More than 70 horses and ponies changed hands and a hunter from the East Coast made the sale-high price at a horse fair at the Matawhero Saleyards yesterday.
A crowd of 150 to 200 people watched proceedings as 16 broken-in horses and 56 unbroken horses went under the auctioneer’s hammer.
“The top-priced broken-in animal, a hunter from the Ruatoria area, sold for $6500,” said PGG Wrightson auctioneer Wally Moore.
“The best of the unbroken, a three-year-old filly, sold for $2600. It had been well handled.”
Mr Moore said for the quality of the horses and ponies presented it was “quite a good sale”.
“Most of the animals presented for sale were from the Gisborne and East Coast area.”
The sale resumed after a break last year.