For 90 years now, the Pony Penning and Carnival has been held 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.
Chincoteague ponies return to Assateague to graze another year. Thank you CVFC volunteers for a wonderful 90th Anniversary Celebration. See ya at the carnival tonight at 7:00 pm.
Posted by Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 31, 2015