Rafter Ranch Blog
Host Hotel for Horse Sale 2018
Hi folks. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
Here is information on our Host Hotel for the September 8 Horse Sale in Rapid City.
Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
2111 North Lacrosse Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605)343-8550 for Reservations; ask for the Horse Sale Rate.
Located right off Interstate-90, they have a lap pool, indoor water park, plenty of parking, easy access to the Central States Fairgrounds, and one of Rapid City's most popular restaurants!
2018 Sale Updates!
The 2018 foal crop is on the ground, the 2018 sale catalog is starting to go online under Horses For Sale link on our homepage, and we will be posting new sale horse photos as we go. Pictured is the Flit Drift blue roan filly out of Colonels Oprah - she's a good example of the Flit Drift fillies: athletic, alert, with color and class!
Also, please note our new Merchandise link, with our first item for purchase, Eight Sisters Cookbook. This cookbook is one I compiled for my mother and her seven sisters and two brothers, a family of outstanding cooks. It makes a great gift for wedding, shower, birthday, etc, and contains some of our favorite recipes, including Calico Beans, which we serve after the horse sale to our sale crew, buyers, and friends! We will be adding OBRR tee shirts, caps, and some special purchase items as we go.
Please check back periodically for new horse sale info, updates, pictures, recipes, etc... and thanks for visiting!
Updates for sale horses...
As the young horses have shed off, some have changed color a bit since the photos for the catalog were taken in July... Here are some updates:
Lot 4... is chestnut, not sorrel, and the scrape on his shoulder (visible on his video) has healed nicely.
Lot 6... has shed off blue roan.
Lot 7.. has shed off dark liver chestnut
Lot 17... has shed off nearly black or darkest dun, very pretty filly.
Lot 26... is out
Lot 29... has shed off liver chestnut
Lot 80 ... is out with an eye injury, another Youth horse will be substituted.
Lot 79... will not be in the sale; he will be moving into the AQHA Youth program
Update on Coggins testing and Preg checks
9/4/2017 8:06:21 PM
Good afternoon and Happy Labor Day,
We had to postpone last week's planned Coggins testing until today because of weather... but we got the sale horses done, our vet Dr Margie Jones was here to draw blood and preg check the mares, had a good crew and a good day; we are very thankful! Dr. Jones will be at our sale to write health certificates. We did have to withdraw one of the Youth colts, Lot 80, the bay filly by Two Timin Freckles, has a minor injury to one eye, and so there will be a substitute to be announced in a day or two. We will report the pregnancy results, and will also be posting a sale order in a day or two. The set-up at the Fairgrounds has begun... counting down the days!
AQHA Versatility Ranch Competition in Rapid City...
8/25/2017 11:05:25 AM
I am attaching a photo of Playboy Cisco "Tater" and Levi Grimes, after they won the All-Around Open at the Central States Fair Versatility Ranch Competition this week in Rapid City. So proud of them both! Playboy Cisco is a 2012 gelding by Two Timin Freckles out of Anne Cisco. Brothers and sisters to Tater sell in our sale...