Pony Auction on Market Friday

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We grow wild, running in the sun. Cast your shadow and keep company with the shine of the day. There were hundreds of us, making our way down the beach, finding our piece of it, where we can sit and watch as the ponies parade by. Oh, it is not such a grand event, but, it is a tradition of sorts and I have been going and supporting the cause for ten years now. Incidentally, my Henry ( my Chincoteague Pony) was born here on this island, and I bought him at auction, so perhaps that is why it is near and dear to me. Or perhaps, it is just that kind of thing that makes my heart sing. Man and nature working together for a better outcome. I'd like to think that is the one.

Lest I forget, that was last year... and just how I remember the day.


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Tradition has it that this is Pony Week on Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This year's swim would have marked the 95th year, but, organizers of the event made a very painful decision to cancel due to Covid-19. See the letter here

Cancelled–Pony Event

The auction will still be held, but the event will be entirely online, but still hosted by the regular Chincoteague Pony auctioneer, Tim. We love Tim and his wife, who helps him out. Happy to see they kept their Chincoteague family together.


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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.


The bidding opened yesterday, Thursday, July 23rd, and will be closing Thursday, July 30. To keep as much continuity as possible, they tried to keep the same timeline with the date of the live auction being the final hurrah! Here is a sneak preview of the babies that YOU can bid on anyone.



Prospective buyers should go to the auction website, where you can create an account. Don't forget to request a bidder’s number, so that you can bid. Please visit the website at https://sporthorseauctions.com/ for more information. Good luck to all you bidders!! Below are the ponies for sale and a few pictures on them. This is it here

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This shop is at the corner of Pony Swim Lane in Chincoteague. This is the road that leads to the unmarked beach that the ponies swim to, more directed to in my opinion. The owner of this what-not shop has made quite the splash with the pony decor. Yet, I cannot come to the island without snapping a shot of it, it changes, season to season, and as she finds a home for a new piece of decor. Oh, yes. Just part of the charm.


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This was the end of the line last year with the Pony Walk. They separate them all, getting them ready for the pony auction. This will be one of the last nights the babies will be with their mamas. Tomorrow will be a whole new life for them.


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It is so hard to accessorize your ponies properly. The beauty is not so much in the way they frolic in the tidewaters, but more the loveliness of their locks, many growing long enough to touch the ground.


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A pony hoof, Just a faint memory, only to live in the minds of those who witnessed it. A quick tide rolling in washes away all the evidence.


As always, there must be a flower, to color my world.


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And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit #MarketFriday!! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!




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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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We really are missing so much this year. However, we dont have much of a choice. I hope next year it can all get back to normal, however, it would not surprise me if Covid is still around somewhat, sadly.

Well, I think even if it is still around, by then we should have figured out how to live with it. Whether it's the new normal or we are back to normal, Something's Gotta Give. I hope you're having a good weekend and as always stay safe out there!

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Some beautiful photos of horses and its very rare now a days, happy marketfriday

https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@sheikh27/marketfriday-at-always-but-framed-different-place-by-sheikh27

Thank you! There arent too many wild herds, you are right. I love watching the roundups!

Have a great week ahead! Thank you for dropping your link.

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I know this is one of your favorite getaways this covid-19 has put a damper on many things and with 4 million cases in America your better of staying away better to be safe the sorry at least you can still see it on line 👍

I know and appreciate that you have already re-blogged this post but here is the link anyways...Cheers 😊

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It is one of my favorite events in the area during the summer season. It's too bad that cool it has taken it away oh, but I am glad that they are continuing with the auction, even remotely like they are. The island is too small to take any more ponies or horses then it already has. I appreciate that you dropped the link!

Have a great week ahead!

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Let's hope that it will be back on for you next year i know you love going to these events 😊

And you have a great week ahead also @dswigle 😊

Thank you!! It's just a fun little event that help support the volunteer fire department on the island. And yes of course I love horses but, this makes sense to do it this way this year. Thank you again and have a great day!

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This really looks like a amazing event to see all these beautiful horses on this island and been auctioned knowing they are going to a great home like your Henry would love to see this island maybe some day thanks for sharing this amazing island first i have heard about something like this taking place with so many beautiful horses 😊

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There's a couple places where they auction off horses, but that's so it doesn't get overpopulated and have no food for them to forage. It's a beautiful sight to go out there and see the ponies in their natural habitat. I love watching them stroll the beach, especially the one they are not allowed on, as it is the one public beach. Thanks for stopping by and dropping your link!

