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See The Wild Horses of Assateague at the 2018 Spring Pony Roundup!

March 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Spring Pony RoundupIf you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the wild ponies of Assateague Island in person, the first opportunity of the year is right around the corner. The 2018 Spring Pony Roundup is scheduled for April 13th and 14th.

The wild ponies of Assateague Island are easily the #1 reason so many people know about and want to visit Chincoteague Island. Marguerite Henry’s popular children’s book, “Misty of Chincoteague,” continues to make that true to this very day.

The annual summer Pony Swim draws more people to the island than any other single event. But did you know that’s not the only time you can view the wild horses of Assateague Island?

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Visit the Island Home of Misty of Chincoteague!

May 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenryChincoteague Island is famous for a number of reasons but one of the bigger reasons is a children’s book by Marguerite Henry entitled “Misty of Chincoteague.”

“Misty of Chincoteague” is the touching story of one of Assateague’s wild ponies and the two children who hope to purchase her at Chincoteague’s annual wild pony swim and auction.

A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book aimed at children but enjoyed by people of all ages, “Misty of Chincoteague” is second only to “Black Beauty” as America’s best selling horse book. It was even made into a movie, filmed here on Chincoteague and starring David Ladd.

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Don’t Miss the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup

March 11, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Spring Pony Roundup

Come see the Wild Ponies of Assateague during the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup!

April 1st and 2nd are the dates set aside for the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup on Assateague Island – the bi-annual opportunity to see the beautiful wild ponies of Chincoteague!

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company rounds the ponies up three times a year. Once in summer, for the annual and famous July Pony Swim and Auction (July 27, 2016 – by the way), then two more times in the spring and then fall for an overall health check to see if any new foals have been born.

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