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A place for animals of all kinds to call

their forever home on the beautiful

island of St. John.

Book Your Activity!

Welcome to Carolina Corral. We took a very hard hit along with most of the island from both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It is still a time of recovery, which has included rebuilding fences, shelters, water catchments and storage sheds.

In an effort to support the residents of the corral, we are offering visitors the opportunity to spend mornings or afternoons with us. Mornings will be centered around learning how to groom, safely handle and saddle a horse. After a short lesson we’ll head out on a ride taking in amazing ocean 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 or a friend are familiar with how to groom and ride, I am positive you’ll enjoy this time of getting to know us better and through it the island. First time and beginner riders will also benefit from instruction as they become more familiar with a horse.

In the afternoon we’ll harness up a team of donkeys for a Happy Hour Wagon Ride through Coral Bay with instruction on how to drive a team. An opportunity to help with the evening feed is available when we return. Besides the horses and donkeys, participants will care for the dogs, cats, chickens, duck, sheep, baby goats, baby donkeys and a fawn who call the corral home. Discounts available for families of four or more.

These opportunitues are limited to 6 participants mornings or afternoons. You can book online otherwise lease 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 at info@horsesstjohn.com for more information.

Donkey brush and walk. Every Sunday and Thursday morning at 8am. Help teach the young ones to follow and love on the old guys! Please call or email if you’d like to join us.

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 deer 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 the “Donate Now” button on this page. We have t-shirts, too, available on the “About Us” page.

Paypal via our email info@horsesstjohn.com 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, most people agree this is still a beautiful place to visit and live!

Name the Baby Donkey
 

Much love!

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide