Annual Auction Brings $130,000 to Support Equine Research, Health

The annual Colorado State University cutting stallion auction, an annual benefit for the Equine Orthopaedic Research and Preservation of Equine Genetics programs, last month raised $130,000 for continued research into treating and preventing joint disease and injury and improved techniques for equine reproduction.

Breeding services from 26 top cutting and racing stallions were donated for the auction. Services from Peptoboonsmal, a stallion owned by Elaine Hall of Larry Hall Cutting Horses, fetched $50,000 in a live auction on Dec. 12 at the Hanes Chatham’s Sale Extravaganza in Fort Worth. Peptoboonsmal sports several prestigious cutting horse championships including the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity championship in 1995.

Bids were accepted for 25 other stallions over the phone and through e-mail from Dec. 1, 2002, to Jan. 15.

The annual stallion auction raises money for the renowned Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and the Preservation of Equine Genetics programs at the university. Proceeds help fund research to improve the musculoskeletal and reproductive health of horses.