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Innovative Horse Sale Class Offered at Show By Appointment Championship Finals

Written by: Mary Adelaide Brakenridge
Client: Horse Show By Appointment
Release Date: 2013-07-30

Sarasota, FL – July 30, 2013 – Show By Appointment (SBA) has an exciting new offering at its $100,000 Championship Finals: a horse sale class that presents a perfect opportunity for owners to show off their sale horses to prospective buyers. Entries are due Sept. 15 for inclusion in the Sale Book, so act now to take advantage of this great new way to present a sale horse.

The SBA Championship Finals run from Oct. 10-13 at the Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, FL, and the Horse Sale Class will be held the evening of Saturday, Oct. 12. The class is open to the public, so any prospective buyers – or those who just want to see what’s out there – are welcome to watch the display. Each horse and rider will have seven minutes in the arena to demonstrate the horse’s ability. While horses are in the arena, the announcer will give details about their background and experience. 

Those in the market for a horse will benefit from the opportunity to see horses in action in a show environment. The class is unjudged, so the focus is on each horse’s quality and potential, which will help buyers find the right fit. Those hoping to sell will benefit from the chance to exhibit their horses in front of a keen audience of prospective buyers.

Entrants in the Horse Sale Class will receive a 1/3-page ad in SBA’s Horse Sale Class/Stallion Stakes Auction Sale Book. The ad includes a photograph and information about the horse for sale. The Sale Book will be mailed out to SBA’s national database, offering access to an additional audience of potential buyers beyond those present at Championship Finals. The entry fee is $250 and must be sent to SBA by Sept. 15 for inclusion in the Sale Book. Entries are still welcome after Sept. 15 but will not receive a Sale Book ad. 

To enter, email Renee Ball at with a high-quality digital photograph and information about the horse. Information should include the horse’s age, breeding, location, show record and titles (including any championships, world titles, and national titles), monies won, and asking price. The entry fee may be sent to the following address:

Show By Appointment
P.O. Box 10056
Cocoa, Fl. 32927

About Show By Appointment

Show By Appointment’s fresh approach to reined cow horse competition has been an unprecedented success in its first season. SBA aims to make showing “Fun, Fair, and Affordable” for competitors.  To accommodate those traveling long distances to show and help busy riders fit showing in at their convenience, SBA allows riders to reserve their own ride times in advance. This cuts down on usual travel expenses such as stall rentals and hotels and encourages competitors to make the trip and join in the fun.

Each SBA series includes four shows. Riders who compete at three out of the four shows earn a place in the Championship Finals, slated for October 10-13, 2013, at Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, FL. The Finals offer over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Competitors may also qualify for the Finals in absentia by simply sending in entries and payment to each of the four shows. This system is designed to allow riders a chance to compete in the Championship Finals without spending the season chasing points and incurring excessive competition expenses.

Show By Appointment Sponsors


Triple J Ranch 

Steed Training

Jacob Livestock

177 Performance Horses

J.W. Brooks Custom Hat Co.

Ranch Feed & Pet Supply Inc
(772) 288-3544 /

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham – Perry, GA

Equestrian Services International

Everglades Farm Equipment


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