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WEAVER QUARTER HORSES
25th Annual Production Sale

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Montana ExpoPark, Great Falls, MT

Dear Friends

We reach out to all of our friends, family and customers to assure you the sale will go on!  Weaver Quarter Horses will hold the 25th Annual Production Sale at the Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls, MT at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th, just like the 24 sales before it. We are excited to announce some changes to help our customers be involved and assured during these challenging times.

  • We will have an online video catalog in addition to our regular print catalog. The print catalog will be available the third week of August and the video catalog will be available the first of September.
  • The sale will proceed as it has in the past with the horses being brought to the ExpoPark Livestock Pavilion and live auctioned through the sale ring.
  • A live sale will have all the bidding options provided in the past – online, phone, absentee and live bidding.
  • Online bidding will be conducted through DV Auctions. Online bidders can register by going to dvauction.com. DV Auction will provide a feed of the live sale, and they will provide videos of lots for a virtual sale.
  • Phone and absentee bidders can register by calling 406-378-2600 or 406-788-0623.
  • If for any reason a live auction with the horses attending cannot happen due to COVID-19 restrictions or mandates, the sale will still go on virtually through video with live bidding, online bidding, phone bids and absentee bids. The sale will still be conducted virtually from Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls, MT.

If you have any questions regarding our 25th Annual Production Sale on Saturday, September 19, 2020, please contact us through Facebook; email at weaver@midrivers.com; or phone at 406-788-2600 (Stan) or 406-788-0623 (Nancy).

Thank you for your continued patronage of Weaver Quarter Horses, and we look forward to seeing you, either in person or virtually, on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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2019/ 2020 AQHA Executive Committee

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From left: Member Dr. Scott Myers, First Vice President F.E. “Butch” Wise, President Stan Weaver, Second Vice President Norman Luba and Member Kenneth Banks.

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Hi-Line Living - Weaver takes the reins at AQHA

 story and photos by Havre Daily News/ Pam Burke

stan nancyBig Sandy rancher and horse breeder Stan Weaver always wanted to have a production sale, but he never dreamed that his annual sales would lead to him taking the helm of the world's largest horse breed registry and membership organization.

Weaver, who has already served four years on the American Quarter Horse Association executive committee, was appointed committee president during the organization's annual meeting in March. Ironically, though, even at the helm of an organization with an international scope, it's likely he won't travel to as many continents as the quarter horses he's sold have reached.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would do what it's done," Weaver said about the popularity of his ranch's annual horse sale and how it influenced his appointment to the AQHA executive committee.

Cowboy Tales - The Importance of a Brand

2004 Cowboy Artists of America Sale & Exhibition Chairman Steve Todd understands the importance of a brand. His two quarter horse fillies bear the XA brand, which has been used by the famous Weaver Ranch since 1888.  "If you have been putting your brand on horses and cattle for over 100 years, then you must be doing something right," says Todd. "The Weaver brand stands for something -quality, versatile, well-bred, usin' kind of horses that trace back to the original sires of the quarter horse breed."

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Celebrating 130 years - Weaver Quarter Horses

William to Stan... the Weaver Family Story

The Weaver clan still carries on the prestigious birthright handed down to them from William and Phoebe Weaver who homesteaded in Montana in 1887. The infamous “A Standing X” brand was recorded one year later by William, a highly respected horse and cattleman that helped shape the Montana and Canadian horse racing community. Little did they know what their legacy would unfold to be.

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The AX Brand

BEYOND A MARK of ownership, the AX brand is part of Montana’s rich cowboy heritage. From a homesteader’s humble beginnings in 1888 through Stan and Nancy Weaver today, the family traces their agrarian pedigree back five generations.  And with a little luck and a good plan, AX will continue to personify the Weavers for generations.

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2018/ 2019AQHA Executive Committee

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President Dr. Jim Heird, First Vice President Stan Weaver, Second Vice President Butch Wise, Member Norman Luba, Member Dr. Scott Myers

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Tillards

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Congratulations to Troy Tillard, rider and Tim Tillard, owner of WEAVERS DIAMOND BAR, "Rowdy", who was just named 2015 Steer Roping AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year. "Rowdy" was bred by Weaver Quarter Horses and was purchased as a weanling in 1999 at our annual production sale.

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