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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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2022 Carnival Dates and Start Times

July 22nd-  7:00pm.
July 23rd-  7:00pm
  -  King Neptune Sales
July 25th-  7:00pm
  -  BeachWalk at 6:00am
July 26th-  7:00pm
July 27th-  7:00pm
  -  Pony Swim Time TBA
  -  King Neptune Given-Away
     -  You MUST be present to win.
July 28th-  7:00pm
  -  Pony Auction 8:00am 
July 29th-  7:00pm
  -  Swim Back Time TBA.
July 30th-  7:00pm
  -  Raffle Prizes Give Away
  -  Fireworks Celebration 

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