Dates Announced for Colorado State University’s Annual Stallion Auction

Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will hold its 9th annual stallion auction from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, through 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The auction benefits equine research at the university.

The stud services of more than 100 stallions from champion cutting, reining and racing bloodlines will be offered at the auction. All bidding will take place online at This site also contains details and photos of the stallions and minimum bidding information. Once bidding begins, bids can be tracked on the site as well.

Bids do not include chute or booking fees or associated reproductive and veterinary care costs. Winning bid amounts in excess of published stud fees are tax deductible.

Many stallion owners participating in the auction are longtime supporters of Colorado State’s equine programs. CD Olena, donated by Bar H Ranch; CD Lights donated by Winston Hansma; Bob’s Freckle, Playdox and That Sly Cat donated by Slate River Ranch; and WR This Cats Smart donated by Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co. are among the stallions in the auction.

Colorado State’s equine research is recognized internationally including the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and the university’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory. The university’s equine orthopedic research focuses on finding new treatments for joint diseases and injuries and on technologies that prevent joint injuries.

The Equine Reproduction Laboratory is recognized around the world for cutting-edge research and services. The laboratory has developed techniques such as collection of semen and artificial insemination, recovery and transfer of equine embryos, shipping of cooled semen and shipping of cooled embryos. These techniques are now routinely used in the equine industry.

For more information, contact Paula Vanderlinden at or (970) 297-4165.