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Horse Helpers of the High Country Hosts Second Annual ‘Chompin’ at the Bit’ Tack Auction March 31

March 27, 2012. BOONE — Horse Helpers of the High Country’s Chompin’ at the Bit tack auction and clinic will take place Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. 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. Instead of an auction commission, 15 percent of all sales will go to the nonprofit rescue, Horse Helpers, and the event will be cash only.

This event will be family oriented with a variety of acticvities 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 be kicking off Chompin’ at the Bit starting at 9 a.m. on March 31. The registration fee for the 3k is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Email horse.helpers@yahoo.com to receive a registration form and more information.

About Horse Helpers of the High Country

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 City, Tenn. The mission of Horse Helpers is to give sick, abused and unwanted horses a second change. They provide treatment and rehabilitation for horses seized by law enforcement and animal control. They also provide a forum for education on animal care and humane communication. For more information, visit horsehelpersnc.org or call (828) 297-1833