Summer Events – Paint a Mustang & Meet a Mustang!

Paint a Mustang

 
Bring your imagination and prepare to get messy! This activity is fun for all ages. We provide the paint, brushes, smocks and wooden horse cutouts for you to paint any way you like. Take home a memento of your vacation that also reflects your contribution to a great cause. All the proceeds from this fundraising activity go to the protection of the Corolla wild horses. Weather dependent activity.

No need to register for this event, just come to our store/museum, choose the size you want to paint, and go for it! We also have ornament sized horses in ‘take home’ kits for rainy day activities, or to take home with you.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Event Price : $5-$35
 

 

 

 

 

Meet a Mustang!

 
IMG_2755Meet and pet a gentled horse rescued from the wild and learn about the wild horses. Corolla Wild Horse Fund staff and trained volunteers provide interesting information about the history of wild horses and how visitors to the Outer Banks can help save this dying breed. Petting is encouraged and donations are accepted.  Open to the public. No registration required. Fridays 10:am – 1pm

 

 

 

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New Foal Named Mateo

Mateo - corolla wild horses tours

Drum roll please…the new foal’s name is Mateo! We love it. Finn was a close second. Thanks to everyone who participated in the naming contest. Several people submitted Mateo so we drew names out of a hat and the grand prize winner has been notified. (Photo credit: Coastal Extreme Photography)

Corolla Wild Horses - Foal naming Contest

Foal Naming Contest

Corolla Wild Horses - Foal naming Contest

The first foal of 2017 was spotted in Carova on May 1, and it’s a colt! This healthy, sturdy boy is probably about a month old. Right now he’s bay, but we’re betting he sheds out and grows in a black coat – he looks a lot like North Star did last year and she’s black now. He’s got a star and one little sock. We need your help naming him! For $1, you can submit a name and we will then put together a list of our top ten favorites for the public to vote on. The winner will receive a framed photo of the colt (and bragging rights for life!). All names will be accepted as long as they don’t include any vulgar language, but keep in mind these horses are of Spanish decent and we always appreciate a nod to that when naming them. You can submit as many names as you want – this is a fundraiser for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and 100% of the proceeds will go right back to the horses. Name submissions will end on May 12, 2017.

 

 

 

Update 6/12/17

Drum roll please…the new foal’s name is Mateo! We love it. Finn was a close second. Thanks to everyone who participated in the naming contest. Several people submitted Mateo so we drew names out of a hat and the grand prize winner has been notified. (Photo credit: Coastal Extreme Photography)

 

Hay For A Day

Hay – it’s what’s for dinner! Also breakfast, lunch, and a few snacks in between. Quality hay is the mainstay of our rescued horses’ diet. Horses are grazers. In the wild, they spend the majority of their time foraging for food and it’s important to recreate this behavior with domestic horses as well. The horses at the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center are given hay in what’s called slow feeders; special nets that mimic the horses’ natural grazing and foraging behaviors. 

For just $14 you can sponsor Hay For A Day and help support Amadeo, Noel, Roamer, and all the rest of the horses under the Fund’s care. We spend about $5000 annually on hay, and every little bit helps! 


Hay For A Day – $14.00





Hay For Two Days – $28.00





Hay For A Week – $98.00



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The Corolla Wild horse Fund is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. We do not receive any state or federal funding. We raise over 80% of our budget through donations, special events, memberships, sponsorships, grants, and mission-related merchandise sales.  Every dollar donated helps to further our mission to protect and conserve the Colonial Spanish Mustangs living on the Northern Outer Banks. Contributions are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Winter 2016 Newsletter

The Winter 2016 Newsletter is available to view online.

Special Mustang Fun Festival At Scarborough Faire in Duck

It’s like a special, miniature Faire Days Festival Event this Wednesday, September 9th from 2-5pm at the Wild Horse Museum Store in Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck NC.

“Meet A Mustang!” and make a donation to preserve and protect the wild horses

“Paint A Mustang” wooden cutout in sizes $5-$15

“Glitter Tattoos” that last for days $3.50

“Wine Tastings” locally made Wild Pony White and Shipwreck and Plank Reds from Sanctuary Vineyards, plus Wild Horse Chardonnay and Merlot from California’s Central Coast.

ALL proceeds from your purchase of these wines and all merchandise at the store benefit the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs!

2017 Photo Contest

Do you have photos of the Corolla Wild Horses?

Each year thousands of visitors from all over the country head to the northern beaches of Currituck County to see the wild horses.  If you are one of the many amateur photographers with pictures of the Corolla Wild horses, you are eligible to enter them in our Annual Photo Contest!

Finalists will be selected by a panel of three independent judges, and the winners will be published in our 2017 calendar.

Click here for : Photo Contest Entry and Rules Form 2017

Join us for a Wine Tasting on Wednesday September 10th 1-4:30

Join us for a wine tasting on Wednesday September 10 from 1-4:30 at our locations in Scarborough Faire in Duck  or the Museum store in Corolla. You can sample local NC wine Wild Pony White and Wild Horse Merlot or Chardonnay from California.

It’s a great event for the mid-week and best of all… any purchase you make at either location will directly benefit the critically endangered Colonial Spanish Mustangs on the northern beaches of Currituck county. Hope to see you there!wine-glass-pour-1

Creed – has been adopted 10/23/2014

Our wonderful Creed now resides in Asheville, NC with his new owner Jim Kelton and will take part in endurance riding. It was bittersweet to see him go, but we are very happy and proud of him.

Creed is a Colonial Spanish Mustang. He was born in the wild in May of 2006, north of Corolla. Creed is coming along nicely under saddle. He was trained at Mill Swamp Indian Horses in Virginia, where young riders enjoyed long trail rides with him, and he was praised for his athleticism and endurance. Herd Manager, Christina Boucher-Reynolds rode Creed in a competitive obstacle course challenge in which he performed admirably.

Creed stands at 13.3 hands tall and loves people.

 

Member Spotlight: Claire Ledbetter

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July 2014: Our member spotlight shines on Claire Ledbetter who is from Virginia. Claire came to visit us before, but this summer was different: Claire volunteered for us for a day, and she brought with her a Tupperware container filled with money she saved and donated! We asked Claire to tell us about herself, and she sent us this note:

“I learned about Corolla’s wild horses from my mom. I started saving after I came home from my Outer Banks vacation last year. I saved money from my birthday and Christmas, and my family donated, too. I saved all of the loose change I could find! My favorite book about horses is Whinny of the Wild Horses, by Amy Laundrie. I’ve been riding for about seven years, and I’m 13. I lease a 20 year old quarter horse cross buckskin mare named Girlfriend. I love all horses (especially the Colonial Spanish Mustangs!), and hope to do more volunteering in the future.” Claire is shown here with Creed, a Colonial Spanish Mustang who is saddle trained and available for adoption through the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Creed was born in 2006 and stands at about 14.1 hands.

If you are a current member and would like to be in Member Spotlight, please send an email to programs@corollawildhorses.com.