Horse Auctions in the USA


Listed below are the various horse auctions that killbuyers, horse dealers and rescue organizations attend. Larger kill auctions will have kill buyers, smaller auctions will have dealers who will go from auction to auction to pick up enough horses fill a load for a contract or kill buyer, or to resell at larger auctions, usually at a profit.

Rescues will attend both types of auctions. Kill buyers put a bottom on the market so often horses are cheaper at the smaller auctions where kill buyers are not in attendance.


Some auctions sell the horses by the pound, which is a clear indication that the main customer is the kill buyer. Other auctions sell horses by the head. Horses can be ridden through the sales ring usually under a western saddle or bareback, led in one at a time, or are herded in loose. Loose horses and lead-ins are generally cheaper and more vulnerable in terms of going to kill.

Kill buyers need to satisfy their contracts with a slaughterhouse or with contract buyers and as such the prices they are willing to pay depend on the number of horses they need for that contract. Some kill buyers are willing to work with rescues, especially if there is an abundance of horses from which to select. Horses either then ship directly from the auction to the slaughterhouse or to the kill buyer’s kill pen and then on to the slaughterhouse or to a contract buyer’s feedlot to await slaughter.


For those attending a horse auction for the first time, here are some auction buying tips.

Main “Kill” Auctions

Major customers are the killbuyers and horse are mostly sold for thier meat.

Billings Livestock Auction Billings, MT

New Holland Sales Stables in New Holland, Lancaster County, PA: Every Monday and every third Friday starting at 6pm

Sugar Creek Livestock Auction in Ohio: Every Friday

Shipshewana Horse & Tack Auction 345 S. Van Buren St Shipshewana, IN: Phone: (260) 768-4129 Every Friday

Southwest Livestock Auction, Los Lunas, NM Owner Dennis Chavez

Stephenville, TX Highway 281 North, Stephenville, TX 76401; (254) 968-4844; (254) 968-4882; (817) 968-4844

Note: New Holland, PA also has an additional auction every third Friday starting at 6pm

Smaller kill auctions and tributary auctions attended and owned by horse traders. Horses may then find themselves at major kill auctions and feedlots.

Camelot Cranbury, NJ: Every Wednesday

Euclid Livestock in Chino, CA

Mikes Auction in Mira Loma, CA

Kalona Auction, Iowa: The first Monday of each month.

OLEX (Ontario Livestock Exchange), Kitchener, ON Canada: Every Tuesday

Rushville, IN on Tuesdays

Round Mountain, TX: First Saturday of the Month

Shepherdsville, KY

Unadilla, NY

Sulphur, OK: every other Monday

Benton 2nd Friday

Decatur Livestock Auction Decatur: 2nd & last Fridays

Marchant Hills Horse Sale Elm Springs: 3rd Monday

Centerton Livestock Auction Centerton: Every Saturday

Veedersburg Sale Barn and it has a tack auction too veedersburg ,IN sale every 3rd Sat at 3 IN time pm tack first HORSE AUCTIONS IN ILLINOISArthur Sale Barn ,Arthur Illinois equine Auction Noon 3 or 4 th sat of the month IL time

Eyler Stables Thurmont

Westminster Horse & Tack Auction New Windsor: 3rd Saturday of every month

Simon Horse Company, 29100 Harry Ave, Randolph MN 55065 = sales are frequent,!events/ch8j
Simon Horse Company 30477 Oxford Mill Road, Cannon Falls, MN  55009 = sales are weekly!events/ch8j

D.R. Chambers & Sons, Inc. Unidilla: Every Other Friday

Finger Lakes Livestock Auction Hopewell

WW Ranch Horse Sales International 7380 Griswold Road Leroy

Mt. Hope


Jackson Livestock Auction DeGraff Ohio

Round Mountain, TX First Saturday of each month.

