Upcoming Events

Bring a chair and join the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association on November 18th from 10am – 4pm for an exciting Marsh Tacky Horse Race and Fun Show Demonstration at the Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair. Presented by the Santa Elena History Center at Cotton Hall Plantation in Yemassee, SC.  For more information go to:
To order tickets:

Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair – Race and Fun Show – Call For Riders
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Santa Elena - Call for Riders

Registration Form: Horse Owners, Register your Horses Here!
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Registration Form and Release 2017 Lowcountry Fair Santa Elena-FillablePDF



If you are an experienced rider, live in Upstate South Carolina and would like to show one of our critically endangered Carolina Marsh Tacky horses, please get in touch!

Blackberry Ridge Horse Farm is seeking an experienced, motivated rider who would like to enter his or her choice of equine events with one of our critically endangered Carolina Marsh Tacky horses. We have 2 stallions, a mare and 2 geldings to choose from for a rider. The rider MUST be willing to come to our farm, 30 minutes outside of Anderson, SC, to train and practice. For the right person, we will transport the horse to mutually agreeable events and pay the entry fees. We also have other young horses available for the right trainers who would like to start a Marsh Tacky and compete in events of their choosing. Contact me, MJ Goodwin, by email at if you are interested in this arrangement. ANY discipline is fine. We would like to see Tackies excel in Western, English, Dressage and Endurance pursuits.

This opportunity is limited to experienced riders only. These are young, green horses and not suitable for inexperienced riders. The farm is located 30 minutes outside of Anderson, SC and travel here on a regular basis is required.


Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to assist with the CMTA newsletter and promotional events. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Information Needed!
If you will be attending an event with your Marsh Tacky or if you have a story to tell about your Marsh Tacky that you would like to have appear in the CMTA Newsletter, please send to Kelly White, 

CMTA Member, Jackie McFadden, is writing a book about the history of the Marsh Tacky in South Carolina. She need stories, and photos of current and past Marsh Tackies to record their histories.
Contact: Jackie McFadden, 1434 Alexander Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or Phone: 803-517-2545. 

Become a Member!
Become a member of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and help us preserve this wonderful breed!


CMTA Brochure

Printable brochure to promote the Marsh Tacky.


The CMTA Newsletter

The newsletter is a publication of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association. Please send us photos and stories about your Marsh Tackies for the newsletter and descriptions of events that you plan to participate in with your Marsh Tackies.  After the events, send us a write-up about your experiences.

The CMTA Newsletter – Spring 2017

The South Carolina Marsh Tacky Association



Carolina Marsh Tacky Association
P.O. Box 1447, Hollywood, SC 29449