Past Events

  • 2017 CMTA Annual Meeting – Saturday May 27, 2017

The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association’s Annual Meeting will be held Saturday May 27th at 11:30 am at Aiken Polo Club’s Whitney Field, 420 Mead Avenue, Aiken, SC. People only – no horses allowed at the venue. Stabling and paddocks are available close to Whitney Field at Sea Horse Aiken for $20 per horse / per day if you would like to ride in Hitchcock Woods after the meeting.

Please bring a bag lunch. CMTA will provide soft drinks and water.

For horse boarding, contact Katherine Thomas at 803-443-4940 to make arrangements for your horse. Sea Horse Aiken is located at 541 Two Notch Road at the corner of Grace Avenue and Two Notch Road (across the clay road from the Aiken Training Track and the Saddle Doctor).

If you have any questions, contact me, Jackie McFadden, at:, 803-517-2545.

April 22, 2017
Marsh Tacky Day!  Four events in one day! 
Pelzer, Cheraw, Ward, Rembert, SC



Old McCaskills FarmPee Dee Festival

CMTA All Breeds Fun Show – Red Bank Arena, Lexington, SC
Saturday November 5, 2016
All breeds are welcome for all experience levels. Register online and select your classes. Payment via cash or check will be collected at the area. A current negative Coggins and a signed release waiver must be presented at check-in. Registration opens at 8:30am and the first class starts at 9:30am. Hope to see you there!

35th Annual American Heart Association Beach Ride – Lakewood Camping Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC – Wednesday, November 9th to Sunday, November 13th, 2016. Let’s get a group of Marsh Tackies together for the AHA Beach Ride!

Marsh Tacky Auction – Folly Moon Farm, Ridgeland, SC
July 2, 2016 (Saturday)
DP Lowther will sell at auction 75-85 Marsh Tacky horses including mares, young colts, geldings, and 2-year-olds.  Auction begins at 12:30pm and will continue until all are sold.  Lunch will be available. 
Location: Folly Moon Farm, 1824 Smiths Crossing, Ridgeland, SC.
(Auction Flyer)

Carolina Marsh Tacky Association All Breeds Fun Show – Lexington, SC
July 2, 2016 (Saturday)
The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association All Breeds Fun Show will be held on Saturday July 2nd at Red Bank Arena in Lexington, SC.  A variety of youth and adult classes will be offered.  Registration starts at 8 am and the first class begins at 9 am.
Fun Show Flyer and List of Classes
Event Facebook Page

CMTA Annual Meeting and Trail Ride – Lakeview Plantation, Fairfax, SC
May 21, 2016 (Saturday) Camping available (Friday – Sunday)
Location:  Lakeview Plantation, 757 Cedar Knoll Rd, Fairfax, SC
Membership Meeting: 10:00 AM – Followed by Lunch and Trail Ride

Join us for a weekend of fun with Marsh Tackies!  You are welcome to stay for the day or for the weekend (Fri – Sun).  Register for riding, camping, lodging, and corral stalls on the Lakeview website or by calling the numbers listed below.  To bring a horse, you must have proof of a current 12 month negative Coggins test. Lakeview features more than 60 miles of trails on 2,600 private acres!  Trail riding will be available all weekend.

Remember to renew your CMTA membership at the meeting!
Hope to see you there!

Reservations for Riding and/or Camping: 803-584-0689, 855-280-7121

Silent Auction – Bring donations of new horse related items for the Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Send a list of donations to so auction sheets can be made.

Tack Swap – Clean out the barn!  Bring new or gently used tack to sell or swap.

Santa Elena History Center – Beaufort, SC
May 20, 2016 (Friday)
The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association is coming to Beaufort for a lecture, book signing, and horse petting.  Instructors:  Jackie McFadden and Patricia Stafford  Location:  Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902  Date:  Friday, April 1 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  The Santa Elena Foundation is a non-profit organization located in the building previously known as the Federal Courthouse Building. Their mission is the discovery, preservation, and promotion of the “Lost Century” of European colonization through the international story of Santa Elena. Visit for more information.

BarnFest – Ketchen Place Farm, Rock Hill, SC
May 7, 2016 – 12pm – 4pm (Saturday)

Marsh Tackies will be featured at  Mary Quarles’ Ketchen Place Farm for the 8th annual BarnFest party on May 7th in Rock Hill, SC.   She has a different equine focus each year and this year the Marsh Tacky horse will be featured.  If you would like to attend with a Marsh Tacky pleaase let me know.  Location: Ketchen Place Farm, 3128 Cedarvale, Rd., Rock Hill, SC.  Visit their Website and facebook page.

