About Virginia


Virginia is a wonderful Horse Country - where scenic horse trails, elite competitions, thrilling races, hunts and the Chincoteague ponies have established Virginia as one of the best destinations for equine activities and events. Horse enthusiasts can find all breeds of horses, used for all purposes from trail riding to competition, to breeding and hunting, racing and training, all across Virginia. More than a half million horse lovers and admirers travel to Virginia each year to enjoy and participate in numerous events, shows, hunts, races, and trail rides.

The history of America is closely tied to that of Virginia, particularly during the Colonial period, Jamestown founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in North America and slavery was introduced there in 1619. The state is called the “Mother of Presidents” because eight U.S. presidents were born there.

The climate of Virginia becomes increasingly warmer and more humid farther south and east.Seasonal extremes vary from average lows of 26 °F (−3 °C) in January to average highs of 86 °F (30 °C) in July. The Atlantic ocean has a strong effect on eastern and southeastern coastal areas of the state.

Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which both operate the same way since independent cities are considered to be County-equivalent. This method of treating cities and counties equally is unique to Virginia.


Fairfax County is the most populous locality in Virginia, with over one million residents. Neighboring Loudon County is both the fastest-growing county in Virginia and has the highest median household income ($114,204) in the USA as of 2010.  Virginia's economy is balanced, with diverse sources of income, including government and military, farming, and business. Virginia has 4.1 million civilian workers, and one-third of the jobs are in the Service Sector. The unemployment rate was 6.3% as of April 2011. Technology became the state's highest-grossing export in 2006, surpassing its traditional top exports of coal and tobacco combined.

Agriculture occupies 24% of the land in Virginia. As of 2007, about 357,000 Virginian jobs were in agriculture, with over 47,000 farms, averaging 171 acres (0.27 sq mi; 0.69 km2), in a total farmland area of 8.1 million acres (12,656 sq mi; 32,780 km2).

Providing horse power in the fields and transportation for goods and people, horses were the backbone of the first Virginia Colonies. Today, the role of horses has changed dramatically, yet horses are still a vital economic factor. Some 700 equine events are held in Virginia each year, attracting over 800,000 participants and spectators who spend more than $167 million at these events. The average Virginia horse owner spends $2,969 per horse yearly. Horse owners spend $505 million in annual expenses and support approximately 20,000 jobs statewide.

  Explore Virginia in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Over 170,000 horses
img Population: 8,001,024
img Land area: 39,594 sq. miles
img Capital: Richmond
img Counties: 95, plus 39 independent cities
img Highest Point : Mount Rogers 5,729 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 
img Geographic Center : In Buckingham Co., 5 mi. SW of Buckingham
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Virginia Beach: 438,415
  • Norfolk: 231,954
  • Chesapeake: 218,968
  • Arlington: 195,965
  • Richmond: 193,777
  • Newport News: 179,899
  • Hampton: 145,579
  • Alexandria: 135,337
  • Portsmouth: 100,169
  • Roanoke: 92,631
Twin Creeks Farm

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia

Twin Creeks Farm is located just west of beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The stunning 2002 residence enjoys an elevated setting and a south western exposure to capture sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property is mostly open and well fenced in separate paddocks with run ins in the front and a great wide pasture of close to 10 acres in the back. There are two charming two stall barns with tack and feed rooms and run in shelters in every field.

John Ince , Wiley Real Estate

22.91 ACRES
3718 SQ FT
Historic Stonyhurst estate on 95 acres in Middleburg, Virginia

Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia

Stonyhurst is a property with a storied background. The house is sited on 94 acres of prime, historic fox hunting land, with significant frontage on what is considered to be one of Northern Virginia’s loveliest country roads, Foxcroft Road. Just minutes from the Town of Middleburg, and just down the hill from Glenwood Park, home of Virginia’s oldest steeplechase meeting, the Middleburg Spring Races, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty is delighted to present this exceptional example of country living. Originally built during the 1890’s by the Duffy family, Stonyhurst was acquired in the early 2000’s by its current owners who saved it from being bought and developed into a housing estate. They subsequently placed it into conservation easement so that, in perpetuity, it’s 94 acres may only be subdivided once, with the construction of just one additional residence (per restrictions).

Peter Leonard-Morgan , Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty

94.36 ACRES
4015 SQ FT
5 Acre Hobby Farm (NO HOA) nestled in the heart of Clifton, VA

Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia

You won't find a more skillfully planned Equestrian / Hobby Farm Property in Clifton, VA on 5+ acres with No HOA, ideal for horses or other livestock or fowl. Not ready for animals? Start your own Organic / Sustainable Vegetable Garden in the round pen OR transform the barn into a Workshop or Art Studio.

