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Chincoteague Ponies Posts

March 13th, 2017

What is a ‘Buyback’ Pony?

Wild ponies have inhabited Assateague Island for hundreds of years. Today two herds of wild horses make their home on Assateague Island, separated by a fence at the Maryland-Virginia line. The Maryland herd is managed by the National Park Service. The Virginia herd is owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Each year the Chincoteague…[read more]


January 12th, 2017

Spring and Fall Pony Round-ups

Chincoteague’s annual Pony Swim attracts nationwide attention. The swim and auction take place on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July each year. ¬†This year, 2017, ¬†will mark the 92nd anniversary of the world famous event. Did you know that the Saltwater Cowboys round up the Wild Ponies on Assateague at two other times of…[read more]


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Sara Daisey authors the Chincoteague.com Blog. She resides on Chincoteague Island with her husband Ted and three children, Garrett, Morgan, and Jenna.