May horse sale planned in Hayden |

May horse sale planned in Hayden

— According to Hayden resident Medora Fralick, there are a lot of people looking for horses right now, so it’s a great time to sell.

Fralick and fellow Routt County Ag, Youth & Heritage Foundation board member Wendy Lind are organizing the inaugural Northwest Colorado Horse Sale on May 2 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.

In order to make the event a reality, organizers need to have at least 10 horses signed up for consignment by April 15.

The cost for sellers to get a horse in the sales catalogue is $150. The event will collect 5 percent of sales, and there is no fee if a seller decides not to accept the high bid.

“That’s really different than other sales,” Fralick said. “We’re really trying to make it affordable for everyone.”

Anyone looking for more information about the event can visit the Northwest Colorado Horse Sale or contact Fralick at 970-846-4866 or email

The organizers hope to have various breeds of horses available as well as tack and equipment. The preview will begin at 11 a.m., and the sale will start at 1 p.m.

Fralick said horse sales used to be common in the area but are more rare these days.

“We thought it would be a great opportunity to put local buyers and sellers together,” Fralick said.

Fralick said she expects more than just local buyers and sellers. She has already received calls from people in Wyoming and the Front Range who are interested in the event.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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