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Carolina Corral

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Awesome time bonding with the horses then riding along the scenic St John coastline. Dana does a... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Vacationer714655
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Off the beaten path and terrific

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
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I am primarily a rescue with some horses donated by their owners due to lack of space or time. I have a simple, yet safe facility for all concerned. It's a haven for other animals as well including donkeys, sheep, goats, a pig, a duck, cats, dogs...more
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18B-1 Usher's Quay, Coral Bay 00830, St. John
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am an experienced rider in English and Western riding. I have traveled and rented horses in many different regions and islands (national and international). I thought this was going to be a great experience for my 4 year old daughter, 15 year old son,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My self and my daughter had a wonderful day on the farm helping feed baby goats, gathering eggs from the chickens, and a nice ride after to a beautiful look out over the bay. A great way to bond with the animals and family. A...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you guys for taking time to help and get to know the animals. Peanut is getting big and is drinking from a bowl now, with some help! See y'all when you get back on island.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this week with my family (2 adults, a teen and a tween). After researching, we knew what we were getting into and came prepared. Dana is amazing with all the animals and we are a family of animal lovers (my daughter even helps...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to write about your experience. My goal is to have all the animals fed before guests arrive, but there's always someone whi needs extra attention plus I have to take care of myself, too. I look at a visit to the...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

While on vacation in St. John, we visited Carolina Corral. Our girls, ages 6 and 8, absolutely adore horses and talk about them all the time. We had planned to surprise them with a planned family ride at Carolina Corral. This turned into basically the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Thanks, Marina for bringing out the family and letting the girls get their hands dirty. Everyone loved the attention including Mocha the miniature donkey who made his home with me during Hurricane Irma and Peaches the pig who was motherless feeding at a dumpster along...More

Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

So we started our day out trying to get out to Coral bay from the Westin, the taxis aren’t chomping at the bit to drive out this far. But we finally managed to get a ride. We get there and we are given chores to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

I appreciate your patience in my getting the animals fed. Sometimes I to do too much in the mornings trying to make everyone happy plus take care of myself. As for showing up to thinking to ride right away, that's not what I'm offering. I...More

Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

We got there for a morning ride and for the first half hour we watched her feed the animals then she got us set up to groom our horses before the ride. Then she showed us how to put the tack on then finally after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2019

Figure on 1 1/2 on the ground grooming, saddling, fitting helmets and bridling before mounting up with a half hour lesson before heading out. I'm not the show up and go with no real appreciation taken into the care and behavior of the horses. This...More

Reviewed December 25, 2018

We'd planned this outing as soon as we booked the trip to St. John. Upon arriving Dana let us help out feeding the horses, donkey and goats and then we groomed the horses before we tacked them up. We then went on about an hour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks for taking time to write a review. I have many plans for the corral including using them in therapy programs one day. Meanwhile we're hanging in there along with most of the island taking in all kinds of rescues with the latest being Peaches,...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Awesome time bonding with the horses then riding along the scenic St John coastline. Dana does a great job to make any level rider at ease with the whole experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

I've just restarted riding lessons after 40 years away, my husband doesn't know how to ride. Just the two of us with Dana. Was the morning after a tropical depression and LOTS of rain. Therefore, an adventure getting there since the bus service was down....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

I love riding up the hill in the rain with the water coming down the gutt and road. It's like riding in a waterfall. We needed the rain to fill up our water tanks and cisterns, now we have plenty to give the horses and...More

Reviewed August 7, 2017

Had a great time riding with my daughters and granddaughters on my recent visit. Good horses, great guide, nice views, and a fun "free ride for canter" at the ball park. A bit off the path from Cruz Bay where we stayed, but if you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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DonkeyDana, Owner at Carolina Corral, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

It was fun having your family and watching the free style riding in our local ballfield. I grew up riding so it's good to see kids appreciate the horses, too. I wish I could come to Cruz Bay to pick up everyone but time doesn't...More

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We took a bus from the port where cruise ships come in. Took about an hour and cost $1 per person. I think taxi would be $20 but you should ask.
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