Santa Elena History Center Grand Opening
April 30, 2016 (Saturday)

Charles Hills will have Marsh Tackies, Tar Baby and Buttercup, at the grand opening.

Aiken Symphony Guild Horses and Harmony
April 30, 2016 (Saturday)

Aiken Symphony Guild will present “Horses and Harmony,” a fundraiser for the newly formed Aiken Symphony Orchestra on April 30th. Patrons will enjoy music, dinner and a horse show.  Chuck Graham and his Marsh Tacky stallion, CooSaw, will participate in the show.  The event starts at 3:00 pm.  Tickets ($75) will be available March 1st .  Location: Stable View Farm, 117 Stable Drive, Aiken, SC.  Click Here for more information:

Old McCaskill’s Farm – Farm Days
April 10, 2016 (Sunday)

Come out to Old McCaskill’s Farm for Farm Days and meet Marsh Tackies Molly, “Little Miss” River, and Yago! It’s also Spring Sheep Shearing Day. April 10th, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. 377 Cantey Lane, Rembert, SC.

Morris Center for Lowcountry History – Ridgeland, SC
March 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

Join us on Wednesday, March 16, at 1:15pm. D.P. Lowther, the President of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association, will give a talk on his lifetime experience with Marsh Tacky horses. Guests will have the opportunity to view the horses up close with a private showing of the breed by Mr. Lowther.  A Marsh Tacky slideshow will be provided by Jackie McFadden, CMTA Secretary and photographer.

Heritage Library Presentation – Hilton Head Island, SC
February 28, 2016 (Sunday)

Jackie McFadden will give a presentation at Hilton Head Island’s Heritage Library on Sunday February 28th at 2:00 pm.  The Heritage Library conducts workshops and lectures on topics of interest to genealogists and historians interested in the history of the Low Country. All classes and lectures are open to the general public but space is limited and advance registration is required. Call the library at 843-686-6560, or register online. Fee is $10 per person.
Come out and meet Marsh Tacky, Smokey!
Location: 852 William Hilton Parkway, 2nd Floor Suite A-2, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Equus Film Festival – Camden, SC
February 19-20, 2016 (Friday and Saturday)
Equus Film Festival Winnie Winners Tour will be in Camden, February 19-20, 2016. The EQUUS Film Festival was held in New York City in November and is now going on tour and stopping in Camden.  The Li’l Herc’s Kids Fest, a free child-friendly event that includes films, literary corners and other activities, will be held on Saturday, February 20th.  David Grant and his Marsh Tacky stallion, DP, will be featured at the event.
For more information and a schedule of events, follow the EFFCamden facebook page. For more information about EQUUS Film Festival, visit their Website and Facebook page.

February 6, 2016 – South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Expo – Pendleton, SC (T. Ed Garrison Arena)
CMTA will have a booth at the expo. You won’t want to miss the ACTHA Arena Obstacle Challenge on Saturday. Caroline Mitchum Knight will be competing with MJ Goodwin’s gelding, Jefferson. Caroline will also have her Marsh Tacky, Allie, along for show.
More information: South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Expo 

August 1, 2015 – National Sporting Library & Museum – Middleburg, Virginia

 A Glimpse of the Golden Age – Colonial Spanish Horse Conservation

June 20, 2015 – CMTA Annual Meeting –   Folly Moon Farm, Ridgeland, SC 

Open to the public.  Gates open at 10:00AM. 

February 14, 2015 South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Expo – Camden, SC

Meet Marsh Tackies, Yago, and Molly, at the SCHC Expo in Camden.
For more information:

June 7, 2014  CMTA 7th Annual Meeting, Folly Moon Farm, Ridgeland, SC   

Silent auction and door prizes!  CMTA merchandise! Open to the public.  Gates open at 10:00AM.  Folly Moon Farm, 1824 Smiths Crossing,Ridgeland, SC Featured event:  Horsemanship demonstration by Joe and Penny Most of Perfect Partners Equine. 

May 31, 2014 Tractor Supply, Aiken, SC 

Paul and Jodi Shirley will have Marsh Tacky Honey at Tractor Supply, 2655 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC on May 31st from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  The Girl Scouts will be there and Paul will give Marsh Tacky talks throughout the day.  Come out and see them! 

