The Chincoteague Pony

July 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Catch All, Horses

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"This Pony was first made famous by the book “Misty of Chincoteague” by Marguerite Henry in 1947!

Over 50,000 spectators show up at the Chincoteague Pony Penning Day every year!

These ponies originate hundreds of years ago from the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague, which are barrier islands off the mid Atlantic coastline. These modern ponies are gentle with lots of stamina and are very athletic. In fact, our first president, George Washington, is believed to have kept his own Chincoteague Pony which he would ride over 150 miles a day on! Read More

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