A place for the animals to call
their forever home on the beautiful
island of St. John.
Welcome to Carolina Corral. We took a very hard hit along with most of the island from both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It is a time of recovery, which has included rebuilding fences, shelters, water catchments and storage. The horses and donkeys were loosed during Irma and all came back but our beloved Rodney, the most friendly one of the bunch. He died during the storm and will forever be missed by myself and the rest of the gang.
In an effort to support the residents of the corral we are offering visitors the opportunity to spend part or the entire day at the corral helping with the morning feed and cleanup, plus learning how to groom, handle and saddle a horse. We’ll head out on a short trail ride to an amazing view, ending up at a local restaurant where we’ll hitch up the horses and have lunch! Afterwards we’ll harness up a team of donkeys and do a happy hour wagon ride thru Coral Bay with a cookout at the corral. Participants will also help feed the dogs, cats, chickens, duck, sheep and our new baby goats and baby donkey!
This opportunity is limited to 7 participants. Please call or email for special family and/or group rates. Half days are available and soon bookable online. Please call or email us If you’d prefer this option. If it’s not possible to spend a large amount of time with us, you are welcome to stop by and show the animals some love. Donations are always welcome toward the care of the horses and donkeys. Please call 340-693-5778 or email us for more information.
This is a labor of love on a very small island where resources are few and costly. The animals benefit from your patronage and support. All of the horses, donkeys, sheep and goats are either rescues or were no longer wanted by their previous owners. We do our best to provide for them a good home, although especially challenging in this time of recovery. If considering a donation you can do so through our “Donate Now” button or via Paypal and our email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contribute through our GoFundMe campaign “Post Irma Equine Care on St John VI”. Checks are welcome as well to The Carolina Corral 16133 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830. Cellular service and power is just about 95% throughout the island making communication more easy. With all that has happened and the progress made toward restoration this is still an amazing place to visit and live!
Owner and Guide