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Auction Information

Auction Opens:  April 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Auction Closes:  April 29 at 4:00 PM

Bidding Notice

A SOFT CLOSE bidding system will be used.  Bidding will begin to close April 29, 2023 at 4:00 PM (EST).  If any bids are received within the last 5 minutes of the sale close, an additional 5 minutes will be added to entire sale.  Only after a 5-minute period with no additional bidding passes will the bidding on all horses close.  A bidder may place individual bids.  Alternatively, a Bidder may place maximum (proxy) bids where they declare the maximum dollar amount they want to bid, and the computer will bid on their behalf until they have successfully purchased the horse or the asking price exceeds the amount of their maximum bid.

2023 Sale in the Swamp will be held online in partnership with Affinity Auction Group.

Buyer Resources

Save the date for the 2023 Sale in the Swamp!

We have a great group of prospects this year including a hunter by The Mile High Club and IE Reason, pleasure prospects by Best Brew At the Bar, Elvis on Impulse, Good To The MaxThe Best Martini, Certain Potential, and VS Code Red.  We also have cow horse prospects by Natural Bottom, Jesses TopazJasons Peptolena, and Quahadi.

  • The sale will be an online auction beginning Saturday, April 22nd and closing on Saturday, April 29th. 
  • Please join us for an in-person preview day scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd at the Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. 
  • If you will be unable to attend the preview day, appointments can be made to view sale horses starting March 20th by contacting Angela Chanlder at 352-376-0562.  Find more information about how to visit our sale horses below.

The sale catalog to view photos and videos of the sale horses will be available in early April!


  • Contact Us

    Horse Information & Visitations


    Angela Chandler

    University of Florida
    Horse Teaching Unit
    1934 SW 63rd Ave
    Gainesville, FL  32608

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  • When to View the 2023 Sale Horses

    Sale Horse Preview Day

    Saturday, April 22nd, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. No appointment necessary, all sale horses will be available to view. Online sale starts at 3:00 p.m.

    Appointments to View 2023 Sale in The Swamp Horses

    • Appointments will be available between March 20 and April 21, 2023. 
    • Interested individuals may schedule an appointment by calling the HTU Farm Manager Angela Chandler at 334-740-2628
    • Appointments will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during class from 3 to 5 PM.

    Location and Address:

    University of Florida
    Horse Teaching Unit
    1934 SW 63rd Ave
    Gainesville, FL  32608

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  • Medical Disclosures

    May be requested if available.

  • Sale Results - Previous Years

    Sale in the Swamp Sale Statistics

    Sale YearNumber Horses SoldSale AverageSale Range
    201515$2,550$1,600 - $4,050
    201614$3,450$1,900 - $8,400
    201716$3,525$1,850 - $8,100
    201814$4,020$2,000 - $5,750
    201914$4,770$1,800 - $7,600
    202016$6,630$3,500 - $10,050
    202113$7,963$3,550 - $15,050
    202216$12,129$8,000 - $30,100
  • About Sale in the Swamp

    The University of Florida Equine Program produces its annual 2 year old performance horse sale each spring.  A capstone project that brings together years of hard work for many of our students, donors, alumni, and staff that demonstrates our programs commitment to education and production.  Many of our graduating seniors have had the opportunity to follow these young horses through the various courses offered as part of the Equine Sciences Program.  Our young horses are handled rountinely through our practicum courses such as...

    • Breeding
    • Foaling
    • Weanling Handling
    • and Psychology and Training

    The program breeds, trains, and sells 16 - 20 head each year in this sale.  Our students are involved each step of the way with the sale proceeds returning to the program helping us achieve an outstanding teaching, research, and extension program.