The Dorset Equine Rescue (DER) invites the public to come to their Open House and Tack Tag Sale on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at their Manchester location on Three Maple Drive. Come and have lunch, visit with the rescue horses and meet some of the dedicated volunteers who care for them. The event will also be offering $5 pony rides for the kids between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there will be DER T-shirts, logo cutting boards, sterling silver horseshoe necklaces, lots of tack, horse blankets and other horse-related items for sale. Proceeds will support the horses at Dorset Equine Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses. Call 802-366-1300 or visit their website at dorsetequinerescue.org to learn more.