2020 (COVID-19 Online Auction) - 68 ponies; average cost $5,705, 2019 - 57 ponies sold, average cost $4,767, high bid $17,500, low bid $1,400, total sales $271,700, 2018 - 53 ponies sold (including 10 buybacks which sold for $93,100), average cost $4,309, high bid $20,000, low bid $1,000, total sales $228,400, 2017 - 62 ponies sold (including 10 buybacks), average cost $3,385.48, high bid $15,000, low bid $1,100, total sales $209,900, 2016 – 57 ponies sold (including 7 buybacks), average cost $2,658.77, high bid $11,000, low bid $550, total sales $151,550, 2015 - 61 ponies sold (including 12 buybacks), average cost $2,779, high bid $25,000, low bid $500, total sales $169,519, 2014 - 54 ponies sold, average cost $2,772.23, high bid $21,000, low bid $750, total sales $149,700, 2013 - 54 ponies sold, average cost $2,161.58, high bid $12,000, low bid $650, total sales $116,725, 2012 - 67 ponies sold, average cost $1,442.16, high bid $7,200, low bid $400, total sales $96,625, 2011 - 69 ponies sold, average cost $1,442.02, high bid $6,700, low bid $450, total sales $99,500, 2010 - 59 ponies sold, average cost $1,310.00, high bid $8,100, low bid $375, total sales $77,275, 2009 - 70 ponies sold, average cost $1,344.29, high bid $11,700, low bid $500, total sales $94,100, 2008 - 74 ponies sold, average cost $1,413.85, high bid $9,500, low bid $400, total sales $104,625, 2007 - 73 ponies sold (70 foals, 3 yearlings), average cost $2,442.47, high bid $17,500, low bid $700, total sales $178,300, 2006 - 78 ponies sold, average cost $2,150.64, high bid $7,500, low bid $350 (3 yr old), total sales $167,750, 2005 - 66 ponies sold, average cost $2,255.30, high bid $8,000, low bid $900, total sales $148,850, 2004 - 74 ponies sold, average cost $1,618.24, high bid $4,000, low bid $850, total sales $119,750, 2003 - 71 ponies sold, average cost $1,798.59, high bid $6,600, low bid $1,000, total sales $127,700. 2002 - 89 ponies sold, average cost $1,816.29, high bid $7,800, low bid $950, total sales $161,8650 Six "buyback" foals were sold for a total of $34,000. Rides, games, food, live music, BINGO and raffles. This July’s event will mark the 94th No legal relationship exists between those who receive Chincoteague Pony Foals from the Feather Fund and the nonprofit itself. You do not have to register for the auction. Cooper, 16, from Sarasota, Florida, made the winning bid on a colt descended from the famed Misty. The auction begins at 8 am on July 29, 2021 at the Carnival Grounds. First seen and photographed by Captain Dan Davis... Sixty-two foals were born prior to the annual Pony Penning week (this year, July 20 - 27; in 2020, from 25 through 31 July). Admission Fee: None Location: Swim can be viewed from Veteran’s Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Drive) located off East Side […] Every year after the swim, they auction off a group of foals to manage the herd’s numbers and raise money for pony care. She'll name him "Riptides After the Storm" in honor of the struggle she went through to get to where she is in life today. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department cares for the wild herd. If you raise your hand during the auctioneer's chant, you ARE MAKING A BID. A "buyback" pony is auctioned with the stipulation that it will be donated back to the fire company and returned to Assateague to replenish the herd. 3. The only acceptable forms of payment are Visa, Mastercard, and CASH. She made the trip from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and finally turned her childhood dream into reality with a winning bid on a feisty Pinto colt, the first foal off the block. Buyers are photographed with the turnbacks and will receive official registration papers, although any offspring of turnbacks will belong to the fire company. But, she said, her dad wouldn't let her have one. Average winning bids increased by 30 percent between 2016 and 2017, which ballooned again by about 24 percent to $4,310 last year. A Look Back At The 2019 Chincoteague Pony Swim Unfortunately, the 2020 Pony Swim has been cancelled. Today, July 24 is the 94th time Chincoteague has had it’s yearly pony swim and auction. Now, this new foal, which they are already calling "Bobby's Girl," will remind the sisters of their brother, who loved the ponies. On Thursday, the Feather Fund's 15th anniversary, the fund awarded foals to three recipients: Allie Cooper, Olivia Wheatley and Graysen Milliman. The auction serves two purposes. Be there early if you wish to bid on a pony. July 24, 2019 – Pony Swim normally held at the earliest morning slack tide which is usually between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. An approximate window of time will be announced a few days prior. A