Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When and where is the sale?

A. The sale is May 1st, 2021 online at


Q. How do I get a sale book?

A. Sale catalogs will be available online mid April.  For a hard copy, email us at - please include name,

     mailing address, and email to receive a catalog.


Q. Do you have live internet bidding?

A. Yes, but you have to pre-register to bid


Q. Do the horses have a reserve price?

A. The majority do not have a reserve price, however the owners do have a right to set a reserve. The minimum bid for all

     horses is $800.


Q. If I purchase a horse, can it stay at the university farm after the sale?

A. Purchased horse may stay until the Monday following the sale at no cost. After that time period, you may make

     arrangements for purchased horse to be boarded for a few days if necessary at an additional cost to you.


Q. Can you line up transportation for us?

A. We can attempt to help you find transportation, however it is the buyers responsibility to find transportation.


Q. What is the vaccination history?

A. The horses arrived at the farm January 2oth and 21st. 

  1. Prior to arrival, horses were all vaccinated with Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, and Strangles

  2. February - Any horses not meeting vaccine requirements are vaccinated and boosters are given for Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, and Strangles

  3. February 22nd - All horses dewormed with Ivermectin

  4. April 5th - Horses vaccinated with Influenza, Rhinopneumonitis, Eastern & Western Encephalomyelitis, Tetanus, and West Nile vaccines

  5. Hooves are trimmed at the end of February and mid April.

  6. All horses have current negative Coggins


Q. How long have the horses been at the university?

A. The horses arrive the last week of January and have been in training for the past 100 days.


Q. What are acceptable forms of payment?

A. We take cash, check, or credit card (3% fee on all transactions). We do not accept checks for phone bidding.


Q.  If I purchase a horse, when will I receive the registration papers?

A. Once your payment is approved (generally takes about 14 days), all registration papers will be sent to the American Quarter

     Horse Association (AQHA) and AQHA will send them directly to you.


Q. Are horses subject to sales tax?

A. Yes, all horses are subject to 5.5% sales tax unless you file the tax exemption form. Download the form here

Q. Does UWRF have radiographs available of the horses consigned to the auction?

A. No we do not, but if you are seriously interested in having a pre-purchase exam completed on one of the horses, UWRF may contact the owner (if time allows) and ask for permission to have a pre-purchase exam completed. If the owner agrees to the pre-purchase exam, the potential buyer with the assistance of UWRF will contract a veterinarian to perform the exam. The potential buyer will be responsible for all costs associated with the exam. Most pre-purchase exams have historically cost between $600 and $1,200. All information gathered in the pre-purchase exam is confidential and will only be shared between the veterinarian and the potential buyer. The owner of the horse and UWRF have no knowledge of the results of any pre-purchase exams that may have been completed on horses consigned to the sale. All pre-purchase exams must be requested at a minimum of 10 days prior to the sale.

Q. Do you have additional pictures of individual horse’s legs and feet?

A. Yes, additional photos and height measurements will be available in Mid-April.

Q. Do horses that sell on the sale have a warranty or guarantee?

A. Please refer to the catalog for complete terms and conditions. Horse are guaranteed to have a clean title and to have a negative Coggins test result. Please examine horses closely prior to bidding. All horses are sold “as is”. There is no guarantee of any kind as to soundness or any other quality of the horse. UWRF will make every attempt to announce known significant defects that will hinder the horse’s performance, but it is the buyer’s responsibility to shop the horse before bidding. Students and staff will be on hand on sale day to answer your questions. Please feel free to visit with them and ask questions about the horses you are interested in “prior to bidding”.


Contact Us

Nathan O'Connor 207C Ag-Science Building  

(715) 425-4759

UWRF Animal and Food Science Department

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