A selection of horseman Dick Pieper’s collection of tack and equipment goes on the auction block this weekend.
A rare opportunity to purchase tack owned by world champion horseman Dick Pieper presents itself this weekend in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
A selection of tack and equipment that Pieper has collected and used through the years goes through The Marketplace at Ardmore sale, which begins at 9 a.m. at Hardy Murphy Coliseum. Also included are Pieper’s team of mules; a chuckwagon; harnesses; several pieces of horse-drawn implements; and a 1930 Ford Model A coupe that has been completely restored.
But the sale highlights are bound to be Pieper’s tack, which includes several hackamores made by Luis Ortega and a selection of Billy Klapper bits and spurs. In all there are 67 tack lots that will be sold, including a variety of bits, saddles, chaps. Makers include Tom Balding, Greg Darnall, M.L. Leddy’s and Bob’s Saddles.
Pieper, who has trained reining and cutting horses for more than 50 years, has accepted a position as horse division manager for Circle Bar Ranch, owned by Jerry Bob and Eugenie Daniel. The ranch’s stallion, Circle Bar Pistol, is by Playgun, a stallion Pieper showed (along with trainer Jody Galyean) to numerous cutting championships and earnings of more than $185,000.
Pieper says he has chosen to “travel light” as he makes the career move to Truscott, Texas.
Pieper was named the Western Horseman Award winner for 2015 for his significant contributions to the Western stock horse industry.
For a complete sale catalog, visit http://www.themarketplaceatardmore.com.