PREMIER HORSE SALES - Seller Information & Terms
Please read all information carefully as terms are changed & updated after every sale.
Nominations are only open until sale is full.
We welcome new trainers and encourage them to be part of Premier Horse Sales. Submission of nomination does not guarantee selection. Nominations scoring below 25 points will not be accepted. More than one horse may be nominated. Our Team will be using our scoring rubric to score the horses and determine if they get to sell. Trainers will be notified by email if their horses are accepted or not. Once sale is full, nominations will be closed.
PREMIER HORSE SALES
Trainer Information & Terms
Consignment Fees are $750/horse – Starting on sale day, buyers take over stall fees. “No Sales” will pay for their stalls immediately following the sale (rates vary). Trainers are also required to pay extra for their stalls when arriving before check-in day. Consignment Fees are nonrefundable once horse is accepted. Non-refundable includes but is not limited to a vesicular stomatitis quarantine or country pandemic that would keep the sale from taking place.
Commission & No Sale Fees are as follows: new sellers and anyone that has not “sold” a horse with us before will be charged 8% of the final accepted bid or $2,000 whichever is greater. Invited/past sellers that have sold with us before will be charged $1000 for all “no sales” including a $100/day late fee if not paid on sale day and before retrieving registration papers. All “no sales” are required to be announced in the ring.
Vegas Sale has some additional fees and requirements. All sellers are required to book at least one room at the Plaza Hotel for a minimum of 4 nights. Trailer Parking is $30/night and stall clean out is $20/stall. These two fees will be deducted from your statement after the sale.
Scoring Rubric – (click to view): Follow the scoring rubric precisely, only scores of 25+ will be accepted. +3 “Superior” is what you should shoot for in each area plus bonus points. We will accept a variety of breeds & disciplines of horses and these will be taken into consideration when scoring. Please know, all photos, description, and information you submit during nomination will be directly printed in the catalog. Our job is to ensure each horse is a good fit for our sale and buyers as well as our sale is a good fit for all horses and trainers alike. The rubric has 9 scoring areas:
- Pedigree – 3 points given if horse is registered in trainer/owner’s name and papers in possession and includes pedigree with LTE and money earners.
- Age – 3 points given if horse is 4-10 years old
- Photos – 3 points given if more than 2 profile photos and 2 or more action photos are provided.
- Description – 3 points given if age and height is listed, 15 full and compound sentences, pedigree and money earners listed, no grammar errors, and trainer name and contact listed in the description. Trainer consents to list any cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the horse’s soundness (scars, chewed tail, cinch sores, bumps, etc.) in the description of the horse.
- Conformation – 3 points for exceptional build and bone for breed
- Disposition – 3 points for 1 temperament (impeccable nature, character, makeup, and fits any and all riders) no vices. 3 temperaments will be questionable. 4 temperaments or higher will not be accepted no matter their score in other areas.
- Body Condition – 3 points for fleshy, fat, and sale ready.
- Bonus Points – given to elegant main & tail which includes banding and special braids even button braids, uncommon marks and characteristics.
- Negative Points – long coat, not shed, too short mane and/or tail/shaved brands
- Performance & Riding Ability – horses that score a 4 or under on this will not be accepted no matter what they scored in other areas. 10 points available in this area for:
- Broke to ride – spins, sliding stop, rollbacks, lead changes, backup
- Gentleness – tarp, flag, traffic, ball, parades, gunfire, whips
- Talents – reining, roping, ranch versatility, cow work, ranch roping, English, cutting, trail riding, barrel racing, driving, legacy, and more
- Tricks – sit, nod, lie down, etc.
Attachments to include:
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS ONLY – Horses submitted without professional photos will be sifted immediately – minimum of 2 still photos – We cannot market your animal without great photos and videos. Help us, help you! HMEI photos from phones cannot be uploaded. Please make sure they are 1MB – 2MB in size and the horse is not cropped in the photo too much. Photos that are too cropped do not look good when we use them for marketing especially in videos. The better the photos are the more we can use them in magazines and online marketing.
- Video by URL – Required by all new trainers and are required to accompany every nomination. Video URL can be submitted by any of these links: YouTube, Google Drive, or Facebook. Keep them 3 minutes minimum, nonprofessional for now, will not be shown to the public so don’t worry about adding music. Show riding and performance ability as well as gentleness and temperament.
