AUCTION: March 29th & 30th

Full dispersal auction of Carrousel Farms. The Lee & Alma Liles estate will auction real estate, equipment, machinery, tools, antiques and collectibles to the highest bidders without reserve.

Developed in the early ‘80’s by Jerry Wells, Carrousel farms consists of 290+/- acres offered in 9 parcels that includes a horse breeding & training facility, 4 homes, indoor & outdoor arenas, horse stalls, equipment barn and much more.

Directions:  Approximately 8.5-miles North of Sulphur, OK on Hwy 177.

Auction Overview

March 29th & 30th

(Food & beverage concession on-site both days)

500 Dolberg Road N., Sulphur, OK

Sundays 1-4pm, March 10th, 17th & 24th

3% buyer-broker participation.

LICENSE: OK RE 159708 Ronn Cunningham | Cunningham Johnson Auctions LLC

Full dispersal auction of Carrousel Farms. All real estate parcels and personal property lots sell without reserve.

The real estate auction consists of 290+/- acres offered in 9 parcels that includes a horse breeding & training facility, 4 homes, indoor & outdoor arenas, horse stalls, equipment barn and much more. Over 1,500 personal property lots include equipment, machinery, tools, supplies, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles such as:

  • Tractors, implements, mowers, balers, rakes, skid-steer, tools and supplies
  • Farm and ranch tools, supplies, fencing, pens, chutes, tanks and much, much more
  • Vehicles including 3/4-ton farm truck, work trailers, horse trailers, specialty trailers UTV and RAM 2500 ProMaster RV
  • Metal-working equipment, machinery, tools, stock, supplies & more
  • Farrier equipment, tools, supplies, working trailers and mobile carts
  • Leather-craft equipment, tools, stock, supplies & more
  • Leather goods such as saddles, holsters, belts and tack
  • Guns & ammo: pistols, rifles, shotguns, safe, reloaders, steel targets, holsters & more
  • Antiques & Collectibles: western art, bits & spurs, anvils and more

NOTE: Museum contents are exempt from the auction.

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Lee and Alma Liles started Carrousel Farms in 1985 in Tennessee and the horse operation garnered world and national titles. Lee made a name for himself in the horseshoeing business with his innovative approach to shoeing. In 1998 Carrousel Farms was relocated to Sulphur off Highway 177 and the Liles continued to be very active in the Quarter Horse community where Lee won several world championships for calf roping, heading and heeling.

Carrousel Farms is located 8.5 miles North of Sulphur in Murray county. The property was originally owned and developed as a horse breeding and training facility by Jerry Wells – a legend in the Quarter Horse industry – who was inducted into the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2007.

Utilities (All Parcels)
Electric: PEC
Gas: Propane
Sewer: Septic
Water: Sulphur RWD

Offered in 9 Parcels ranging in size from 1 to 81 acres, the 290 acre farm consists of an estate home, three additional homes, barns and stables, an indoor arena, an outdoor arena, shop building, along with smaller utility buildings and loafing sheds. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with nine ponds, several creeks, varied terrain, open pastures, approximately 1,000 pecan trees and partially wooded areas for scattered livestock cover.

Parcel 1

Parcel 1: Main home on 6.52+/- ac

This parcel is accessed through a stately rock entrance and via a 1/4-mile paved and tree-lined driveway. The estate home was built for entertaining and features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms as well as an indoor pool and large outdoor kitchen patio area. Concrete drive encompasses the outside of the home allowing for ample parking for guest.
The exterior of the home is stone with a large Portico paved in flagstone. There is a covered porch with vaulted bead board ceiling leading to double doors opening to the entry of the home and a garage/equipment building with three 6’ overhead doors. The entryway features double wood doors opening to large ceramic tile floor entry leading to a step-down great room which features bead board ceiling, rock floor to ceiling fireplace, wrought iron railing along entry, three French doors lead to back of home, built-in cabinets/bookcases, antler chandelier, wood floors and handmade wrought iron spiral staircase lead to loft above entry/hall. Loft has plantation shutters, skylights, built-in cabinets, carpet, recessed lighting and carpet.

