The 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim
The 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim featured wild ponies swimming across the Assateague Channel into Chincoteague July 26, 2017. According to legend, the horses arrived on Assateague Island when a Spanish galleon with a cargo of wild mustangs sunk off the coast of Virginia. The surviving animals swam to shore and are the ancestors of today's herds. Coast Guard Station Chincoteague provided a security zone for the event which attracted spectators from all over the country.