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A place for domestic animals 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 a time of recovery, which has included rebuilding fences, shelters, water catchments and storage. The horses and donkeys were loosed during Irma and all came back but our beloved Rodney, the most friendly one of the bunch. He died during the storm and will forever be missed by myself and the rest of the gang.

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 sandy beach and amazing views! In the afternoon we’ll harness up a team of donkeys and do a happy hour wagon ride thru Coral Bay with an opportunity to help with the evening feed when we get back. Participants will also care for the dogs, cats, chickens, duck, sheep, baby goats and baby donkeys who call the corral home!

These opportunitues are limited to 7 participants mornings or afternoons. Book online or call or email us if you’d prefer to pay with cash or PayPal. 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.

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 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, this is still a beautiful place to visit and live!

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Much love!

Dana Bartlett

Owner and Guide