Horse Helpers to hold ‘Chompin’ at the Bit’ auction, clinic on April 13

4:35 pm | April 1, 2013

BOONE, N.C. — Horse Helpers of the High Country’s Chompin’ at the Bit tack auction and clinic will take place Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hayes Horse Boarding and Training.

The event will include a new and used tack auction, coggins and rabies vaccination clinic for horses and dogs, and 3K run. For more information, visit

The event also features a variety of family-oriented activities including pony rides, face painting and food concessions.

Attendees should bring their used tack and equipment to be auctioned off during the event. New tack will also be auctioned. Instead of an auction commission, 15 percent of all sales go to the nonprofit horse rescue, Horse Helpers.

A 3K walk/run will kick off Chompin’ at the Bit at 9 a.m. The registration fee for the 3K is $20 for adults and $15 for students. For more information or to register online, visit

For more information, visit

The auction and clinic begin at 10 a.m. For more information, email Amy Hudnall at

Horse Helpers of the High Country, incorporated in 2004 as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, is the only equine rescue serving Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties in North Carolina, as well as Johnson County in Tennessee. The mission of Horse Helpers is to give sick, abused and unwanted horses a second chance. The group provides treatment and rehabilitation for horses seized by law enforcement and animal control and offers a forum for education on animal care and humane communication. For more information, visit or call (828) 297-1833.

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