Posted: July 29th, 2017
Wednesday July 26, 2017 marked the 92nd year of Chincoteague’s annual Pony Swim. The Chincoteague Pony Swim was made famous by Marguerite Henry’s “Misty of Chincoteague“. Tens of thousands of spectators from around the world gather on Chincoteague Island each year to watch this annual tradition. Scroll down for pictures and video of this year’s…[read more]
Posted: July 18th, 2017
Q: When is the auction? A: The auction runs from approximately 8am until Noon on Thursday (the day after the swim). Q: What should I take with me to the auction? A: Seating is limited so you may want to bring your own chair. It’s usually hot and humid at the auction so bring water,…[read more]
Posted: July 17th, 2017
Q: What time do the Ponies swim? A: The Saltwater Cowboys swim the Ponies at “slack tide”. Slack tide is a period of about 40 minutes after the current stops moving in one direction, and before it starts moving in the opposite direction. Slack tide is the easiest time for the Ponies to make the…[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.