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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.

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Major Events

2017 Fall Round Up:  October 13th & 14th

2018 Carnival Dates:

June 29th & 30th
July 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th
(Fireworks are scheduled for the 4th)
July 13th & 14th
July 20th & 21st
July 23rd Beachwalk
July 24th
July 25th Pony Swim Day
July 26th Auction Day
July 27th Pony Swim Back Day)
July 28th

 

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