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8:01 am on Sunday October 26, 2014

Marsh Tacky shrimping all but gone

The Marsh Tacky horse was a Lowcountry icon, but creative shrimping techniques powered by the stocky horses have gone along with the disappearance of the semi-feral animals from the public's perception.
10:15 am on Sunday April 14, 2013

Marsh Tacky Beach Races on Daufuskie Island set for April 27

The 5th annual Marsh Tacky Beach Races on Daufuskie Island is set for Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. The event is free, but round trip ferry tickets cost $50 ($30 for kids). 843-342-8687. Here are details from an e-mailed release: The 5th...
2:00 am on Saturday December 1, 2012

The culture that surrounds the marsh tacky horse, and the debate

Flickr user VKKV (Updates at the bottom.) After the controversy that followed the Marsh Tacky Run over who decides what horse is a marsh tacky and which is not, The Island Packet's Allison Stice has followed up with a profile about who controls the...
12:19 am on Sunday November 25, 2012

Hilton Head Marsh Tacky Run called off

Flickr user VKKV The Marsh Tacky Run was due to return February 2013, but has been called off after internal debate and, for official reasons of liability and safety.  I'll point you to Tom Barton's report at The Island Packet; read it here. The...
10:40 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

After Marsh Tacky Run, debate over who is and isn't allowed to enter

Flickr user staceyjeanxo Along with the success of another annual Marsh Tacky Run, some controversy has followed as a Hilton Head native cries fowl for what he sees as being unduly excluded.
3:09 am on Monday March 19, 2012

James Bakker wins Marsh Tacky Beach Race

Flickr user mikebaird Some 5,000 came out Sunday for the Marsh Tacky cup on Hilton Head, and James Bakker and tacky Sage took the title. Watch for photos from the day to pop up on the group's Facebook page.
3:08 am on Saturday March 17, 2012

Marsh Tacky horse race returns Sunday on Hilton Head

Flickr user mikebaird Take in a bit of classic Lowcountry culture and lore at the annual Marsh Tacky Beach Race returns to Coligny Beach on Sunday, March 17. Bring your beach chairs and plan to arrive before noon to get a good spot on the beach and...
11:00 am on Wednesday March 9, 2011

Beafort's very own sea biscuit: Meet the marsh tacky Molly

Flickr user mikebaird Not Molly, but you get the idea. David Lauderdale of The Island Packet published a feature article in its March 5 edition about Molly, the winning horse of 2010's March Tacky Cup. According to Lauderdale, Molly was not a...
10:45 am on Monday July 26, 2010

Sanford signing in Marsh Tackies as South Carolina's State Heritage Horse

Image by Carolina Marsh Tacky Association Scrlett the tacky.Though the bill was already passed, on July 28th Gov. Mark Sanford will publicly sign legislation that makes the Marsh Tacky bread South Carolina's State Heritage Horse. What's a Marsh...
6:38 am on Saturday January 24, 2009

Marsh Tacky Run revived after 40 years

As a part of Hilton Head’s 13th annual Gullah Celebration, the traditional Marsh Tacky Run (horse race) will be exhumed after 40 years in honor of Gullah culture and heritage. Traditionally, the Gullah community assembled on the beaches during the...