South Wing of Main Home: Master bedroom
Master bedroom is located in the south wing of the home and has a vaulted bead board/beam ceiling, bay window overlooking front yard with plantation shutters, built-in king bed with recessed light and two nightstands, built-in bookcase/entertainment center.

Master bath features shower, his and her vanities, jetted tub, built-in linen closet, tile floor, closet with built-ins, skylight, recessed lighting, four Pella windows, ‘his’ closet located outside master bath with kitchenette/built-ins. Porch off Master bedroom/bath with access to chain link fenced yard.

North Wing of Main Home: Kitchen, Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, 4 Bedrooms, Indoor Pool, Laundry & more
Kitchen is located in the north wing and features ceramic floor, ceiling fans, Subzero refrigerator/freezer, pantry, double-wall oven with warmer/microwave, double-sink below window overlooking back of home, granite counter-tops, island has 4-burner gas range with grill, built-in display cabinet, double oven, eat in bar, built- in desk, wood burning stove, skylight and bead board ceiling.

Dining room located across from the kitchen has built-in cabinets along each side of room, four large Pella windows, double French doors leading to outdoor area and beam ceiling. Adjacent to the dining room is a sunken den with ceramic tile, bead board ceiling, ceiling fans, bar with ice-maker, refrigerator, sink and window overlooking outdoor kitchen, built-ins along wall with display cabinet and sliding doors open to indoor swimming pool & hot tub.

Formal dining room/sitting room includes windows along wall overlooking front of home, ceramic tile floor and with a stone wall on each end of room.

Four bedrooms in North wing of home each with bathroom or shared bathroom and carpet.

Pool Room features gunite indoor swimming pool with overhead windowed panels that open, flagstone floor, bathroom with shower and floor to ceiling tile walls, three sets of sliding doors open to outdoor deck, bar with refrigerator/icemaker and rock planters surrounding pool.

Bonus room features stone walls with ceiling fan.

Laundry Room with over-sized sink, storage closet, ceramic tile and built-in cabinets.

Safe room/storage room.

Outdoor kitchen with built-in grill/burner
Lighting throughout yard and drive
Equipment building with three 6’ overhead doors
Metal roof
Mature trees
Irrigated flower beds

Parcel 2

Parcel 2: Home, barn, arena, round pen & shop building on 26.67+/- ac

26.67+/- acre parcel includes a 2BR, 2BA home, barn, arena, round pen and shop building. Dolberg road (CR 1650) frontage.

2BR, 2BA guest house selling furnished has a metal roof a covered flagstone porch with flagstone sidewalk. Living room has wood-burning stove and paneled walls. Kitchen appliances are electric range with grill, dishwasher and oven/microwave. Ample counter-space with double sink. Master bedroom has bead-board ceiling, ceiling fan, two large windows and master bath with tub/shower. Second bedroom has carpet, ceiling fan and access to hall bathroom with tub/shower. Utility closet in hallway.

Barn & Arena
Barn Entry has a tile floor and a trophy case along the front wall. Stairs lead up to a meeting/conference room and office with kitchenette. Downstairs includes 22 box stalls (12’ X 12’ stalls) with mats on floor and windows. Two tack stalls, one 12’ x 12’ and one 12’ x 24’ with approximately 18 saddle racks, cabinets for storage, assorted bridle and saddle blanket racks. One 12’ x 22’ wash rack with mats. Concrete 12’ alleyway, laundry room with sink, cabinets and tile floor.

Living quarters on the North and South end of barn.  One bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with kitchen located on the South end; two-bedroom, 2-bath apartment with kitchen and living area downstairs, bedrooms upstairs.

Indoor arena is approximately 80’ x 250’, fully lighted and features two 12’ overhead doors, four 10’ overhead doors, windows/skylights, sprinkler system, 4’ return alley with roping chutes and holding pens. One 60’ round pen with concrete standing walls and a out of weather walking way from the indoor arena.

Shop Building
150’ x 132’ metal building with exterior stone wainscoting in the front and a 36’ x 42’ divided wing on the back of the building with two overhead doors. One end of the building has a barn with eleven 12’ x 12’ mare motel type stalls with tack room and revolving door access. The front room of the shop building has a metal ceiling with barn wood walls and double doors opening to a covered porch.

