The Island Manor of Chincoteague


Don’t Miss Chincoteague Island Pony Swim 2016!

June 13, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim 2016The Saltwater Cowboys of Chincoteague will be back in action, July 23rd through the 29th, 2016, when they round up the wild horses of Assateague Island for the 91st annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim!

The Chincoteague Island Pony Swim involves two separate herds of wild horses being rounded up and swum across the channel between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. This unique, annual event allows for health checks for the ponies and an auctioning of the foals, in order to keep the herds at safe and manageable sizes. Further, proceeds from the auction sales go towards funding veterinary care for the ponies throughout the rest of the year.

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Witness the 90th Annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim

June 13, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim 2015

Here we are, basking in summer once again and that can only mean one thing: it’s Chincoteague Island Pony Swim time again – July 25 – 30, 2015!

Chincoteague Island is memorable and famous for lots of things but nothing tops the iconic and unforgettable spectacle of the Chincoteague Island Pony Swim. Watching all those beautiful wild ponies and their slender foals swimming the sea crossing between Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island is something you wont soon forget.

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2014 Chincoteague Pony Swim Schedule

January 29, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Chincoteague Pony Swim ScheduleThe schedule for the 2014 Chincoteague Pony Swim is set and now is the time to start planning your trip to witness the 89th year of this famous, annual tradition!

The Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival – alive with rides, games, raffles, and lots of good food – opens each night at 7 pm during the 2014 Chincoteague Pony Swim week and serves as something like a base of operations for much of the process.

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