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Ponies Corralled Because People Can’t Follow Rules

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

March proved a tough month for the ponies who reside on the south end of Chincoteague Island off Virginia’s coast. Visitors repeatedly ignored the rules against approaching the animals so the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company which owns and manages the ponies, rounded them up. Chincoteague Island Rules Stay at least 50 feet from the [...]

Assateague Island Horse Census Report

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

February 28, 2019, Berlin, MD (USA): The National Park Service (NPS) says it has completed its February 2019 population census of wild horses on Assateague Island, which noted that three aged mares are missing and presumed dead. The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 76 horses, including 21 stallions and 55 mares. The [...]

Wild Ponies Swim the Channel

July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

This has been a busy week for the people and ponies of Assateague & Chincoteague Islands, Virginia. This week is the 91st Annual Pony Swim and Auction made famous from the children’s novel “Misty of Chincoteague”. Every year the 200 or so wild horses that reside on Assateague Island are rounded up and swum across the [...]