Erica Jones

Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Set for Wednesday

The 92 annual Chincoteague pony penning is set for Wednesday. 

Organizers say the wild ponies of Assateague Island will swim across to Chincoteague sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. 

The event draws thousands of tourists each year and was memorialized in Marguerite Henry's novel "Misty of Chincoteague.'' 

An auction of a portion of the herd benefits the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department.

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