The Chincoteague Island Theatre Company presents the 3rd Thursday Theatre with a staged reading of “Carry Me Back to West Virginia.”
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.
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…
The Museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Mondays and on July 4) For more information, visit the site here. By Misty Thornton Editor, Wild Pony Tales When…