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UW-River Falls annual colt sale set for May 5

Cutters Brandy Song at the 41st annual Colt Sale last year. Photo courtesy of UWRF

Fifty-four high quality 2-year-old horses will be offered for sale at the 42nd annual UW-River Falls Colt Sale on Saturday, May 5, at the UWRF Campus Farm. The horses have been trained by UWRF students enrolled in the Principles of Training Horses class under the direction of Nathan O'Connor.

The sale preview will start at 11 a.m. in the Brainard-Kasten Colt Barn arena with student trainers riding their horses for potential buyers. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the student trainers will be available over lunch to answer questions about the horses they trained. The sale will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Buyers are welcome to bid by phone, but they must be pre-registered. The pre-registration form can be found on the UWRF Colt Sale website at uwrfcoltsale.com under the "sale" tab.

The Colt Sale website also features photos, full performance pedigrees and a description of riding qualities of each horse. Final videos will be posted on the website by April 23. Weekly updates on their training progress over the course of the semester can be found on the Colt Sale Facebook page at facebook.com/uwrfcoltsale.

The UWRF Colts in Training program will be represented April 27-29 at the Minnesota Horse Expo at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. In a single semester, the students turn a barely halter broken and never saddled or ridden colt, into one that is well trained under saddle and ready to be auctioned off at the annual Colt Sale. Students in the program will be on hand in the State Fair Horse Barn to answer questions about the auction and the Colts in Training program, and to demonstrate their training skills.

The UWRF Campus Farm is located at 1475 S. Wasson Lane.

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