The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

HERD is very proud to be the recipient of a special donation by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. This donation is to help with special feed and hay required by equines with special needs, such as mares in foal who cannot eat fescue hay and severe malnutrition cases upon their arrival . Read more about CFWNC by clicking their logo above.

New arrival Seaworthy on the left meets Maritime. The two babies are benefiting from wonderful new Timothy/Alfalfa hay thanks to this wonderful grant. These youngsters came to us very under weight and the better quality hay helps so much in getting them to a stable weight.

New arrival Seaworthy on the left meets Maritime. The two babies are benefiting from wonderful new Timothy/Alfalfa hay thanks to this wonderful grant. These youngsters came to us very under weight and the better quality hay helps so much in getting them to a stable weight.

Ryan Perry Concert By Huckleberry's Tryon

Ryan Perry Concert
By Huckleberry's Tryon 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 20184:00 PM — 11:30 PM
Join us for an evening of fun on the patio with some great music, beautiful weather, and our new release EDGE BEER!
Boots and breeches are always welcome.

Thank you to EDGE and Huckleberry’s Tryon for their support in Helping Equines Regain Dignity! (HERD)!!!!
Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance here:…/Nov-02-201…


Huckleberry’s BBQ Boo Brunch Showcases Edge Brewing Barcelona’s Craft Beer to Benefit Local Tryon Rescue, HELPING EQUINES REGAIN DIGNITY (HERD)

Huckleberry’s, Tryon, N.C.’s popular gathering spot on Trade Street, announces a charitable BBQ Boo Brunch offering the much-anticipated craft beers from Edge Brewing Barcelona.  A family event, guests can look forward to live music, a Spooktacular menu, guest bartenders and more. 100% of proceeds of all Edge Brewing Barcelona beer sales go to benefiting HERD, Helping Equines Regain Dignity.  Beers are priced at $6.


Huckleberry’s is pleased to introduce the Stable Stack Sandwich on focaccia bread with ham, pulled pork pickles, swiss cheese with Cuban sauce for $11.  $1 dollar for each sandwich sold will go to HERD’s general fund. This new sandwich creation was designed for HERD and is debuting at the BBQ Boo Brunch. Moving forward the Stable Stack Sandwich will be a featured menu item.  In addition, a percentage of all North Carolina crafted beers, liquors and wines will be added to Huckleberry’s project for rescue horses, The Barn that Booze Built fund.


                        Edge Brewing was established in Barcelona in 2013 by two Americans who were so eager to join the craft beer revolution in Europe that they brought a brewery. Combining finely engineered American brewing equipment, the best ingredients available and many years of brewing experience, they are now making fresh, genuine, American craft beer for the local market.


Edge Brewing Equestrian, the philanthropic arm of Edge Brewing Barcelona, SAVING HORSES ONE BEER AT A TIME ™, donates a portion of their profits from the European beer portfolio to thoughtfully selected charity organizations. They are pleased to announce that HERD, Helping Equines Regain Dignity, based in Tryon, NC, will receive 100% of all sales of the sales at Huckleberry’s. HERD is a 501C3 non-profit equine rescue group that saves equines from dire conditions and in many cases slaughter. Through fundraising and support in the community, HERD rescues, restores, and retrains equines to adopt them to approved homes, giving them a second chance to excel in a productive life. To date HERD has helped over 1,000 horses find new homes. 



WHEN:          Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


WHERE:       Huckleberry’s Restaurant, located at 62 North Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782


                     For additional information about Huckleberry’s call (828) 436 0025 or


For additional information about HERD visit

For additional information about Edge Brewing Barcelona visit

National attention about the plight of slaughter bound equines

I am so proud of Heather, Stuart Evans, all of our volunteers, board members, all the people that have adopted a rescued equine and the people that donate to make this all happen! The recent article on HERD has made all sorts of national papers across the country. The more we all speak up for the lives being subjected to such cruelty, the more people that have no idea about the torture will hear!

Written in:

US News & World Report
The Daily Advance
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Belleville News Democrat
Greensboro News & Record
Lancaster Farming
Clay Center Dispatch
Statesville Record & Landmark
Tri-City Herald
The News & Observer
The Kansas City Star
The Herald-Sun
Merced Sun-Star
The Tribune
The Island Packet
The Rocky Mount Telegram
The Shelby Star
Gaston Gazette

A Wonderful Article on HERD In CHRONICLE of the HORSE / UnTACKED

In our wildest dreams we did not think we would save so many equines in 2017.  It took a lot of  time, money and pasture space that our HERD volunteers have donated.  Thank you all for saving and rehabilitating these lives!  It takes a HERD to make this happen and all of our HERD members,  adoption and foster families have made a huge difference!  I want to make a special thank you to our board members Stuart Evans, Sue Z Truitt and Elaine Freeman whose expertise was so instrumental, as well as Rick Millweard who heads up our dedicated training volunteers like Debra Carton and Karen Mastruserio.  There are just so many people like the Olivers at Edge Brewing Equestrian, Dot Moyer, Ann Swift, Barbara Claussen and many of our neighbors who donate space and time everyday, the list is just so long and all with such big hearts.