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Chincoteague Pony Information

It’s estimated that wild ponies have inhabited Assateague Island between 300 and 400 years. Today two separate herds of wild horses make their home on Assateague Island, separated by a fence at the Maryland-Virginia line. The Virginia herd is owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Each year the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company purchases a grazing permit from the National Fish & Wildlife Service. This permit allows the Fire Company to maintain a herd of approximately 150 adult ponies on Assateague Island. The Fire Company controls the herd size with a pony auction on the last Thursday in July. Each year tens of thousands of spectators come to watch the Saltwater Cowboys swim the pony herd from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island.

Recent News

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Meetings & Events

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Major Events

94th Annaul Carnival

Friday June 28th:  Opening Night
Saturday June 29th

Thursday July 4th:  4th of July Fireworks
Friday July 5th
Saturday July 6th

Friday July 12th
Saturday July 13th

Friday July 19th
Saturday July 20th

Monday July 22nd
Tuesday July 23rd
Wednesday July 24th:  Pony Penning Day
Thursday July 25th:  Auction Day
Friday July 26th:  Swim Back Day
Saturday July 27th:  Last Night

 

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Forms

Dining Hall Use Procedure

Dining Hall Use Request Form

2018 Chili/Chowder Cook-Off Application

2018 Chili/Chowder VENDOR Application

Temporary Event Permit

CVFC Auxiliary Membership Form
(turn in completed forms to Jack Bowden)