Upcoming Events

Marsh Tacky All Breeds Fun Show – Lexington, SC
June 24th 2017

Join us for the All Breeds Fun Show at Red Bank Arena, Lexington, SC – Saturday June 24, 2017 Event Page:

The show is open to all breeds. Sponsored by the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association to promote public interest in the South Carolina State Heritage Horse, the Carolina Marsh Tacky.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Show 10:00 a.m. until. Entry Fee is $20.00 which covers all events. Volunteers are needed to assist with the Fun Show.

To volunteer, please follow the instructions below:

  • Click this link to com:
    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password

Contact John Worley for more information,

Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair – Yemassee, SC
November 18, 2017

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. The fair, presented by the Santa Elena History Center, will take place at Cotton Hall Plantation in Yemassee, SC.  It’s a fun-filled event with lots of activities and demonstrations for the entire family. Don’t miss it! Tickets may be purchased in advance. General admission including all activities: Adults $20, Children (5-15) $10. For more information go to:



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!
We need stories, and photos of current and past Marsh Tackies for the Newsletter and an Upcoming book recording the history of the Marsh Tacky.
Send to: 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!



A bay Marsh Tacky mare, River, and a dark bay Marsh Tacky gelding, Yago, belonging to Jackie McFadden and Jodie Reeves were stolen from Dragoon Horse Farm in Rembert, SC on April 23, 2017.  A $2500 reward will be awarded for information leading to their safe return. Please share this information, post flyers, and help us find River and Yago.

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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.

CMTA Brochure

Printable brochure to promote the Marsh Tacky.


The CMTA Newsletter – Spring 2017

The South Carolina Marsh Tacky Association



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