Auction & Consignor Info


CATALOGUED HORSES
Consignment period begins January 1 with consignments being accepted on a first come first serve basis up to a maximum of 75 head. Best of the Rockies Committee reserves the right to refuse any horse not meeting the Cody Horse Sale Quality.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE ACCEPTED IN THE SALE 

  • Potential Consignors MUST phone Jake Clark (307) 272-6635 to become a conignor.  For new consignors we will need your phone number, email address and mailing address.
  • Once Accepted as a Consignor an Invoice for your consigned horse(s) will be emailed to you.  Once this is paid, you will receive an email with your USER NAME and PASSWORD in order to enter each horse you are consigning.
  • Registration Papers must be guaranteed.
  • Registered Horses, Papers must be in the seller's name.  If Registration Papers are not in sellers name, the check for the sale of your horse will be held until the buyer receives the papers back in his name.
  • By Consignment to the Cody Horse Sale Consignor grants the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SELL the consignment subject to the above provisions.
  • Consignments; All Horse information & high resolution photos must be entered online to be entered in the sale.
  • Cody Horse Sale does not allow substitutions or replacements once a horse has been consigned and entered online.

FOR TRANSPORT (Coming to the Cody Horse Sale):

  • All horses must have a coggins test current within six months of sale date.
  • All horses coming from a brand state & out of Park County must have a Brand Inspection.
  • All out of state horses must have current Health Papers to enter sale premises. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PRIVATE SALES:
Absolutely no private sales in the yards before or after the auction. Management feels this is unfair to the consignors and buyers who have traveled to attend the sale. All horses brought to the sale must be consigned and go through our auction ring. We will leave it up to the integrity of the seller to forward any commission on horses that go through the ring as no sales, but are sold because of the advertising and efforts of the Cody Horse Sale.

HORSE CATALOG FEE AND COMMISSION:
There will be a cataloging fee of $175.00 per head for all horses. This fee will be non-refundable. An 8% commission or a minimum of $200 will be charged on all horses sold. There will be a no-sale charge on horses of $200.00 in addition to the catalogue fee. If a horse is pulled from the sale (scratched) there will be a fee of $200 in addition to the catalogue fee.

Animals that are rejected by the buyer because they are misrepresented in the ring will be charged 8%, same as if sold. Our veterinarian and Jake Clark must check these animals and will make the final determination whether there was misrepresentation.

All horses will be charged a $10.50 brand inspection fee by state law.

CONSIGNOR'S GUARANTEE:
Each Horse sold at Cody Country's Horse Sale will be guaranteed sound by the consignor.  If the horse is not considered sound, the buyer has until May 15, 2017, at 12 noon to have Jake Clark and Jake's veterinarian inspect the horse. Jake Clark will make the final determination as to soundness of the horse. If the horse is considered unsound, the buyer will be returned his purchase price, less fees. The seller of an unsound horse will not be paid for the horse and will be responsible for any fees in conjunction with the sale fees.

SOUNDNESS does not guarantee a vet check.  If the buyer wishes to have a vet check prior to the Sale, we will ask them to contact you and make arrangements with a vet near you.
Soundness Guarantee is 
See out of both eyes clearly and correctly
Will be correct in the air
Will not crib
Will beat on all 4 feet soundly.

The buyer will be responsible to pick up the horse by May 16, 2017, or daily stall and feed costs will be due. Each consignor will be totally responsible for guarantees they make on their animals & guarantees will be made only from the auction block while the animal is being sold. Absolutely no guarantee or warranty will be expressed or implied by the auctioneers or ring men. If you are not happy with these guarantees, please do not consign your horse to this sale.

WARRANTY:
The buyer assumes full ownership of the animal from the time it is sold in the sale ring and is responsible for proper feed and care.

CONSIGNORS' CHECKS:
All consignors' checks will be mailed out within 10 business days of sale date. This allows time to verify any lien positions of the legal owner of the horse. EXCEPTION;  Horses that are Guaranteed Registered and are not in the Seller's Name, the Check will be held until the Registration Papers are transferred.

2017 CHECK-IN, PREVIEW, & SALE:
All horses must be checked in no later than May 12th at noon.

The Jake Clark Mule Days Arena (downtown Ralston, WY—18 miles east of Cody) will host the following:

  • May 10: Stalls will be available. Best way to promote your horse to all buyers that attend is to arrive early.
  • May 12: Ranch Horse Competition will beginning at 3:00 p.m. sharp
  • May 13: Live preview of horses will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp

In front of the Irma Hotel in downtown Cody, Wyoming

  • May 13: Horse Sale will start promptly at 1:00 p.m., Saturday and will be held in front of the Irma Hotel in downtown Cody, Wyoming. Trailers will be provided to tie your horses to behind the sale ring at the Downtown Irma Hotel.

Because parking is limited in the downtown area, we ask that you drop your horse's downtown for the sale and park at least 3 blocks away to provide parking for your potential buyers. Please be careful of the property owners lawns when you unload your horses. Be sure that the automatic water spigots hidden in the grass are not stepped on or broken.

STALLING FOLLOWING THE SALE:
Buyers are responsilble to remove their horse(s) from the sale location once the Sale is finished or make arrangement with the Consignor/Seller to take the horse(s) back to The Jake Clark Mule Days Arena (downtown Ralston, WY—18 miles east of Cody).  Please be sure to notify the office of the stalling arrangements so Jake will be sure to see that your horse(s) are taken care of. 

LOADING OUT:
Buyers must have a release from the office for all load outs. Brand Inspector and Veterinarian will be on sight on sale day. All horses must be removed from sale area/grounds by May 10, 2016, at 6 p.m. or make other arrangements with the seller.

LIABILITY:
Buyers, sellers and spectators are cautioned to exercise care while attending the sale and enter premises at their own risk. Jake & Kay Clark, Best of the Rockies Committee; its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, and each and every landowner, municipal and/or government agency upon whose property this activity is conducted, shall not be liable for injuries sustained by anyone attending the Cody Horse Sale.

CONDITIONS:
Cody Horse Sale, Clark Management Company & its associates act as agents only and are not responsible for buyer/seller error or misunderstanding. All guarantees are strictly between the buyer and seller. Original Papers must be provided by the Seller to Clark Management Company in order for any horse to be sold as a Registered horse.

In further consideration of consigning a horse to the Cody Horse Sale, I agree to indemnify and defend the Clark Management Company, Jake and Kay Clark and the Best of the Rockies Committee, their agents and associates, from all injury, loss of equipment, loss of animal or damages to myself, my animals or damages or injury to others or lien property from my animals, by entering this Horse Sale at Cody, Wyoming. The undersigned by executing this instrument delivers said property to the Clark Management Company and declares himself/herself owner or legal agent and authorizes the sale thereof at public auction for his/her account according to its usual custom and represents the consignment is clear of all encumbrances unless listed above and may be legally sold.

By consigning a horse to the Cody Horse Sale, as a consignor, I verify that I have read the Auction & Consignor Information along with Terms and Conditions for Consignors and hereby agree to be bound by them.

Jake and Kay Clark of Clark Management Company will conduct the Sale.  Clark Management Company is bonded and licensed with the Wyoming Livestock Board.


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