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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Pony Penning Day
The 86th Chincoteaque Pony Swim or Pony Penning happens on Chincoteague Island today!
An estimated 150 ponies will swim during slack tide today which has been stated as being anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The ponies will swim ashore to Chincoteague and after a 45 minute rest the Salt Water Cowboys will parade them down Main Street to the carnival grounds.
Don't forget to prepare for the weather and long wait. These things are important: bug repellant, snacks, water or some type of drink, sunscreen, appropriate clothing and old shoes or boots- in case you have to stand in the marsh and pack your patience! Also, a lawn chair might be nice.
It's already a hot humid morning so take precautions to protect yourselves. And have fun!
Don't forget the Fireman's Carnival. You can veiw all the ponies from the days swim there.
The Pony Auction is tomorrow - Thursday- beginning at 8 a.m.