Corolla Wild Horses - Foal naming Contest

Foal Naming Contest – Results are in…Meet Eclipse!

The second foal of the season was born in Carova on July 18. She is healthy and strong, and her mom is in wonderful shape too. The foal’s family includes North Star, a filly that was born last year, along with two mature mares and the stallion. We are looking forward to watching this little girl grow up! 

-Update – New Foal Named “Eclipse” ! Thank you for all those that donated and participated in the Foal Naming Contest!

 

Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes are a part of life for us here on the Outer Banks and we know how exhausting and scary even a little bit of flooding can be, but the damage caused in Texas and Louisiana is on a scale that is barely comprehensible to those of us not living through it. We’ve put together a list of reputable organizations that are working to save horses on the ground in the affected areas, and we encourage you to donate what you can and share this list with others too. If you’d like to add to this list, please shoot us an email and we’ll update with links as we receive them. 

You can download a PDF containing all of this information HERE

ASSISTING HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

FACEBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT from COROLLA WILD HORSE FUND:   

https://www.facebook.com/corollawildhorses.org/

ABOVE LINK LEADS TO BELOW LIST (WHICH WE WILL BE ADDING MORE INFORMATION TO):

https://www.corollawildhorses.com/help-victims-hurricane-harvey/

UNDERSTANDING THE SCOPE OF THIS CATASTROPHE: 

SEE A MAP, PLACED UPON WHERE YOU LIVE:

http://m.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Maps-show-what-Harvey-s-weekend-impact-would-look-12161601.php?cmpid=textalert

LOST & FOUND HORSES

Stolen Horse International (Net Posse)

PO Box 1341, Shelby, NC 28151

704-484-2165

debi@netposse.com

A) OFFERING FREE ASSISTANCE TO HORSES AND PETS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY:                       https://netposse.com/newsviewer.asp?id=3799&P=1&cat=General

 

B) EXAMPLE OF A DISASTER REPORT:

                https://netposse.com/view_report.asp?reportid=1424

 

 C) HOW TO:

                1)   LOG IN TO REGISTER, THEN FILE A MISSING HORSE REPORT:   https://netposse.com/login.asp

                2)   SEARCH FOR A MISSING HORSE:  https://netposse.com/reports.asp

                3)   DONATE:  https://netposse.com/donate.asp?type=1

Flyers are posted as Lost/Found.  They are then distributed across the internet to a large following of equestrians. 

These equestrians will then be on the lookout, as well as watch auction pipelines for stolen equines.

VOLUNTEER EQUESTRIANS WHO ARE ASSISTING EQUINES

FLEET OF ANGELS:

Equestrians networking to assist horses in need, across North America.

 

  1. A) INTERACTIVE MAP OF HORSEMEN IN USA: http://www.fleetofangels.org/map-of-angels

 

  1. B) HOW TO:

                1)  REQUEST ASSISTANCE:    http://www.fleetofangels.org/request-assistance

                2)  OFFER ASSISTANCE:         http://www.fleetofangels.org/offer-to-helpShipping

 

  1. C) DIRECTORY (Quarantine Facilities, Shipping, Emergency Foster, etc.) http://www.fleetofangels.org/directory

 

  1. D) FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FleetOfAngels/

 

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FACEBOOK:  LIVE DATA & COORDINATION BY EQUESTRIANS:

 

Hurricane Harvey Horse Helpers Directory:  

Being set up now.  Register on this form:   https://tinyurl.com/EastTXHorseHelpersFORM

Will provide searchable tabs that include Trailering, Horse Housing and Care, Feed and Supply Banks, Rescuers with Boats, and more.

East Texas Evacuation/ Disaster Relief Network:    

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EastTexasEquineEvacuationNetwork/?fref=mentions

HAY HOT LINES:

Please provide your name, phone number, location and type of hay or feed to be donated and whether you have transportation.

Please note there is no Fire Ant restriction to bring hay into the affected Counties.  However, please read the page!

Texas Department of Agriculture:  Has a “Hay Hot Line”  for equines in need.  Working with Texas A&M.

