Terms, Conditions, Limiting Criteria & Governing Policy


Horses eligible for nomination must be registered Canadian Warmblood or with another recognized Warmblood registry (as in 1 and 2 below):

  1. Warmblood registries which are recognized with WBFSH include, but are not limited to:
AESBelgium (BWP)Danish (DWB)
Dutch (KWPN)Hanoverian (AHHS, Han)Holsteiner
Swedish (SWB)Selle Francais (ANSF)Trakehner
WESTFZangersheide (ZANG)Oldenburg (GOV + OS)

2. Providing horses meet CWHBA standards for warmblood registration:

    Canadian Sport Horse (CSHA)  Oldenburg Registry North America (ISR – OLD)


  • Priority will be given to Canadian-born horses with a limited number of imports being permitted at the discretion of the sale committee
  • Special consideration MAY be giving to horses with an exceptional show record that the sale committee feels will be an asset to the Spring Riding Horse Sale
  • 25 lots will be accepted for the sale
  • Other Limiting criteria will be based off of Performance and / or Pedigree.

In your nomination, please include as much information as possible about your horse’s performance record, schooling shows, ability (free jump video for a jumper prospect or free movement for dressage prospects), other noteworthy siblings out of the dam-line and any other pertinent information for the selection committee to make their decision.

Prospects * Must be 3 to 6 years of age  Prospects – 5 or older – must be started under saddle 3 or 4 years old – started under saddle or ready to start under saddle. Preference MAY be giving to horses that are started.
Performance Horses * Must be 5 to 12 years of agePerformance horses must have shown at a minimum of two EC or USEF rated shows or have proof of attending five schooling shows in the past 18 months. Preference MAY be giving to horse with an outstanding show record.
School Masters Must be 8 to 15 years of ageSchool Masters must have shown on average at a minimum of two EC or USEF rated shows per year for the past 4 years with results in the Jr/Am division OR be an upper-level horse who is ready to step down out of the Professional division and take care of a Jr/Am. These horses are meant to be horses who can tolerate and teach a rider the ropes. These horses will be selected and accepted at the discretion of the sale committee – please provide video of the horse at the time of nomination that reflects the horse’s suitability to be a school master.  
* As of January 1st, of the year of nomination


  • All owners agree that by nominating their horse(s) they will provide the sale with all required veterinarian documentation including; x-rays, EIA, insurance forms, vaccination record, medication form, and videoed flexion tests that will be sent to the admin team by the dates specified in the ‘Important Dates and Deadlines’ section below. Failure to do so will forfeit all fees and your horse will not be sold through the sale!
  • All owners agree that by nominating their horse(s) they will allow them to be tested for any banned substances according to the Equine Canada Medication Control Committee. Every horse will have blood drawn at their PPE and it will be held for 45 days after the sale.
  • Where the owner of a horse is a partnership, limited company, ranch or farm all legal signatories must sign the nomination form.
  • All information and representations of the horses consigned are the sole responsibility of the seller or agent of the seller.
  • The seller acknowledges that each horse consigned is free and clear of all liens, warrants, and encumbrances.
  • All horses sold must have their transfer of ownership completed and sent to their respective registries within 10 days of the sale. Proof that the transfer has been completed and that it has been sent must be forward to the sale administrator so that your payment can be released. The Sales Admin can assist you with all documentation. In the case of a pending registration, the transfer must be completed and sent to the registrar to finalize once the registration certificate is done.    


  •  Minimum starting bid will be set at $6,000 for all categories

Terms and Conditions for Buyers

  1. CWHBA – Alberta Auction will be online in partnership with ClipMyHorse. To actively bid, bidders are required to register. Please follow links to Register as a bidder.
  2. Each horse will be sold to the highest bidder as determined by the auction site. The decision will be final.  The sale administration, CWHBA – Alberta Chapter and all parties connected act only as agents for the seller but assumes no responsibility for the buyer nor the seller.
  3. The Auction house reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
  4. The sale committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
  5. All horses are sold as is. Right of recourse must be directed to the seller and not to CWHBA or Sale Management. All horses are insured for a period of 10 days following the close of the sale at no expense to the buyer.
  6. The sale by online auction will close in a staggered sequence starting with Lot #1.
  7. The online sale by auction is complete once the count down clock has reached zero for the Lot number.
  8. Proxy bids are permitted and can be placed or changed with the auction staff by the Buyer.
  9. CWHBA – Alberta Auction is a reserved auction; the seller is responsible for the reserves.
  10. There is NO buyer commission charged.
  11. Prospective buyers will be permitted to ride under saddle horses for tryouts by contacting the seller and following all guidelines that they present.
  12. TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, and payment in full must be e-transferred or wired within 24 hours after the close of the sale (or as arranged with the Sale Administrator).
  13. GST will be charged on horses sold according to Canadian law.
  14. CWHBA – Alberta Chapter acts only as a clearing house for funds collected for and on behalf of the seller.
  15. The Sale Management will withhold registration papers until the buyer’s funds clear the bank. At such time, all documents will be processed for transfer to the buyer. The seller will pay all transfer fees, according to Canadian law.
  16. The seller will not allow the horse to leave their care until such time that the Sales Administrator has confirmed that the funds have cleared the bank on the horse in question.
  17. Should the buyer fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions outlined above, the Sale Management may, at its sole discretion, pursue any remedy available against the defaulting buyer, including, but not limited to, taking possession of the horse(s) and resale of the horse(s) at public auction or by private treaty for account of the defaulter. In such a case, the defaulter shall be liable for any deficit in the account after payment of all costs of maintenance and resale, attorney fees, costs of litigation, and damages available to seller by law.


  1. CWHBA – Alberta Chapter acts only as a clearing house for funds collected for and on behalf of the seller
  2. GST is collected for and on behalf of the seller ONLY when the seller provides a valid GST registration #
  3. Cheques will be sent via Xpress post and the release of the funds will be dependant on where the funds originated from – i.e. expect:   

a) 7 days within province           b)  10 days out of province           c)  21 days out of country

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