2014 Beach Race (Canceled)

The Carolina Marsh Tacky Association has reached the difficult decision to cancel the March 29, 2014 beach race on Daufuskie Island.  A number of our race team is unable to attend this year due to health concerns and demanding schedules.  We appreciate the generosity of the Daufuskie community, especially Wick Scurry of J & W Corporation; Bryan McCarthy and Kevin McCarthy of Bloody Point Golf Club and Resort; Robin Townsend and Tracy Von Harten of Daufuskie Island Tourism, Pete Lang of Beachfield; and author, Roger Pinckney. 

November 30, 2013 — Trail Ride at Lakeview Plantation

After Thanksgiving Trail Ride at Lakeview Plantation on Saturday November  30.  All breeds of horse are welcome!  You can stay for the day or for the weekend.  The fee for camping and riding with a corral panel stall is $24.00 per day.  A stay with a room in the lodge, is $36.00 per horse and rider per day (bring your own linens).  Lakeview will provide the meat for a covered dish supper each evening (Thursday, Friday & Saturday).  Please bring one hot covered dish for each trailer, large enough to feed the group staying in that trailer.  If you would like to participate in the trail ride, contact Jenifer Ravenel at or 843-906-2274. 

July 18 – 20, 2013 – Rock Hill, SC – National Equestrian Trails Conference

Equestrian trails conference, focusing on resource management, land manager relationships, conservation ethics and youth involvement. NETC 2013 is hosted by the South Carolina Horsemen’s Council.  More Info: Win a Marsh Tacky Filly!  The drawing for the filly will take place at the National Trails Conference.

July 4, 2013 – Rock Hill, SC – White Home 4th of July Celebration

Come see Marsh Tacky horse, Bravo, at the White Home 4th of July Celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of East White Street and Elizabeth Ave. in Rock Hill, SC.  Patricia Stafford and Jacquelyn McFadden will be there to sign copies of Beach Race Champion: A Marsh Tacky Tale ($10). There will be costumed guided tours of the home, with games and activities for adults and children.

June 15, 2013 – Ridgeland, SC  Carolina Marsh Tacky Association Annual Meeting

Join us at 11:00 am on June 15th at Folly Moon Farm, 1824 Smiths Crossing, Ridgeland, SC

April 27, 2013 – Daufuskie Island, SC  5th Annual Marsh Tacky Beach Race 

For official Daufuskie Beach Race Information:  The annual beach race will be held on Daufuskie Island from 2:00 – 4:00pm April 27, 2013. The race is sponsored by a broad Daufuskie community coalition, J&W Corp, Plantation Land LLC and Sea Grass Stables at Melrose on the Beach. “Because of the logistics involved on an island with no bridge, this might be a smaller event than last year’s on Hilton Head,” says association secretary Jackie McFadden, “But as many of the breed’s foundation genetics come from Daufuskie, we feel it is very important to bring these horses ‘home’ to Daufuskie Island and run them in this historic setting.”

Horses will depart in large trailers by barge from Hilton Head at 8:30am Friday morning and return from Daufuskie at 10:00am Sunday morning. Wick Scurry of J&W Corporation will provide the barge. Boarding for horses will be provided by Sea Grass Stables at Melrose on the Beach.  We hope that you will join us for this historic event!

For more information: Jackie McFadden, Secretary Carolina Mash Tacky Association 803-517-2545., Erica Veit, Assistant Manager, Sea Grass Stables at Melrose on the Beach, Daufuskie Island, SC  843-341-2894, Wick Scurry, J&W Corporation  843-247-5255

February 9, 2013 — Camden, SC – South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Expo

South Carolina Equine Park, Camden, SC., 10am – 4pm.  Equestrian Presentations and Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, Silent Auction, and Vendor Village. 

December 17, 2012 — Boykin, SC  Boykin Christmas Parade

Marsh Tacky Molly will participate in the world’s most unique Christmas Parade.  For more information, please visit

 November 17, 2012 — Kershaw County Farmers Market – Camden, SC
 631 W. DeKalb Street, Camden, SC, 29020

Janson Cox’s Marsh Tacky, Molly, will be at Kershaw County Farmers Market Farm Day on Saturday November 17th.  Hours: 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

November 17, 2012 — Anderson County Museum – State Symbols Day

From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. meet the South Carolina State Symbols including a Marsh Tacky horse, and a Boykin Spaniel. 

September 13 – October 31, 2012 — Marsh Tacky Now and Then, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host the “Marsh Tacky: Now and Then” exhibition, from September 13th through October 31st. The exhibit will trace the history of the Marsh Tacky and showcase local Marsh Tacky artwork.  On October 27th, CDM will celebrate their 5th Anniversary.  Marsh Tacky owners and their horses will attend the festival.  Come meet the Marsh Tackies!

