Chincoteague Pony Penning Week: The Arrival & The Beach Walk

We're going where we've never been, and hope you'll come along with us, to explore this one-of-a-kind place.

Hi friends… Welcome to the Wild Side… I’m Steve Hall

We’re taking you on an epic journey…heading far east in this episode… breaking precedent by crossing state lines…following the outdoor adventure dreams of a Tennessee couple. This exciting and emotional docu-series will unfold over the next few weeks and immerse our family in the stories we travelled there to tell.

(The Arrival)

It was Sunday afternoon July 24th when the Hemphills arrived on the Eastern shore. Once they unpacked we all set out together to explore the two islands and prepare for one of the most fast-paced, intense weeks since Wild Side started more than twenty years ago.

(The Beach Walk)

The two biggest days of Pony Penning Week are the Pony Swim and the Pony Auction. Our alarms will wake us at 2:45 a.m., and even then, there will already be people waiting at water’s edge. We hope you will be back with us next week as our docu-series continues on this unique island adventure.

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