                HayHotline@TexasAgriculture.gov

                https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Home/ProductionAgriculture/HayHotline

 

                CONTACT:    Jessica Escobar  (512) 803-7847    Jessica.Escobar@TexasAgriculture.gov

                CONTACT:    Patrick Dudley, Coordinator for Agriculture Commodity Boards and Producer Relations
                                       (512) 787-9966   Patrick.Dudley@TexasAgriculture.gov

                E-MAIL:         HayHotline@TexasAgriculture.gov

Texas A&M Horseman’s Association

                Fund Raising on “Go Fund Me” to purchase hay for evacuated horses.

                https://www.gofundme.com/hay-fund-for-equine-evacuees

 LIST OF SHELTERS (EQUINES & PETS)

Animal Shelter List:  By County, sent out from the State of Texas:    http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/emergency/TAHC_SheltersHoldingFacilities.pdf

 

A message about the above list of animal shelters:

 

1)   CALL FIRST:   This is not a comprehensive list.  The availability and capacity of shelters and holding facilities can change often.   Call the facility at the contact number listed below, to check availability.

2)   EQUINE:   If you are seeking shelter for horses only, contact Texas Equine Veterinary Association at 254-449-1974.

3)   CALL 2-1-1:  If you are seeking a large or small animal shelter or holding facility, in an area that is not listed.

                             Or contact the emergency management department in the area

LIST OF DAMAGED SHELTERS THAT NEED FUNDING TO RECOVER AND OPERATE:

https://bestfriends.org/stories-blog-videos/latest-news/help-texas-animal-shelters-affected-hurricane-harvey

VETERINARIAN GROUPS ON THE GROUND:

American Veterinary Medical Association:  Veterinarians are stepping up to help.

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/hurricane-harvey.aspx

Hot Line (such as seeing animals running loose):  512-719-0799

Trying to create comprehensive contact lists of facilities accepting livestock etc.

Providing disaster reimbursement grants. 

Give at AVMF.org/Donate using the AVMF Code “Disaster Relief” to designate your money for this fund.

Animal disaster plans and resources by State:  

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/disaster/Pages/Animal-disaster-plans-and-resources-by-state.aspx

American Equine Practitioners:  Sending Veterinarians and Assistants to provide support:

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/vet-topics/aaep-foundation-disaster-relief-fund-accepting-donations-aiding-hurricane-harvey-victims/

1)  Equine Disaster Relief Fund, AAEP Foundation, 4033 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511; (800) 443-0177 (U.S. only) or (859) 233-0147.

2)  If you wish to offer assistance with supplies or other resources, please email Keith Kleine at kkleine@aaep.org and you will be contacted with further instructions.

3)  To send financial support:   https://foundation.aaep.org/form/foundation-donation

Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA):  Collecting donations to assist.  https://texasequineva.com/hurricane-harvey-relief/

EQUESTRIAN GROUPS ON THE GROUND OR FINANCING RESCUE WORK:

 United States Equestrian Federation:

https://www.usef.org/donate?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Hurricane%20Harvey%20Equine%20Disaster%20Relief%20Fund%20(1)&utm_content=

Vicki Lowell:  vlowell@usef.org

List from Eventing Nation:

http://eventingnation.com/hurricane-harvey-and-houston-horses-how-you-can-help/

Habitat For Horses.org

Requesting Hay Donations for feeding horses being rescued from floods.  

Jerry Finch 

P.O. Box 3767, Houston, TX 77253-3767

404-935-0277 

https://www.habitatforhorses.org/

https://www.habitatforhorses.org/responding-hurricane-harvey/

Houston SPCA:  Hurricane Harvey Horse Response Fund

900 Portway Dr., Houston, TX 77024

713-869-7722

http://www.houstonspca.org/

https://www.habitatforhorses.org/

Animal Emergency Response Hotline  713-861-3010

Humane Society of North Texas

(Partnered with Equine Rescue Network).  Setting up mobile shelters.

Has a horse and livestock fund.

https://www.hsnt.org/donate/equine-fund/

Livestock Coordinator: livestock@hsnt.org

(817) 332-4768

Equine Rescue Network:

(Partnered with Humane Society of North Texas).  Setting up mobile shelters.

