7 scenes from Chincoteague Pony Swim

CHINCOTEAGUE, VIRGINIA (7/29/2015) The 90th Chincoteauge Pony Swim was held today, with the Saltwater Cowboys swimming the animals from Assateague Island to Chincoteague.

The annual event helps thin the herd and raises funds for the Chincoteague Fire Company.

The fund-raising auction will be held Thursday.

The U.S. Coast Guard helped enforce a safety zone around the ponies.

Thousands of spectators turned out to watch on land and on the water.