The Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society is a charitable organization celebrating the one year anniversary of our 501c3 nonprofit award status from the IRS in February 2017. Our mission is to promote and protect the endangered Marsh Tacky horse in the context of its historical roots on Daufuskie Island, SC through breeding, training and sales, plus educational and special events programming.
DMTS IS PROUD TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
Daufuskie Lowcountry Museum
The Daufuskie Lowcountry Museum is located inside the Old Daufuskie Crab Company at Freeport Marina and features fascinating artifacts, photographs, documents and more of the history, folklore and heritage of the surrounding area.
TEGWAR Company is a full service residential real estate sales, marketing, logistics and construction power team with headquarters on Daufuskie Island, SC
May River Oyster Company
May River Oyster Company provides the finest oysters procured by the most ecological means. Their motto is “Sustainability. Quality. Passion.” Their passion is yours to savor with headquarters in Bluffton, SC.
Marsh Tacky Carbon
Marsh Tacky Carbon is the maker of the finest carbon fiber fishing equipment including outriggers, poles and gaffs with headquarters in Murrels Inlet, SC.
Carolina Marsh Tacky Association
CMTA’s mission is to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Marsh Tacky Horse of South Carolina.
“Tacky” is derived from an old English word meaning “common” however there is only a growing number of about 400 horses in existence today.
Of Spanish Colonial decent, the Marsh tacky was brought by ships to the Lowcountry in the 1500’s where they were eventually abandoned and thrived independently, growing into their own unique, DNA-recognized breed.
The Marsh Tacky was designated the South Carolina State Heritage Horse in 2010 for its significant contributions to development, transportation, agricultural and wartime efforts.