Terms and Conditions of Sale

Applicable Law – All horses are offered according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are no warranties or guarantees implied as to the fitness for any particular purpose(s) of any horse offered in this sale. Every effort will be made to give complete disclosure of all known negative health and behavioral factors on all horses in the sale. However, no agent of The Pennsylvania State University can or shall be considered responsible for any oversight of a fault. Any desired veterinary examinations are to be conducted prior to sale day at the buyer’s expense, and by appointment only. There are no guarantees whatsoever regarding future “breedability.” All horses are sold “caveat emptor” (buyer beware)! All sales are final. All sales are absolute.

Public Inspection – Penn State horses are available for public inspection prior to April 28 by appointment only. All horses will be available for inspection in the Holding Barns next to the Ag Arena on Friday, April 27 during the late afternoon to early evening and prior to the sale on Saturday, April 28.  As our primary mission is education, and disruption of classes and laboratories is detrimental, we respectfully request that inspection of Penn State’s sale horses be confined to pre-arranged dates and times.

Bidding Procedure – Highest bidder shall sign an Acknowledgment of Purchase. Absentee bids must have payment method approved prior to the sale. The Pennsylvania State University will decline any bids made by parties who have defaulted on former purchases, or persons who in their sole judgment are not responsible bidders, and the Event Organizers’ decision shall be final.

Bidding Disputes – Should any dispute arise among bidders, the auctioneer shall adjudicate the dispute and his decision shall be final and absolute.

Taking Possession – The purchaser, at the gavel fall, assumes all risk and responsibility for the horse. Horses will be available for pick up immediately following the completion of the sale; however, Penn State horses will be kept (at the owner’s risk) for no cost until Sunday, April 29, 2018, if necessary. Successful purchasers of horses other than Penn State horses must work with consignor to make arrangements for later pickup. We will make every attempt to accommodate buyers needing to make other arrangements. To take possession, a stable release form will be required. During the stay of Penn State horses, students and staff shall continue to provide all normal care.

Payment – Purchaser must make payment by cash, cashier’s check or personal check immediately after the sale, at which time a stable release form for the horse shall be given. On purchases by personal check, title and/or registration papers shall be held until funds clear the bank, at which time they shall be mailed to the new owner. Horses purchased by cash or cashier’s check shall have their title and/or registration papers transferred at the time of payment. Purchaser may not stop payment on a check given in payment for a horse for any reason.

Public Liability – Neither The Pennsylvania State University, its employees, officers, or agents assume any responsibility for any injury, death, or damage to a person or animal of any kind. For liability reasons, Penn State horses may only be handled and ridden by faculty, staff, and students in the PSU program. Examine horses at your own risk. The public is cautioned to be extremely careful while on the grounds examining horses. Do not enter stalls or paddocks unattended under any conditions. A student or staff member will be happy to assist you in viewing the horses.

Penn State Sale Horses Implanted with Microchip – The Penn State owned American Quarter Horses that are being sold, April 28, 2018, have been implanted with a RFID Microchip in the nuchal ligament halfway between the poll and withers on the left hand side of the horse’s neck. The implantation site is approximately 2 inches below the mane line.

The microchips should in no way affect the usefulness of the horses. They will however, make it possible to positively identify the horses in the case of a natural emergency, theft, or during a disease outbreak. If you have any questions about the micro-chips or how they may affect a horse you are considering purchasing at the sale, please ask us ahead of time.