Buster Welch Ranches Complete Dispersal Part of the 42nd Triangle Spring Sale
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA— The upcoming Triangle Spring Sale will include a complete dispersal of the last remaining horses bred and raised by legendary horseman and rancher, Buster Welch. The event is scheduled for April 29-30 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and will begin Friday with a sale preview and continue throughout the day Saturday, featuring the Welch Dispersal.
All of the Welch dispersal horses will feature the bloodlines of Peppy San Badger (Mr San Peppy x Sugar Badger by Grey Badger III), known as “Little Peppy,” which carried Welch to the 1977 NCHA Futurity Championship and later became an all-time Leading Sire. The covering sire for the broodmares selling is NCHA Futurity Champion, Metallic Rey Mink.
The horses will be consigned by Welch’s granddaughter Amy Welch King and her husband, trainer Josh King, of Baird, Texas. The group of horses are the last in a line of stock Welch cultivated from his time as trainer and breeding consultant for King Ranch and as a West Texas horse and cattle rancher.
Welch, who will be 94 in May, holds the record for the most NCHA World Champion Futurity titles with five wins from 1962 (the first NCHA Futurity), 1963, 1966, 1971 and 1977. He also won four NCHA World Championship titles in 1954, 1956, 1974 and 1976. He is part of the NCHA Hall of Fame and American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, among others.
Deadline for Spring Sale entries is March 16. Go to www.trianglehorsesales.net for more information regarding this and other sales information.