Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale
2020 Schedule of Events:
Dear Cal Poly Performance Horse Sponsors and Prospective Buyers,
Thank you for your support and interest in the 2020 Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale. Unfortunately, due to the rapidly changing situation with the novel coronavirus outbreak — also known as COVID-19 — the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Performance Horse Sale.
Taking guidance from the CDC, governor, and state and local health officials, Cal Poly has carefully evaluated all campus events through the lens of doing everything possible to ensure the safety and well-being of our campus community. We have particularly focused on those with large attendance and that attract people from many areas of the state and beyond.
The Performance Horse Enterprise student trainers, staff, faculty and Animal Science Department are understandably disappointed but know this is the right thing to do for the health and safety of the community.
Below you can find more information for sponsors and prospective buyers, including how you can help the program and updates on our 2018 colts and fillies.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time. You have our deepest gratitude for your continued support and generosity.
The Cal Poly Performance Horse Enterprise Students
At this time, we plan to keep the majority of this year’s two-year-old sale horses and continue their training under saddle in the Cal Poly Performance Horse Enterprise Program. They will be offered for sale as three-year-olds in spring 2021, along with Cal Poly bred and trained two-year-olds.
A special selection of our 2018 colts and fillies are available for sale by private treaty. You can view select Cal Poly horses that are still available for sale here.
If you are interested in purchasing one of our 2018 colts or fillies, please contact Lou Moore-Jacobsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 805-441-8648 to schedule an appointment. We welcome serious inquiries only so we can ensure the health and safety of our buyers, student trainers and staff during the evolving coronavirus situation.
While we understand that some of our supporters may be financially impacted more than others with the current global situation, we hope that you will choose to continue your support for the Performance Horse Enterprise Program.
The annual Performance Horse Sale is one of the largest fundraisers for the equine program at Cal Poly. With the cancellation of the sale due to COVID-19 concerns, many of this year’s sale horses will stay at Cal Poly until they are sold as three-year-olds in 2021. We need your help now more than ever to help cover the added costs of feed and veterinary care.
We hope you’ll choose to make your sponsorship a 100% tax-deductible gift to the program. Any contribution will help, but we encourage you to donate at one of the levels outlined in our brochure to have the greatest impact. For your convenience, we’ve made it easy to donate online using Cal Poly’s secure giving site at http://bit.ly/cpquarterhorse20.