UW-River Falls to Hold Annual Colts-in-Training Sale May 3

April 18, 2014 – If you are looking for a serious performance horse or a trail horse for the family, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Colt Sale offers more than 43 high quality colts that will excel in any discipline.  The 38th annual sale is Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the UW-River Falls Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls.

The event opens at 11 a.m. with a sale preview in which all of the horses will be ridden for potential buyers.  Lunch will follow at about noon. During lunch, student trainers will be available to answer questions about the horses. The auction will begin at 2 p.m.   

Each two-year-old horse featured in the sale has been trained by UW-River Falls students enrolled in the Principles of Training Horses class. This is a three-credit course, taught by Nathan O'Connor, where students learn and refine their training techniques.  Along with the two-year-olds, a number of aged horses will be sold. Most of these aged horses are lesson horses from the UWRF riding program.   

For additional information and to view the horses online, visit Each horse has a video of it being ridden, a full performance pedigree, and a description of its riding qualities. Sale information can also be found on a Facebook page at or call O'Connor at 715-425-3704.


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