Bidding Guide

  1. The page with the list of stallions does NOT refresh until the auction is over.  To see new bids and to see if horses are Extended, refresh the page.
  2. Place any stallions you are bidding on or watching on your Favorites list to make it easy to see only them.
  3. The stallion bidding page WILL refresh anytime a bid is made within the last 5 minutes.  A good strategy is to open the stallion bidding page in a new tab to easily keep track of them.
  4. There is NO advantage to waiting until the last second to bid!  The Extended Bidding removes that aspect of the auction so everyone has an opportunity to bid, just like a live auction.

More Information can be found below.


You must register to bid with a valid email address.  After registration, you will recieve an email to confirm your account creation.  Your account is disabled until you click on the link in the email to activate it.

Credit Card Required

This auction requires a credit card to bid, please enter your credit card information.  This information is encrypted and kept securely and can/will be used for payment.


Click the Add to Favorites button to add stallions to your list of Favorites.  Click the Favorites button at the top to view ONLY your Favorite Stallions.  Then to see all, click the View All Stallions button.

Maximum Bidding

You can enter a Maximum Bid at any time just like eBay.  Your increasing bids will be made automatically whenever you are outbid until the maximum bid is reached. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an email anytime Maximum Bidding takes effect and can be multiple emails depending on how many bid increments are processed.  For example, if there are 10 iterations of bid increments between your Maximum Bid and other bidders, you will receive email on each iteration.  This is by design so you can see each and every bid that is processed!

Also your maximum bid will be listed so you can easily see your current status.

Extended/No Rush Bidding

When a bid comes in within the last 5 minutes, that stallion's auction will be extended an additional 5 minutes.  This extended bidding will continue as long as there are bids coming in.  This eliminates trying to get your bid in at the very last second and allows everyone a chance to bid. Stallions that are extended will display their own countdown clock.

Email Notifications

You will receive emails when registering, bidding, being out bid, when you won and if you buy a horse after the auction concludes. Be sure to mark the emails as NOT SPAM so you see them as they come in. Also, PLEASE do not count on emails for bid notifications as emails can be delayed for many, many reasons! Logging in and refreshing the pages are the keys to keeping track of all the bids!

Bid Notifications

There are a few ways you are kept up to date on your bids. After your successful bid, the stallion you bid on will have a different color border. It will also say whether you have the winning bid, or if you have been out bid. Plus, you will receive an email with your bid information.

Remember, if your bid is not high enough above another bidders Maximum Bid, your bid will be accepted, but you will still be out bid until your bid is more than the other bidder's Maximum Bid.

Shop our Equine Catalog with horse supplies: tack, wormers, grooming, vaccines, and more. Same day and free shipping on qualifying orders.

Tara Lawrence
VGBRA SIP Director
509 520 9869