Horse Protection Society Tack & Treasure Fundraiser begins Saturday

  • Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:36 a.m.
JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST Deborah Baker puts some clothes on a rack in the indoor arena. The Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, located on Miller Road, is preparing for their annual Tack and Treasures Sale to raise money for the expenses of feeding the herd of over forty horses that are currently being cared for at the facility. Donated items from saddles, blankets to clothing, books and artwork will be available for purchase this Saturday.
JON C. LAKEY/SALISBURY POST Deborah Baker puts some clothes on a rack in the indoor arena. The Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, located on Miller Road, is preparing for their annual Tack and Treasures Sale to raise money for the expenses of feeding the herd of over forty horses that are currently being cared for at the facility. Donated items from saddles, blankets to clothing, books and artwork will be available for purchase this Saturday.

The Horse Protection Society of North Carolina will have its third Tack & Treasure Fundraiser this weekend. The money raised from the yard sale helps buy feed, hay and supplements for the 45 horses on the China Grove property.

The sale is Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 2135 Miller Road. This is the third year for the sale, which will be held at the indoor riding arena.


“This will help us during the summer to buy feed and supplies,” said Deborah Baker, riding program coordinator.

It costs $5,000 a month to provide hay, feed and supplements for the horses.

Many of the animals at the property have been mistreated and some were placed at the Horse Protection Society because owners were unable to properly care for them.

Baker said the economy has forced many horse owners to give up their beloved animals. They recently received one horse from a Rowan County owner who tried to restore the animal to proper health but wasn’t successful.

Among the numerous donated items for the sale include 30 to 35 saddles, grooming equipment, art, cutlery, toys and riding clothes.

“We’ve been preparing since February,” Baker said.

She said volunteers have been folding clothes, cleaning saddles and setting up the arena for the sale. Many of the items were donated from local stables and boarders in Rowan, Union, Davie, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties. Baker said many of the boots that are available for sale are new and came from Tack Exchange in Waxhaw.

Monetary donations for the sale can be accepted via Paypal through the Horse Protection Society’s website at www.horseprotection.org.

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