This page serves only to network the horses currently available in the Camelot Auction feedlot. The administrators and contributors to this page offer no guarantee as to the soundness, temperament or suitability of the horses listed. Descriptions are based on statements and observations offered during the sale process
These horses are located at Camelot Auction House, 43 Brickyard Road, Cranbury, NJ. Proprietor is Frank: (609) 448-5225. CAMELOT ANSWERS THEIR PHONE BETWEEN 8 A.M - ABOUT 4:3O P.M. -- BUSINESS HOURS. BEFORE OR AFTER THAT YOU WILL GET THE MACHINE. To ensure you get your horse, if you leave a message, call again during business hours to confirm that they got the message, and wrote your ph. number, down correctly so that you actually get the horse. . .
TO PURCHASE ONE OF THESE HORSES, YOU MUST CALL CAMELOT! NOT HHER. PLEASE NOTE THAT HHER IS NO LONGER THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF INFORMATION OR RESCUE-CONTACT REGARDING THESE HORSES.
HELPING HEARTS WILL RETURN CALLS between 9 a.m. & 9 p.m. If you wish to leave a message, do it during those times. PLEASE DO NOT CALL BEFORE 8 A.M, OR AFTER 9 P.M., UNLESS OF COURSE THERE IS AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY THAT INCLUDES MAYHEM, DESTRUCTION, ARTERIAL BLEEDING OR SOME OTHER EMERGENCY THAT I MAY FIND OF INTEREST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURTESIES IN THIS REGARD. ***
If you wish to purchase one of these horses, please contact the Proprietor, Frank Carper directly, at the phone number listed above. He will take a credit card over the telephone. The prices listed are the prices the Proprietor paid. To calculate the price YOU will pay - - Add $50 (proprietor's profit) to the sale price, Plus 7% NJ State Sales Tax if you are not a non-profit, Plus $55 for the Coggins and Health Cert.
If you have questions regarding the process, please check out the dedicated website created and maintained by Ali Schroeder on behalf of these horses. It includes a FAQ page, lists of transporters, Isolation-Care facilities (formerly referred to as Quarantine providers). The inclusion of transporters and Isolation Care providers does not guarantee or warantee expressed, implied or statutory any services advertised or listed on this site or sites linked to this site. There is also a list of rescues that regularly work to purchase horses from the Camelot Feed Lot. Their inclusion on this site is in no way to be taken as an endorsement for any group. Every potential donor or Patron must conduct their own due diligence. -- http://www.nj-feedlot-horse-rescue.com/ .
In an attempt to assist some of these horses homes before they ship, I list them here. The horses are the property of Camelot Auction House -- any interested parties will be dealing with Frank Carper, the proprietor. Helping Hearts is in NO WAY "vetting" prospective buyers NOR placing these horses with Adoption Contracts. My hope is to help these animals avoid an excruciating death and find themselves back in positions where they can be loved and be productive for someone, rather than being the 'cast-offs' they've become, thru no fault of their own.
IF YOU CALL OR GO TO LOOK AT THE HORSES, be polite to the proprietor. We want to keep the lines of communication open. He did NOT put these horses in their predicaments, their irresponsible owners did, he's cleaning up their messes. He's a business man, if you purchase a horse from the Feed Lot, you will be paying meat price - he will get that price whether he gets it from you or via the slaughter pipeline. Also, do not call just to "kick tires" or ask random questions - - call only if you are serious about pulling one of these horses to safety.
If you purchase a Feed Lot Horse -- Please plan your Isolation/quarantine accordingly - check this website for info:
~The photos and info will also be posted and update on the Camelot Horse Weekly page on Facebook as well as Alex Brown Racing Forum
These 24 Feed Lot & 1 House Horses are located at Camelot Auction House, 43 Brickyard Road, Cranbury, NJ. Proprietor is Frank: (609) 448-5225. CAMELOT ANSWERS THEIR PHONE BETWEEN 8 A.M - ABOUT 4:3O P.M. --BUSINESS HOURS. BEFORE OR AFTER THAT YOU WILL GET THE MACHINE. To ensure you get your horse, if you leave a message, call again during business hours to confirm that they got the message, and wrote your ph. number, down correctly so that you actually get the horse.
457 - 14 year old mare, $400.00. This girl was quiet, friendly & polite in the pen. Ridden through western w/t/c, very sore up front, said to need a pair of shoes, neck reined well, seemed very well broke Total cost with fees: $555.50
Note: I saw this girl ridden outside before the sale and while she was definitely off up front she was a really cute mover who appeared to be very well broke. She very willing, cantered right off on the correct lead each time, neck reined around nicely, had nice breaks and even tolerated her rider standing up on top of her.
