The 2012 National Clydesdale Sale will be held at the Michiana Event Center (MEC) on SR 9 north of Howe this weekend and includes a visit from the famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
There are events planned starting Thursday morning, with the Budweiser Clydesdales showing Friday. The sale will take place Saturday.
There are 150 Clydesdales, 13 Shires, and 2 Gypsy Vanners cataloged for the 2012 National Sale. Uncataloged horses are accepted up to two weeks prior to the sale. The National Clydesdale Sale Catalog is available on the website at www:clydesusa. com.
Free educational seminars on Thursday, April 26:10 a.m. – Infectious Disease Updates by Dr. Rob Kenne, Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim; 11 a.m. – Shoeing by Will Lent of Will Lent Horseshoe Company and Farrier Supply; 1 p.m. – Conformation by Jim Westbrook, manager of 2S Clydesdales in Schulenburg, Texas; 2 p.m. – Nutrition – Roger Pulliam, Equine Nutrition Consultant with Progressive Nutrition; 3 p.m. – New Techniques for Success with Canker by David and Lisa Giza, owners of Genesis Farms in Culpeper, Virg.
Following the educational seminars will be the National Sale Breeder Futurity Cup Cart Class, followed by voluntary hitching and riding. Location to be announced.
7 p.m.– Barn party for exhibitors sponsored by WBZ Minerals.
Schedule for Friday, April 27:9 a.m. – Voluntary preview of sale horses. Consignors will be at the stalls with their horses and there will be a place available to see horses move outside their stalls; 11 a.m. - Tack sale begins with a large offering of tack, equipment, wagons, trailers, collectibles, and much more for any draft horse enthusiast; 5:30-7 p.m. – Social Hour hosted by Anheuser Busch/Budweiser Clydesdales; 7 p.m. – Special live auction to benefit the Clydesdale Education Foundation; 7:30 p.m. – Casual dinner followed by the annual CBUS Member Meeting at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Schedule for Saturday, April 28: 8 a.m. – Sale of horses begins. There is a new sale order, starting with mares, then mix of mares with stallions and geldings throughout the sale. Announcement of Filly Raffle winner will be in the mid-afternoon.