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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.

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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…
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Storms Raise Everyone’s Eyebrows as They Look to Future of the Islands

Sandy ‘A Storm of Two Faces’ By Zack Hoverson and Robert Boswell As management at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island looks ahead to the upcoming release in January of its choice of a conservation plan, it again…
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The Ever Changing Coast a Photographer’s Palette

By Zackrey Hoverson Nikhil Bahl, a nature photographer, presented what Assateague as a barrier island can offer  photographers. He encouraged those with cameras to look for simple photographs, and not include too much in their pictures. Nikhil spoke to an…
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