#496 - 30" reg black AMHA mare, foaled in 2006, $285.00, friendly in the pen, just adorable, led through quietly at the walk, may possibly be in foal Total cost with fees: $429.00NOTE~ This lil girl was a gem while taking her photo. She has very nice manners and was happy to just hang out and let her photo be taken. ~ Ida#498 12hh bay mare, 10 years old, $400.00, quiet in the pen, ridden through bareback w/t, well behaved, said to also drive, very cute hackney type mover. Total cost with fees: $555.50
#501 - 15.1hh bay gelding, 10 years old, $450.00, quiet in the pen, led through w/t, in need of some ground manners but didn't seem mean, picture coming. Total cost with fees: $610.50**Note: We reached out to one of Camelot's riders about this guy and this is what she had to say: This guy seemed to her and the other riders like an un-tattooed Standardbred or some other horse that was only driven. He acted like he'd never had a saddle on, got a bit bucky when she got on but nothing bad, then when she tried bareback, he just walked a few steps, then stood still like he didn't know what to do. So she led him through. Needs experienced handler to get him started."
#502 - 15.2hh bay Standardbred gelding, missed his age, $450.00, quiet and friendly in the pen, ridden through bareback walk / pace, quiet and well behaved. Total cost with fees: $610.50
#503 - 15.2hh tricolor pinto mare, 15 years old, $450.00, friendly in the pen, has cool markings, ridden through western w/t forward and high headed, not for kids as per Frank.
Total cost with fees: $610.50
#509 - 15.2hh bay mare, 12 years old, $450.00, quite in the pen, brand on her left hip, Morgan type, ridden through western w/t, neck reins, forward moving. Total cost with fees: $610.50#514 - black and white pinto mare, 17 years old, $550.00, quiet in the pen, had a bunch of superficial scrapes, could use some TLC, ridden through western w/t/c, seemed well broke and a good all around horse, was selling sound through the ring.
Total cost with fees: $720.50539 - 10 hh chocolate and white pinto gelding, 9 years old, $300.00, very friendly in the pen, 2 blue eyes, ridden through bareback w/t, seemed well broke but wanted to get back to his friends540 - 10 hh chestnut mare, 8 years old, $300.00, very cute but nervous and unapproachable in the pen, led through quietly w/t541- 10 hh bay mare, 15 years old, $200.00, sweet in the pen, ridden through bareback w/t, nervous but seemed well broke544 - 14.2 hh haflinger mare, 18 years old, 375.00, ridden through western w/t quietly, rider stood up on her back and she stood quietly, said to also drive546 - 16.1 hh bay gelding, 6 years old, $725.00, friendly and quiet in the pen, very handsome big guy, ridden through quietly w/t said to also jump, seemed to be a well started young guy548 - 14.3 hh bay gelding, missed age, $350, quiet and friendly in the pen, led through quietly w/t, very cute mover, said to have been sitting in a field, rider said he didn't do anything horrible just needs a refresher549 - 12hh black mare, 7 years old, $100.00, very nervous in the pen, led through at the walk, well behaved, owner dropped off with a note saying she is utd with shots and good to deal with on the ground559 - 12 hh chestnut gelding w/ 4 socks, 10 years old, $350.00, sweet and friendly in the pen, left eye was tearing, seemed a little bit cloudy, ridden through bareback quietly w/t, very cute little guy, said to be off a pony wheel560 - 11 hh medicine cap paint gelding, 12 years old, $425.00, friendly in the pen, ridden through bareback w/t, said to ride and drive, and to be off a pony wheel561 - 11 hh roan donkey gelding, 5 years old, $375.00, quiet and friendly in the pen, ridden through bareback w/t, said to also drive and was used on a pony wheel562 - 14.2 hh haflinger mare, 17 years old, $475.00, big bodied, needs farrier work, quiet and pretty, ridden through western w/t quietly, neck reins, said to also drive single or double563 - 15.1 hh palomino gelding, 15 years old, $450.00, quiet in the pen, in need of some groceries, ridden through western w/t/c, high headed and forward, neck reins, said to be a barrel racer, and to do trails564 - 14.2 hh buckskin gelding, 7 years old, $650.00, friendly in the pen, ridden through western w/t quietly, nice head set, neck reins, seemed to be a well broke horse565 - 14.2 hh chestnut and white pinto gelding, 12 years old, $650.00, sweet and friendly in the pen, big bodied, adorable, ridden through western w/t/c, quiet and laid back, seemed well broke566 - 14.2 hh registered qh mare, foaled in 2001, $850.00, friendly in the pen, ridden through western w/t/c, said to trail ride and work cows, seemed like a well broke handy horse543 - 15.2 hh buckskin gelding, missed age, $700.00, handsome and sweet in the pen, ridden through western w/t/c, neck reins, forward, seemed well broke
458 - HOUSE HORSE - 16 year old gelding, $850.00, - Chestnut Gelding. 15hh, $850. In the pen this guy was quite the attention hog. He kept nudging me from behind while I took notes on his neighbor, was curious, kind eyed & gentle, but definitely a cookie monster. Ridden through western w/t/c, neck reins well, nice canter, seemed well broke, a big and handsome guy. Total cost with fees: $1,050.50
Note: I saw this guy ridden outside before the sale. He rode nicely at all three gaits, neck reined around and seemed to be very willing over all. While he seemed the type to just plod along packing around whomever, he was a bit forward. Controlled, but forward. Probably perfect for that confident advanced beginner who is looking to move up and wants a fun ride.