- Copy of registration (scanned)
Consignment Fees Due: When your horse makes the live sale, we will email you an invoice that will be payable by e-check and within 24 hours. Know your routing number and account number to be able to pay the $750 consignment fee. If you’d rather pay with a credit card, let us know and we’ll resend invoice plus 3% convenience fee.
Registration Papers: When your horse makes the sale, original Registration Papers and fully signed transfers are required to be mailed to the office within 48 hours in order to call the horse registered. Please make sure to send them “signature required” so you know we received them. Any horses that are not registered in seller’s name are required to get the papers transferred. We will rush all papers that need transferred to AQHA and payment will be applied to your statement. We’ll do our best with other registries but no guarantee. If they are not in your name by sale time then papers will be announced as pending.
Sifting Process at the sale Includes:
- Round Pen Work – catch
- Arena Work – saddle, pickup all 4-feet, bridle, and ride off with tight cinch (canter)
- Abrasions, cuts, or sores may be sifted unless it is likely to heal normally without veterinarian treatment and cause no long-term threat.
- Trainer understands that if their horse doesn’t pass all stages of Premier Horse Sale’s sifting process or we notice something wrong with the horse before sale day, they will be pulled from the sale and consignment fee is forfeited. If we decide they’re out, they are OUT! Bring your BEST!
Preview: Trainer agrees to have horse(s) in all events including but not limited to: sifting process, meet & greet, preview, and sale. We have three previews: performance preview, live demo preview, and ranch trail preview. Most events will run in lot # order. Be ready when it’s your turn. If your turn is missed, you will be moved to the bottom. If you are not there to preview at the end, your horse will be sifted from the sale. MM Auction Services is there to put on a quality horse sale and our buyers expect to be #1 on the list. If you can’t put this sale and our buyers #1 on the list, please don’t nominate a horse.
Required sale exam & x-rays: Stallions selling as a breeding stallion are required to provide verification of fertility with a semen evaluation current within 8 months. All horses consigned to Premier Horse Sales are required to have a sale exam done by a licensed veterinarian in order to sell consisting of a veterinarian examination (pdf format) and x-rays. Sale exams can be done as early as 8 months before sale day but no sooner. You will be required to email all images and exam to us to display with a link on the horses profile page for all to view. Sale exam should include but is not limited to clean x-rays (Left & Right Fore Foot DP, Left & Right Fore Foot Lateral, Left & Right Skyline Navicular View, and oblique views of the hocks (LateralMedial & MedialLateral) plus any other ex-rays deemed necessary by the veterinarian. Some trainers will include other x-rays as well, but it’s not required. If buyers want more than the required sale exam provided by trainers and their vets, buyers are required to get it done before the sale at their expense. Note: the system automatically deletes all x-rays and sale exams when the gavel drops. We do not keep x-rays past sale day. If buyers ask for the exam after the sale, we will refer them to the trainers to get it. The deposit and inspection of X-rays, and access to the repository are subject to our Repository Terms & Conditions listed on our website which are agreed to when signing these terms. Each buyer is encouraged to instruct their registered veterinarian to inspect the X-rays for each Lot and physically inspect each Lot prior to the purchase thereof. As provided in the Standard Conditions of Sale contained in the Sales Catalog and on our website, each Lot purchased is purchased, at the fall of the hammer, with all defects and deficiencies, latent and patent, subject to the exceptions set out in the said Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale or announced prior to the auction of a Lot. The Buyer acknowledges that it is his sole responsibility to determine the quality, accuracy and completeness of the Sale Exam & X-rays and to obtain independent advice with respect thereto from a registered veterinarian.
Required Sale Video: All horses that make the sale are required to have a final sale video submitted by deadline via YouTube link only. Sale team will keep you updated with information and deadlines by email once your horse makes the sale.
Transport: (Coming to Premier Horse Sales): All horses are required to have a coggins test current within six months of sale date & in owner’s name. Most states are 12 months, but some are 6. Therefore, we expand the buyer base with requiring 6-month coggins. All horses coming from a brand state are required to have a current or lifetime Brand Inspection. All out of state horses are required to have current Health Papers within 30 days to enter sale premises.