370 Middleton Road, Boxford, MA, 01921   978-273-8469

Virginian Quarantine Barn, Louisa, VA    540-207-8540

Texas Quarintine Barn, Kauffman, TX     978-273-8469

http://equinerescuenetwork.com/?page_id=1704

Cross Fire Equine Rescue:

Dayton, TX

Needs funds to cover:  Sand, shavings, feed.  Can direct funds to their feed store.

http://crossfirerescue.org/

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1218167651623182/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossfireRescue/?ref=search

Best Friends:

5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT 84741

435-644-2001

www.BestFriends.org

 

On the ground in Texas.

https://www.facebook.com/bestfriendsanimalsociety?ref=ts

http://blogs.bestfriends.org/index.php/2017/08/27/hurricane-harvey/

 

Make a gift to the Disaster Relief Fund:

https://support.bestfriends.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=00000000.app293a?df_id=1820&1820.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&NONCE_TOKEN=8A59448CAB4A28357452BE5B6637858B&_ga=2.90760409.250927362.1504128779-1758403829.1504128779

Volunteers: 

Please email bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org.   Best Friends volunteers, especially those with animal handling experience, will be notified in the coming days of specific needs and how to support our work or that of our partners as soon as the situation on the ground warrants.

Disaster Response Team:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
424 E. 92nd St
New York, NY 10128-6804

(212) 876-7700

https://www.aspca.org/news/aspca-prepares-harvey-rescue-efforts

American Humane:
1400 16th Street NW, Suite 360
Washington, DC 20036

1-800-227-4645

Has Animal Rescue Team, working in Texas and Louisiana.  Taking 50’ emergency truck and other equipment.  Delivering 100,000 pounds of emergency food to pets and owners.
info@americanhumane.org

https://www.americanhumane.org/press-release/help-is-on-the-way/

http://www.americanhumane.org/rescue-diary/

http://www.americanhumane.org/initiative/emergency-training/

http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/emergency-services/about-animal-emergency-services.html

Code 3 Associates:
1530 Skyway Drive
Longmont, CO 80504
(303) 772-7724

 

On the ground in Texas; does Swiftwater Rescue etc.
Code 3 Associates is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing professional technical animal rescue and recovery to communities affected by man-made or natural disasters. We respond upon an official request for assistance from local Emergency Managers or jurisdictional authorities in charge of the animal rescue operations during a disaster.

Code 3′s Riders on the Storm Animal Rescue Team and BART (Big Animal Rescue Truck) are ready to assist and support agencies during those incidents or events that exceed or severely challenge the agencies’ ability to provide basic response services.

 

http://code3associates.org/disaster-response/big-animal-rescue-truck-bart/

http://code3associates.org/disaster-response/riders-on-the-storm/

info@code3associates.org   
http://code3associates.org/disaster-response/

https://www.facebook.com/Code3Associates/

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/29/longmont-animal-rescue-hurricane-harvey/

TLAER (Technical Large Animal Emergency Response)

Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, Georgia.

WEBSITE:  http://tlaer.org/

SELF-DEPLOYMENT: 

Authoritative discussion regarding self-deployment, if you are trying to go to Texas and assist. https://www.facebook.com/groups/tlaer/

GROUPS COORDINATING RESCUE WORK:

 

Coast Guard:  

Emergency phone line for assistance in rescuing animals.

800-323-7233

http://www.coastguardfoundation.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hurricane-harvey&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2vmDw6z_1QIV2BSBCh3hjAAREAAYBCAAEgL85fD_BwE

Texas Animal Health: 

Government organization    512-719-0700. 

Command Center for Hurricane Harvey:  512-719-0799

https://www.facebook.com/TexasAHC/

Quarter Horse News: 

Is listing those in need.

https://www.quarterhorsenews.com/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-horse-relief/

If you or someone you know is in need of help with horses or livestock, please email:

kelsey.pecsek@cowboypublishing.com

817-569-7170.

STREET VIEWS:

VIEW OF TRAFFIC CAMERAS IN THE AREA:

http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/cctv/transtar/by_roadway.aspx?mnu=freeway&rd=IH-45_Gulf

DRIVING CONDITIONS:

https://drivetexas.org/#/7/32.340/-99.500?future=false

OTHER RELATED SITES:

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?utm_source=arcfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=harvey

 

https://redrover.org/article/resources-gulf-coast-hurricane-harvey-victims

 

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/houston-weather/hurricaneharvey/article/Hurricane-Harvey-How-to-help-victims-of-the-12003372.php

 

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/article_d66688ca-8c13-11e7-830c-0b2685f352cc.html

 

https://www.spca.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1223&gclid=COKanuen_9UCFdgDgQodmT8NqA

 

http://www.nrn.org/disaster-animal-rescue-team?gclid=CNDEnJis_9UCFUc9gQodp_EK8Q

 

http://abc7.com/how-you-can-help-animals-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey/2355030/

(AP image via)

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

 

 

 

Mateo - corolla wild horses tours

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)

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



  felix-noel-hay

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.