Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store, 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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  • The Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store is exactly as it sounds - both a museum and a store. The museum component are 20+ information boards on the walls and a couple of informative videos... 
    The Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store is exactly as it sounds - both a museum and a store. The museum component are 20+ information boards on the walls and a couple of informative videos...  more »
  • I don’t know what I was expecting but the museum was several wall charts about the horses. Interesting and worth reading though. Lots of gift items, t shirts, etc. Future visitors please note... 
    I don’t know what I was expecting but the museum was several wall charts about the horses. Interesting and worth reading though. Lots of gift items, t shirts, etc. Future visitors please note...  more »
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  • 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.

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