About SMB Horse Sales Inc.
SMB Horse Sales, Inc. was established January 1, 2016 after more than a year of planning. Marcus and Sarah Blood originally came up with the idea after searching for a good horse for one of their five children and realizing honest and reliable sources were limited. After looking at multiple horses from online ads all over Utah, they realized how frustrated buyers could get looking for a good sound horse that lived up to the ad. This idea was reinforced when they decided to sell a well bred mare and were not able to get a spot in any of the existing consignment sales around Utah, as they were booked more than 6 months in advance or were invitation only. After realizing a significant need for consignment horse sales in the Utah area, Marcus and Sarah started the process of establishing SMB Horse Sales, Inc. to offer consignment horse sales in Utah and the surrounding areas.
Marcus and Sarah have both had a passion for horses since childhood. They both grew up spending as much time as possible around horses, and have shared that passion with their 6 children. The goal of SMB Horse Sales is to bring sellers and buyers together in a mutually beneficial, environment; where sellers can showcase their horses to multiple buyers and buyers can view multiple horses at one location. SMB Horse Sales, Inc. is licensed through the USDA (Registration # 22936) and we are bonded and insured. We are committed to ensuring all transactions are compliant with all regulations. Marcus and Sarah welcome feedback that will help offer better sale experiences for both buyers and sellers!
Marcus studied Animal Science at Southern Utah University, and Sarah has an MBA as well as a BS in both Economics and Accounting from Utah State. Together we have decades of experience working with, training, and using horses in a variety of disciplines.
Greg and Skylar Harwood - Greg and Skylar have been with SMB Horse Sales from the beginning contributing to all aspects of our sales. Greg has been an auctioneer for the Producers Livestock Auction in Salina for more than 30 years. Skylar grew up going with Greg to the auction and learning the trade of being an auctioneer and following in his father's footsteps. Skylar has also donated time auctioneering at benefit and charity auctions including auctions for the "shop with a cop" program. Skyler also loves horses and has been a farrier for the last 10 years. Combined, Greg and Skylar bring experience as well as family tradition to our horse sales.
SMB is staffed with family and friends of Marcus and Sarah. We stress having an honest, friendly, and helpful staff to ensure a positive experience.
To provide a venue where sellers can showcase their horses to multiple buyers and buyers can view multiple horses, in a setting where both seller and buyer are assured honest and ethical transactions.
Marcus grew up riding horses all over the hills of Southern Utah. He enjoys trail riding, roping, hunting, team penning, and any other excuse to be on a horse.
Sarah grew up in the Cache Valley riding and enjoyed 4-H and any other riding she could do. She later was a 4-H leader for 6 years. Sarah also enjoys training and reining.
Marcus and Sarah have 6 children and are active in the LDS church. They enjoy spending time as a family and their children also share their passion for horses.
Our sales are held at different facilities throughout Utah and surrounding states. We only use facilities that we can ensure will have secure stalls and safe areas to ride and show the horses.