fully grown Chincoteague pony is on average between 12 and 13 hands (about 4 feet) tall. "I've wanted this for 12 years, ever since I was 4 (years old)," she said. The town on Virginia's Eastern Shore has a year-round population of about 3,000, which increases by tens of thousands at the end of July as visitors flock to the event. She desperately wanted a … The crowds are huge and you will want a space as close to the front as possible. Ponies must be picked up by 5 pm Friday. Held at the Wilmer Slabaugh Farm 1115 Raymond Smith Rd., Munfordville, KY 42765 Next Sale Date is : Saturday, May 15, 2021 This is a Catalog Sale : Taking Consignments Up Until October 3rd , 2020 To have a Catalog sent to you prior to the sale send your request to grandviewponyauction@yahoo.com Taking All pony/ … Welcome To The Grandview Pony & Riding Horse Auction … If you are not familiar with the tradition of the pony swim, you may have heard of it in the famous book ” Misty Of Chincoteague”. The family owns 15 horses in total on their 113-acre farm in Tennessee — but it wasn't always that way. Fifty years ago, Jo Ann Cooper came to the famed Pony Auction on Chincoteague Island with her family, where foals could be bought for $50 each. The highest bid ever recorded was $25,000 in 2015. The ponies are … Pony Express trolley service will run from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the Pony Auction. Buying a pony as an adult feels pretty different from the longing for a pony she felt as a child, Cooper said. Chincoteague Pony Auction Results - 2019 (And a New Foal Today!) Pony recipients are not representatives of the nonprofit Feather FundNo legal relationship exists between those who receive Chincoteague Pony Foals from the Feather Fund and the nonprofit itself. 2019 Chincoteague Pony Penning Auction - the 4th highest seller at $15,000 Auctioneer Tim Jennings of SportHorseAuctions.com FUN, VERSATILE and TRUSTWORTHY! Bring plenty to drink. "We believe raising a foal teaches children life lessons, including responsibility, good care, love and ethics, as well as the concept of giving back to others through the care and training of his or her animal," states the Feather Fund website. The Feather Fund was created in memory of Carollynn Suplee, a woman who came to Chincoteague annually to help children buy ponies at the auction until she passed away from cancer in 2003. The fire company uses some of the proceeds from the auction to provide veterinary care for the ponies throughout the year. 2. A folding chair is a great idea since there will be no the bleachers available due to insurance restrictions. Cooper didn't return to the auction for decades until Thursday. Officials in Virginia cancelled the annual event and associated activities due to Covid-19. A group of volunteers hold a foal during the annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company pony auction on Thursday, July 26, 2018. To some, purchasing a pony is an act done in remembrance of someone who has died. So, let's enjoy some of the memories from the 2019 event! Each year, the ponies are rounded up by a group of men on horseback known as the Saltwater Cowboys and herded across the channel from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island for a parade through the streets. Large crowds are … It symbolizes how far I've come. (A horse trailer). We are a Non Profit Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction Number of Years: 94 Dates of Event: July 26, 2019: Return Swim to be held at the earliest morning slack tide. On the last Thursday of July, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, there is an auction held at the Carnival grounds to sell the foals. First, Sweetheart and Legacy produced a buckskin pinto colt this morning. Your transportation home for your new foal must be approved by the pony committee. The Autumn 2019 Roundup is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th. The following information is for those who plan to bid for a pony during the auction. Each year, the Feather Fund charity helps children purchase ponies at the auction. 