Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

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Every year, some 150 wild Chincoteague ponies are rounded up on Assateague Island in the United States states of Virginia and Maryland. Saltwater Cowboys take the ponies for a swim across the Assateague Channel to another island, where the foals are paraded to carnival grounds and finally auctioned off.

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The annual swim is a part of a week-long series of events on Chincoteague and Assateague designed to thin out the herd of wild ponies. Tens of thousands of spectators from around the world gather on Chincoteague Island each year to watch this annual tradition.

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