Annual Chincoteague pony swim set for Wednesday

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The 92 annual Chincoteague pony penning is set for Wednesday.

Organizers say the wild ponies of Assateague Island will swim across to Chincoteague sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The event draws thousands of tourists each year and was memorialized in Marguerite Henry's novel "Misty of Chincoteague."

An auction of a portion of the herd benefits the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department.

© 2017 Associated Press


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