Chincoteague Pony Auction Raises Funds for Herd Health

This year's Chincoteague Pony swim and auction raised $94,100 for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 150 ponies were rounded up yesterday for today's annual sale, the proceeds of which are used to help maintain the wild herd and run the fire department.

This year, bidders bought 70 ponies at an average price of $1,344.29, according to Suzanne Taylor, executive

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