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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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Following the swim and a rest period, the Cowboys move the ponies to Ridge Road where they parade in front of thousands on their way to the Carnival Grounds.

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…
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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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Training My Own Chincoteague Pony

By Sonora Hannah In 2010, a non-profit organization called the Feather Fund made my life-long dream come true when they bought a four month old colt for me at the famous Pony Penning auction in Chincoteague Island, VA. That colt…
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Stories Lead More Chincoteague Ponies to Rescue Pastures

  By Robert Boswell Publisher, Wild Pony Tales Part of the job of running the Chincoteague Pony Rescue calls for detective work. When she finishes feeding, watering, checking for any sign of sickness and giving medical care to those ponies…
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