The Countdown Begins!

Hello and Happy Monday to everyone!

We are finalizing all of the wonderful items we have for our online silent auction that starts September 24th at 6 am MST!  We know there are more items coming and we will continue to get them added to our auction website.  If you have an item you would like to donate, we can STILL add them through this Saturday, September 23rd! You can add your items by going to this link: you can send us an email with your items, description, and retail value. 

You can get a sneak peek at the items we have (so far) for our auction! There are A LOT of GREAT items here – literally something for everyone! 

How it works:

  • The online auction will open at 6 am MST on September 24th
  • The bidding for each item will start at 50% of the value of the item.
  • Starting bids on items in this auction range from $5-1250!
  • For all items listed with a value UNDER $200, new bids must increase in increments of $1
  • For all items listed with a value OVER $200, new bids must increase in increments of $10
  • When you place a bid on an item, the system will prompt you for credit card information.  NOTHING will be charged until the auction ends.  Your credit card information is being collected to make sure we have serious bidders only.
  • Each items lists if shipping fees were also donated or if the winner will also have to pay additional shipping fees.  There are also some items that have an option for local pick-up option.  This is for the Dickinson, ND area.  Those are items that CHWHA has in hand, and only those items are also eligible for combined shipping rates.  If you win an item, you will be sent a separate invoice for shipping fees based on your location.
  • BetterWorld is the platform we are using for this online auction.  If you win an item, when you checkout, they will also give you the opportunity to pay any service fees for the auction.  We appreciate you doing this if you are able to! This helps us maximize the donations we are receiving!
  • “Popcorn” bidding is enabled – that means that the system will automatically extend the bidding time on an item by another 10 minutes if a new bid is placed within the final 10 minutes of bidding. Bidding on that item continues until there are no more bids placed within the final minutes.
  • The online auction will end on September 30 at 8 pm MST.  Once all bidding has been completed, the credit cards of the winners will be charged and within 1 day, we will be sending an invoice if there are additional shipping charges owed. 

We are thankful to the following businesses and individuals who have donated items for our auction!

Heather Hellyer /

 Jeanne Tessier

JQ Clothing Co in Medora, ND

Castle McLaughlin

CQ Engraving and Gifts

Chasing Horses

Candles with Intentions

Salt of the Earth

Rare Earth Rock Shop

Brian Wolf from Wolf’s Vision Nature Photography

The Buffalo Gap Gift Shop in Medora

Darlene Ziegler

Boot Barn in Dickinson, ND


Bridger Peaks Photography

Emily Klym

Diane Rose Solomon and

Donlie McLagan

Kappy Eyles

Medora Boot & Western Wear in Medora, ND

Wild Lands Wild Horses Series and Fund

Natalie Morrissey

Terri Ducay

Galen Hazelhofer

Save Our Wild Horses

Becky Morgan

Custer’s Cottage

Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop

Katherine Plessner

Thank you for your support!  We hope you enjoy this auction as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you! Please feel free to send us an email with any questions –

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