2023 Rope Horse Market Report: Steve Friskup
Steve Friskup updates his horse market report for the industry conditions of 2023.
Steve Friskup Horse Sale at Rancho Rio
Steve Friskup selling top rope horses at The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio. | Jamie Arviso

Auctioneer Steve Friskup officially kicks off the 2023 season of The Score with Part 1 of the industry’s horse market report, presented by Professional’s Choice.

As rope horse futurities and stallion incentives continue to explode, Friskup talks about how the market forces at work continue to drive up rope horse prices from horse sales to private treaties. Friskup has a front-row seat to the action as he sells horses at Clovis Horse Sales and for the biggest individual sales in the industry, like the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity’s sale in Fort Worth. He’ll also sell the 60-plus head of horses at The Horse Sale at Rancho Rio this March during the National Team Roping’s Finals in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Listen here for Part 1 of the 2023 Rope Horse Market Report with Steve Friskup (or anywhere you stream podcasts).

About Professional’s Choice:

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About The Score: In its sixth season, ‘The Score’ is the place where the team roping community talks. ‘The Score’ features the team roping industry’s movers and shakers and the inside story on iconic moments in team roping history, with nearly 2 million downloads to date. Each episode dives into a key element of the roping industry, with Season 6 kicking off with two months’ worth of valuable rope horse market reports for headers, heelers, breeders and stallion owners. Team Roping Journal Editor Chelsea Shaffer has hosted The Score since its inception.

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About Steve Friskup: Friskup started as a ringman—an auction staff member who works the floor, face-to-face with the bidders, and serves as a vital liaison between them and the lead auctioneer—at the Shawnee, Oklahoma, facility, but was allowed to auction off a few head each sale. Today, he operates Clovis Horse Sales in Levelland, Texas, and is one of the country’s leading equine auctioneers, selling millions of dollars in horses annually.

The 2021 Rope Horse Market Report with Steve Friskup:

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