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Herd of ponies swim to benefit Volunteer Fire Company in Virginia

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A herd of ponies makes their way towards the shore during the Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim on Wednesday, July 27. The ponies swim from Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to Chincoteague Island, Virginia to be sold at auction to benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.

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The herd of ponies rest and eat in a small pasture after reaching the shore of Chincoteague Island.

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Mason, the grandson of Saltwater Cowboy Walter Marks, pets Moe at the landing site before the 86th annual Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim on July 27.