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Top Gun Horse Sale coming up at the Calnash Ag Event Centre

The top seller ‘Bex’ from McKendrick Stable makes an appearance at last year’s Top Gun Horse Sale. This year’s event runs on April 13 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. (File photo)

Excitement is building for the annual Top Gun Horse Sale, set to run April 13 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.

A preview will run on April 12 starting at 5 p.m.

The sale will run as a live auction with the option to view and bid online, said Top Gun Horse Sales owner and operator Jordan Dodds.

Things get underway at noon.

On the day of the preview or sale, folks are asked to head to the information desk and register to bid by providing a valid government-issued ID.

To bid online, registration is required. All the details can be found at

According to the website, potential buyers must be pre-approved at 50 per cent of the maximum amount they wish to spend.

“This amount is held on your credit card to ensure the seriousness of the buyer. The full amount will be charged if successful in bidding and refunded if you do not win the auction.”

Meanwhile, Dodds said the horse market is very strong, adding that last year, some 15,000 prospective buyers tuned in online.

“It’s going to be another great sale.

“There will be horses from all across western Canada, and buyers from all over North America,” he said.

The variety is considerable as well, he said, noting there will be kids’ horses, rope horses, barrel prospects, ranch horses, trail horses, and team penning horses among others.

“There is something for everyone,” he said.

Attendance is free and there will also be a saloon, a café, and a food truck available.

For Dodds, planning for the main event is essentially a year-long deal.

“I have the best team of people who help and support me in the world,” he said.

“Throughout the year, they work so hard for us and help us out.”

Again, for more information, visit

Mark Weber

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