Wild Rose
Draft Horse Association

General Information

The Draft Horse, Tack and Equipment Sale will be held on May 3 & 4, 2024. It will be held in the Cow Palace in Olds, Alberta. Please come back for more updates as they become available

We look forward to welcoming back past consignors and Draft Horse Supporters.

Bidding will be available online this year for Horses only.  There will be no online bidding for buggies, carriages, equipment, tack, etc.

The horses will sell at 1:00 pm to be followed by wagons and equipment and miscellaneous tack.  Methods of payment are approved cheques, debit, cash and credit cards.



Wild Rose Draft Horse Association Annual Sale

Dates May 3 and 4, 2024

Commission Rates

Tack/Item $1.00-$ 15.00
$15.01 – $ 200.00
$201 – $500
$501 – $1000
$1001 – $2000
$2001 +
***Horses Entry Fee
Under $2000.00
Over $2001.00
$ 45.00/ Horse

***Entry fee must accompany entry


Horse and Tack Sale Event Times



2:00 pmPreview of the Driving Horses8:30 amTack Auction to Start
4:00 pmTack Auction to Start1:00 pmHorse Sale starts
followed by miscellaneous tack, 
wagons and equipment
5-6 pmSocial & Supper  

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tack Auction to Resume



Places to Stay:

If you are looking for accommodation while attending the sale, the following hotels/motels/ campgrounds are all located in Olds:

Pomeroy Inn 403-556-8815

Best Western 403-556-5900 or toll free 1-888-908-5900

Siesta Motor Inn 403-556-3376. Use the code “Wildrose Draft Horse Sale” for a discount. Code expires April 24/24.

Sportsman Inn Motel 403-556-3315

Circle 5 Motel 403-556-7755 or toll free 1-877-875-7755

Olds Hotel 403-556-6766

O.R. Hedges Campground (located immediately beside sale facility) 403-556-2299

Ramada Inn 403-507-8349.  Use the code “Wildrose Draft Horse Sale” for a discount. Code expires April 1/24.

Mountain View Inn & Suites, Sundre, AB 403-638-0002. Use the code “Wildrose Draft Horse Sale” for a discount. Code expires April 24/24.

Visit the Town of Olds Official Site for more information


General Sale Rules & Information

1.        Wild Rose Draft Horse Association reserves the right to refuse a bidding number to any individual.
2.       All entries to be directed to the Sale Secretary only.
3.       All entries must be paid for by approved cheque or credit card before being issued a lot number or any advertising being done.
4.       All entries entered in the sale must pay the entry fee whether scratched or substituted.  No exceptions!
5.       Entries will be taken until the sale is full.  Consignors are encouraged to enter early.
6.       Coggins Test is not mandatory but if the seller feels the horse/s would be eligible to go to the U.S., then to avoid the wait time, it should be done.
7.       Consignors are required to be ready when their lot number is called.  Barn runners will be on hand to advise.  If you are not ready when called upon, you will go to the end of the sale.
8.       Please bring your own harness.  Vehicles will be supplied.  Consignors are advised to have their horses well turned out and be fit.  All horses broke to drive will be able to ground drive into the sales ring.  This could possibly increase the purchase price, showing the horses well broke and quiet.
9.       Wash racks are available for washing horses.  First shavings are supplied. Consignors are responsible for feeding and watering their animals.  Stalling will be included in the entry fee for Friday night only, as per our rental agreement with the Olds Ag. Society.  Arrangements can be made to accommodate stabling on Thursday night/Saturday night for fee per stall per night.  WRDHA can arrange these particulars.
10.      A good halter and lead shank shall go with each horse, otherwise WRDHA will charge the consignor the cost of purchasing one.  All sold horses should leave their halters on after being in the sale ring.
11.      Concession will be on site
12.      Security will be on site Friday night.
13.      Consignors from out of town are encouraged to book motel/hotel rooms early.  Look on the website for listings.
14.      There will be absolutely no outside barn selling.  All horses sold must go through the sale.
15.      Payment can be made by approved cheques, debit, cash and credit cards. 

Please send entries to Sale Secretary:

Barbara Stephenson
Box 96
Turner Valley, Alberta
T0L 2A0
Home: 403-933-5765
Entry form for Horses
Please make checks payable to WRDHA

 2024 Annual General Meeting

Our scheduled AGM will take place on February 3, 2024.  It will be held at the Westerner Park in Red Deer. 


8:30 am                       Registration – with coffee, tea and danishes
10:00 am                     AGM
12:00 pm                     Meal
1:30 pm                       Individual Breed Meetings
3:00 – 5:00 pm           Hospitality Event w/bar and snacks

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