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Home for domestic animals in need on the beautiful island of St. John.

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Welcome to Carolina Corral!

One Hour Guided Horseback along the shoreline of Coral Bay. This is not a beach ride due to Coral Bay being mostly beautiful rocky shorelines and mangroves. They will be in the afternoons only at 3:30 and 5pm, Monday – Friday. Closed toed shoes and long pants required. No electronic devices allowed on the rides as we may at one point be in the water.

Other activities include helping With the Morning Feed at 8:30am, Monday – Friday. $20 donation each participant

I’m also offering private tours of the corral Monday – Friday mornings at 10am for up to five people. Cost is $100, each additional person is $20 donation. Get up close with the horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, cats, dogs and a hog who call the corral home. All were either rescued out of the wild or unwanted by their previous owner. Hear their stories including one about a one legged rooster named U Hoo. Meet Ya Ya the rescued young ram and his friend Dahlia the lamb! Get to know beautiful Nikita a former race horse, granddaughter of Seattle Slew and nosey Dustin, the half draft horse/palomino pony accidental mating in the pasture.
You can reserve a spot online via the Book Now button on this page.


Public tours available at 11am Monday – Friday for $20 donation each visitor. Reserve a spot online via the Book Now button on this page or call 340-693-5778 if 11am doesn’t work for you!

Monday – Friday at 1pm participate in the Daily Donkey which consists of three fun events with the donkeys leading them in sack race, obstacle course and pole bending. Cost is $35 per participant. Great fun for the whole family!

All activities are bookable online via the Book Now button on this page or call 340-693-5778 to pay with either Venmo or PayPal. I accept cash and checks as well.

My hope is to one day use the horses, donkeys, sheep and goats within the community for education and fun! Also working on gaining a 501c3 status for the VI Donkey Rescue, Inc. Thanks to animal lovers like myself who over the years have been great supporters to the animals of St. John!

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, goats, cats, dogs, and hog are either rescues or were no longer wanted by their previous owners. I do my best to provide for them a good home, giving them the care they deserve.

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If considering a donation you can do so through:

1) The “Donate Now” button on this page.      2) Paypal via the email info@horsestjohn.com      3) Venmo @ Donkeydana, (I have a chicken on my shoulder.)  Last 4 digits of phone is 9622.      4) GoFundMe campaign “Large Animal Care on St John, Virgin Islands”.      5) Or by check to: The Carolina Corral 16133 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830.

With all that has happened and the progress made toward restoration after the hurricanes and now this pandemic, most people agree this is still a beautiful place to live and visit.

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide

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