Chompin’ at the Bit

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Article Published: Mar. 29, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 1, 2012
Chompin’ at the Bit

Annie is one of many horses up for adoption from Horse Helpers of the High Country.

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Horse Helpers of the High Country’s Chompin’ at the Bit tack auction and clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Hayes Horse Boarding and Training.

The event will be a new and used tack auction, as well as a Coggins and Rabies vaccination clinic for horses and dogs.

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 will go to the nonprofit horse rescue organization, Horse Helpers, and the event will be cash only.

The event will be family oriented, with a variety of activities for all to enjoy, including pony rides, face painting, food and various information booths, including Watauga and Ashe Humane societies and local equestrian teams.

A 3K walk/run will kick off Chompin’ at the Bit, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The registration fee for the 3K is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Email ( to receive a registration form and more information.


Turn onto N.C. 194 (Jefferson Road) from U.S. 421. Continue on N.C. 194 for approximately three miles and bear right onto Castle Ford Road. Drive another two miles before turning left onto Appaloosa Trail. Hayes Horse Boarding and Training will be two-tenths of a mile after the turn onto Appaloosa Trail.

For more information, visit or call Hayes Horse Boarding and Training at (336) 314-1538.

About Horse Helpers of the High Country

Horse Helpers of the High Country, incorporated in 2004 as a nonprofit organization, is the only equine rescue serving Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties in North Carolina, as well as Johnson County, Tenn.

The mission of Horse Helpers is to give sick, abused and unwanted horses a second chance.

Specialists provide treatment and rehabilitation for horses seized by law enforcement and animal control, while also providindg a forum for education on animal care. For more information, visit

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