Chincoteague pony

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Chincoteague pony

A small wild horse of a breed inhabiting Assateague Island. The horses on one end of the island are rounded up once a year to swim to Chincoteague Island, where some of them are sold.

[After Chincoteague Island.]

Chin′coteague po′ny

a wild pony found on islands off the Virginia coast, apparently from shipwrecked Moorish ponies.
References in periodicals archive ?
On the last Wednesday of every July, the island is swamped by tens of thousands of visitors for the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim.
Later he heads to Sapelo, where horse lover Martin is thrilled to witness the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, in which around 50 wild ponies swim between islands.
Others insist the wild horses are a subspecies, a feral offshoot of domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus) like the American mustang, Chincoteague pony or Australian brumby.
The US has more than 150 established breeds of horse, and over 40 of them - quarterhorse, Chincoteague pony, the dressage breed Marwari - are represented among the park's 115 equine inhabitants.