October 20, 2012 — Boots Bridles and Britches, Aiken, SC

John Speissegger’s Marsh Tackies, Eddie, Jodi, and Gator, are scheduled to appear at Boots Bridles and Britches, 1310 East Pine Log Road Aiken, SC from 11am-1pm Saturday, October, 20th. Stop by to see them!

October 2 – 6, 2012 – Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, Fairplay, SC  

The Blackberry Ridge Marsh Tackies will be there each day through Saturday.

September 1, 2012 – Experience South Carolina Festival, Rock Hill, SC

The Marsh Tacky Association and the South Carolina Horsemen’s Council will share a booth at the Experience SC Festival on East Main Street in Rock Hill, SC on Saturday, September 1 beginning at 4:00 PM. Meet Marsh Tacky, Molly.  

September 1, 2012 – FIHC/AIHR Open American Indian Horse Show and AIHR

Regional Championship Show, Double J Arena, Pendleton, SC MJ Goodwin and her Marsh Tacky stallion, Jack Friday, will attend the 11th annual FIHC/AIHR Open American Indian Horse Show and AIHR Regional Championship Show at Double J Arena in Pendleton, SC. Vickie Ives of Marshall Texas will be the judge.

June 2, 2012 – Camden, SC — A True Dog and Pony Show

Janson Cox’s Marsh Tacky, Molly, will appear at the benefit for the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Kershaw County. For more information, see: Location: The South Caroline Equine Park, 443 Cleveland School Road, Camden, SC 29020

April 19, 2012 – Pendleton, SC – South Carolina Upstate Equine Concil’s 2nd Annual Horse Play in May

 MJ Goodwin’s Blackberry Ridge Marsh Tackies, and Gwen McPhail’s Marsh Tackies will be featured in the 2nd Annual Horse Play in May at the T. Ed Garrison Arena from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Presented by the South Carolina Upstate Equine Council

May 5, 2012 — Camden, SC — South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Annual Expo

 The South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Annual Expo will be held at the S.C. Equine Park in Camden, SC starting at 9:30 am. It will be a day filled with horses, nationally known clinicians, vendors, and many horsey events. Marion Broach will have 3 of his Marsh Tackies in the Parade of Breeds.

 April 21, 2012 — John’s Island, SC – CMTA’s 5th Annual Meeting and Trail Ride

Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at John’s Island County Park. Gates open at 10:00 AM / CMTA Business Meeting 11:00 AM. Natural Horsemanship Demonstration by Johnny Crooks – True Connection Horsemanship. 

March 18, 2012 — Hilton Head Island, SC – Marsh Tacky Beach Races on Coligny Beach

We will begin introducing the horses at 12:00 PM and the Races will start at 1:00 PM at the Holiday Inn located at 1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC. Master of Ceremonies for the 2012 races is S.C. Agricultural Commissioner, Hugh Weathers.

February 20, 2012 – Hilton Head Island, SC – OLLI Presentation 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) – University of South Carolina Beaufort – Hilton Head Island Pineland Station, Suite 304A
THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF THE MARSH TACKY HORSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA will be presented by Jackie McFadden at the Hilton Head Island, Pineland Station, Suite 304 A on Monday 02/20/2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Instructor: JACKIE MCFADDEN is the secretary of the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and is an Associate Professor and Reference Librarian at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She and colleague Patricia Stafford are researching the Marsh Tacky for a manuscript tracing the history and significance of the Marsh Tacky horse in South Carolina.

November 19, 2011 – Camden, SC — Kershaw County Farmers Market – Farm Day

Janson Cox and his Marsh Tacky, Molly, along with their 2 Norwegian Fjords, will be at the Camden Farmer’s Market on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  Farm Day will feature farm animals and equipment, horse and carriage rides, farm and homesteading demonstrations.

October 29, 2011 — Florence, SC — Southern States Fall Festival

Marsh Tackies from Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors and Quarter Horses. Activities include horsemanship demos, pony rides, exotic livestock and poultry exhibits.  Come see Eddie the Trick Marsh Tacky. TV Show, Horse Tales,  will be filming for an upcoming episode.

October 8, 2011 – Fair Play, SC — Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Oconee County, SC

 Foothills Heritage Fair is a celebration of the heritage of the foothills of South Carolina through music, food, arts, crafts, and agriculture.  MJ Goodwin will have the Blackberry Ridge Marsh Tackies at the fair on Saturday.  For more information visit:

October 8, 2011 — Bluffton, SC — ACTHA Competition

 There will be Marsh Tackies in competition on October 8th. The event is sponsored by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) and will be held at Longfield Stables, 476 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton, SC. Visit ACTHA’s web site for additional details.

