Dale Chavez headstall sells for $80 at Cowboy Reunion auction

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Temecula’s Dale Chavez has been making custom-made saddles and other horse-related products for over 35 years. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Temecula saddle maker, Dale Chavez, has donated a headstall to the Cowboy Reunion auction on an annual basis, and this year the headstall was purchased by Phyllis Jones of Paoli, Oklahoma. The headstall sold for $80 during this year’s live auction, Dec. 14, at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. A headstall is part of a bridle or halter which fits around a horse’s head to control a horse while riding. Les Ohlhauser was the auctioneer. “I think it’s beautiful, and I certainly got a good deal,” Jones said. Jones was also the buyer of a Dale Chavez Company headstall at the 2016 Cowboy Reunion auction. “I still have it. They’re gorgeous. I have horses, and I cherish things like that,” she said. She currently has eight horses, and Jones also has a foal on the way.
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