57 Ponies Sold at Annual Chincoteague Pony Auction Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:01 PM EDT By Mallory Metzner Proceeds from the sale of one foal annually go to a regional charity; this year's charity pony sold for $16,000, which went to United Way of the Eastern Shore. The subsequent auction of typically about 60 foals born within the last year helps raise money for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, which cares for the ponies, and to keep the herd at a sustainable size. Foals are auctioned on the carnival grounds at 8am, July 25th, 2019. Event Name: Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction Number of Years: 94 Dates of Event: July 24, 2019 – Pony Swim normally held at the earliest morning slack tide which is usually between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. An First, the auction helps to control the overall size of the herd, keeping it from growing too large. The 2019 Pony Auction brings crowd to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Youth handlers move a wild pony foal around the ring during the Pony Penning Auction at the fairgrounds in Chincoteague, Va., on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Unofficially, $223,400 was raised in the three hour event Thursday morning from the Chincoteague Carnival grounds. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department conducts the event and it consists of a Pony Swim … Over a few months, seven of the famous wild Chincoteague ponies, which have grazed on a Virginia barrier island for centuries, had to be euthanized because of a fungus-like disease. In honor of their brother Robert "Bob" Hemphill, who died July 9, Karen Dillehay and Theresa Hemphill purchased their fifth Chincoteague pony. "Of course, he's looking down and can say, 'There's Bobby's Girl,' " Dillehay said. Fifty years ago, Jo Ann Cooper came to the famed Pony Auction on Chincoteague Island with her family, where foals could be bought for $50 each. (Redirected from Chincoteague Pony Swim) Pony Penning is an annual event held in Chincoteague, Virginia on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. The Pony Auction takes place the day after the Pony Swim, beginning at 8 am at back of Carnival Grounds. The … Not all of the foals are taken home by their buyers. What Happens On Pony Swim Day 2001 - 85 ponies sold, average cost $1,963.00, high bid $10,500, low bid $1,000, total sales $166,925, 2000 - 84 ponies sold, average cost $2,060.54, high bid $7,500, low bid $1,300, total sales $173,085, 1999 - 86 ponies sold, average cost $1,620.93, high bid $4,100, low bid of $800, total sales $139,400. See the famous wild horses of Chincoteague up close during their annual Fall Chincoteague Pony Roundup. ", More: Follow along with LIVE coverage of the 2019 Chincoteague Auction, More: 3 girls overcome health, dashed chances to own Chincoteague ponies, 2019 Pony Auction uplifts Feather Fund Recipients. Spectators wait for the 94th annual Pony Swim in Chincoteague, Va., on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. A release date of March 13 is given 2019 Feather Fund award winners and their foals. Steve Griffin, Deseret News Denise Bowden, public information officer for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, helps run the Pony Penning Auction at the fairgrounds in Chincoteague, Va., on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The annual pony swim and auction coincides each year with the Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival, making for lots of fun. Choosing to purchase a buyback lets them support the fire company even though they didn't want yet another horse to take care of. March 4, 2019 A Teaser image of the G3 Chincoteague pony is posted to SSO's social media pages. Any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a pony; a hand is about four inches. Chincoteague Pony Auction Results - 2019 (And a New Foal Today!) March 11, 2019 A trailer fro the G3 Chincoteague pony is released on SSO's social media. Cooper first fell in love with the Chincoteague ponies after reading Misty as a child, she said. 6. The following information is for those who plan to bid for a pony during the auction. 293 Likes, 7 Comments - Chincoteague.com (@chincoteague_dot_com) on Instagram: “Pony Auction 2019 #chincoteague #chincoteagueisland #chincoteagueponies” The National Chincoteague Pony Association, is the oldest Chincoteague Pony Registry in the world. The average price paid for a pony has been increasing steadily through the years. The National Chincoteague Pony Association was founded in 1985, and the Chincoteague Pony Association in 1994. Event Name: Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction Number of Years: 92 Dates of Event: July 26, 2017 – Pony Swim normally held at the earliest morning slack tide which is usually between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. An 5. YOU made it a HUGE Success! If you thought the annual Pony Swim was the only time you could come see the wild horses of Assateague, think again! Chincoteague ponies are sturdy, stocky horses with short legs, thick manes and large, round bellies. