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Chincoteague Pony Centre

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Address: Chicken City Road, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone Number: 17573362776
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pony rides, Riding lessons, pony day camps and a pony show complete with a...

Pony rides, Riding lessons, pony day camps and a pony show complete with a gift shoppe with something for everyone round out a chance for everyone to see Chincoteague ponies up close. Come see the Memories of Misty Museum, the pony show, have your child take a riding lesson or get a pony ride. It is the place to meet the Chincoteague pony.

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Nice place to bring small children!

My daughter loves ponies, so I thought this would be a good place to bring her! Very friendly staff. When we toured the museaum area, the girl was grooming the one pony that my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Thursday before Labor Day and were very disappointed to find they had decided to cancel the evening show because all of the riders had gone back to college. A mention of this on their website would be appreciated in the future to avoid little sad faces. My younger daughter did get to ride a pony they claim... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loves ponies, so I thought this would be a good place to bring her! Very friendly staff. When we toured the museaum area, the girl was grooming the one pony that my daughter liked and we were able to stand by the stall & watch her! This made my daughters day. Since we were here for the "off... More 

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Newport, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't check out any of the exhibits or anything but we did enjoy browsing the shop...lots of cute little gift and knick knacks for the souvenir lover.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been visiting the Island for years and yet had never been to the Pony centre.The gift shop was nice and well organized .There are several ponies available for petting and pictures. The foals were adorable and loved the extra attention.

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Thank Sandy E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fun experience if you gave never been to the show or to the island. Adults will enjoy this and be able to check it off the list. Kids will probably love it and want to go back multiple times. The show is fun to watch, petting the ponies after is a good photo opportunity and the pony rides are... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Our two granddaughters, ages 8 and 9 took 30 minute riding lessons. It was pricey ($40), but worth it for the thrill of having 30 minutes on a real pony and actual riding lessons. The $7 pony "ride" would have been more of a younger kid's activity. The instructor Megan was very good. There is also a museum around the... More 

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We visited during pony penning week - it was crowded. Stopped in here with two kids (age 10 and 19). The show was amazing. They have a charming gift shop (affordable). Highly recommend taking kids here. Adults loved it too. It was quite hot and crowded in the arena area but to be expected. The staff was friendly and very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We made a couple stops at the Pony Centre. The kids enjoyed petting some of the ponies. We were expecting there to be more to do. We returned for an evening pony show. Probably on the expensive side ($10 adults, $7 kids), but the kids enjoyed it. It was interesting to learn about some of the history of the ponies,... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Even the big circus' have stopped exploiting our national treasures (our wild animals) But in this case, they have not. These gorgeous, sweet, once wild ponies are doing "tricks" to the unashamed delight of those who do NOT get it. The shop is ok. The employees not friendly. The "show's music is loud, the lights are bright & swirling and... More 

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kendy a, Manager at Chincoteague Pony Centre, responded to this review

Sorry, it's not a dog and pony show, just ponies, beautiful ponies, all very loved who consider it a part of their job to show and educate the world how talented a chincoteague pony can be. If you think about it, every breed of horse started out wild somewhere in their heritage. How great that these gorgeous animals can walk... More 

Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

My husband and I were in Chincoteague Island during "Pony Swim'' week, Several weeks before, I made a reservation to take a lesson on a Chincoteague Pony. I own and show horses here in Florida and I met the weight requirement (under 150 pounds) so I definitely did not want to miss out on this opportunity. Not all of the... More 

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