Everyone can take part in the pony auction. Participation in the auction does not require you to register. Purchasers of these fillies are fotographed with their horses and get a registry. Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Brigade began in 1925 to conduct pony swimming, auctions and carnivals. About 70 year-olds and younger will be sold at the Karneval.
Legacy began when the city of Chincoteague needed fire fighting gear to help prevent fire. In Marguerite Henry's novel "Misty of Chincoteague", Marguerite Henry has attracted thousands of spectators with an interest in youngsters. Now, travelers are traveling to Chincoteague and Assateague to see the isles that have made Misty and the other ferocious icons known.
"The Misty of Chincoteague" recounts the real history of a young sibling ( Paul and Maureen) who lived on Chincoteague Island in the 1950s. Kids collected cash to buy Misty by doing casual city work. A way they collected funds was to harvest mussels and sell them to Burton's Sea Food (A Chincoteauge Island sea food business).
Ever since the "Misty" books and pony auction, many kids and grown-ups all over the globe have dreamt of purchasing and possessing an Assateague/Chincoteague pony. Genuine savage pony Misty was one-of-a-kind because she had a marker on her side that resembled a U.S. chart.
Today the Chincoteague Wild Pony Auction is your opportunity to possibly own one of Misty's deceased.
Halloween of auction prices
Pony auction will take place the morning after pony swimming and starts at 8 am behind the carnival grounds. There are two uses for the auction. Firstly, the auction will help to check the overall sizing of the flock so that it does not become too large. Every year about 60 colts are produced on Assateague Island, VA.
To keep the entire flock on a sustained foal scale, most offspring are offered at auction. Only a few selected offspring are called "repurchases". Repurchase ponies will be put up for auction on the condition that they are given back to the Fire Company and return to Assateague Island to restock the cattle.
Fire Company uses part of the auction revenue to ensure the pony's vet supplies throughout the year. If you want to place a pony bet, be there early. There is no need to sign up for the auction. By raising your hands during the auctioneer's singing, you place a bids.
The transport home of your new filly must be authorized by the Pony Comitee. Bring the horses in by Friday 5:00 p.m. Auction results 2016: Fifty-seven sellers, $2,659 averages, $11,000 highest bids, $550 lowest bids, $151,550 all-season. Auction results 2015: Sell 61 pairs of horses, $2,779 price per horse, 94 (new record), $25,000 highest price (new record), $500 lowest price, $169,576 turnover.
Auction results 2014: Fifty-four horses for sale, $2,772-ish. Package: 00 (new record), highest $21,000 (new record), lowest $700, overall turnover $149,700. Auction results 2013: Fifty-five kittens on sale, $2,000 price on the street. 00, highest $12,000, lowest $650, highest $113,975. Auction results 2012: Seventy-seven pairs of horses for sale, $1,436 apiece.
00, highest $7,000, lowest $400, highest $96,252. Auction results 2011: Selling 69 donkeys, $1,442 apiece. 00, highest $6,700 offer, lowest $450 offer, final value $99,500. Auction results 2010: Seventy-nine hundred and fifty horses for sale, $1,310 apiece. 00, highest $8,100, lowest $375, highest $77,275. Auction results 2009:
Seventy horses for sale, $1,344 price per pony. 29, $11,700 highest bids, $500 lowest bids, $94,100 in all. Auction results 2008: Seventy-four pairs of horses for sale, $1,413-ish. 85, highest $9,500, lowest $400, highest $104,625. Auction results 2007: Seventy-three horses for sale, $2442 an ounce. $47 (previous record), highest $17,500 (previous record), lowest $700, overall turnover $178,300.
Auction results 2006: Seventy-eight kittens on sale, $2150 price on the street. Turnover totalled USD 167,750. Auction results 2005: $2 255 on sale, 66 horses, 2255 on sale. Turnover totalled 148,850.00 US dollars. Auction results 2004: Seventy-four pairs of horses for sale, $1618 an ounce on the street. Turnover totalled 119,750.00 US dollars. Auction results 2003: Seventy-one sellin' horses, $1798 weighted in cost. Turnover totalled 127,700.00 US dollars.
Auction results 2002: Eighty-nine slapped horses, $1,818 weighted costs. Turnover totalled 161,800.00 US dollars. Auction results 2001: Eighty-five sellin' horses, $1,961 weighted in cost. Turnover totalled 166,725.00 US dollars. 2,000 auction results: There were 84 sellin' horses, an avarage of $2,060. Turnover totalled 173,085.00 US dollars. Auction results 1999: Eighty-six horses for sale, $1,620 weighted cost.