Nomination Terms & Info

Nominations open November 1 and are only open until full!

WHOA! Please read before nominating a mule for this sale.
In order to nominate a mule, you must first register for an account at the bottom of this page or login to your existing account. If you are a new trainer, you need to activate your account by clicking on the link that was emailed to you upon registering with Premier Mule Sale. Nominating is not an easy process and does take preparation and planning.
Please call or email us if you have any questions. MM Auction Services, LLC ~ (877) 725-3636 ~ info@mmauctionservices.com

Chrome In The Canyon wants to assure that you and your mule are a great fit for our sale as well as our sale is a great fit for you and your mule.

We are considering having a colt session this year if there's enough interest. We will only accept 5 of the best colts to sell in this session. Fees and rates do vary so please check that below.

Let's Talk Photos!

The first & most important process of selling are photos. If you want $200 for your mule, then you can use $200 photos. If you want $20,000 for your mule, then you need to have $20,000 photos. Your photos must show your mule and why they are so special. Give the WOW factor! Hire a professional!

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Consignor's Terms, Fees, & Requirements

1. Consignment/Catalog Fees are $400/mule or $250/colt or pony – fee includes your mules stall Wednesday – Saturday. Starting Saturday, buyers take over stall fees. Consignors will also be responsible for $25/night stall fees when arriving before Wednesday. Consignment Fees are nonrefundable once mule is accepted. Non-refundable includes but is not limited to a vesicular stomatitis quarantine or country pandemic that would keep the sale from taking place.

2. Commission Fees are 8% of sale price or $750 whichever is greater for the regular mule sale and 8% of sale price or $250 whichever is greater for the colt and/or pony sessions.

3. No Sale/Pass Out Fees are $750 for the regular mule sale and $250 for the colt and/or pony sessions.

4. Nominations Open November 1st until full, Online Only!
Anyone can nominate their mule in hopes to sell at Premier Mule Sale. Submission of nomination does not guarantee selection. All criteria must be met prior to your mule being nominated. More than 1 mule may be nominated. Nominations will be accepted November 1st until full, online only, no exceptions. Quality over Quantity!

5. “TOP” scoring mules will sell at our Premier Mule Sale. Our team will be using our consignment rubric to score each and every mule and consignor. The better you & your mule score, the better of a chance you have to get a spot in the sale. All consignors will be notified by email or phone call within days of whether or not their mules are accepted. Some consignors may nominate 5 mules and only 1 will get accepted. You as the consignor can reject your 1 accepted position and we will offer it to the next highest scorer in line.

6. Scoring Rubric (click to view)

Follow Precisely – the higher you & your mule score, the better your chances are to sell at sale.

10 scoring areas: +3 “Superior” is what you should shoot for in each area. We will accept a variety of
breeds/performances of mules and these will be taken into consideration when scoring.

Consignor Status, Loyalty, Pedigree, Age, Ownership, Photos, Conformation, Disposition, Performance & Riding Ability, Description – Consignor consents to list any cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the mule’s soundness (scars, chewed tail, cinch sores, bumps, etc. ) in the description of the mule. +3 “Superior” is the score to shoot for in each category.

Our job is to ensure each mule is a good fit for our sale and buyers as well as our sale is a good fit for all horses and consignors alike.

Attachments to include:

Professional photos only – minimum of 2 still photos -We cannot market your animal without great photos and videos. Help us help you! Please make sure they are 1MB – 2MB in size and the mule is not cropped in the photo too much. Photos that are too cropped do not look good when we use them for marketing especially in videos. Find a happy medium. The better the photos are the more we can use them in magazines and online marketing.

Video by URL – Required by new consignors only. Past consignors will receive a score from their average of past scores. Past consignors can increase their score by submitting new videos. Video URL can be submitted by YouTube/google drive/facebook link, 2-3 minutes long only, nonprofessional for now, will not be shown to the public. Show riding and performance ability as well as gentleness and temperament.

Copy of registration (scanned)

Copy of change of ownership inspection (Bill of Sale – B form – purchase form – change of ownership – lifetime – proof of purchase date provided by
brand inspector)

7. Vet Exam

Trainers are required to provide a vet/soundness exam completed by a licensed veterinarian no less than 1 month prior to sale day to our office via email.

X-rays – A vet will be on site for all Buyers imaging needs. Buyers understand that if they want any images of mules, they will schedule with the vet and consignor to have those done ahead of sale day at buyer’s expense.

As provided in the Standard Conditions of Sale contained in the Sales Catalogue and on our website, each Lot purchased is purchased, at the fall of the hammer, with all defects and deficiencies, latent and patent, subject to the exceptions set out in the said Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale, or, announced prior to the auction of a Lot. The Buyer acknowledges that it is his sole responsibility to determine the quality, accuracy and completeness of the vet exam and to obtain independent advice with respect thereto from a registered veterinarian.

8. Consignment Fees: When your mule makes the sale, we will email you an invoice that will be payable by e-check only. Know your routing number and account number to be able to pay the $400 and/or $250 consignment fee. These fees need to be paid within 48 hours. Any fees not paid, will forfeit their spot in the sale and given to the next mule in line. We will not market or display your mules until this is paid.

