Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Corolla

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The Corolla Wild Horse Fund was formed in 1989 by a group of concerned citizens to heighten awareness about the presence of wild horses in the area. As the Currituck Outer Banks became more and more developed, twenty horses were killed or injured by vehicles on Highway 12. Operating under the Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc., the Corolla Wild Horse Fund worked with Currituck County, U.S. Fish & Wildlife, and the NC Estuarine Research Reserve to have 7,544 acres of the northern-most beaches defined as a horse sanctuary. By 1996, the remaining horses were relocated behind two sound-to-sea fences. However, approximately 70% of the area accessible to the horses is privately owned and there are already 700 homes built and 3,150 platted lots. The horses are not protected by any special state or federal laws but are protected by the Currituck County Wild Horse Ordinance making it illegal to intentionally come within 50 feet of a wild horse or to lure, entice, harass or feed. The Fund incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charity in 2001.

Chief Operating Officer: Jo Langone

Herd Manager: Meg Puckett

Trainer: Nora Tarpley

Finance Manager: Tim Nolan
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  • They do great work for the preservation of the wild horses in the 4x4 area. When cate is needed for horses they are brought over to mainland area for rehab. Operated by donations that go to the care.....  more
    They do great work for the preservation of the wild horses in the 4x4 area. When cate is needed for horses they are brought over to mainland area for rehab. Operated by donations that go to the care.....  more »
  • We called the day before we planned to go and made reservations for two. Bill did not advise us of what circumstances they would cancel a tour; as they had plenty of seats for us to reserve on the... 
    We called the day before we planned to go and made reservations for two. Bill did not advise us of what circumstances they would cancel a tour; as they had plenty of seats for us to reserve on the...  more »
  • We took a tour with Bill, and it was the greatest tour of anything I've ever done! The staff are so passionate and it is very clear they love and care for the horses a great deal. We got to help Bill....  more
    We took a tour with Bill, and it was the greatest tour of anything I've ever done! The staff are so passionate and it is very clear they love and care for the horses a great deal. We got to help Bill....  more »
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  • 501 C3 operation NOT affiliated with the USDA and any of their shady operations. Dedicated to the preservation of the Corolla Wild Horses descended from the Spanish Mustangs from the 1400's. Staff is very informative. Stop by when you're at the Outer Banks.
  • An amazing place full of knowledge of the wild horses and how to keep them safe. Highly recommend stopping to talk and view the exhibits and support the horses with donations and purchases.
  • Loved it!!! Knowledgeable guide. The horses were beautiful!!!! Wasn't prepared for how rough the ride was lol but other that no complaints.
  • Very informative, helpful staff. Great Christmas gifts helping support this important historical happening
  • Great non profit very nice and helpful people they do a lot of good

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