Items listed for auction in this catalog CAN NOT be purchased prior to going through the ring on auction day.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a buyer's premium and is there one at the East Meets West Auction?
A buyer’s premium is a additional charge, usually a straight percentage, that a buyer is charged based on the hammer price. This becomes the actual price that the buyer is charged for the item when checking out. The buyer’s premium is an additional charge, not an additional tax.
There is no buyer's premium at the Courtland Tack & Horse Auction.
Can I bid online?
No, we currently do not have the infrastructure to support online bidding.
How do I register as a phone bidder?
Registration for phone bidding opens on the Thursday before the sale. To register as a phone bidder, call 804-629-6839. We'll take your information over the phone - you need your driver's licence, the credit card you'd like to put on file, and an active email address. Once we receive your information, we will send you a confirmation email with your bidder number, instructions on how to bid, and a number to dial to place your bid.
If I sell a horse or tack in the auction, when do I get my check?
Consignor checks for tack may be picked up in office AT THE VERY END OF THE SALE, AFTER ALL BIDDERS HAVE CHECKED OUT.
Consignor checks for horses/livestock sold for $600 or more (regardless of soundness) will be mailed. If sold AS IS, the check will be mailed on the Monday following the sale. If sold SOUND, the check will be mailed on the Thursday following the sale.
Consignor checks for horses sold AS IS, under $600 may be picked up in the office at the same time as tack checks. Otherwise, they will be mailed on the Monday following the sale.
What are the fees and commissions for the East Meets West Auction?
No Buyer's Premium
$35 No-Sale Fee on Horses, Ponies, Mules, & Donkeys
$25 No-Sale Fee on Equipment, Panels, & Trailers
$15 No-Sale Fee on Cows, Goats & Sheep
$5 No-Sale Fee on Fowl
$3 Scrapie Tag Fee (if missing on Cow, Goat, Sheep)
8% Commission on Horses, Ponies, Mules, & Donkeys
10% Commission on Cows, Goats, Sheep, & Fowl
10% Commission on Equipment, Panels, Trailers, & Hay
20% Commission on Tack