For the first time since WWII, the Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction has been canceled. Authorities in Virginia have canceled the annual event and associated activities due to Covid-19. Swimming would have marked his 95th year.
The auction will be a fully online event hosted by longtime Chincoteague auctioneer Tim Jennings and his wife, Cathy, through their company, SportHorseAuctions.com, LLC. âWe would much prefer to be in Chincoteague, with our Island family,â said Tim Jennings, âbut we are happy to offer our services with our online platform.â
The dates for the auction have been set, with an auction opening on Thursday July 23 and closing on Thursday July 30. The dates were chosen to keep as much continuity as possible, since July 30 would have been the date of the live auction.
Watch a preview video of some of the Chincoteague ponies offered in 2020:
Potential buyers will need to go to the auction website and create an account. They will then have to request a bidder number to be able to bid. Please visit the website at SportHorseAuctions.com for more information.
The SportHorseAuctions.com team produces the best online horse auctions in North America. The management team pioneered internet auctions for horses and has produced nearly 80 internet auctions since 2012 with a high turnover of $ 226,000.
Tim and Cathy are the most experienced show horse auction managers in the industry. Our team has managed over 380 live horse auctions selling over 80,000 horses since 1978. Tim’s former business, Professional Auction Services, was the largest show horse auction company in the world, in number of horses sold over 15 years.
Visit the Chincoteague Pony Auction website here.
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