Carolina Horsemans Connection at Tryon International - Mill Spring, NC March 25th

The Premiere Horse Sale of the East Coast!

Carolina Horsemans Connection – Premier Catalog Horse Sale

Held at the world-renowned

Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort

25 International Boulevard

Mill Spring, NC 28756


A quality sale for ALL BREEDS and ALL DISCIPLINES! From top quality Reiners and Cutters to Hunter/Jumpers & Eventers…..from outstanding Ranch Horses to the most solid of Trail Mounts……from the fun-sized Ponies to the large Draft Crosses….. Quality, Diverse Equines from ALL OVER THE COUNTRY will converge at the host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort.  Carolina Horsemans Connection is run by 2nd generation horsemen and aims to bring Buyers & Sellers together for a GREAT experience! Bringing our vision and our sale to Tryon’s incredible facility promises an unforgettable weekend, filled with great horses & great people, at a true Equestrian Resort!





Friday Afternoon 1:00 pm - B1 Horsemanship Demonstration with Richard Boatwright


ADDED MONEY Ranch Competitions to Follow!  Ranch Rail & Ranch Trail Classes!

Saturday 8:00 am - Sale Office Opens

Open Arena Time ALL MORNING!

Saturday 12:00 Noon – Sale Time!



Shannon Winstead (864) 710-4030

Christian Roux (864) 906-5471

Bridget Lavigne (336) 904-8903


Live Webcast with Internet Bidding provided by Horse Auctions USA. Download the Horse Auctions USA app for iPhone or Android for the BEST online bidding experience!  If you prefer to bid from your computer browser, go to  We recommend using the Google Chrome browser.



We maintain working relationships with several commercial haulers who can deliver your new horse!  A list of haulers will be posted as sale day approaches!  Layover board at Tryon is available as needed for horses who are awaiting pick up.



We accept cash and all major credit/debit cards (Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express). Please note there is a 3.75% surcharge on all cards. We strongly recommend you contact your card’s issuing bank BEFORE the sale to let them know you may potentially be making a large purchase. This will save you the headache of calling after hours should your card decline at the sale due to being out of the area!  Personal & Business checks are ONLY accepted with a current bank letter of credit.  Online Bidders wishing to use Wire Transfer may do so with prior authorization. Please contact Bridget at (336) 904-8903 to discuss.


For bidders wishing to have pre-purchase examinations done at their expense, you may contact the facility veterinarian, Tryon Equine Hospital, at (828) 894-6065. Please contact Bridget at 336-904-8903 with the horse(s) you would like examinations on so we can make sure the horse is on site when the vet is available. (Most horses will be on site by Friday afternoon). 




Consignments Open on January 1st and will close March 1st or when FULL.


To consign, please contact Bridget Lavigne at (336) 904-8903

1. All purchases are to be paid in full on day of sale & prior to removal from premises.
2. If a dispute arises between two or more bidders, the auctioneer will decide the dispute or resell the item.
3. All items are sold "as is where is" The auctioneer assumes no liability for any guarantee made by the seller. 
4. The auctioneer is not liable for any injury, damage, or loss incurred in connection with the sale.
5. Purchaser assumes responsibility for items when "sold" or upon delivery to purchaser.
6. Statements made on day of auction take precedence over previously written material.
7. Transportation is the responsibility of the Buyer. 
8. There is a 4% Buyers Premium added to all winning internet bids.

INTERNET BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE! When you register to bid, Horse Auctions USA will place a $500 preauthorization on the credit or debit card that you register with. This is NOT a charge, just a preauthorization. Your mobile banking may send a notification that appears as a charge - AGAIN, it is just a preauthorization. The $500 will show as "pending" and then never complete but rather, will just vanish as if it was never there.  Once the sale is complete, this preauthorization is released for all non-winning bidders. Winning bidders will have the preauthorization lifted once final settlement is made with the auction company. If for any reason you as a winning bidder fail to make final payment to the auction company before the open of business on Monday, you understand that Horse Auctions USA will finalize the $500 preauthorization and remit it to the auction company to be applied to your bill. Further, you understand that Horse Auctions USA will charge your registered card for the full amount due to the auction company for your winning bids. BID RESPONSIBLY and remember, your bid is a legally binding contract! You are responsible for your winning bids.