Auction Terms & Conditions Consignors are required to provide a pre-purchase exam. Pre-purchase exam we require consists of AP and Lateral radiographs of the navicular as well as an eye exam. Buyers understand that if they want additional x-rays of horses or a pre-purchase exam of their own, they will have those done ahead of sale time at buyers’ expense. Buyer's veterinarians can register to look at pre-purchase exams anytime prior to sale day on our website.
Bidding: New Bidders must provide a driver’s license, bank contact information, and bank account number so we can verify you are a customer in good standing and to obtain a bidder number. If we are unable to verify by contacting your bank, you will need to provide us with a letter from your bank on their letterhead. Bidders must be at least 21 years of age. The highest bidder is the buyer. If any dispute arises between or among two or more bidders, sole authority to settle the dispute as he sees fit is reserved by the auctioneer and the decisions shall be final. Seller reserves the right to waive the sale (bids) of his/her horse before it leaves the ring. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The auctioneer completes sale of a horse at the fall of the gavel. We reserve the right to refuse bidding to anyone.
Internet Bidding & Phone Bidding: All internet and phone bidders must be registered to bid and have all pertinent information emailed to the office by noon the day before the sale. Any bidders trying to register after this deadline, are not guaranteed to bid.
Internet Bidding- is provided by our company MM Auction Services, LLC. Go to MM Auctions Online and you can find it under current auctions at that link. Click on “How it Works” to get started or call with questions. We would love to help just give us a call @ 877-725-3636. There will be NO online buyers fee. However, we do charge a 4% convenience fee to pay with a credit card. If you pay by e-check, there is no fee. New bidders will not be allowed to bid until they email a copy of your driver’s license, bank contact information, and bank account number to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then verify you are a customer in good standing. At this time, we will send you an “approval to bid” email. Please know that all online bidders must be registered by noon the day before the sale.
Phone Bidding & Absentee Bidding: Note that we do charge a 2% buyers premium for all phone and absentee bids. In order to bid, you will need to fill out our Phone/Absentee Bidding Form and provide us with your bank contact as well as bank account number. Email all information to email@example.com. Deadline for phone bidding registration is the day before the sale by noon.
Payment: Payment in full must be made to MM Auction Services immediately after the sale by credit card, cash or check. International purchases are payable only by wire transfer and secured by an authorized credit card for the full amount. (Card will be credited when the wire arrives within 1 business day.) A 4% convenience fee will be charged if payments are made with a credit or debit card. By making payment with your card, you acknowledge that you waive the right for a return of horse(s) purchased after the required date of Monday, September 28th, along with any and all refunds of monies paid, etc. in conjunction with any purchases at this sale/auction from MM Auction Services, LLC. MM Auction Services is a pass-through agency and does not hold funds for guarantees, returns or refunds of monies paid on animals purchased at auction. There is no sales tax in Ohio on livestock.
Private Sales: Absolutely no private sales with consignors either prior to the sale or after the auction. Consignors have given MM Auction Services, LLC Exclusive Rights for selling the consigned horses. All horses brought to the sale must go through the auction ring. Any horses “no sold” in the ring but sold outside are expected to report it to the office. We will leave it up to the integrity of the seller to make sure this happens so the seller will be welcome back to the sale.
Consignor’s Guarantee: The buyer is the responsible party to examine horses carefully before they bid. All horses consigned have passed our sifting process prior to sale and provided a pre-purchase exam. If buyer wants their own pre-purchase exam or additional x-rays of a horse, it’s their sole responsibility to get them done before the sale at buyer’s expense. Each horse sold at Premier Horse Sales is guaranteed sound by the consignor. All horses are sold sound that at the time of inspection the horse was sound of limb, wind, and eye unless other announcements are made at the time of sale from the auction block. Each consignor will be totally responsible for guarantees they make on their animals and guarantees will be made only from the auction block while the animal is being sold. Absolutely no guarantee or warranty will be expressed or implied by the auctioneers or ringmen. Effort has been made to insure correctness of the catalog and all printed material. However, employees and auctioneers will not assume responsibility for errors or omissions, but appreciate having them called to their attention. Announcements in the ring take precedence over printed information. Pay close attention to the announcements. This soundness guarantee is between buyer and seller and does not include any other persons. Unless otherwise stated, all horses will be sold sound until Monday following the sale by noon. If the horse is not considered sound by buyer, the buyer has until Monday following the sale @ noon to have Colby Gines inspect the horse. Colby Gines will make the final decision as to the soundness of the horse. If the horse is considered unsound, the buyer will be returned his purchase price less fees. If Colby Gines determines the horse not to have the alleged defect, the sale of said horse is valid and enforceable and purchaser assumes all costs of examination, treatment, and sale purchase price. Soundness does not include injury in the trailer ride home or while in the new owners care. In settling disputes, the decision by Colby Gines is final. Soundness does not guarantee pass of a check by any vet following the sale. We highly recommend you calling the consignor, asking lots of questions, and going to ride and visit the horse giving you confidence you need to bid come sale day. Make sure you do your homework and shop the horses extensively. Pay for additional x-rays if you feel you need them. Ask questions about disposition, manners, attitudes, faults, riding ability comparisons, etc. Take advantage of the previews and pre-inspect horses prior to purchasing. Once you bid on a horse, you are indicating you have done your homework enough to satisfy yourself and no one else is responsible. The consignor of each animal represents and warrants to the buyer and Premier Horse Sales to include but not limited to the following:
Title of the animal, free from all claims of ownership
Sound of limb, eyes, and wind
Not a cribber or wind sucker
Be exactly what they represent them to be
If said horse is not what the consignor represents it to be, Colby Gines will be the sole decider. Consignor will be expected to take the horse back and give the buyer a horse that they claimed to have purchased. OR the consignor can refund the buyers money minus fees. A decision will be made based on what’s best for both parties. Whether the buyer did their homework or not, will also be taken into consideration.