Office & apartment with office, bathroom, bedroom and kitchen with nook.

The shop is divided into several separate areas some with built- in cabinets and tables. Additional overhead doors and personal doors allow easy access for equipment or machinery. Concrete floors and overhead lighting throughout.

Parcel 3

Parcel 3: 19.80+/- ac with Dolberg Road frontage.

This ideal home-building parcel features rolling terrain with improved grass highlighted by picturesque pond, scattered hardwood and pecan trees and fenced loafing shed. An Iconic rock bridge traverses a creek that runs through the parcel creating a park-like setting.

1200’ of Dolberg Road frontage and rural water line along the North parcel boundary.

Parcel 4

Parcel 4: 16.73+/- ac with Hwy 177 and Dolberg Road frontage.

Corner parcel with Hwy 177 and Dolberg road frontage showcasing improved grasses, pond, a creek with stone bridge and hardwood and pecan trees throughout. Wood and pipe fencing around parcel perimeter.

Rural water along Hwy 177 and Dolberg Road making this parcel ideal for home-sites.

Parcel 5

Parcel 5: 81.3+/- ac with Home, barn, working pens, outdoor lighted arena and loafing sheds and ponds.

Approximately 81 acres set-up for a turn-key livestock operation with improved rolling pastures, pipe and barbed-wire perimeter and cross-fencing, 4-bedroom home, 3 ponds, creek with stone bridge, loafing sheds, enclosed 70’x30’ concrete floor metal barn with overhead doors at each end plus a covered lean-too, lighted outdoor arena and working pins. Abundant pecan and hardwood trees scattered throughout.

Hwy 177 frontage along with access off Dolberg Road.

4BR, 3BA, 2 car garage XBR manufactured home features carpeted living room with ceiling fan. Master bedroom with siting room, walk-in closet and bathroom w/tub/shower. Kitchen has electric range, dishwasher, double-oven and dining area. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are connected with a Jack-n-Jill bathroom. The fourth bedroom, bathroom with tub/shower and laundry room are accessed from hallway.

Hwy 177 frontage along with access via’ 30′ easement off Dolberg Road.

Parcel 6

Parcel 6: 79.95+/- ac with Dolberg Road frontage.

Land features improved pastures with cross-fencing, 2 ponds, scattered pecan trees and a shooting range. Gentle rolling terrain fenced and cross-fencing lends the property to livestock operations.

Rural waterline runs along Dolberg Road following the northern parcel border.

Parcel 7

Parcel 7: 20+/- ac with Swayback Road frontage.

Multiple home building sites to chose from featuring  improved pasture, scattered trees and a pond.

632′ of Swayback Road frontage with rural water access along the east side of the road.

Parcel 8

Parcel 8: 38.64+/- ac fronting Dolberg Road and Swayback Road.

Corner parcel features rolling terrain features improved pasture, pond and fenced on 3 sides.

Rural water access from both Dolberg and Swayback roads.

Parcel 9

Parcel 9: 0.86+/- ac 2BR, 2BA home fronting Dolberg Road.

Ideal for a ranch manager or starter home, includes 2BR, 2BA home on a 0.86+/- acre pipe-fenced lot. The home features low-maintenance metal and roof siding, open living room and kitchen area, mud and laundry room, linoleum floors throughout, ceiling fans and a fenced yard with trees and some landscaping.

All map & boundary illustrations are approximate – please refer to survey.
Property pictures represent identified parcel(s) however, pictures may show multiple parcels and/or property not included in the auction.

Parcel 1

Parcel 2

Parcel 3

Parcel 4

Parcel 5

Parcel 6

Parcel 7

Parcel 8

Parcel 9

All map & boundary illustrations are approximate – please refer to survey.
Property pictures represent identified parcel(s) however, pictures may show multiple parcels and/or property not included in the auction.

Over 1,500 personal property lots will sell without reserve. Click here to download the full auction catalog.

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NOTE: Museum contents are exempt from auction.

All map & boundary illustrations are approximate – please refer to survey.
Property pictures represent identified parcel(s) however, pictures may show multiple parcels and/or property not included in the auction.


