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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RELEASE ON THE 2020 PONY PENNING AUCTION

For Immediate release

Charles Town, WV, June 29, 2020

For the first time since WWII, the Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction has been cancelled.  Officials in Virginia cancelled the annual event and associated activities due to Covid-19. The swim would have marked its 95th year.

The auction will be an entirely online event hosted by longtime Chincoteague auctioneer Tim Jennings and his wife, Cathy, through their company, SportHorseAuctions.com, LLC. “We would much rather be in Chincoteague, with our Island family”, said Tim Jennings, “but we are happy to offer our services with our online platform”.

Dates of the auction have been set, with bidding opening Thursday, July 23rd and closing Thursday, July 30. The dates were chosen to keep as much continuity as possible, since July 30th would have been the date of the live auction.

Prospective buyers will need to go to the auction website, and create an account. They will then need to request a bidder’s number in order to bid. Please visit the website at SportHorseAuctions.com for more information.

The SportHorseAuctions.com team produces North America's Leading Online Auctions for Horses. The management team pioneered internet auctions for horses and has produced nearly 80 Internet Auctions since 2012 boasting a high seller of $226,000.

Tim and Cathy are the industry's most experienced show horse auction managers. Our team managed more than 380 live horse auctions selling over 80,000 horses since 1978. Tim’s previous firm, Professional Auction Services, was the largest show horse auction company in the world, by number of horses sold for 15 years.For more information, contact SportHorseAuctions.com LLC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RELEASE ON THE 2020 CARNIVAL & PONY PENNING CELEBRATION

From: Alex Tucker, President of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

 

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and after carefully analyzing the three Phases as set forth by Governor Northam for opening Virginia, the Board of Directors of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company voted to cancel the 2020 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival & Pony Penning celebration scheduled to begin July 2, 2020. Please understand that this was not an easy decision to make, with the last pony penning being cancelled over 78 years ago during the second World War. We know how much this community loves this fire company and supports our carnival but with the restrictions put into the phases to prevent the spread of the corona virus, it was the only logical decision to make.

 

With this said, the foals of the pony herd will be sold by way of online auction, with a date to be determined by the Pony Committee. Plans are still being arranged as to where the ponies will physically be during the auction and we encourage you to keep a close watch on the developments as plans are made public on the auction. Our longtime auctioneer Tim Jennings will be conducting the auction and it should be a positive event for this fire company.

 

I pray all of you are staying safe, and please don’t hesitate to call us if you need us. We will always be here for you!

 

Alex Tucker, President
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Inc

 

UPDATE: 

Many of you have asked about how to donate to the fire company. As you know, the Town of Chincoteague DOES NOT impose a fire tax on our citizens and the way the fire company purchases life saving equipment is thru the proceeds of the carnival and auction. If you so desire to send a tax deductible donation to the fire company, there are two ways you can do it.

1. Go to our website at cvfc3.com and click on the “donate” tab or,

2. You can send a check to: PO BOX 691
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

We appreciate your continued support and we look forward to 2021!

Thanks!
Denise Bowden


The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company is excited to annouce our

Heroes Walkway Campaign 

The campaign allows you to purhcase and personliaze
(up to 28 characters, 14 characters per line)  4 inch by 8 inch engraved bricks.

Bricks will be placed on the walkways around our New Fire House!

Click HERE to download the CVFC Heroes Walkway Brick Request Form 


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