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Local Farm Featured in National Book about Chincoteague Ponies

 Jennifer and Chris Hagquist of Endicott have put their Rockin H Ranch in the national spotlight on two fronts this year. This Chincoteague Pony Breeding Farm is featured in the new book, Out of the Sea: Today's Chincoteague Pony. The cover of the book shows a registered Chincoteague Pony that was sired by Rockin' H Farm's pinto stud, Island King. But that's not all. The farm owns Misty Moon Dancer, a descendent of the famous Misty of Chincoteague. This year the mare gave birth to the first known solid black descendent of Misty.

 The Hagquist ponies play a part in the new release. Author, Lois Szymanski interviewed people across the United States about what they are doing with their ponies today. What she found was amazing. These once wild ponies are excelling across the nation, gaining a reputation as a pony good with children and adults..

 The book Out of the Sea: Today's Chincoteague Pony shares the history of the ponies, the Misty mystique, training advice, and information for new pony owners. Jennifer Hagquist is featured in a section with inspirational stories. A picture of her taken by her dad on the island when she was just a child goes with the tale of how she made her childhood pony dreams come true. Many pictures of the Hagquist's ponies are sprinkled throughout the book and the farm is listed in the resource section.

 This year at Pony Penning, visitors to Chincoteague Island buzzed with news of the new Misty descendent. The Hagquist family attended with Jennifer's parents, bringing back memories of that summer in 1973 when Jennifer was a child and first fell in love with Chincoteague Ponies.

 On September 22, the Haquist family traveled to Manchester, Maryland, where Misty Moon Dancer and her foal were the guests of honor at an annual fun show held as a benefit for The Feather Fund, a nonprofit group that helps children purchase Chincoteague Ponies.

 This Endicott family brings the mystique of Misty of Chincoteague into the greater Binghamton area, breeding their stud to Chincoteague Pony mares across the nation, selling registered foals, and sharing the legend wherever they go.

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