A place for domestic 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.
In an effort to support the residents of the corral we are offering visitors the opportunity to spend mornings or afternoons at the corral. The mornings will be spent learning how to groom, safely handle and saddle a horse. After a short lesson we’ll head out on a ride taking in a amazing views to a private beach. For years I’ve had the desire for visitors to become better aquainted with the corral. Now post storms this is the direction I’m taking. Even if you already know how to groom and ride I am positive you’ll enjoy this time of getting to know the corral better and thorough it the island. First time and beginner riders will benefit from instruction as they become more familiar with a horse.
In the afternoon we’ll harness up a team of donkeys and do a Happy Hour Wagon Ride by St. John’s island donkeys thru Coral Bay with instruction on how to drive a team. An opportunity to help with the evening feed is available when we return. Besides ther horses and donkeys participants will care for the dogs, cats, chickens, duck, sheep, baby goats and baby donkeys who call the corral home! Discounts available for families of four or more.
These opportunitues are limited to 6 participants mornings or afternoons. Book online or call or email us if you’d prefer to pay with a check or cash. If it’s not possible to spend time with us, you are welcome to stop by and show the animals some love. Please call 340-693-5778 or email us for more information.
Donkey brush and walk. Every Sunday and Thursday morning at 8am. Help teach the young ones to follow and love in the old guys! No reservation needed or showing you before the roosters are done crowing.
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. We do our best to provide for them a good home as we work to rebuild after the hurricanes. If considering a donation you can do so through our “Donate Now” button and/or buy a t-shirt one available on the “About Us” page.
Paypal via our email firstname.lastname@example.org is another way to help along with contributions 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 nearly 100% throughout the island making communication more easy. With all that has happened and the progress made toward restoration, this is still a beautiful place to visit and live!
Owner and Guide