Horse Barn – Annual Production Sale

30th Annual UC Davis Horse Barn Production Sale
“A Sale with History and Tradition”
June 24-25, 2023

Mark your calendars for our 30th annual production sale! This year will feature a Sale Showcase and Open House event where we invite you to visit the Horse Barn, preview the sale horses, and meet the hard-working student interns. All bidding will take place online through ShoWorks auctions so you can bid from anywhere!

UC Davis Horse Barn
Sale Showcase and Open House
June 24, 2023

4:30-6:00PM Open house, intern and sale horse meet-and-greet
6:00PM Sale Showcase in the main arena


  • Horse Barn Open House
    • Tour the historic Horse Barn which is over 100 years old
    • Learn about our program and internships
    • Get a sneak peek at the 2024’s sale horses and mules
  • Meet-and-Greet
    • Get a closer look at each lot
    • Meet the interns who have trained each horse or mule
    • Ask questions and gather all the information you need to bid
  • Sale Showcase
    • Formal sale preview in our arena
    • Hear more about each lot with descriptions and stories from their interns
    • Watch each horse or mule work in the roundpen and demonstrate their skills and training
  • Dinner and Drinks
    • Enjoy fantastic food from Buckhorn Food Truck
    • Beer and wine garden for 21+
  • Family Fun
  • Door Prizes and more!

UC Davis Horse Barn
Online Auction
June 24-25, 2023

Online auction services are provided by ShoWorks Auction Services. Bidder Registration is now open! Visit the Auction Site to register below.

Click here to visit our Auction Site!

  • Online bidding begins Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 5:00PM.
  • Online bidding will begin closing at 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 25, 2023.
  • Lots will close successively, beginning with Lot 1, with a three-minute new action countdown between each
  • If there is competitive bidding at lot close, the three-minute new action countdown will reset with each new bid. This ensures interested bidders won’t be “beat-out” by a last minute bid.
  • If there are no bids within the three-minute new action countdown, the lot will close and move on to the next lot.
  • All subsequent lot closing times will be pushed out accordingly, closing no less than 3 minutes after close of the previous lot.
  • It is recommended to be active on the ShoWorks site before the 5:00 PM close to familiarize yourself with the process.

2023 Production Sale Animals:

This year’s sale features ten yearlings and two weanling colts with a wide variety of disciplines, bloodlines, colors, and personalities. There is sure to be one you’ll want to take home! To view more information on each sale animal, click on their picture.

Click here to see the full sale catalog! (View in PDF)
Click here for sale videos!

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Sales ad. Text reads: UC Davis Horse Barn 30th Annual Production Sale. "A Sale with History and Tradition". June 24, 2023. Sale Showcase & Open House, Online Sale June 24-25, 2023. Featuring lots sired by: UCD Actions Protege, Coud'Poker Tartifume, Once in a Blu Boon, TBS Declan Pondi, The Only Escape, Dun Walla Walla, Tomcat Chex, VS Goodride, John Simon, and Bas Blanc. UC Davis Hose Barn, Department of Animal Science. Contact:, 530-754-4156,

Please send any inquiries to Kelli Davis at or (530)754-4156 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@UCDHorseBarn) to receive sale information as soon as it becomes available!