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Home for domestic animals in need on the beautiful island of St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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Welcome to Carolina Corral!

Please note as of October 31, 2023 I will no longer be offering the horseback trail rides due to the high cost of feed and upkeep. Help is also hard to find with little housing for locals and residents.

Until then, rides are one hour in length along the shoreline of Coral Bay culminating on a beautiful rocky beach for pictures. Ride on a couple small sandy beaches on the way back along the water and into the mangroves. Rides are in the afternoons at 3:30 and 5:30pm, Monday – Friday from July 11th to September 30th to avoid the heat of the day. They will be at 3 pm and 5 pm in October. Closed toed shoes and long pants or capris recommended for protection from brush and the saddle. I have long pants to borrow if you didn’t bring them with you. Weight limit is 240# with no double riding.

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 and chickens who call the corral home. All were either rescued out of the wild or unwanted by their previous owner. Hear their stories and meet YaYa the rescued ram and his friends Radar,
Rowdy and Rascal. Get to know beautiful Jessie and Fuego our new addiions from Puerto Rico 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 site.

Monday – Friday at 11am participate in the Daily Donkey which consists of three fun activities with the donkeys leading them in sack race, obstacle course and pole bending. Cost is $45 per participant. Great fun for the whole family!

Carolina Corral has been in existence since 1994 having saved the lives of many animals and offering them to folks to come and enjoy. The work has not gotten any easier, although the needs are the same. I hope to pass this on to a couple or family who will care for the smaller animals and perhaps continue the rides. I will be sure to post an update on this. Meanwhile, my main concern is for the sheep, goats and donkeys who call this island home. I can always use the help making them more comfortable. If you are able to help this with a project at the yard, the animals and I would benefit greatly from your time. I’ve got tools and plenty of hardware. You can sign up online via the BOOK NOW button on this page or call 340-693-5778. Thanks, hope to see you soon!

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.

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 and dogs 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) My Amazon Wish List https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MY346S8OXWBU?ref_=wl_share    5) Or by check to: The Carolina Corral 16133 Spring Garden, St. John, VI 00830.

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide


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