September 17, 2011 – Ladson Fair Grounds — Post and Courier’s Paws and Claws Pet Expo

The Third Annual Post and Courier’s Lowcountry Paws and Claws Pet Expo will be held on Saturday Sept. 17 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson, SC (9850 Highway 78). We will be giving riding demonstrations throughout the day and will have CMTA merchandise available for purchase. The expo will include educational demonstrations and presentations, adoptable pets from local rescues, and numerous local businesses.  Tickets are $2, ages 12 & under free. Pets are welcome.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit all participating animal rescue organizations. 

September 10, 2011  – Aiken, SC — The American Competitive Trail Horse Association  World Record Ride for the Mustangs 

Several Marsh Tackies will be competing in The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA)2011 Guinness™ World Record Ride in support of the Mustang Heritage Foundation whose mission is to increase the number of adoptions of American Mustangs. Net proceeds from each rider entry fee will go directly to the Mustang Heritage Foundation.   Registration for this ride closes at 5:00 PM CST on 09/08/2011.

May 21, 2011- Patrick, SC — 1st Annual SC Marsh Tacky Trail Ride & Jamboree! H. Cooper Black Recreation Center

Trail ride sponsored by Team Marsh Tacky from Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors.  Admission is $25 with proceeds going to Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and the S.C. High School Rodeo Association. Trail ride from 10AM – 3Pm, Jamboree 4PM – 6PM. S.C. Heritage Horse Showcase will spotlight each horse and its background. Wylie Bell will give a demonstration on “Catching the Horse That Doesn’t Want to Get Caught.” Overnight arrangements, call H. Cooper Black Recreation Center at 843-378-1555.

May 21, 2011- Pendleton, SC — Upstate Equine Expo – Horse Play      

MJ Goodwin’s Marsh Tacky, Liberty, will participate in the Upstate Equine Expo in Pendleton, SC on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm, at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton.

April 30, 2011 – Tractor Supply, Anderson, SC

 The Goodwin’s Blackberry Ridge Marsh Tackies will be at Tractor Supply, 3719 Clemson Blvd.. Anderson on Saturday, April 16 from 10 – 2.  Come see the beautiful upstate Tackies!   

April 9, 2011 – Ridgeland, SC — CMTA Annual Spring Meeting – Folly Moon Farm

Time: 11:00 a.m.-until. Business Meeting begins at approx. 1:00.
Place: Folly Moon Farm, 1824 Smiths Crossing, Ridgeland, SC 29936

Elections will be held for 4 vacancies on the CMTA Board of Directors. You must be a current member to vote.  If you join the association prior to the election on April 9, you will be eligible to vote. Candidates are: Wylie Bell, Karen Exley, MJ Goodwin, Charles Hills, and Ricky Warren.

Nominations will also be taken from the floor with the consent of the nominee.

March 27, 2011 Fort Mill, SC — Fort Mill Frontier Days – Anne Springs Close Greenway – Dairy Barn Entrance 1 -5 PM.

 Come out and see Janson Cox and Marsh Tacky Molly at the Greenway.  Activities include black powder demonstrations by the New Acquisitions Militia, candle making, “black powder cartridge” assembly and demonstrations by a woodworker and a blacksmith.  A Catawba potter will share the history and tradition of the pottery and will have select items for sale.  We will be selling Carolina Marsh Tacky Association T-shirts.  For more information, go to:    

 February 27, 2011 – Hilton Head, SC — Third Annual Marsh Tacky Beach Races – Coligny Beach – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

We have 20 horses running this year. Several of our previous winners will be back as well as some newcomers.  CMTA t-shirt sales will benefit the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association. 

Contact Troy Smoak, 843-562-7774 or Marion Gohagan,, 803-625-4764, for more information.

February 5, 2011 – Camden, SC — South Carolina Horsemen’s Council Annual Expo

The SCHC 2011 Expo and Annual Meeting is set for February 5, 2011. The event will be held in Camden, South Carolina at the SC Equine Park – Westfall Complex from 10:00 a m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission will be $5.00 for non-members. Admission for SCHC members is free.

