• Swim Back
  • Lighthouse
  • Beach Walk
  • Kayak
  • Oyster Catcher
  • Chamber
  • Slideshow 1
  • Squirrel
  • Horses Kayaks
  • Top 10
  • Sunset 3
  • Egrets
  • For Chamber
  • Slideshow 2
  • Bicycles Lighthouse Family
  • Trolley
  • Supporting Businesses
  • Misty
  • Amish on LOVE Chairs

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For 93 years now, we've been holding our Pony Penning and Carnival to the delight of visitors from around the world.  At "slack tide" on the last Wednesday before the last Thursday of every July, Chincoteague's "Saltwater Cowboys" herd the wild Chincoteague ponies across the Assateague Channel to move them from Assateague Island to neighboring Chincoteague Island.  After the swim, the ponies "parade" to the carnival grounds where the foals are auctioned on the last Thursday of July.  And then on Friday, the adult ponies will make the return swim to Assateague Island where they will live in the wild for another year.  Join us for the World Famous Pony Round Up and Swim.


2017 Pony Swim Videos

South Herd Roundup
Beach Walk
Ponies Heading Towards Pony Swim
Pony Swim - Entering the Water
Pony Swim - Coming Ashore
Pony Parade
Pony Parade - Entering Carnival Ground Corral
Pony Swim Back


2016 Pony Swim Videos

Pony Swim - Entering the Water
Pony Swim - Coming Ashore
Pony Parade
Pony Parade - Entering Carnival Ground Corral
Pony Auction
 

More pictures and videos can be enjoyed at facebook.com/chincoteaguechamber/

 

 

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