Chincoteague pony swim, July 26

25 07 2006

The famous swim is tomorrow! Every year, on the last Wednesday in July, the feral ponies swim from Assateague Island over to Chincoteague. After a rest, some ponies are auctioned off and the rest then swim back to Assateague. The spectacle was immortalized by Marguerite Henry in her book Misty of Chincoteague. It’s a pretty popular event, as you can imagine, but you can visit the islands and view the ponies in their natural environment anytime during the year. You can learn more about the ponies at the National Chincoteague Pony Association site (warning: some pages have sound effects).

Update: here’s a news link with some photos and a video of this year’s swim.




3 responses

26 07 2006

I have always wanted to attend this event! I think Ill get out my Breyer Misty horse set in honor 😉

10 08 2006
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25 11 2006
Wildponytales team

Our website covered this event and alos many other interesting things on chincoteague, if you would like to visit us and view some of our pictures, we would love for you to come and see.

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