The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose missions is to protect, conserve, and responsibly manage the wild horses roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks.
Corolla Wild Horse Fund’s museum, gift shop and offices are located in Historic Corolla Village. Visit them to discover the fascinating history and legacy of the Banker strain of Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Mustangs were brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago and their descendants are still with us today, although this hardy, majestic breed is now highly endangered. The whole family can learn about the horses and their cultural significance by visiting the Fund’s new exhibit and speaking with their knowledgeable staff. Donations are accepted and benefit the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, managers of the wild herd. All proceeds from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund gift shop also benefit the Fund and the wild horses. The Fund also has a Porch Pick-Up program so you can shop online and pick up your merchandise on the porch.
Open all year, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund offers special events and programming, especially in the summer. Activities include a weekly event called Mustang Mornings in which their rehabilitation facility at the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center in Grandy will be open for visitors to see the rescued mustangs under the Fund’s care and the work that they do with them. It’s an opportunity to get an inside look at things and perhaps meet a horse you’ve heard much about. There are also Meet a Mustang events at various locations and times throughout the year where visitors can see and pet a tamed and gentled mustang as well as Paint a Mustang events using wooden horses in various sizes. For current information on hours of operation and the scheduling of any of these events, please see the Fund’s website (www.corollawildhorses.org) and Facebook page. All events are subject to cancellation.