Have a great week!

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I could imagine how beautiful it would be i am just visualizing the beauty of this scene and would love to see it for myself maybe one day and sorry for the late reply have been quite busy at work which is good 😊

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Thank you @dswigle very kind of you 😊

As usual I love those pics, so nice! And those ponies were so cute, they are hardly seen in the Philippines or maybe I'm the only one 😅 who haven't seen a pony in my entire life.

Glad to know about the tradition maybe its so nice and exciting to participate, hopefully soon I could witness that wonderful event.

Sad to know covid19 prevented the bidding to happen but at least an online bidding helps continue the tradition and at the same will keep you away from getting the virus.

What else I forgot here? Hmm those words you used were perfect for me I wish I know how to construct thoughts that way...

Keep safe!

Your words are always perfect. You construct wonderful sentences and lest you forget, English is my first language.

Yes! I am pleased they still are having the auction! Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello!

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How sad that such a wonderful event had to be cancelled this year! This is one of those events that fills life with light and joy.

All ponies are beautiful, nice to see, great pictures!

Thank you so much! Its alway so wonderful! I love watching them frolic in the marshes and on the beaches. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello!

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Wow! Life has been changed so much! All business activities will be online more and more! What will become of human relationship?!

Have a nice weekend.

Isnt that such a terrible thought? I certainly hope not!

I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

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Thank you very much! Hope that common sense still prevails among most people! But transhumanism is coming to us gradually! People will fall in love with cyborgs or robots looking just like humans!!

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It's always my pleasure. Have a wonderful day!

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Then I thought of your inclination towards poetry that helps you write so well.
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You know sometimes mine are too ling and wander a bit! :)

But, thank you. They have certainly gotten shorter at times. Run out of time and there is no stretching it. But, im glad you liked it. I was a little sad that there will be no pont swim this year, but happy that they will still have the auction to keep from iverpopulating the islands. Thanks for dropping by and saying hello!

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I am happy to participate in this weeks market Friday,here is the link to my post👇👇👇

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Thank you for dropping your link! Have a great weekend!

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I love ponies, they are so cute, adorable but I have no idea about pony auction. It's interesting and I never saw pony auction in person though I have seen cute ponies a lot.
Thank for the post, I will check out how this auction works... Fascinating concept...

They have a pony auction because they are wild and they live on an island. If they didn't auction of some of the babies, the island would run out of food for them to eat. It's a small line when it it can only support so many. I have been going for the last 10 years no matter where I live oh, it's kind an all week event, where they round up the ponies and then they swim them across to the next Island and then they parade them through the town 2D Fairgrounds where they are arrested for a day. Then they take them one at a time and bid on them. The money is used to support the volunteer fire department, who in turn oh, take care of the ponies. It's a win-win situation. Thank you for stopping by in your words.

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Very beautiful horses ponys walk,event interesting, have a nice weekend!

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they look so good. hope all of them get a caring loving family

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I don't have a pony but I had a 1965 Ford Mustang for a year plus when I was in Kansas City,
Came in late today but better than never.

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It rained where I went to shop but that didn't stop me.

Here's a blog about my shopping
https://hive.blog/hive-174578/@beckie96830/market-friday-or-or-shopping-on-a-rainy-day

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The ponies are beautiful! It is sad how many events are being cancelled due to the whole Covid 19 situation but I guess there is no other way. Below is my entry for this week's #marketfriday tag:

https://hive.blog/hive-196308/@yashny/market-friday-large-seafood-market-tour

Quite a different and rare Market Friday post. I hope the on-line auction is successful. Talking of on-line this happens to be my topic for today's post. Click here for the link. Hope you like it.

I love horses (and the beach)!!! Awesome photos! And oh my... I loved the video produced for the auction, and I viewed it a couple of times just to look at those beautiful foals! Thank you so much for sharing this today.
And nothing as colorful or as interesting as what you have on your article... but here is a sharing of a different kind of store:
https://hive.blog/hive-136819/@silversaver888/marketfriday-trip-to-a-local-coin-shop-in-mycalifornia
Have a lovely day, sweet @dswigle, and take care 🥰🌺🤙

Great post, I love the photos of the ponies but I think I like the shot taken in front of the little shop the best! Voted & re-blogged :-)