December 19, 2010 – Rembert, SC — Boykin Christmas Parade

Marsh Tacky horses will be the special guests at the Boykin Christmas Parade in Rembert, SC. For more information go to: 

November 20, 2010 – Camden, SC — Market Day at Camden Farmers Market

Janson Cox will have two Marsh Tackies and two Norwegian Fjords at Market Day at the Farmers Market in Camden.

November 5-6, 2010 – Fair Play, SC — Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Oconee County, SC  

Foothills Heritage Fair is a celebration of the heritage of the foothills of South Carolina through music, food, arts, crafts, and agriculture.  MJ Goodwin will have the Blackberry Ridge Marsh Tackies at the fair on Friday and Saturday.  For more information visit:

October 30, 2010 – Aiken, SC — Aiken Fall Steeplechase Carriage Parade

The Marsh Tacky will be introduced as the State Heritage Horse during the Carriage Parade at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase!  For more information go to  

October 28, 2010 – Bishopville, SC — Bishopville DAR Meeting – South Carolina Cotton Museum

The Bishopville Chapter of the DAR will meet at 3:30 at the South Carolina Cotton Museum. After the business meeting, they will be introduced to Janson Cox’s Molly.

 October 16, 2010 – John’s Island, SC — ATCHA Ride at Mullet Hall

Wendy Soltis and her Marsh Tacky, Houston, and Susan Day and her Marsh Tacky, Red Rocket, will compete in the American Competitive Trail Horse Association Competition at Mullet Hall, John’s Island, SC. For more information visit:

October 16 – 17, 2010 – Murrells Inlet, SC — Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Fall Festival

Carolina Marsh Tacky horses – will add to the fun of Harvest Home Weekend Brookgreen’s annual fall festival, Harvest Home Weekend is two days of family friendly activities such as a scare-crow building contest, pumpkin painting and hay rides.

David Grant from Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors will display Marsh Tacky horses and talk about how and why they were recently named the State Heritage Horse of South Carolina. Team Marsh Tacky will saddle up and ride for festival-goers at various times during the day, displaying this breed’s calm and easy going nature, as well as the horse’s natural athleticism.

Visit , or call (843) 235-6000 for a schedule of activities and entertainment. Festival is free with garden admission.  

October 16 – 17, 2010 – North Augusta  — Living History Park: Colonial Times: A Day to Remember

See what daily life was like for the people who settled the area that is now Aiken County.  Baker and Sandy Cochran will have their Marsh Tackies on display at the event. Admission is free. The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta.  For more information:

October 9, 2010 – Rembert, SC — Buffalo Soldiers / Cowboys Weekend

Janson Cox and his Marsh Tacky, Molly, will participate in the activities of the day.  The event will be held at Greenfield Farm, 4585 Spencer Road, Rembert, SC and will feature a parade, barrel racing, pole bending, food, and entertainment.

October 2, 2010 – Ehrhardt, SC — SCHC Broxton Bridge Ride

The South Carolina Horseman`s Council District #5 and the American Competitive Trail Horse Association will will have a ride at Broxton Bridge Plantation located at 1685 Broxton Bridge Rd. Ehrhardt, SC.  Visit for more information.  Wendy Soltis and Marsh Tacky, Houston, will participate in the ACTHA competitions.  Participants must register at for the competitive trail challenges.

October 2, 2010 – Florence, SC — Fall Festival at Southern States

David Grant of Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors will have his Marsh Tacky horses on display from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2 during the Fall Festival at Southern States located at 1600 W. Darlington St. in Florence. The Marsh Tacky, S.C.’s State Heritage Horse, will be among the many rare livestock breeds exhibited at this family friendly event. 

CMTO will have horse trainer Todd Daniel ( performing two mini-clinics with several of CMTO’s horses. The clinics will be held at 10 a.m. and Noon and will teach horsemanship skills. Kimberly Anderson, an equine dentist, will have a display about her work as an equine specialist, as well as farrier Ashley Jones.  Don’t miss this chance to see our state horse plus have three equine professionals under one roof for free consultation. Call (843) 662-5292 for more information about the festival.  Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors will have T-shirts and hats for sale.

September 25, 2010 – Johnsonville, SC — Rally at the River Swamp Fox Run

David Grant of Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors will have his horses at the “Rally at the River Swamp Fox Run” at Venters Landing on Highway 41. The rally will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event is part of ongoing efforts to help raise funds to bring a statue of Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion to the landing.  The statue, which will be ten-feet wide and will feature General Marion’s torso and the head of his Marsh Tacky horse, will be erected in early 2011 on a 12-foot marble base at the very site in Johnsonville where the General received his commission to lead the militia of patriots from the Johnsonville area.