9. Registration Papers: When your mule makes the sale, original Registration Papers need to be mailed to the office right away. Transfer papers must be signed fully including address and accompany the registration papers in order to call the mule registered. Please make sure to send them “signature required” so you know we received them.
Mail original registration papers and signed transfers to:
MM Auction Services, LLC
15 Joslen DR
Powell, WY 82435

10. Non-accepted Nominations: Mules that don’t make the cut will receive an email/phone call as well within days.

11. Stall Fees & Requirements: Stalls are included in consignment fees, Wednesday – Saturday. Mules arriving before Wednesday will be responsible for $25/night stall fee. Following the sale all consignors are required to feed & water sold mules. Out of courtesy to both the mule and the buyer leave a water bucket in your stall. MM Auction Services crew will check all sale mules Saturday night & take over care Sunday morning.

12. Hotel Reservations: Bryce Canyon Inn is our host hotel and a fabulous place to stay. Make reservations ASAP! You can camp in your trailer or tent at Bryce Canyon Mule Days. Make sure to purchase a dry camping spot ASAP!

13. Preview: Consignor agrees to have mule(s) in all events including but not limited to: sifting process, meet & greet, preview, and sale. Most events will run in lot # order or reverse order. Be ready when it’s your turn. If your turn is missed, you will be moved to the bottom. If you are not there to preview at the end, your mule will be sifted from the sale. MM Auction Services is there to put on a quality mule sale and our buyers expect to be #1 on the list. If you can’t put this sale and our buyers #1 on the list, please don’t consign a mule.

14. Sifting Process Includes:

Vet Check teeth/age

(Arena Work) Catch, saddle, pickup all 4-feet easily, bridle, and ride off with tight cinch – no problem and lope away.

Minor abrasions, cuts, or sores may be sifted unless it is likely to heal normally without veterinarian treatment and cause no long-term threat.

Buyers understand that if they want x-rays of mules, they will have those done ahead of sale day at buyer’s expense. Buyers are encouraged to get a PPE prior to sale.

Consignor understands that if their mule doesn’t pass all stages of Premier Mule Sale’s sifting process, they will be pulled from the sale and consignment fee is forfeited. If we decide they’re out, they are OUT! Bring your BEST!

15. Transport: (Coming to the Premier Mule Sale):

All mules must have a negative coggins test current within six months of sale date in consigno’rs name.

All mules coming from a brand state & out of Garfield County must have a current or lifetime Brand Inspection.

All out of state mules must have current Health Papers within 30 days to enter sale premises.

Healths-MUST state the following: the animals listed on the CVI have not originated from a premises or an area under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) or a premises on which vesicular stomatitis virus has been diagnosed in the last 30 days, or are within 10 miles of such premises; and the animals in the shipment have no signs of vesicular stomatitis viral disease.

16. Private Sales: Absolutely no private sales in the yards before or after the auction. All mules brought to the sale are required to be consigned and go through our auction ring. Any mules “no sold” in the ring but sold outside are expected to report it to the office. We will leave it up to the integrity of the seller to make sure this happens so the seller will be welcome back to the sale.

17. Auction Fees and Commission: The consignment/catalog fee per mule is $400, pony or colt is $250. This fee will be non-refundable once mule is accepted. An 8% commission or a minimum of $750 will be charged on all mules sold, pony and colt will be 8% or minimum of $250. There will be a no-sale fee on mules of $750 in addition to the catalog fee, $250 for ponies or colts. If a mule is pulled from the sale (scratched) there will be a no-sale fee of $750 in addition to the catalog fee, $250 for ponies or colts. In order to waive the scratched fee and retrieve registration papers, owner must provide MM Auction Services with a vet release explaining why the mule cannot sell at sale along with a video of injury or sickness. Animals that are rejected by the buyer because they are misrepresented at any time by the consignor will be charged 8% or $750 whichever is greater, same as if sold. All mules will be charged a $20 brand inspection fee by state law when sold. Consignor will also be charged $20 for a new halter and lead rope to be given to the new owner at the time of sale. These charges will be deducted from your consignment’s gross sale.

18. Consignor’s Guarantee: Consignor consents to list any cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the mule’s soundness (scars, chewed tail, cinch sores, bumps, etc. ) in the description of the mule. All mules consigned have passed our sifting process prior to the sale. All mules are sold guaranteed sound by the consignor that at the time of sale the mule was sound of limb, wind, and eye unless other announcements are made from the auction block. This soundness guarantee is between buyer and seller only and does not include any other persons. All soundness guarantees do not include any time following the sale including transportation. Buyers are encouraged to purchase “drop of hammer” equine insurance to protect their investments. Shall any disputes arise; the buyer must contact the seller and settle the dispute between the two of them. All guarantees are between the buyer and the seller only. In the event it is determined that the defect was present at the time of sale, the consignor is required to make it right with the buyer. If the mule is determined not to have the alleged defect, the sale of said mule is valid and enforceable and purchaser assumes all costs of examination, treatment, and sale purchase price. Soundness does not guarantee pass of a check by any vet or trainer following the sale. Buyers are to ride and visit the mule before the sale giving them confidence they need to bid come sale day. If they want additional x-rays, they need to have them completed before the sale at their own expense. The consignor of each animal represents and warrants to the buyer, Premier Mule Sale, MM Auction Services LLC to include but not limited to the following:

Title of the animal, free from all claims of ownership

Sound of limb, eyes, and wind

Not a cribber or wind sucker

Not cryptorchid

Be exactly what they represent them to be.

Questions? Please Call!

MM Auction Services, LLC
(877) 725-3636

OR Email
info@mmauctionservices.com

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