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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!

Please note I am no longer offering horseback rides with the work required to care for everyone.

I’m offering private tours of the corral on Monday – Friday mornings at 10am for up to six people. Cost is $150, each additional person is $25 donation. Get up close with the horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, cats, dogs and a hog which call the corral home. All were either rescued out of the wild or unwanted by their previous owner. Hear their stories including one written by the stable owner about a one legged rooster named U Hoo. Help feed the baby goats and visit with a young donkey who loves to love on you! Afterwards take a short nature walk with Peaches the hog as we learn more about the history of the area and it’s numerous medicinal plants.
You can reserve a spot online via the Book Now button on this page.

Public tours available throughout the day from 11am to 5pm Monday – Friday for $25 donation for adults and $15 for 12 yrs old and under. Reserve a spot online via the Book Now button and public tour on this page or call 340-693-5778 to set up a time and day!

Monday – Friday at 4pm 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 $25 per participant. You have to see it to believe it!

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.

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 will 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 visit asks live.

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide



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