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):

AESBelgium (BWP)Danish (DWB)
Dutch (KWPN)Hanoverian (AHHS, Han)Holsteiner
Oldenburg (GOV + OS)Selle Francais (ANSF)Swedish (SWB)
TrakehnerWESTFZangersheide (ZANG)
  1. Warmblood registries which are recognized with WBFSH include, but are not limited to:
    Canadian Sport Horse (CSHA)  Oldenburg Registry North America (ISR – OLD)
  • Providing horses meet CWHBA standards for warmblood registration:


  • Priority will be given to CWHBA horses with a limited number of Non CWB and imports being permitted at the discretion of the sale committee
  • Special consideration MAY be giving to horses with an exceptional show record / siblings from the direct mother-line with exceptional show records that the sale committee feels will be an asset to the Spring Riding Horse Sale
  • 40 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 – 4 years or older – must be started under saddle 3 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.
         * All age categories are 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 original papers and passports must be turned into our office no later than the presentation days, along with the corresponding, signed transfer of ownership forms.  The Sales Admin can assist you with all documentation. In the case of a pending registration, the registration form and the transfer of ownership must be completed, DNA included (20 hairs from the root) with the DNA form and turned into our office no later than the presentation days.


  • Minimum starting bid will be set at $6,000 for prospects and performance horses


  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. Consignor’s accounts will be settled when the bank hold has been released from the purchaser’s funds
  4. Payments will be sent via Cheque or Wire transfer. Any outstanding amounts owing will be deducted from your payment at this time. Monies will be sent once the bank hold has been released on the incoming payment for your horse(s) – Note out of province and out of country incoming wires payments take longer to clear the bank. Please fill out the attached Wire transfer form and/or provide a printout of your banking info for your wire. If we do not have your wire transfer information a cheque will be sent via Xpress post
  5. Each consignor will be issued a single payment to settle the account
  6.  For multiple consignments, settlement will occur when final purchaser funds are released

Terms and Conditions

  1. CWHBA is proceeding with an Online Auction, in partnership with ClipMyHorse,
    to actively bid, bidders are required to register. Please see steps under bidder
  2. Each horse will be sold to the highest bidder as determined by the auction site. The
    decision is final. The auction site along with the sale administration act as agents for
    the seller but assume no responsibility for either buyer or 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.
  6. A sale by auction is complete in a staggered closing sequence starting with Lot 0
  7. A sale by auction is complete once the timer has completed for the Lot number.
  8. Sellers are permitted to place reserve bids at their sole discretion
  9. CWHBA, and ClipMyHorse auction staff and volunteers accept no responsibility or
    liability for injury or damage to persons, horses or equipment
  10. Prospective buyers will be permitted to ride undersaddle horses for tryouts at
    the sole discretion of the seller. Buyers may contact sellers directly to arrange in
    person viewing of horses.
  11. TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH, and payment in full must be made by bank draft
    or wire transfer within 48 hours of the close of the sale (or as arranged with the
    Sale Administrator)
  12. GST will be charged on horses sold according to Canadian law.
  13. The Sale Management will withhold registration papers until the buyer’s cheque
    clears 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.
  14. Should the buyer fail to comply in any respect with all conditions above, the
    Sale Management may, at its 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.

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