Requirements for Transport:
Coggins – Required for transport into and out of Texas: All horses sold are required to provide a coggins test current within six months of sale date (provided by consignor).
Health – Required for transport out of Texas: A veterinarian will be on grounds to provide all horses going out of state a current health inspection. Fees will be included with horse payment at checkout. $40 per animal (International Health is additional $150)
Transporters: Yoder Equine Transporters ~ Call ahead to get a quote @ 608-732-9333 or 478-387-8582
Equine Insurance: Giddy Up Horse Insurance offering drop of hammer coverage. Call Jamie @406-220-0260
Care of & Pick-Up: Buyer assumes full ownership and responsibility of the animal from the time it is sold in the sale ring. It is the new owner’s responsibility and sole risk from the time of purchase for proper feed, care, and maintenance. Buyers will be responsible to pick-up purchased horse(s) immediately following the sale or a $75/night boarding fee will be assessed. Do not take sale numbers off the horses, as they will be needed for checkout. The buyer and sale attendees further agree to hold the consignor, MM Auction Services LLC, and Premier Horse Sales harmless from all loss, cost and expense arising from illness, injury or death of such animal, or loss or damage to property, and injury or death of persons, caused by themselves, their agents, or employees, or by the animal, subsequent to the time of purchase.
Warranty: Animals that are rejected by the buyer because they are misrepresented in the ring will need to be inspected by Colby Gines and/or Colby’s agent. Colby will make the final determination whether there was misrepresentation. There is no implied warranty made by auctioneer or Sale Company as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any animal in the sale. The seller is the responsible party for all representations or warranties expressed or implied concerning the condition of any horse and buyers should satisfy themselves concerning the condition before purchasing. Consignors will not refund money because of human/animal personality conflicts. However, consignors are usually willing to trade horses with buyers. Once again, buyers need to do their homework well in advance of the sale.
No Sales Tax for Livestock in Texas
Health Papers (transport across State lines): $40 health inspection fee/horse (International Health requires additional $150)
Stalls: $75/night includes care, feed, & water
Additional Buyer’s Fees: NO online buyers fee – 2% phone bidding fee – 4% credit/debit card convenience fee
Stalls following the sale: All horses can stay in their current stall until Monday at noon. They must be checked out by noon Monday following the sale. Nightly boarding rates do apply at $75/night.
Loading out: Buyers must have a paid invoice from the office for all load outs. Brand inspector and veterinarian will be on sight sale day for all proper paperwork.
Liability: Buyers, sellers, and spectators are cautioned to exercise care while attending the sale and enter premises at their own risk according to the laws of the State of Texas. Neither the owners nor any other persons connected with this sale assume any liability, legal or otherwise, for accidents to persons or property, before, during, or after the sale. Colby & Codi Gines, Premier Horse Sales Committee, MM Auction Services, LLC; its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, and each and every landowner, municipal and/or government agency upon whose property this activity is conducted, shall not be liable for injuries sustained by anyone attending the Premier Horse Sales. MM Auction Services, LLC & its associates act as agents only and are not responsible for buyer/seller error or misunderstanding. All guarantees are strictly between the buyer and seller. MM Auction Services LLC will provide original papers and signed transfers to the buyer within 10 business days once buyers’ payment has processed. In further consideration of purchasing at this sale, I agree to indemnify and defend MM Auction Services, LLC, Colby & Codi Gines, their agents and associates, from all injury, loss of equipment, loss of animal or damages to myself, my newly purchased animals or damages or injury to others lien property from my animals, by purchasing a horse at this sale. The undersigned by executing this instrument delivers said agreement to MM Auction Services, LLC and declares them free of any and all claims. By purchasing a horse at Premier Horse Sales and/or executing this instrument, I verify that I have read the above information/terms & conditions in full and hereby agree to be bound by them.