Animal Sciences

MU Online Horse Auction and Fundraiser

At the MU Equine Program, we’ve been raising quality horses with remarkable athletic potential since 1959! When you purchase a horse from us, you support the education and training of the next generation of equine professionals. It is our goal to place these horses in quality, life-long homes.

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About our horses

  • As part of the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri, we prioritize quality over quantity, raising 4-6 foals each year.
  • Our horses excel in various events like cutting, barrel racing, roping and more.
  • All horses are sold with complete medical records and detailed daily journals of their training program. They are up-to-date on routine care.
  • Our horses are desensitized to novel objects such as clippers and tack. They are trained to calmly maneuver various obstacles including ground poles, cross rails, raised wooden platform and a tarp.
  • Weanlings trot in hand and carry a pony saddle.
  • Yearlings and two-year-olds lunge quietly at the walk and carry a bridle. Some may also flex to the bit and lunge at the trot.
  • Check out our MU Online Horse Auction & Fundraiser in November.

Why choose a horse from our training program?

  • Your purchase directly supports our Equine Science Program and student activities. Students gain real-world experience in horse training and communication.
  • We provide complete horse histories, medical records and “owner’s manuals,” which include a letter from the MU Equine Program Coordinator describing the horse, additional photographs, extended pedigree information, training journals, current housing and diet records.
  • Our horses are well-handled and trained from birth.

Sale information

  • Online bidding opens in mid-October, closing in November.
  • We offer a Sale Horse Preview & Silent Auction at 4400 E. New Haven Road, Columbia, MO, in November before the online auction closes. Enjoy food, see horses in action, and bid on equine and non-equine items, graciously donated by supporters. We invite everyone to come to this event, even if you are not in the market for purchasing a horse, to learn about our program and encourage our students on all their hard work!

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