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About Corolla's Sand Horse Beach: Croatoan's Memoirs

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Croatoan is a real wild Corolla horse that narrates the story of his life and how he left Sand Horse Beach to live in Smithfield, Va. He educates the reader about his ancestors and the history of this special place. Explore his adventures, friends' struggles, and his legacy. Are you willing to help save these horses from extinction?



* 1st place - EQUUS Film Festival 2016  - Winnie Award, EQUUS Film Festival 2017- Winnie Award,  Children's Book category (NYC 2016), Isle of Wight County Fair, Sept. 2015, Art Show Paper Category

*Honorable Mention, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - Acrylic Painting Book Illustrations, Isle of Wight County Fair, Sept. 2015 & Sept. 2016, NYC EQUUS Film Festival 2017 Won Best Wild Horse Short Film and Best Student Film based off the book.

* Selected to participate in EQUUS Film Festival:

NYC,NY - Nov. 2015, 2016, 2017        

Camden, SC - Feb. 2016, 2017      

Ocala, FL - Apr. 2016

Award Winning Short Film Tours

NYC 2017

Camden, SC 2018

Timonium, MD 2018

Meadville, PA 2018

Headwaters, Canada 2018

LA, California 2018

Sedona, AZ 2018

Tryon, NC 

Travelling more Nationally and Internationally in 2018

*WorldFest-Houston Internationally Film Festival Remi Award - 2021

New Book, Edward Teach has PTSD, won Literary award in EQUUS Film and Arts Fest in November 2021. 

What people are saying:


"This book is filled with esquisite artwork depicting the true story of one of the most meorable Colonial Spanish Mustangs that ever roamed the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The story, told by Croatoan himself, gives the reader a first-hand look at life of an endangered wild horse. It is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere!" - Linda Whittington Hurst, Ed.D. 


"Kay Kerr's horse story, as seen through the eyes of "Croatoan", is captivating and enlightening, having a great moral impact on the reader and will serve as a wonderful learning experience for children and adults." - Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, BS, MS

 The readers want the book to become a "BIG-TIME" full screen movie. 

Click here to learn more about Mill Swamp Indian Horses program featured on Hampton Roads Show.


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