Pony Swim Underway

Jul 26, 2017
Tom Hunt

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The 92 annual Chincoteague pony penning took place this morning.

Organizers say the wild ponies of Assateague Island are swimming across to Chincoteague.

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.