Tuesday, October 5, 2010

First Time Public Auction of Angola Prison Horses

(Angola, La.) - The 2010 Angola Prison Horse Sale is the first time that some of the finest horses bred and raised at Angola Prison will be offered for sale at Angola Prison at public auction. The horse sale is set for October 16, 2010 with a preview afternoon set for October 15, 2010.

Angola Prison horses combine the best of quarter horse, thoroughbred, Dutch Warmblood and draft lines to produce all-around performance or pleasure horses. Many of these amazing horses are service horses working with police officers as mounted patrols throughout the United States.

The Angola Prison Horse Sale is part of the third weekend of the Angola Rodeo. The Angola Rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in the nation, got its start in 1965.

“This sale has been a long time dream of Warden Burl Cain,” said Julie Calzone. “I connected with the Warden through my work with the Louisiana Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and board member, Dr. Debra DePrato. What started as a phone conversation with fellow horse lovers has turned into a mission to connect horses and people to improve each others’ lives.”

Most of the horses that will be sold on October 16 are listed on the sale website: www.angolaprisonhorsesale.com. There are horses that are already under saddle along with many younger prospects that are ready to start under saddle. They come from lineage that has proven to be good work and performance horses.

“Our horse program really reflects something that Winston Churchill is known for saying,” stated Warden Burl Cain. ”’There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.’”

The horse sale was timed to be part of the October rodeo program. Many of the hobby craft exhibits will be open on sale day to provide spectators and buyers with something for the whole family to do. Admission to the horse sale is free, but buyers need to review the conditions of sale and complete a buyer registration prior to participating in the sale. Both are available online on the website.

“The horses are amazing,” said long time horsewoman and sales manager, Charlotte Stemmans Clavier. “I come from a family with generations in the thoroughbred horse racing industry. Horses are a way of life for our family.” Stemmans, Inc., a licensed auction company, was awarded the auction contract through a public bid process. Stemmans, Inc. has been conducting horse sales for decades, most recently the two-year old in training sale at Evangeline Downs.

For more information contact:

Stemmans, INC Horse Sale
Toll Free: 1.800.544.6773

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