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Chincoteague Pony Centre

Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-2776
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Victor, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My children had their pony riding lessons. They loved it. It's a 30 minute lesson so it's nice to start off the day to get a child out of bed. It's a worth a visit.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First off, as soon as you park, there are a few ponies out front more than willing to be loved on. Once you get in, it's one of the nicest gift shops on the island for horse stuff. Picked up books our first night (nothing like seeing your kids reading on vacation) The pony show was wonderful. It wasn't expensive... More

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Millington, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though my granddaughters are teens, they enjoyed the Pony Centre. Too bad there is no riding available for them, but great for little ones.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

what a great place,,,show is very good, the store has great gifts. My kids always went for riding lessons. The instructors were always very patient

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Pickerington, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Children would love this place! The Centre has Pony Camp for youngsters. The offer pony rides. The day we visited, they had a Pony Show that night. The ponies were all descendants of Misty. The show was awesome.

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