Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity – 12th Annual Legends of Ranching Horse Performance Sale April 22

The annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale caps a trademark educational program in CSU Equine Sciences. Students have the unique opportunity to train well-bred young horses, taking the animals from barely halter-broken to working calmly under saddle. Equine students not only train most of the horses auctioned, but plan and manage most aspects of the sale.


The event will be begin with a preview at 9 a.m. and the sale begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the B.W. Pickett Arena on Overland Trail in Fort Collins.


This is the 12th year of CSU’s Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale.

The sale features an outstanding group of two and three year-old horses provided to by over twenty ranches across the United States. These young horses are assigned to CSU students in the Horse Training and Sale Preparation class, who work with them throughout the academic year to prepare them for the sale. High-quality aged horse consignments nicely round out the set of sale horses presented to the public at the sale.

The main goal of the program is to provide excellent hands-on experiences to CSU students, allowing them the opportunity to take part in a top-notch equine industry event.

Again at this year’s auction, a gift card towards a Greeley Hat Works customized hat will be offered. Last year’s hat raised $25,000 to fund CSU’s George E. Phillips Memorial Scholarship.


Jennifer Dimas at (970) 988-4265 or