Two Rare Marsh Tacky Horses Missing/Stolen from SC Need Your Help

Posted at Monday, May 8, 2017 in General

Related to Report: NR005217

‘Little Miss River’ aka ‘River’ and ‘Yago’ were last seen on April 23, 2017 according to Jackie McFadden. River and Yago are Marsh Tacky Horses. River is a 7-year-old Bay Mare and Yago is a 7-year-old Dark Bay Gelding and are known as the South Carolina Official State Heritage Horses.

Ms. McFadden asked Stolen Horse International for assistance in locating her horses. On April 24, 2017, Ms. McFadden reported that the hot wire on the gate was cut and the horses were taken from the property during a severe rain storm. Both horses would have to have been walked out of the pasture and lead down a side drive and loaded.

Ms. McFadden has notified the Kershaw County Sheriff Department of the missing presumed stolen horses.

Stolen Horse International, a nonprofit organization also known as, is well known as the “lost and found’ place for horses on the internet for the equine industry. offers horse theft and equine ID education and assist in search and recovery of stolen or missing horses, as well as other equine equipment.

“River and Yago are 2 of the remaining 400 Marsh Tacky Horses in the world. 325 of these horses are in South Carolina.”, says Jodie Reeves, spouse to Jackie McFadden. “Jackie has had a lifelong passion for the Marsh Tacky Horses and has dedicated her life to preserving these horses. Jackie worked very hard to get the Marsh Tacky Horse Breed designated by the State of South Carolina as the Official Heritage Horse.” Mr. Reeves went on to tell Stolen Horse International that River and Yago are the ambassador horses. They travel all over South Carolina to the schools for educational programs. Most recently they went to Kiawah Island to the Kiawah Cup 2017. These horses are very special to Jackie and Jodie. Kershaw County Sheriff Department has been contacted regarding their disappearance.

On April 24, 2017, Stolen Horse International, Inc. received the first online report on its web site,, filed by McFadden and, in short order, began distributing the information via their NetPosse Alert (the horse community’s Amber Alert) on the Internet to hundreds of social media groups and private email contacts in an effort to rally the public to help the family.

You will find River and Yago’s webpage with information and a printable flyer in their listing, which is where any updates or leads will be posted. Anyone interested in helping can search for report number NR005217 or use this direct link on the site:

“Circulating the flyer for River and Yago as well as the Alert nationwide is imperative, as they could be anywhere by now. These flyers are one tool that brings home many horses and must be posted in as many public places as possible,” says Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International. “And remember, not everyone has internet access. Please post their flyer in public places as well.”

Pictures, flyer, contact information, updates and other information are on the NetPosse webpage to identify this case quickly when calling in a tip. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Jackie McFadden, Carolina Marsh Tacky Association, Kershaw County Sheriff Department or Stolen Horse International with any information.

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Related to Report: NR005217

Posted by Pam Miller

Report Manager