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company’s … Cooper has ridden horses since she was 5 years old, but was traumatized by a bad riding accident when she was in third grade, she said. Each year about 60 foals are born on Assateague Island, VA. Once purchased, the ponies can be transported anywhere in the United States as they have already been cleared for travel by the veterinarian. View trolley brochure and schedule. Follow along with LIVE coverage of the 2019 Chincoteague A, 3 girls overcome health, dashed chances to own Chincoteague ponies, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The family comes to visit the island one or two times every summer from their home in northeast Ohio. Winners will receive certificates of purchase from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. The auction begins at 8 am on July 29, 2021 at the Carnival Grounds. The latter is open only to horses purchased from the annual auction, while the former maintains a breed registry and studbook that registers … Auction (current) Terms Help Search Options Search Lots/Pages: Breed: Sex: Discpline: State: × Recover Login Enter your email address or username and your password will be … This year's celebration is the 94th annual Chincoteague Pony Penning, made famous by Marguerite Henry's book "Misty of Chincoteague," published in 1947. Usually, the fund offers only two foal awards each year. Pony Express trolley service will run from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the Pony Auction. The possibility that I might win this got me through. View trolley brochure and schedule. For the first time since WWII, the Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction has been cancelled. Here was Big Al with the call live from Thursday morning’s auction: After 5 days of on […] Dreams come true for pony lovers of all ages at the annual auction, which takes place the last Thursday of every July. Wear a sun hat and sunscreen. Founded in the mid 80's its main purpose is to improve and promote the breeding of the Chincoteague Ponies. A folding chair is a great idea since there will be no the bleachers available due to insurance restrictions. Trolley Service – Last call at 11pm in front of Carnival Grounds ($0.50 per ride) The annual pony auction raises funds for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company and for the veterinary care of the ponies. That eclipsed last year’s total, $209,000, by approximately $15,000. An approximate time will be announced that week. A camera is nice. The Fire Company will not accept checks! In her freshman year of high school, she nearly died in a battle with anorexia. Chincoteague Pony Swim Auction raises $261k Jul 26, 2019 The weather once again couldn’t have been better for the 94th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim Auction Thursday morning. The swim would have marked its 95th year. The auction also serves to help control the pony population on Chincoteague Island. I like to say I'm in full recovery now, and this is kind of full circle for me. Chincoteague’s famed saltwater cowboys conducted the two-day annual spring pony roundup on April 17-18 to check on the health of the ponies. 1. First, Sweetheart and Legacy produced a buckskin pinto colt this morning. Claire Stiehm and her mother, Mary, purchased a three-month-old filly as a buyback. She's happy to take her pony home and give it a more comfortable life than it may have had in the tough, wild environment on Assateague Island, she said. By Allen Hamilton The annual Chincoteague Pony Auction set a record Thursday. Chincoteague pony: Auction 2019 | Chincoteague ponies, Pony, Horse inspiration Sep 2, 2019 - The day after the Pony Swim, the Chincoteague herd is celebrated during the 2019 Pony Penning auction day to raise money for the fire company. July Chincoteague Pony Auction Catalog w/ prices Huge Thanks to all the Bidders and Buyers in Chincoteague Online Pony Auction. The ponies will leave the corral at 11 a.m. on Friday and they will be in the water by noon to return to their natural homes. The highest winning bid was $17,000 (the highest of all time was $25,000 in 2015). A pencil and paper are always useful. Just because you didn't make the trek to Chincoteague Island doesn't mean you can't follow along live with the 94th annual Pony Swim. Cooper kept a copy of the beloved book with her throughout the event. July 25, 2019: Auction of foals begins at 8 a.m. and usually ends by noon. She desperately wanted a pony. Fifty-seven ponies were auctioned this year, and the auction once again broke its all-time record for gross profits with a total of $271,700, beating last year's total of $229,700. They sold their house in 2016 after buying their first Chincoteague pony, Twinkie, and bought a farm — and then, a larger farm. Buybacks are returned to Assateague to replenish and upgrade the herd.
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