2017 Chicoteague Pony Swim

The annual Wild Pony Swim at Chincoteague took place this year on July 26th. The swim itself took 18 minutes. 62 ponies went through the annual auction, with the highest price pony bringing $15,000 and the average price running about $3,400. The fire company uses some of the proceeds from the auction to provide veterinary […]

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Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises $151,575.00

Today a few kids had their dreams come true and they left the annual Pony Auction the proud owner of a genuine Chincoteague pony foal. Nine year old Emily Kemper even got some help from a stranger in the crowd, who contributed the extra $100 she needed for her winning bid. And two lucky kids […]

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91st Chincoteague Pony Swim a Success

This morning at 10:18 the famous Chincoteague ponies embarked on the annual swim from Assateague Island. The swim always takes place at on the last Wednesday of July at “slack” tide (when there is no current); the annual foal auction will take place tomorrow, starting at 8:00 a.m. I’ve always wanted to watch the swim, […]

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Pictures from the 2011 Chincoteague pony swim

Ever since I read Misty of Chincoteague I’ve wanted to visit the barrier islands and watch the pony swim. Or at least watch the ponies out in the “wild”. Of course, the swim only takes a few minutes (it’s only 200 yards) and the ponies are not exactly wild any more, but in my imagination […]

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