Healths are required to state the following: the animals listed on the CVI have not originated from some premises or an area under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) or some premises on which vesicular stomatitis virus has been diagnosed in the last 30 days or are within 10 miles of such premises; and the animals in the shipment have no signs of vesicular stomatitis viral disease.
Private Sales: Absolutely no private sales in the yards before or after the auction. All horses brought to the sale are required to be consigned and go through our auction ring. Any horses “no sold” in the ring but sold outside are expected to report it to the office. We will leave it up to the integrity of the seller to make sure this happens so the seller will be welcome back to the sale.
Auction Fees and Commission: The consignment/catalog fee per horse is $750. This fee will be non-refundable once horse is accepted. An 8% commission or a minimum of $2,000 will be charged on all horses sold. If a horse is pulled from the sale (scratched) there will be a pulled fee of 8% of our most recent sales overall average in addition to the catalog fee. All fees are required to be paid before retrieving registration & transfer papers. In order to waive the pulled fee and retrieve registration papers, owner is required to provide MM Auction Services with a vet release explaining why the horse cannot sell at sale along with a video (not just photos) of injury or sickness. All horses will be charged a $20 brand inspection fee by state law when sold (required states only). Seller will also be charged $20 for a new halter and lead rope to be given to the new owner at the time of sale. If trainers “NO SALE” a horse, they are required to pick up registration papers and anything additional they may need. Failure to pick up at the office will result in a $50 accessed fee to ship everything and required to be paid before shipping. Trainers willing to ship horses to buyers are required to pick up a swag bag and all proper paperwork from the office before departing. Failure to do so will result in a $50 fee accessed to the trainer so we can ship necessary items to the new buyer. Payment will be deducted from your final statement. Any payments owed and not completed within 48 hours will be charged an additional $100/day late fee.
After the Sale: Buyers are NOT allowed to ride sale horses until they have a paid invoice from the office. Sellers are required to stay long enough to meet the buyers and answer any questions they may have. Following the sale, all trainers are required to feed & water sold horses. Out of courtesy to both the horse and the buyer, please leave a water bucket and full feeding of hay in your stall. MM Auction Services crew will check all sale horses Saturday night, feed again, & take over care Sunday morning.
Host Hotel: Host Hotel information and reservation link will be sent in an email to trainers. Most hotels don’t give much time to book. Therefore, trying to book a room after the group block expires, will result in full price rooms. Vegas trainers that make the sale are required to book at least one room at the Plaza Hotel & Casino for a minimum of four nights. The Plaza Hotel also charges $30/night for trailer parking and $20/stall for clean out. These two fees will be deducted from your statement following the sale.
Trainer’s Checks: All checks will be written within 72 hours of sale date depending on the sale location and made payable to owner listed then mailed. We do not guarantee delivery when we ship checks using USPS. Please be patient when waiting for your check to arrive. Trainer can request to have their check balance wired to them minus $100 cancel payment on check fee & $100 wire transfer fee. Trainers final balance will be wired minus $200 total in fees then the trainer is required to void the original check and mail back to MM Auction Services for our records which are required by law.
