Annual MSU horse auction takes bids starting Nov. 14

Annual MSU horse auction takes bids starting Nov. 14

Seventeen animals are available for purchase through the annual Mississippi State University horse auction Nov. 14-19. (Photo By: Elizabeth Caldwell)

By: Keri Collins Lewis

The online auction is available for preview through Nov. 13. Prospective buyers can view photos, registration papers and descriptions of each horse at

Lots range from a bay filly described as bred to run to a 2-year-old sorrel gelding that has been trained to load on a trailer and participate in showmanship events. Both these horse are registered with the American Quarter Horse Association.

Bidding opens at 8 a.m. on Nov. 14 and closes at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. Opening bids range from $300 for weanlings to $1,500 for 2-year-olds.

Successful buyers can pick up horses between 10 a.m. Nov. 21 and 3 p.m. Nov. 27, except Thanksgiving Day, to avoid $20 per diem charges. Payment is due at the time of pickup. Credit and debit card payments can be made on the auction website.

The sale is a collaboration between the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the MSU Extension Service and the MSU Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

For questions about individual horses or to make an appointment to view horses in person, contact Ashley Shiffler at 580-795-4349. Direct questions about the auction site to Steve Hankins at or call 662-769-9872.

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