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Randy & Kathy Bates
Bates Bar J Ranch, located in the foothills of the Rockies, 64 kilometers northwest of Calgary Alberta, has been a year-round working ranch and riding camp for over fifty years.
Time marches on and after 51 years of operating our youth camp, we have decided to retire. Having decided to sell the ranch property, we are holding an auction to liquidate our stock and tack. The details are below.
We appreciate having had the opportunity to serve you and your children over the years. We have enjoyed teaching you and your children to love, care for, and ride horses, and we believe we have learned as much or more from the campers as they have learned about horses. For this opportunity we are truly thankful.



Bates Bar J Ranch Horse Sale Catalog

Auction Saturday September 22 2012, viewing Friday September 21 2012.
10 km SW of Water Valley on Jack Eby Trail



  • 60 Kid/Dude Horses
  • 40 Paint Mares
  • 30 Foals
  • 5 Yearlings
  • 5 Breeding Studs
  • 2 Teams
  • Plus all tack. Approx 80 saddles, bridles, harness etc.


Please visit the Shields Auction website shieldsauctionservices.com for more details.

Contact: Randy or Kathy Bates @ 403-637-2199 or Email: bates@batesbarj.com

Auctioneers: Johnnie Shields, Ken Jorden, John Copithorne, Bill Morrison

Pedigree spokesmen: Neil Darroch 306-373-8967 Saskatoon Sask

For more information on Shields Auction Services and Bates Horse Sales contact:
Johnnie Shields John@ShieldsAuctionServices.com | (403) 464-0202

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