Iron Pony Adventure Park was established on Chincoteague Island in 2021. The owners of Chincoteague Island’s only High Ropes Challenge Course, Brian and Jeanette Dosch, along with their two daughters Cassandra and Abigail, relocated to the island from the Washington DC area in 2020 after vacationing here for nearly a decade. Though the book “Misty of Chincoteague” needs no introduction, it was perhaps a lesser-known book, “My Chincoteague Pony” by Susan Jeffers, that prompted their first journey to the island in 2013. The entire family was hooked from their first Pony Swim and Fireman’s Carnival. The idea of building a high ropes challenge course was born out of an adventurous family spirit, and a desire to be active and contributing members of the community they’ve come to cherish.
Ideally located just off Maddox Blvd. at 4368 Pension Street, guests can challenge themselves, friends, and family members by climbing to new heights and experience the thrill of 30+ aerial obstacles on two full levels. Throughout their adventure guests move from platform to platform by traversing different obstacles like ladders, tight ropes, balance beams, wobbly bridges, spinning logs, and cargo nets. For Iron Pony’s bravest and most adventurous guests, there’s the Pony Plunge, a 26-foot-high leap of faith!
For the duration of their time on the course, guests are fully secured with professional-grade, climbing and challenge course safety equipment including full-body harnesses, “smart” belay lanyards, locking carabiners, and helmets. Guests must also where closed-toe shoes. Gloves are not required but are suggested to protect guest’s hands and improve grip.
Iron Pony Adventure Park also features 1,400+ square feet of semi-private, outdoor party and gathering space, equipped with picnic tables, umbrellas and games. Perfect for birthday, bachelor or bachelorette parties, youth group gatherings, school field trips, company team building retreats, you name it!
Guest participation is the key element for a thrilling, exhilarating, and fun day. This is a physical activity and guests with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to participating.
Please visit the Iron Pony Adventure Park website at https://www.ironponyci.com.
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Iron Pony Adventure Park looks forward to welcoming you!!
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