  • 3% Buyer’s premium applies to Real Estate transactions. Buyers-premium is an additional fee (3% of the high-bid amount) paid by the high-bidder.
  • All parcels subject to any existing recorded easements.
  • Locations of parcel signs, maps, and picture illustrations are for reference only. Refer to survey for boundaries if available and/or legal descriptions. Fence lines may not follow property boundaries per survey.
  • If property divides, all abstracts covering any individual parcel will be placed on deposit with said title company to be held for the use of any and all future buyers. Buyers are responsible for the cost of supplemental abstract(s).
  • Buyer responsible for $700 per parcel survey fee.
  • Parcel 4 access via Parcel 5 30’ ingress/egress easement from Dolberg rd. (reference parcel map)
  • Water meters are in place for parcels 1,2,5 and 9. If Parcels 3,4,6,7, and 8 wish to have rural water service, contact Murray County Water District #1 for availability and cost.


  • Absentee bidders must pre-register and qualify through CJ Auctions 48 hours prior to sale day.
  • All persons inspecting the property, attending an open house or auction do so at their own risk and shall not hold CJ Auctions or their agents liable for damages to their person or property.
  • The high bidder must make a 10% (Min $5,000) non-refundable deposit on sale day (cash, personal or cashier checks)
  • Buyer will receive deed and title insurance.
  • Buyer will pay for (but not limited to) the closing fee & title policy. Taxes will be prorated through date of closing.
  • Balance and closing costs are due 30 days from auction date.
  • ONLINE BIDDING: Individuals must wire 10% of opening bid amount (minimum $10,000) 48 hours prior to auction to be fully authorized to bid online. Contact CJ Auctions at 918 550 8118 for detailed wiring instructions.


  • 10% Buyer’s premium applies to personal property transactions. Buyers-premium is an additional fee (10% of the high-bid amount) paid by the high-bidder.
  • 5% Surcharge for credit card purchases.
  • Title for vehicles purchased will be mailed within 7 business days.
  • Motor vehicle odometer and/or hour meters reflect actual knowledge to the best of Seller’s knowledge, unless they have exceeded mechanical limitations or are inoperative or as otherwise disclosed on the transfer documents. Information on serial numbers, years, etc. for vehicles and equipment provided by seller. Buyer understands that vehicles and equipment are sold “as-is” with no warranty. Buyers are advised to fully inspect vehicles prior to bidding.
  • All personal property must be paid for in full and removed on sale days or 9am-5pm Sunday 3/31/19. Buyers of Lots 801, 802, 803, 804, and 830 will be responsible for item at time of sale as well as loading and removal of item – contact CJ Auctions to schedule loading & removal.
  • Firearm and ammunition purchases must be paid with cash or check and invoiced separately.
  • All firearm transactions are subject to local, state and federal law; background checks will be processed on-site immediately following firearm auction; $25 cost of background check is buyers responsibility.
  • Buyers are advised to fully inspect all personal property prior to bidding. All personal property will be sold as is, where is, with no warranties expressed or implied to information given. Buyers must do their own due diligence.
  • Removal of all personal property item(s) becomes buyer’s responsibility at time of sale.
  • Tax exempt buyers must show documented proof upon auction registration.


  • Buyer’s premium applies to this sale. 3% buyer’s premium on Real Estate. 10% buyer’s premium on personal property.
  • All properties are being sold ‘as is, where is’ and are not subject to financing, inspections or any other contingencies.
  • CJ Auctions represents the seller only.
  • All bidders must register with CJ Auctions prior to bidding and provide a driver’s license or government-issued identification.

Parcels 1, 2 & 9 will be sold choice by the dollar.  Parcels 3-8 will be sold buyers choice by the acre.

How ‘Buyers Choice by the Acre’ works:

  • Buyer’s choice may be offered when more than one property/parcel is being auctioned.
  • Successful high bidder wins the right to choose a property/parcel or properties/parcels from a grouping of similar or like-kind properties.
  • After high bidder selection, the property is deleted from the group and the bidding commences again.
  • Process continues until all properties/parcels are selected.
  • When selling by the acre, high bid is multiplied by the number of acres in the parcel.