September 18, 2010- John’s Island, SC — Low Country Saddle Club’s Extreme Trail Competition

Wendy Soltis and her Marsh Tacky, Houston will compete in the Low Country Saddle Club’s Extreme Trail Competition at Mullet Hall, John’s Island, SC. 

September 16 – 17, 2010 – Clemson, SC — Championship Walking Horse Show

Janson Cox will attend the South Carolina Championship Walking Horse Show with his Marsh Tacky, Molly, at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson, SC.   They will also participate in the trail ride and other events on Saturday.

September 15, 2010 – Sumter, SC — Sumter Chapter DAR

Janson Cox and Molly will attend a meeting of the Sumter Daughters of the American Revolution, 3:00 at Patriot Hall.  Contact person: Susan Saunders 803-364-5291.

September 11, 2010 –Moncks Corner, SC — State Heritage Horse to visit local DAR From Berkeley Independent

On Sept. 11 – Patriots Day – at 10 a.m. in Moncks Corner, a special horse will visit the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
General Marion’s Brigade Chapter will meet “Molly,” a Carolina Marsh Tacky Horse. This breed was recently signed into law by the South Carolina State Government as the State Heritage Horse.
The Director of the South Carolina Cotton Museum, Janson Cox, will be presenting a program on the importance of the Carolina Marsh Tacky to our colonial and revolutionary history. South Carolina militia under Gen. Francis Marion rode the marsh tacky horses through the swamps to evade the British.

The public is invited to meet Molly and hear about the heritage of this horse breed. There will also be an observance of Patriots Day. Women over the age of 18 with lineal descent of American patriots are eligible to join the DAR. If you are interested in attending this meeting or learning more please contact Cathi Lee at To find out more about the DAR check out

June 18, 2010 — Horsemanship Clinic for Darlington County Police Dept. Youth  South Carolina Cotton Museum, Bishopville, SC

9:00 A.M.  A variety of horse breeds including the Carolina Marsh Tacky will be available.  Several youth from the Lee County 4-H Sunset Riders will be presenting.

June 5-6, 2010North Augusta Living History Park

Under the Crown.  Join Baker and Sandy Cochran with their Marsh Tackies Dunlap and GeeChee Girl to learn and experience the history of Augusta and North Augusta. The Living History Park is located at 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue in North Augusta, South Carolina. For more information, go to:

May 31, 2010 == Lee County Veterans Breakfast, South Carolina Cotton Museum, Bishopville, SC

May 15, 2010 — Historic Brattonsville Living History Days 

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726
The Catawba Chapter of the DAR presented Janson Cox’s Marsh Tacky, Molly, with a certificate naming her an honorary member of the Catawba Chapter of the DAR.

Molly broke in several first time horse riders including members of Boy Scout Troop 75 from Asheville, NC.  Her filly, Mariah, charmed the crowd and won the hearts of several young ladies.
Historic Brattonsville Website:

April 24, 2010 — CMTA Annual Meeting – Ridgeland, SC

Join us for CMTA’s Annual Meeting and Fun with Marsh Tackies!
Time: 10:00 a.m. – until (Annual Business Meeting:  12:00 p.m)
Place: Folly Moon Farm, 1824 Smiths Crossing, Ridgeland, SC 29936
Marsh Tacky owners, bring your horses! Marsh Tacky fans, bring your cameras!
Door prizes!  Newly designed t-shirts and koozies for sale!

Members will vote to name the official Marsh Tacky Gait!    

March 20, 2010Marsh Tackies Return to Hobcaw Barony – Marsh Tacky History Day and Trail Ride
22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440

Marsh Tacky History Day at Hobcaw Barony is an all-day event celebrating the Marsh Tacky.  Activities will include a historic presentation about the breed, a trail ride, and a cookout.  A van tour will be available for registrants not riding horses.

Hobcaw Barony ( is a 17,500-acre wildlife refuge that was the winter residence of Wall Street millionaire and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch. Mr. Bernard Baruch and his daughter, Belle, were fond admirers of Marsh Tackies and rode them almost exclusively while deer and quail hunting. 
Registration fee is $30.00 for riders (horse or van) and $10.00 for non-riders.  A hotdog lunch with a vegetarian alternative is included.