Trainer’s Guarantee: Trainer consents to list any cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the horse’s soundness (scars, chewed tail, cinch sores, bumps, etc.) in the description of the horse. All horses selling have provided a sale exam and x-rays for buyer’s veterinarians to view at least one month prior to sale day in order for the buyer to make their own judgements of whether to purchase the horse or not. Buyer & Trainer understands and agrees that MM Auction Services is not responsible to perform any inspection or to independently confirm or verify the soundness of Trainer’s horse. Buyer & Trainer understands and agrees that MM Auction Services LLC is unaware of the condition of Trainer’s horse, and therefore is relying solely upon representations made by Trainer regarding the condition of the horse and that the horse is sound in order to advertise and market the stated condition of the Trainer’s horse before and during the sale. This soundness guarantee is between buyer and seller only and does not include any other persons, and Trainer agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless MM Auction Services LLC, Premier Horse Sales, and Colby or Codi Gines to and from any claims, liability or damages which may be asserted by buyer of the horse on account of any breach of warranty, breach of promise or alleged misrepresentation. All soundness guarantees do not apply to or include any time period following the sale including transportation. Buyers are encouraged to purchase equine insurance to protect their investments. Shall any soundness disputes arise; the buyer is required to contact the seller and settlement of the dispute shall be exclusively between the two of them. In the event it is determined that the defect was present at the time of sale, the trainer is required to trade the buyers a horse of same value. If the horse is determined not to have the alleged defect, the sale of said horse is valid and enforceable and purchaser assumes all costs of examination, treatment, and sale purchase price. Soundness does not guarantee pass of an examination by any vet or trainer following the sale. Buyers are to ride and visit the horse before the sale giving them confidence they need to bid come sale day. If they want additional x-rays, they need to have them completed before the sale at their own expense. Solely, the trainer of each animal represents and warrants to the buyer, to Colby & Codi Gines, to Premier Horse Sales, and to MM Auction Services LLC to include but not limited to the following:
- Title of the animal, free from all claims of ownership
- Sound of limb, eyes, and wind
- Not a cribber or wind sucker
- Not cryptorchid
- Not pregnant
- Be exactly what they represent them to be.
By consigning to Premier Horse Sales, Trainer grants MM Auction Services the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SELL the consignment subject to the above provisions and agrees to all terms and conditions. Premier Horse Sales does NOT allow substitutions or replacements once a horse has been consigned and entered online. Trainer agrees to not privately sell the consigned horse. To withdraw your original consigned horse from Premier Horse Sales, it must be injured or sick and must have a vet release and submit injury/sick videos to waive the no sale/no show fee & retrieve registration papers.
Warranty: There is no implied warranty made by auctioneer or Sale Company as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any animal in the sale. The seller (trainer) is the responsible party for all representations, warranties, and guarantees expressed or implied concerning the condition of any horse. The trainers agree to hold MM Auction Services LLC, Colby & Codi Gines, & Premier Horse Sales harmless from all loss, cost and expense arising from illness, injury or death of such animal, or loss or damage to property, and injury or death of persons, caused by themselves, their agents, or employees, or by the animal, subsequent to the time of purchase.
Liability: Buyers, sellers, trainers, and spectators are cautioned to exercise care while attending the sale and enter premises at their own risk according to the laws of the State in which the sale is held (Nevada, Texas, or Florida). Neither the owners nor any other persons connected with this sale assume any liability, legal or otherwise, for accidents to persons or property, before, during, or after the sale. Colby & Codi Gines, Premier Horse Sales, MM Auction Services, LLC; its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, and each and every landowner, municipal and/or government agency upon whose property this activity is conducted, shall not be liable for injuries sustained by anyone attending the Premier Horse Sales. MM Auction Services, LLC & its associates act as AGENTS ONLY and are not responsible for buyer/seller error or misunderstanding. All guarantees are strictly between the buyer and seller. All information distributed is provided by the trainer and MM Auction Services is not liable for any misprints or distribution and advertising of said information. All animals are sold “AS IS”. In further consideration of this consignment, I agree to indemnify and defend, Premier Horse Sales, MM Auction Services, LLC, Colby &/or Codi Gines, their agents and associates, from all injury, loss of equipment, loss of animal or damages to myself, my animals or damages or injury to others lien property from my animals, by entering this horse at this sale whether by negligence, breach of warranty, or any misrepresentation which is alleged to have been made about the soundness of any animal sold at the sale. If any claim or dispute is asserted or arises over the sale or consignment of any lot or animal sold at auction, it is agreed that venue for any dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the courts in the State of Wyoming, and that Wyoming law shall control this transaction or any claims or disputes which arise direct or indirectly out of this transaction in all respects. I verify that all photos submitted to Premier Horse Sales, MM Auction Services LLC, have full permission to be used for advertising and are free and clear from all photography copyright laws. The undersigned by executing this instrument delivers said property to MM Auction Services LLC and declares themselves owner or legal agent/trainer and authorizes the sale thereof at public auction for his/her account according to its usual custom and represents the consignment is clear of all encumbrances unless listed above and may be legally sold. I verify that I have read the above information/terms & conditions in full and hereby agree to be bound by them.