2009 Marsh Tacky Races Mitchelville Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC
Sunday, February 22, 2009. Fifteen marsh tacky horses raced on the brown, wet sand of low tide at Mitchelville Beach as part of the island’s Gullah Celebration. It has been more than 40 years since the breed has galloped beside Port Royal Sound, the revival of a longtime Gullah and native islander tradition.” (Video by David Feld)
Added Note: After the 2009 race, we no longer race Marsh Tackies around a pole. The race is now a straight race from start to finish.