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Ponies from the famous Chincoteague wild pony herd splash their way into a holding area during one of the three roundups held
each year.

Scribner’s Monthly 1877: Chincoteague the Island of Ponies

Off the north-eastern shore of Virginia, and about five miles from the main-land, lies a small island known as Chincoteague – an island possessed of peculiarities shared by no other portion of the eastern United States; for here roams, in an entirely untamed state, a breed of horses, or rather ponies, as wild as the mustangs of Texas or the Pampas.

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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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Mollie and Faith back in their Michigan pasture.

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…
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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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