Sale Management acts as mediator only. Although NILE does a pre-sale screening
with a veterinarian, NILE makes no guarantee, either written or verbal. All horses
(with no stated guarantees) sell “as is” with any and all responsibilities and guarantees
strictly between the buyer and the seller.
Each horse on which there are two or more bids will be sold to highest bidder. Auctioneer
settles disputes and his decision is final.
Announcements from the block take precedence over printed and other announcements.
Every effort has been made to assure catalog correctness, but NILE assumes
no liability for errors or omissions or for statements, verbal or written, regarding
horse(s) sold. Catalog comments are provided by seller.
Payment terms of the sale are cashier’s check, certified check, traveler’s check, personal
check, or credit card with picture ID, and/or any bank letter of guarantee, in U.S.
funds only, payable within half hour after sale. A 3 percent fee will be assessed for all
credit card purchases. There is a $30 charge per returned check. Any collection costs
(and attorney’s fees) shall be paid by the buyer. Upon payment, cashier will issue a delivery
order which must be in buyer’s possession to leave grounds. Buyer pays brand
inspection fee. Certificate of Registration and transfer will be mailed to the buyer.
All horses will be sold in accordance with Montana auction laws.
Title passes to the purchaser at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, at which time
the purchaser assumes the responsibility for risk of injury and liability of horse. Any
injury or loss of said horse(s) or change in horse’s condition occurring after the fall of
the hammer, but before making final settlement or taking final delivery as set forth
herein, shall not be grounds for revision of the sale. The purchaser or his agent may
take care, custody and/or control of the horse immediately at fall of the hammer, but
such taking shall not constitute delivery of the horse. Delivery shall be made only
after the purchaser presents himself to NILE cashier and pays purchase price in full.
Purchasers who make final settlement shall be tendered delivery in the form of a “release”
for the horse, which allows purchaser or his agent to obtain a brand inspection
to remove horse from grounds.
All persons who attend the sale do so at their own risk. The sellers, NILE Sale Management,
directors, staff, membership, sponsors, and volunteers, as well as MetraPark
and Yellowstone County, assume no responsibility, legal or otherwise,
for any and all liabilities for loss, damage, theft, death or injury to livestock, persons,
or property.