Saturday, July 28, 2018

Chincoteague Pony Auction 2018 - Prices and Pony Photos

King Neptune, the first foal to reach the shore of Chincoteague during the Wednesday Pony Swim is raffled off, so there were 53 foals sold.  Eleven were designated as "Buy Back" fillies, to help replenish our herds.  If you purchase a Buy Back, you  get to name it and have it's photo taken with you; then it is returned to the ownership of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company for breeding purposes.  You can visit the pony on Assateague, but you never take it home.  (It's also a great IRS tax donation write-off when April comes around.)  The lowest priced foal this year was the first sold, at $1,000; the highest was a Buy Back, now named Wings, for $20,000.  The average price paid was $4,217.00, according to the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce.  (I had not realized that we had lost eight foals this year, and not the three that I knew of.  My apologies for not being informed.)

As usual, DSC Photography, owned and operated by Darcy and Steve Cole, of Greenbackville, Virginia were way ahead of me in getting the photos and prices of the foals together.   Please visit their usual site to see photos of the foals born this year, at:

And here is the album they put together with the foals selling information:

The Pony Auction album starts out with the first foal auctioned, and finishes with a photo of King Neptune....
     Happy viewing!!!

Also, if you are interested in the Chincoteague Pony Pedigree Database, it can be accessed at:

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