2023 MU Online Horse Auction & Fundraiser bidding is open

The 17th annual auction features three horses and one mule, all trained and raised by the MU Equine Program.

Bidding for the 2023 MU Online Horse Auction & Fundraiser are now open. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the MU Equine Science Program and support student activities at the MU Equine Teaching Facility. While bids are open until 7 p.m. CST Nov. 9, interested parties can attend a Horse Preview and Silent Auction Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4400 E. New Haven Road, Columbia, MO 65201.

At the Silent Auction event, potential bidders can personally inspect the horses and mule available for sale, medical records and training journals. Attendees can also participate in a silent auction including restaurant gift cards, equine leatherwork, and various gift baskets, with proceeds benefitting the MU Equine Science Program.

“The Division of Animal Sciences’ Equine Science Program offers hands-on coursework for undergraduate students,” said Mikaela Adams, instructor and equine teaching facility manager. “Students from all ranges of equine experience, from extensive to beginner, are given opportunities to practice safe equine handling and daily care of the horses in our program. Our courses focus on the biological basis for equine management decisions. In addition, students have the option to pursue a Certification in Equine Science and Management.”

Interested bidders can visit https://one.bidpal.net/muequine23/welcome to participate in the auction.