A few nights before her family’s historic dispersal sale, Kristen Galyean Glover awoke in a full sweat, having dreamed that no one showed up for the history-making auction. She’d find out days later that her dream was going to be far from reality. Within 30 minutes of opening the gates to their Oklahoma ranch, parking areas were full and people kept flooding into the facility. The family opened the ranch’s cattle pastures for the larger than expected turnout. Meanwhile, the barn was filling up as sale guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they viewed the horses to be sold. Within an hour of gates opening, it was standing room only.
Among the 26 lots sold were renowned Quarter Horses VS Flatline, VS The Fireman, VS Code Red and KM Suddenly So Easy.
“It was a humbling experience for me to see the amount of people taking pictures with my horses, and just so genuinely excited to see horses like the Fireman, Code Red, Penelope and Flatline in person; people were so thrilled to pet them and get to see their personalities,” Kristen says. “I would just sit and watch everyone interacting with them; my favorite part was seeing the youth kids with them.”
Not surprisingly, the decision to disperse her herd was incredibly difficult and, though it had been in the back of Kristen’s mind for years, still brought an onslaught of emotions.