OK, this has been eating at me for quite a while. Everyone is fully aware that the rescues have been quite successful for the past 10 months, ensuring that no horse is left behind in the Camelot Feed Lot. That includes the folks who consign their horses to the sale. I'm sure they believe that either way, be it private sale or the Feed Lot, their horses will be safe, "The rescues will take care of him".
This has occurred to the point of sending sick and injured horses thru the sale, with the idea that a rescue will get him/her and nurse the animal back to health. Well, in a couple instances rescues pulled injured/compromised/ill horses and due to the depth of the medical conditions, had them euthanized. In one case, we were then harassed endlessly by the previous owner and his friends for making that decision -- totally, utterly ridiculous, but it happened. In another case, the horse died of his illness before he could be pulled; in other cases, horses have been purchased out of the Kill Pen, only to die at their new homes -- either from the illness they were consigned with OR from an illness they caught while going thru the auction system -- viral pneumonia has been deadly on several occasions -- the animals contract it because the stress of going thru the sale weakens their system.
Additionally, it's a fact that the MAJORITY of the private buyers that purchase outright during the auction are other dealers. . . every week, at least half of the horses that get purchased outright during the sale, often more than half, are bought by dealers. Those horses are destined to run thru other auctions, often MULTIPLE auctions, with the final result that they STILL wind up on a truck headed for a slaughter plant in Mexico or Canada. OR they are returned to Camelot in 3-4 weeks if they're not 'flipped' quickly enough as dealers need to keep moving their 'inventory'. Their value doesn't go UP as they travel that circuit, it often goes down, and they are in danger of injury or illness thru the whole ordeal which could seal their fate --- sold straight to a meat buyer.
Finally, owners/consignors need to keep in mind that the rescues have no control over who purchases a horse once the horse IS in the #10/Feed Lot -- remember that Camelot Sales is a public business. We call 3 to 4 times daily to see what horses are still waiting and what horses have been sold. Anyone and everyone can contact Camelot to purchase a horse out of #10 -- anyone. Many, many are sold and we have no idea where they went. That is why, several months ago, HHER/LibertyEquine/OHAAT/BriteFutures stopped referring to the no-longer-available horses as SAFE and started to mark them as SOLD instead. My guesstimate is that 80% of the #10 horses truly wind up "SAFE" w/rescues or private rescuers, the rest, we just don't know. . .
Soooo, all of the horse owners out there who choose to consign their horses, feeling confident that they will be 'saved' regardless, don't be so confident. I've seen a lot since I've begun cataloging the horses . . . and I'm certainly not. In fact, it just gets more and more discouraging.
I work for the US Trotting Association, breed registry for Standard bred horses. We have recently developed a policy of transferring any horse, past, present or future, in the custody of a 501c3 rescue or adoption group, to that group for free. The $33 fee will be waived. We will also convert the horse's registration to "pleasure" which provides a measure of protection that the horse will never be raced or their progeny registered.
This is totally voluntary, but if you'd like to transfer the horse, we will do it for free. You must have the papers, signed by all past owners, to send in with the transfer document. If you don't have the papers, but would like to try to get them, go ahead and send the transfer documents anyway and we will try to help.
What to do right now - if you want to transfer a horse retroactively or transfer a horse that is currently with you, let me know your group's name and address and we will send you out a packet with information on how to accomplish this.
Many thanks for the work you do with "our" horses and all horses. Please help spread the word by cross posting this message or forwarding to anyone you think might be interested.
Most folks think of rescue as "SAVING" in capital letters: Removing an animal from a bad situation and giving them a new life. We do that as best we can. Most of our rescues go on to live full, useful, loving lives with their new families/owners. But sometimes, 'saving' is not 'capital letters', but small letters. Those are the individuals who wind up being too ill to recover; or due to age/maintenance issues spend their remaining time on earth with us as permanent residents, OR those we take in specifically to ease their pain and suffering. Whatever time they have left, we make sure they are loved and cared for. And we ensure them a peaceful end in a loving setting, rather than enduring a horrific trip to a horrific ending in compromised physical condition. Help us to ease the journeys of these needy horses - - it's the final act of dignity and respect.
Donations to our euthanasia fund may be sent to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, PO Box 342, Perrineville, NJ 08535 or visit their website at http://www.freewebs.com/hher/ to make an online donation.Please specify if you are donating toward this fund vs. our general care funds.