On Tuesday Virginia legislators approved a bill designating Chincoteague Island’s pony the official pony for the commonwealth.

Robert Bloxom Jr., a Republican state senator, introduced the bill. He is also a Virginia resident, and Chincoteague Island’s location is where it was proposed.

CHINCOTEAGUE, VA - JULY 25: Wild ponies are herded into the Assateague Channel to for their annual swim to Chincoteague Island, on July 25, 2012 in Chincoteague, Virginia. Every year the wild ponies are rounded up to be auctioned off by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. 

CHINCOTEAGUE VA, JULY 25: On July 25, 2012, wild ponies were herded to the Assateague Channel for their annual swim towards Chincoteague Island. Each year, wild ponies…

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