For additional information about Marsh Tacky History Day and Trail Ride, contact Jimmy Maner at 803-730-0735,

For directions and more information about Hobcaw Barony and the Belle W. Baruch Foundation, go to  Phone number: (843) 546-4623,  E-mail address:

February 28, 2010 == Second Annual Gullah Festival Marsh Tacky Beach Races, 1 Coligny Circle, Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Come at 11:00 am and meet the Marsh Tackies.  Races will be held from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 
Horse owners, call Troy Smoak, (843) 562-7774.  Gullah Celebration Hotline: 877-650-0676 (toll free)

Horse trailer parking will be in the Smoke House Parking lot (just prior to the traffic circle).  Access to the beach is through the Holiday Inn parking lot. Gullah Celebration Hotline: 877-650-0676 (toll free), 843-689-9314  (local)

February 27, 2010 == Lowcountry Heritage Breeds FestivalCoastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island, SC.

Marsh Tackies will be featured along with live animal displays and educational sessions about heritage breeds from the Southern United States. 

 February 26, 2010  == General Francis Marion Memorial Day, Marion, SC
There will be a wreath laying ceremony Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at the Gen. Francis Marion statue on Marion Square in Marion, S.C., to honor the American Revolutionary War hero and the deeds of his brigade. The ceremony will recognize Gen. Francis Marion Memorial Day, which is Feb. 27.  The Blue Savannah-Swamp Fox Chapter of the SC Daughters of the American Revolution and the Col. Hugh Giles Regiment, Britton’s Neck Militia Re-enactors, along with Marion County third and eighth grade students will participate in the ceremony. David Grant, owner of Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors, will participate in this event on Friday, Feb. 26 with his Marsh Tackies.

February 6, 2010 — South Carolina Horsemen’s Council (SCHC) All Breeds Expo

10:00 am – 5:00 pm, SC Equine Park-Westfall Complex
443 Cleveland School Road, Camden, SC 29020
Marsh Tacky horses will participate in the Parade of Breeds.
Admission: $5.00 (applied to new membership), free for SCHC members and children age 6 and under.

January 19, 2010 — College of Charleston Elderhostel

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, St. Joseph’s Family Center
1695 Raoul Wallenberg Boulevard, West Ashley
A program about the history and preservation of Marsh Tackies was presented by DP Lowther and Ed Lowndes.  Jackie McFadden spoke about the State Heritage Horse bill.  Marsh Tacky horses, Rebel, Blueberry and Beauregard were viewed in the grassy area east of the building. 

November 20 – 22, 2009 — The South Carolina Horsemen’s Council’s Annual Trail Ride at Lakeview Plantation in Fairfax,SC.

CMTA had about a dozen Marsh Tackies participating in the Trail Ride.  Agricultural Commissioner Weathers and his wife rode Marsh Tackies on Saturday. 
 South Carolina Horsemen’sCouncil:
 Lakeview Plantation:

November 7, 2009 == Veteran’s Day Parade – Lancaster, SC

The Catawba Chapter of the DAR has asked that we attend the Lancaster Veteran’s Day Parade and ride our Marsh Tackies in recognition of our Revolutionary and Civil War veterans.  CMTA will have a pick-up truck and float in the parade.  Baker and Sandy Cochran will be there with their Marsh Tackies.

 October 17, 2009 — Livestock & Equine Rare Breed Festival – Florence, SC
Southern States in Florence will host a Livestock & Equine Rare Breed Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location on 1600 W. Darlington St.
Jimmy Maner will be representing the Carolina Marsh Tacky Association and David Grant will have several Marsh Tackies on display for Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors. Jeannette Beranger of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy will also be there.  

October 17 – 18, 2009 — Colonial Times: A Day to Remember — North Augusta Living History Park
. See what daily life was like for the people who settled the area that is now Aiken County. 
Sandy Cochran and her family will have their Marsh Tackies on display at the event.

September 5– 6, 2009 — The Foothills IndianHorse Club’s 8th Annual American Indian Horse Registry /Open HorseShow 

Double J Arena, 501 Lockaby Road, Pendleton, SC Several CMTA members have registered to participate in events. We will also have an information booth.  For more information go to:  

April 25, 2009 — Carolina Fresh Farms Customer Appreciation Day – Rock Hill, SC

David Grant and his Marsh Tacky stud horse, DP stayed all day to greet customers and introduce upstate folks to this wonderful breed. 

February 1, 2009 — First Annual Marsh Tacky Races – Hilton Head Island, SC, Mitchelsville Beach

The first annual Marsh Tacky Beach Races on Hilton Head Island, part of the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, was a huge success!  We were expecting a couple hundred spectators and were astodnded by the arrival of 3,000 spectators who stood for hours on a cold, windy beach to witness the revival of the annual Marsh Tacky races!  Fun was had by all!