Chincoteague Pony Swim Wednesday On Eastern Shore - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Chincoteague Pony Swim Wednesday On Eastern Shore

Posted: Updated:

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to look on when dozens of ponies make their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.
    
The 88th edition of the spectacle celebrated by Marguerite Henry's 1947 novel "Misty of Chincoteague" will be staged Wednesday on the Eastern Shore.
    
The so-called Saltwater Cowboys have rounded up approximately 150 ponies that live on Assateague for the swim. After the swim, the ponies are rested before they're paraded down Main Street.
    
Each year the wild ponies are auctioned to raise money for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, which cares for the Virginia herd.
    
Ponies that are not sold and those that are donated back to the fire department will roam free for another year on the national wildlife refuge on Assateague.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Maryland's Housing Secretary To Retire

    Maryland's Housing Secretary To Retire

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:39:32 GMT
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is retiring. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the retirement of 65-year-old Raymond A. Skinner on Friday. Skinner, who has led the department since 2007, will step down at the end of the month.More >>
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is retiring. Gov. Martin O'Malley announced the retirement of 65-year-old Raymond A. Skinner on Friday. Skinner, who has led the department since 2007, will step down at the end of the month.
    More >>
  • Obama Offers New Accommodations On Birth Control

    Obama Offers New Accommodations On Birth Control

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:56:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. The government is also extending an existing accommodation to some for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby that's currently available only to nonprofits.More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious beliefs. The government is also extending an existing accommodation to some for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby that's currently available only to nonprofits.
    More >>
  • Two Arrested On Heroin Possession Charges On Dover Corner

    Two Arrested On Heroin Possession Charges On Dover Corner

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:16:42 GMT
    DOVER, Del. - Two people were arrested on Thursday, after Police reportedly found drugs in their possession.More >>
    DOVER, Del. - Two people were arrested on Thursday, after Police reportedly found drugs in their possession.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.