Welcome to the Equine Science Program’s Horse Auction!
Three foals from the USU Breeding Program and sold during the 2012 auction.
There will be an auction preview day for yearlings and two-year-olds on February 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Animal Science Farm in Wellsville, Utah. All interested buyers are highly encouraged to come look at the animals or send a representative.
*The auctions will end on February 17 at 4 p.m. unless there is active bidding. Please see terms and conditions below for more details.
About the Breeding Program
This breeding program was started as a way to benefit the Equine Science program while also providing a learning opportunity for students. All of the yearlings and two-year-olds being sold were bred through the program’s Applied Equine Reproduction course under the supervision of faculty.
Additionally, the two-year-olds have been through USU's colt breaking course under the supervision of faculty.
All of the money generated will be going directly back into the Equine Science program to benefit students in their educational endeavors.
How to Purchase a Horse
To purchase a yearling or a two-year-old, please visit animalsales.usu.edu to participate in the auction beginning on Monday, February 10 at 4 p.m. You can also learn more about the yearlings and two-year-olds by visiting their pages on this website. This same information will be found on the auction site once the auction begins.
Auction Terms and Conditions:
- All bidders must register and agree to these terms and conditions of sale before bidding.
Bidding will open February 10th, 2014 at 4:00 pm MST and close February 17th at 4:00 pm MST (unless there is active bidding as described in the next section).
Auction will officially end when active bidding has ceased as defined here. Auctions will automatically be extended for five (5) minutes (300 seconds) beyond the closing day/time (noted above) if a bid is placed in the last one (1) minute before the auction closing time. Five minute extensions will continue as long as a bid is received in the last one (1) minute of any auction ending period. When no new bids are received in the last one (1) minute of the ending period the auction officially ends and additional bids will not be accepted. Therefore, the ending time for auction will be determined by cessation of active bidding, not a set time. Please note, the auction page will not refresh automatically. You will need to manually refresh the page to load any updated information, including the highest bidder and how much time is left in the auction. While actively bidding, be sure to refresh your browser often in order to see the current bid.
A minimum beginning bid will be posted for each horse at the start of the auction. The minimum bidding increment will be $50.00 up to $4,000 and $100.00 above $4,000.
At the end of the auction, the winning bidder has three (3) business days to make payment on the horse. Payment should be made with a certified check payable to Utah State University Surplus Property Sales. Payment may be made in person at USU Surplus Property Sales or sent via priority courier to:
If, after three (3) business days payment is not received, USU reserves the right to
However, this shall not prevent USU from pursuing legal action in regard to buyer’s/bidder’s breach of contract.
Title to and risk of loss of the horse passes from USU to buyer upon the end of auction/when the buyer wins the final bid. Buyer holds USU harmless from all loss, cost, and expenses arising from illness, injury or death of a horse following the end of the auction.
Utah State University will provide Coggins Test results, Health Certificate (for horses leaving Utah), current vaccination/deworming status and an Owner Transfer Brand Inspection to the buyer upon pick up. Registration papers for horses will follow from USU as available from registration agencies.
All horses are sold “as is." Bidders are cautioned and instructed to examine the horses thoroughly prior to purchasing. All horses in the sale will be available for inspection at an open house on February 8 between 11 am and 2 pm at the Equine Education Center located at the Experiment Station South Farm between Wellsville and Logan on US 89/91. At the open house USU Equine Staff will be available to answer questions and prospective buyers will have access to horses. Phone calls and/or e-mails requesting information about the horses in the sale (e.g., conformation, temperament, etc.) will not be accepted. Buyers (or their agent) are responsible for making these assessments for themselves at the open house. There are no guarantees with respect to the physical status, disposition and/or suitability for any intended use of the horses in this sale.
All horses must be picked up within ten (10) calendar days of the end of the auction. If horses cannot be picked up within that time frame, arrangements can be made with USU’s Equine staff at a cost of $15/day for board to be paid by buyer. Specific day/time of horse pickup must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance (final destination of horses leaving Utah must be declared at this time in order to allow time for preparation of Health Certificate). If the horse(s) will be picked up by a second party (i.e., professional horse hauler, etc.), buyer must identify in writing the second party and inform USU Equine staff of such arrangements prior to pick-up. Person picking-up the horse(s) must show proof of identity that matches written authorization provided by buyer. All pick-ups should be scheduled by calling the USU Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Departmental office at 435-797-2162 during regular business hours.
The sale of all horses will be subject to meeting or exceeding a pre-established reserve price. The auction page will inform the bidder if a bid is below the reserve price. Once the reserve price is met or exceeded a sale will be final at the completion of all bidding. If the reserve price is not met, USU reserves the right to make a second chance offer within 10 days to sell the horse to the highest bidder(s) at their last bid. Bidders may choose to accept or reject USU’s second chance offer subject to the same purchase terms offered in the original auction.
Every effort has been made to assure correctness of the sales information. If errors are brought the attention of the USU Equine Staff, all efforts will be made to correct that information as soon as possible.