Thomas Thayer , RE/MAX Gateway

5.18 ACRES
3513 SQ FT
Spacious 4bdrm Ranch featuring a 4 - Stall barn w/ electricity & water

Chesapeake, Chesapeake County, Virginia

Bring the Horses to this one. Set up to house your horse with plenty of room to ride. Enjoy this updated 4 bedroom 3 full bath ranch in the Hickory School District. Open floor plan will allow you to comfortably entertain your family and friends with no problems. Newer roof, HVAC system, hot water heater and kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops. SS appliances, Wood Burning FP and a sun room that is heated, cooled and opens to a large stamped concrete patio area with a hot tub to enjoy the outdoors. Large Master Bath with ceramic tile and heated floors. Attached garage and large 2 car detached garage. 4 stall barn with electricity and water will give you ample room when working with the horses or for extra storage. Fenced in pastures and more makes this the perfect place to call home. Recently appraised for $510,000.

David Wilkey , Rose & Womble Realty Company

4.75 ACRES
2449 SQ FT
Horse Lover's Delight in Beautiful Boydton, VA 29 acres, Pond, 2 Barns

Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia

Beautiful property in the county seat of Mecklenburg County. Minutes from Lake Gaston and town of Boydton. Less than 5 mi to New Billion Dollar Microsoft Complex. Property has beautiful scenic views all around. 2 gorgeous fenced pastures, one with a large pond, and a huge lighted fenced arena. Property is approx. 60 miles to Raleigh and 90 mi to Richmond.

Gail Burton , SoVa Realty

29.70 ACRES
2624 SQ FT
Brodnax Beauty

Brodnax, Brunswick County, Virginia

7+ acres mostly open with temporary fencing installed. There is a large metal barn/building that can house your livestock and supplies. Current owner has horses, chickens and a cow.

Ronald Sandlin , RE/MAX Advantage Plus

7.13 ACRES
2635 SQ FT
Historic South Central Virginia Horse Farm

Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia

The Langhorne House is a brick, Federal Style colonial home built in 1757 by Colonel Maurice Langhorne and is believed to be the oldest brick house in Cumberland County. With it's 10 ft ceilings on the first floor, it's large rooms with cherry-colored heart pine floors and English basement, one truly feels like they are experiencing a part of history as soon as they enter this home. Later frame additions and updates have made this a more comfortable home for today's family. Set on 15+ acres, this property also features a 51 x 36, 6 stall barn. The barn is concrete construction with hot and cold water in the tack room and wash stall. It has six 12x12 stalls and an over aisle hayloft, 12'x51'. There is a round pen for lunging, and Bear Creek state park is just a few miles away with horse trails. When you're done riding and pampering your horses, pamper yourself in the 2 person jetted Jacuzzi tub with his and her shower. Conveniently located to Farmville, Cumberland and Dillwyn and just a short commute to Richmond, Charlottesville and beyond.

Ronald Sandlin , RE/MAX Advantage Plus

15.18 ACRES
3016 SQ FT
Modern day meets traditional in this restored farm house - 4 stall barn

Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia

Modern day meets traditional in this magnificently restored farm house with soaring windows and spectacular views of the pastures and George Washington National Forest. The original home was completely remodeled beginning 2004 from the foundation up, including electric and plumbing, insulation, widows and metal roof, heating &air, plus a new three story addition! The addition offers wonderful views with soaring ceilings, lava stove, crank out widows & doors opening to a spacious deck on the main level & a covered patio on the lower level. This home is ready for your horses/livestock! 4 stall horse barn w/wash bay - w/electric and water! Garage/utility/machine building. Pole Barn, Hay/feed barn. Fenced! Fish pond! Features include: (kitchen remodel in 2017) granite, upgraded cabinets, all new appliances, marble and tile, original hardwood floors, wood walls & ceiling, walk in cedar closet w/built ins, spacious baths w/claw foot tub, family room w/sauna & indoor endless pool! Lots of room for entertaining and seating outside and in! This home will not disappoint

Tana Hoffman , Sager Real Estate

42.25 ACRES
2720 SQ FT

Mount Crawford, Rockingham County, Virginia

A state of the art equestrian facility on 40 acres in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia located across from Cross Keys Vineyards. The property boasts an indoor riding arena, a second stable with attached manager's residence, an additional 2,576 square foot pre-civil war farm house that is ready to be renovated, a pond, two creeks, two springs and a bank barn. This location is just 15 - 20 minutes to nearby James Madison University and Sentara RMH hospital.

Kemper Funkhouser , Funkhouser Real Estate Group

40.00 ACRES
2100 SQ FT

Weyers Cave, Augusta County, Virginia

This beautiful property consists of 8.96 acres and is located in Augusta County, VA only 15-20 minutes from James Madison University, Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Diana Kiser , Funkhouser Real Estate Group

8.96 ACRES
3300 SQ FT

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