The number eight top selling entry was Pusher Lady Girl. With the looks of her sire world grand champion The Pusher C.G. and carrying a "SEVE" foal, she was certainly one of the highlights of the day. She was consigned by Locust Hill Farm and purchased by Ronnie Logsdon of Munfordville, Ky.

The number nine spot found Gen's Virginia Joyce, consigned by William "Joker" Young of Carbondale, Ill. This beautiful buckskin walking mare had a gorgeous perlino filly by her side and was bred back to a cremello stallion. This package became the property of noted Texas horse lady Laura Kidder of Crosby, Texas.

The top ten list was completed by the reigning world champion Keeping Promises consigned by noted horseman Joe Christmas. This world champion entry has a new address in Otis Orchard, Wash., as she became the property of Janet Franklin.

“The aforementioned top ten sellers represent quality brood stock, competitive performance show horses, pleasure and the ever popular colored horses. I want to interpret these results as a positive indicator of our marketplace,” Grider said. “Anytime at any sale you can continue one after another selling $3,500 to $7,500 horses you can feel comforted that the void which has existed is coming to a close and better selling times are here.

“Once again I want to thank our consignors, buyers and spectators for allowing us the opportunity to have a quality horse sale. We look forward to the upcoming show season as our next scheduled sale is in conjunction with the Fun Show in May. Also I would like to congratulate the trainers on one of the best Trainer's Shows ever,” Grider concluded.

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