Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale
- November 30, 2018
- Tiffany Schwenke
Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale is a new and exciting sale! The sale is happening in Las Vegas, Nevada during the WNFR at the Plaza Hotel, December 13th at 1pm!
MM Auction Services, LLC owned and operated by high school rodeo sweethearts, Colby and Codi Gines of Powell, Wyoming are more than delighted to have such a historical event back at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Having it during the week of the WNFR makes it even more exciting! They are no strangers to horse sales as they have organized many in the past. It has been a family business and they take pride in keeping an impeccable reputation, so the Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale is the opportunity they have been working for! What extraordinary people, place, and time for such a horse sale!
I recently asked Codi Gines a few questions to tell us more about Diamonds In The Desert Performance Horse Sale.
CS: Please tell us how this sale came to be.
CG: Plaza Hotel contacted us the 1st of June asking us if we, MM Auction Services, would be interested in producing a horse sale at their venue in December during the WNFR. We flew to Vegas the end of June when we finally seen some daylight in our busy auction schedule. Colby Gines came up with the name and it sprouted from there quickly. It takes a lot of time to put on a great horse sale and we were put under a great time restriction, but this wasn’t our first rodeo!! Off we went!
CS: Please tell us the history of Plaza Horse Sales.
CG: They had what was called The Breeder’s Cup sales at the Plaza in the 70’s and 80’s selling world class race horses. They sold on the second floor of the Plaza called the Ballroom. They rode the freight elevator up to the room in order to sell. John Davis Gaughan, Sr., known as Jackie Gaughan, was the owner of the Plaza at the time of the horse sales back in the day and remembers them well. Plaza’s current CEO, Jonathan Jossel, couldn’t be more excited to have Cowboys and Rodeo Action back to downtown Las Vegas!
CS: What can buyers expect at this sale?
CG: When people show up for this year’s sale, they can expect no less than diamonds in the desert. Nothing but premier performance horses sell at the inaugural Diamonds in the Desert Performance Horse Sale. The Historic Horse Sale at the Plaza Hotel & Casino is bringing the western legacy back to Downtown, Las Vegas. We are bringing the best performance horse consignors and buyers together in Cowboy Town during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The mission of Diamonds in the Desert is to bring the best of all performance horse disciplines to one location making it easier for everyone to find their next equine partner.
We are proud to offer 70 head of outstanding performance horses. You will be able to find your next roper, barrel racer, reiner, rancher, trail rider, driver, cow horse, futurity horse, prospect, show, and family horse. The sale features bloodlines from some of the industry’s leading stallions including: Irish Pay, Frenchman’s Guy, Sun Frost, Bully Bullion, Doc O’Lena, High Brow Cat, Doc’s Remedy, Dry Doc, Peppy San Badger, Inwhizable, Freckles Playboy, Playgun, Shining Spark, Zan Parr Bar, Paddy’s Irish Whiskey, Corona Cartel, and Dash for Cash just to name a few.
CS: Time and place?
CG: December 12th is when it all kicks off with a Meet & Greet at 11 am followed by the Live preview at 1 pm. December 13th is the Buyers VIP Video Preview at 9 am. The main event, Diamonds in the Desert Performance Horse Sale, kicks off at 1 pm in the Plaza Showroom.
View the sale website here.
About Tiffany Schwenke
My family has been ranching and raising horses for over 100 years. We raise, train, and market AQHA horses at North Four Mile Creek Horse Ranch. We produce the annual event WYO WILD RIDE RANCH RODEO. I am a wife and a mother to 3 amazing...