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Sale in the Swamp - General Information

Sale Updates


April 19, 2018
- Sale day is only 2 days away.  Buyers please be aware that several horses will have disclosures on the day of the sale.  These horses are Notable Assests, Ill Get Your Buckle, Willygood Whiskey, and Cats Homebrew.  Buyers that have registered as phone/absentee bidders will be recieving phone calls tomorrow, Friday, April 20th to confirm that paperwork is in order and go over any disclosures that we will have in place day of the sale.  Buyers that have questions regarding medical soundness of horses may contact Justin Callaham at 352-538-3560 / callaham@ufl.edu.  The sale does not perform pre-purchase exams; however, if medical discharges and/or radiology reports/films are available on a specific horse, buyers may request veterinary access to the information in our repository.

April 4, 2018 - The sale is quickly approaching.  We are in the final push to get the sale forms published for buyers.  The print catalog is almost finished.  And, the final sale listing will be posted by the end of this week.  Unfortunately, video may be limitied.  As we have video available, it will be added to the online sale catalog as a you tube link.  Buyers with questions may contact Justin Callaham at callaham@ufl.edu.

  • Sale Forms, Flyers, and Advertisements
  • Pre-Sale Visits

    As the sale enters the final stretch, buyers are welcome to visit the Horse Teaching Unit in person on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Fridays between 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  We encourage buyers to visit us prior to auction day and spend some time with the horses, talk to the students, and visit with us to get any questions anwsered.  When sale day arrives, horse access will be limited since we will be preparing horses for the demonstration at 10 am and final auction at 1pm.  If buyers have any questions, please feel free to contact Justin Callaham at 352-376-0562.

    Location and Address:

    University of Florida
    Horse Teaching Unit
    1934 SW 63rd Ave
    Gainesville, FL  32608

  • Sale Results - Previous Years

    Sale in the Swamp Sale Statistics

    Sale YearNumber Horses SoldSale AverageSale Range
    201515$2,550$1,600 - $4,050
    201614$3,450$1,900 - $8,400
    201716$3,525$1,850 - $8,100
  • About Sale in the Swamp

    The University of Florida Equine Program produces its annual 2 year old performance horse sale each spring.  A capstone project that brings together years of hard work for many of our students, donors, alumni, and staff that demonstrates our programs commitment to education and production.  Many of our graduating seniors have had the opportunity to follow these young horses through the various courses offered as part of the Equine Sciences Program.  Our young horses are handled rountinely through our practicum courses such as...

    • Breeding
    • Foaling
    • Weanling Handling
    • and Psychology and Training

    The program breeds, trains, and sells 16 - 20 head each year in this sale.  Our students are involved each step of the way with the sale proceeds returning to the program helping us achieve an outstanding teaching, research, and extension program.

  • Pre-Show Season / Private Treaty Sales

    Horses produced by the UF Equine Program have a significant presence and success in AQHA shows across the country.  The program recognizes the benefits of getting well-bred horses into the hands of trainers and private individual’s committed to showing our off spring. 

    Potential buyers are welcome to visit us to preview our foals and weanlings throughout the year.  Generally, horses offered for sale prior to Sale in the Swamp are selected based on the popularity of particular sires and mares, whether the sale of that off spring is beneficial to both the buyer and the UF Horse Program, and whether the program can meet its teaching/research demands for the upcoming year.  Buyers contemplating purchasing a younger horse out the program for this purpose can expect an asking price in line with current industry prices.  Potential offers must be made before September 1 of the yearling year.  Individuals interested in scheduling a visit may contact Nick Carden at 352-622-7084 or nickcarden@ufl.edu.