A place domestic animals can call home on the beautiful island of St. John.
Welcome to Carolina Corral!
Please note, due to no accessible sandy beaches in Coral Bay I am unable to offer a ” beach ride” similar to what many people envision. I am offering instead the opportunity to spend a portion of the morning or afternoon with me learning how to groom, saddle and safely handle a horse at 9am or participate in the ride at 10am or 4pm. After a short lesson we’ll head out on a ride taking in amazing ocean views to a private rocky beach for pictures. No participant under the age of eight years old. For families with children 7 or under I offer half hour family kiddie ride, call for reservations where the entire family can do a short ride together. Due to most of the shoreline in Coral Bay being either rocky or muddy we do not ride into the water.
Beginning next season (2020) the corral will welcome families and individuals in the afternoons Monday thru Friday from 3 to 6 with a donation at the gate to relax after the beach while visiting with the animals. There will be an honor table of snacks and cold drinks with a variety of games for kids and adults. Take in a kiddie ride or donkey drawn wagon ride along the water. Visitors are welcome to help with the evening feed if desired, besides the horses and donkeys participants will care for the dogs, cats, chickens, duck, sheep, goats, and Peaches the pig who call the corral home.
These opportunitues are limited to 6 participants per ride and unlimited number in the afternoon to hang out with the animals. You can book online for a horseback ride, otherwise call or email us if you’d prefer to pay offline. If it’s not possible to ride, you are still welcome to stop by and show the animals some love and help out if you’d like. Please call 340-693-5778 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This is a labour 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 pig 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 need.
If considering a donation you can do so through:
1) The “Donate Now” button on this page.
2) Paypal via the email email@example.com
3) Venmo @ Dana-Bartlett-4 (I’m the one with a chicken on my shoulder).
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, most people agree this is still a beautiful place to visit and live.
Owner and Guide