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Clovis Horse Sales

Phone: (507) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Local Address: Clovis, New Mexico, United States
Horse Digests
35418 90Th Street
Blue Earth, Minnesota 56013
United States

Company Description: We at Horse Digest have been actively involved in the horse industry for over 20 years and have a vested interest in seeing it grow and flourish - both as a...   more
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Committee spokesman Steve ...
www.southwest.construction.com, 19 Oct 2011 [cached]
Committee spokesman Steve Friskup wasn't surprised or disheartened. During his impassioned pitch for the facility, Friskup said he believed much of the funding should and must come from the state.
Friskup said the indoor show arena and horse barn he was proposing would be a magnet for a burgeoning equine industry, pulling in rodeos and other premiere events such as cutting and reining horse shows.
"This is a multi-billion dollar industry," Friskup said. "People with horses have money.
"It's an industry that's been stolen from New Mexico, and we need to get it back, and Clovis should be central to doing it," said Friskup, who is sales manager at the Clovis Livestock Auction. "It's not just a Curry County issue. It's a state of New Mexico issue."
Friskup's committee was created in June in response to complaints from horse owners competing in rodeos and other shows at the Events Center. There are no stalls for horses, forcing some owners to bring portable stalls. It is a practice forbidden in most major horse events and considered dangerous to the horses, some valued as much as $250,000 each, according to Friskup.
Friskup and Events Center Manager Kevin Jolley noted rodeo and horse shows increased this year at the Events Center.
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"If we don't do something in a major way," said Friskup, "what business we have now is going to go away."
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Chandler did concur with Friskup that financing from the state should be explored, including grants or low interest loans from the state finance authority.
Clovis News Journal: Serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas
www.clovis-news-nm.com, 29 Aug 2003 [cached]
Steve Friskup of Muleshoe, Texas, left, talks to Bill and Ginger Sneed, of Talpa, Texas, on Sunday after a cowboy church service at the sale barn in Clovis.
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But for longtime horse sale manager and auctioneer Steve Friskup, the sale has another purpose. "We are definitely a professing Christian business," Friskup said."Jesus - that's the best part of this horse sale.People call in between sales to get prayed for.We're all a big family here.We care about the people who come here." During last weekend's three-day Fall Horse Sale, Friskup led a cowboy church service in the sale ring building early Sunday morning.About 200-250 people of all ages, dressed mostly in blue jeans, starched shirts, boots and cowboy hats filled the seats to sing and share their faith and fellowship in a down-home atmosphere. "It's been fun to see a lot of these guys come to know Jesus," Friskup said."When we started these services at the horse sales about four or five years ago, we had about 30-40 people coming." From the moment the message began, it was clear it was going to be a different type of service. Friskup opened by asking everyone to "let God get close" and talking about how cowboys and horse owners look for their horses' ears to flicker to see if they are dead or alive. "Just imagine Jesus walking down the feeding alley at the livestock auction, looking to see whether your ears are flickering," Friskup said. Friskup related a story about his horse named Handy and drew an analogy between raising Handy from a colt and learning to trust that Jesus is a friend who cares and wants the best for people's lives. "When Handy first landed at my house, he didn't know I really had a plan for him," Friskup said."He didn't know I would take care of him.Now, he likes me and he wants to be with me. In the same way, I want to bless God.I want to live a life that pleases (God)." But Friskup readily admits he didn't always feel that way. Friskup, 43, said he became a Christian about nine years ago.Since then, he's seen his own life change in addition to the lives of many of the people he knew in the horse business. "I was coming home from the horse sale about nine years ago one night on I-40 and the Lord just got hold of me that night," Friskup said."My environment never did change after I got saved, but I did.I didn't care about anything but what Jesus wanted me to do." So, rather than leaving the horse sale environment at the time, Friskup said he stayed and shared his faith with his co-workers and customers. He recalled one customer and friend in particular, a man named Jimmy Diribio who traveled from New Jersey every time there was a horse sale in Clovis. "Jimmy started out coming just for the geldings and later, he came for the fellowship," Friskup said.
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Friskup, who grew up in Meeker, Okla., where his parents owned a sale barn, moved to Muleshoe about a year ago from Canyon and works regularly at the Clovis Livestock Auction. When he is home in Muleshoe, Friskup leads a cowboy church service at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday that meets in the arena pavilion in the summer and at a church building at 117 E. Birch St. the rest of the year. In addition, he travels more than 30 weekends a year to serve as auctioneer at various horse sales across the country and conduct cowboy church services in Shawnee, Okla., and sometimes at other sales.
Clovis News Journal: Serving Eastern New Mexico and West Texas
www.clovis-news-nm.com, 2 July 2003 [cached]
"Foldable chairs in an auditorium with 22-inch seats won't make you money, but 600 box stalls (where potential competitors could put horses) will buy a lot of asphalt," said Steve Friskup of Clovis Livestock Auction.
The Horse Show - Guests
www.thehorseshow.com, 7 April 2000 [cached]
Steve FriskupBuying a horse at auction
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Steve FriskupAuctioneer, Clovis LivestockP.O. Box 187Clovis, NM 88101505-762-4422
Steve Friskup, ...
www.clovislivestock.com, 17 Jan 2014 [cached]
Steve Friskup, Auctioneer
Livestock Marketing Associate
(575)760-6164
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