Tyler Texas Last Saturday of each month

A & M Sales Courtland: 1st Saturday of each month

Charlottsville Horse & Tack Auction Charlottsville:

Christensburg 3rd Saturday of each month

Farmers Livestock Exchange Winchester: 3rd Saturday of each month

Fauquier Livestock Exchange Marshall: 2nd Saturday of each month

Front Royal VA Livestock Front Royal: 1st Saturday of each month

Horse & Tack Auction Orange: 3rd Sunday of each month

Broken Wheel Stables Sale South Branch Stockyard Moorefield: 3rd Saturday of each month

Mineral Wells Parkersburg vicinity: Every Saturday of each month

Attalla 2nd Monday & 4th Saturday of each month

Florence 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

Hazel Green 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Rainsville 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

Russellville 4st Saturday of each month

Arizona Horse Auction Litchfield Park, AZ

B & B Auction Services Phoenix, AZ

Tim Antone’s AZ Auction Phoenix, AZ

L & L Auction Peoria, AZ

Layton Livestock Auction Tucson, AZ

Mike Murphy Litchfield Park, AZ

Trail Auction Mesa, AZ

Tucson Livestock Auction Tucson, AZ

Pacific Livestock Auction Chandler, AZ

Prescott Livestock Auction Ropers Stockyard Chandler, AZ

Rawhide Auction Glendale, AZ

Wilcox Livestock Auction Wilcox, AZ

Centennial Auctions Fort Collins, Colorado: Every Wednesday at 10am Watch/Bid Online at [1]

Delta, CO Monthly Horse Sale

Adams County Horse Sale
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Smith’s Grove in Smith’s Grove, KY every other Saturday

Wayland-Hopkins Horse and Tack Auction Wayland; 4th Saturday of every month

Lake Odessa Horse Auction Lake Odessa; 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month

Moore’s Horse Company Onstead; 1st Saturday of every month

Napoleon Livestock Commission Company Napoleon; 3rd Saturday of every month

Dundee Auction Service and Sale Barn/Mark Oberly Auction Services Dundee; 1st 3rd and 5th Saturday of every month

Marlette Livestock Auction Marlette; 1st Saturday of every month

Billings Montana (monthly)

Lewistown Livestock

Robbin’s Horse Auctions Welch: 3rd Friday

Tulsa Monthly Horse Sale: Heartland Horse Sales LLC Tulsa: 1st Thursday of each month

Dewey Bi-Monthly Horse Dewey: Every other Monday

Pryor Horse Sale Pryor: 2nd Thursday of every month

Bristow Monthly Horse Sale Mid-America Stockyards Bristow: Every other Monday HORSES SELL BY THE POUND

Sallisaw Monthly Horse Sale 1st and 3rd Saturday

Blackwell Horse Auction Eppie’s Horse Company Blackwell: 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month

Middleburg Livestock Auction Sales, Inc. 290 US Highway, 522 North, Middleburg, PA

Carlisle Livestock Market 548 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

Eighty Four Auction Sales, Inc., Rt 136, Eighty Four, PA 15330

Greencastle Livestock Market720 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA

Hickory Auction & Sales, Inc., Route 519, Hickory, PA

Jersey Shore Livestock Market Route 2, Jersey Shore, PA

Mercer Livestock Market R4 Route 19, Mercer, PA

Nicholson Sales Nicholson, PA 18446

New Wilmington Livestock Auction 2006 Mercer Nw, New Wilmington, PA

Wyalusing Livestock Mrkt Route 6, Wyalusing, PA 18853

Pennsylvania Livestock Auction, Inc. Waynesburg, PA 15370

Valley Stockyards Route 199, Athens, PA 18810

Alexandria 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Apison 1st Friday of each month

Ashland City 1st Saturday of each month

Athens 2nd & last Saturday of each month

Burns 1st and 3rd Friday of each month

Deckard 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

Dickson 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Lebanon Every Thursday of each month

Kingsport Every other Wednesday of each month

Knoxville 2cd & 4th Saturday of each month

McDonald Every Friday of each month

Morristown 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

Pulaski Every Friday of each month

Scottshill 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Treadway 1st Saturday of each month

Horse auction held first Thursday of every month.

Stockland Livestock Exchange Horse auction held the last Saturday of every month in Davenport, WA

Enumclaw Sales Pavillion Horse auction the first Sunday of every month in Enumclaw, WA

Skagit County Horse auction the last Sunday(?) of every month at the Skagit County Fairgrounds.

Premier Livestock Auction N3438 State Hwy 73, Withee, WI = First Wednesday of every month horse and tack sale
Nolan Sales Marion, WI = 2 times a year April/May and November