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Good Friday Horse Auction

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Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market

345 South Van Buren Street

Shipshewana, IN 46565

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Good Friday & Day After Thanksgiving Special Sale Schedule

9:00 am: Driving Horses, Work Horses, Saddle Horses (in that order) @ Livestock Auction Arena

9:00 am: Tack Auction (Up to 5 Rings) @ Miscellaneous & Antique Auction Building

3:00 pm: Pony/Mini Auction

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Horses

Horses are sold in numeric order by the category they are consigned in. To pre-register your horse and secure a seller number (optional), call the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market at 260-768-4129. Sale order spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a $25.00 per tag consignment fee to pre-register. This fee must be paid by credit card at the time of reservation in order to secure the desired available tag number/sale order spot. The $25.00 is in addition to commission and other sale fees.
Horses may be brought in anytime after 6:00 pm on Thursday, up until sale time on Friday.
Horses sold through the Shipshewana Auction should have an Equine Information Document. Bring the document with you, or you can fill it out when you get here. (Download a PDF of the Equine Information Document.)
Horses must have a Coggins test taken within the last 12 months. If you do not have this, it can be taken the day of the auction for $25.00. Coggins tests will only be pulled on horses SOLD. If you No Sale your horse you will not have to pay for a coggins test.
If you are unable to stay and watch your horse sell, you may want to write up a short story about your horse to be read by the auctioneer.
Sellers may refuse the sale of a horse. You must be present and refuse as soon as the horse sells. No sale fee is $38.00 (commission plus $3.00 yardage fee).
We must have your complete name and address to issue checks. Seller checks will be mailed, or they may be picked up from the livestock office only after your horse has been paid for by the buyer.
Tack

To auction tack, bring it in on Friday from 5:30 am to 9:00 am to the Misc. & Antique Auction Building, and take it into the ring to be sold. We must have your complete name and address to issue checks.
To be a set up as a vendor, please see vendor information below.
Commission & Fees:

Horses & Ponies: 5%, or a minimum of $35.00. + yardage.
Yardage Fee: 0.39% or a minimum of $3.00 per head.
No Sale: $38.00
Tack: 15% of gross
Buyer Information:

Buyer Numbers

All horse, pony and tack auction buyers should apply for a buyer number prior to bidding. Buyer numbers can be obtained in the livestock office or miscellaneous office on special sales. It is $1.00 (cash only) to purchase a buyer number card for the first time or to get a new number card after our two-year cycle ends.
For lost buyer cards, it is $2.00 to replace your card.
You must be 18 years of age and have a state issued photo I.D. and valid phone number to obtain an auction buyer number.
Please show your buyer number card when making purchases and when making payments.
All horse and pony purchases must be paid for in the livestock office. Tack purchases may be made in the Antique & Miscellaneous Building office during special sales.
Terms of Sale

We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
There is a 5% buyers premium on purchases, which is waived if paying with cash or check.
Purchases must be paid for the day of the sale. Charges are not permitted. Any bills not settled by end of sale will incur charges.
All purchased horses must be picked up immediately following the sale.

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