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Address: Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 757-336-2776
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Great for kids!

We stopped by the Chincoteague Pony Center in the morning. The main building is mostly a gift shop, however, you can also purchase pony rides or riding lessons. On the dreary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
GNRMatt
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped by the Chincoteague Pony Center in the morning. The main building is mostly a gift shop, however, you can also purchase pony rides or riding lessons. On the dreary, rainy day we spent here, the outdoor pony rides seemed like a bad idea. However, the riding lessons - a 30 minute lesson with an instructor, inside, for about... More 

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jacksonville, fl
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Always love stopping in to see what the Pony Centre has. Great place to buy a gift for birthday, a just because, or for yourself. The staff are friendly and ready to help you with your purchases. You might even catch a glimpse of one of the owners. They also have a pony riding center in the back where you... More 

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Pitcher, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

took the family here for the pony rides. They loved it. Ponies well taken care of and excellent with small children. the staff were so good with the children

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Nice gift shor. Did not stay for the horse show. They have pony rides for the kids. The horses looked a little worn out.

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manatee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If we had little ones with us that could have ridden the ponies, we might have found this more interesting. As it was, we saw a few ponies out front in pens that really needed to be cleaned. Going on a boat ride to the see the ponies was a much better experience.

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Victor, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a disappointment. Now I'll admit that they didn't have the pony events going on so we didn't get to see the pony rides but the place itself is just an oversized tacky gift shop. The ponies are in small pens in the front of the building out in the blazing sun - they didn't look very happy to be... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The pony centre is pretty neat. There are ponies out front to interact with. Inside the shop is filled with EVERYTHING horses! You can sign your children up for a 30 minute riding lesson that is super fun. The rate was $40.00 and well worth it! The ponies are very well trained and our instructor was fabulous! They also have... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My little one was a bit disappointed that there were not lessons on the weekend but was able to pet and bond with Sony and Tony. The young ladies guiding the pony ride were excellent with the children! Would like to go back for camps/lessons for sure!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Late August (before Labor Day) or early Sept. is a great time to visit Chincoteague Island, Va. and neighboring Assateague, Md. (where the southern third of that narrow island is a Virginia-managed national wildlife refuge that is home to the Chincoteague pony herd owned by the volunteer firemen--just to thoroughly confuse you). Once area schools go back into session, us... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the best place on the island to get up close and personal with ponies. We dropped our kids off for a morning pony camp. All three had a great time (boys and girls, alike). The counselor, Megan, was adored by all, as we're the ponies. The grown-ups spent some time perusing the gift shop without kids (smart, right?).... More 

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