4,000 Early Spectators Cheer Ponies on Beach

But it wasn’t the water and sand that brought so many to the beach this Monday morning, July 23. It was the arrival of the northern herd of the famous Chincoteague wild ponies.

The equally famous Salt Water Cowboys had been up and riding long before the crowd settled in along the waterfront. They had opened the gate to the northern corral, home overnight to about 100 ponies and foals. As the ponies came out they were surrounded by the Cowboys in a formation that would prevent ponies from escaping as they were marched along toward the beach.

By the Time Most People Arrive, the Cowboys are Already Riding

     Pony Penning in 2013 will be held the week of July 22-July 26. The Swim will be Wednesday, July 24 and the Auction, the following day, Thursday, July 26. For full schedule go to http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/   By Misty Thornton…

Chincoteague a Magic Kingdom for Feather Fund Winner

A dream came true for two teenagers at the July 2012 pony auction in Chincoteague, Virginia. Mollie Brooks, 13, attends middle school in Walpole, MA. She was awarded the Feather Fund pony and got to take home a wild foal…

To Enjoy the Wonders of Assateague Island, Stop First at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center

  By Misty Thornton  [wzslider info=”true”] It is the slow season now. The winter months that bring most seashore communities almost to a standstill. Some Chincoteague shop and restaurant owners are on vacation. The visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife…

Your Pony and You

Thinking About Getting Your Own Pony? It Could Be a Long-Lasting Partnership   By Debbie Ober   This spring when the weather makes us all want to spend more time outdoors, teenage girls, yes, some boys, too, will turn their thoughts…