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
Equestrian Farm 77 acres Clarke County

Boyce, Clarke County, Virginia

Gorgeous horse farm conveniently located on 2 major Highways. Has stalls, wash bay and additional lean to for the horses and you can enjoy kitchen and upstairs has bar area and 2 offices. Possibly board horses or have a breeding facility. Please confirm with Clarke County for allowable/permitted uses. Mostly Level, fenced property and has beautiful gated entrance

Daryl Stout , Weichert Realtors

77.00 ACRES
Incredible Custom Hunt Box in Bull Run Hunt Territory

Rapidan, Orange County, Virginia

Welcome to Little Winter Farm. A lovely, thoroughly custom, P.J. Williams-built HardiePlank Hunt Box situated on over 50 rolling mountainside acres in Bull Run Hunt territory. Boasting gorgeous panoramic Blue Ridge views and unparalleled ride out, this property was designed by the horse enthusiast for the horse enthusiast. The residence offers a comfortable two bedroom/two and a half bath, sun-filled open floor plan, large vaulted family room and upgraded kitchen, master suite with his and hers office space and a plethora of well-appointed details. Unique, one-of-a-kind design allows for the amazingly functional transition from living space to stable, as the barn is accessed via a conditioned breezeway. Custom center-aisle matching HardiePlank barn offers six large stalls, heated tack room with half bath and wash stall with radiant heat and organized feed storage with metal lined bins, hay loft and much much more. Bucolic lot is fenced and cross fenced, offering multiple paddocks, unmatched access to miles and miles of riding trails, a strong stream and some of the best views of the Blue Ridge that Orange County has to offer. Property's location is situated in the Bull Run Hunt territory and less than an hour from some of Virginia's best hunt territories: Keswick, Casanova, Old Dominion, Warrenton, Thornton Hill Hounds and Rappahannock Hunt, as well as, a short drive to HITS Commonwealth Park show facility. A truly incredible opportunity for the discerning rider looking for the exceptional.

Philip & Kelly Thornton , RE/MAX Crossroads

53.00 ACRES
1771 SQ FT
Exceptional Equestrian Estate w/ Remodeled High - End Farm House HAYMARKET, VA

Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY to BUY UPDATED CUSTOM ESTATE HOME & EQUESTRIAN Property on 25 ACRES in DESIRABLE HAYMARKET! STUNNING & DIVINE Grounds!! RARE .25mile paved and private tree lined driveway. Southern Living CHARM at its FINEST with the 10 x 40 ft HIGH PERFORMANCE maintenance free decking to watch the sunset over the Bull Run Mountains. Main House includes 5BR/3.5 Baths loaded with UPSCALE finishes. Travertine marble and PRISTINE hardwood floors throughout. Guest suite over garage w/kitchenette rough-in. INSPIRING outdoor living includes in-ground heated black gunite POOL and JACUZZI, custom hand stacked stone and brick patios surrounded by ENCHANTING gardens. Kitchen RENOVATION includes updated cabinets, new SS appliances including WOLF convection double ovens, induction cooktop, and popular light granite. TRANQUIL Master Retreat includes hardwood floors, large walk-in closet and GRAND master spa bath w/ Frameless Shower, stone slipper tub, new vanity w/ granite countertops and lighting. EQUESTRIAN LOVERS DREAM includes 8-Stall barn, lighted dressage riding ring, 8000+ft of fencing, 3-run-in sheds, chicken coups, fire-pit and SO MUCH MORE. RURAL CRESCENT 10ACRE Site Work and BUILD OPP*DON~T MISS OUT OF THIS GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Schedule your SHOWING today!!

Kerri Ralston , Pearson Smith Realty

25.00 ACRES
3985 SQ FT
Equestrian Estate Home On 82 Private Acres

Rixeyville, Culpeper County, Virginia

A true dream equestrian estate less than 15 minutes from downtown Warrenton & Culpepper. Over 80 acres of privacy surround the custom home & farm. First, you'll arrive at the picturesque stable with four paddocks, nine (currently five with the potential for four more) stalls all with automatic watering, seven kennels also with automatic watering, hay loft, numerous offices, bathroom & tack room sit on the lower portion of the lot. A pole barn & three car garage with 12ft. ceilings sit adjacent to the stable. Ride through numerous private horse trails which connect back to the main house. The main home was custom built in 2001 with a welcoming stone walk way & stone front facade. The two-story foyer gives guests a grand feel with formal entertaining rooms to the left & right of entry. A two-story family room boasts a stone fireplace, new plantation shutter & opens to the gourmet kitchen. In the eat-in kitchen, you will find top of the line stainless steel appliances, double ovens. island & work station as well as a walk-in pantry. A mudroom with separate entry, laundry room one, a private study or fourth bedroom & garage access are on the left side of the home for privacy. Relax in the master retreat with a cozy fireplace, sitting room with patio access, owners bathroom & walk-in closet. The upper level includes two bedrooms, full bathroom & the potential to build out over the kitchen for another bedroom. While the walk-out basement is unfinished, it provides a clean slate for designing with an additional 2,300 square feet of living space. The backyard is the true show stopper with a custom stone paver patio, outdoor TV entertaining space & pool with hot tub. There is also a backup generator at the home. This home is a true escape from the hustle & bustle of the city yet close enough to fine dining & shopping. Each stall could rent for potentially $800+/month. Current seller sells hay for A1 zoning. TAX ID Tax ID 13- - - -44 (72.99 acres) & Tax ID 13- - - -44A (10 acres) being sold together.

Caitlin Ellis , Pearson Smith Realty

82.00 ACRES
6142 SQ FT
Bring horses, great location in Clarke County

Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia

Great charming historic house, with bank barn and shed row barn. House dates back to 1850's and has had been updated several times. Good paddocks with water in each. Great rideout and in the heart of Blue Ridge Hunt country. Middleburg 25 minutes away, Winchester 20. Near the villages of Millwood and Boyce - minutes to shops and restaurants in Berryville.

Anne McIntosh , Middleburg Real Estate

20.00 ACRES
3000 SQ FT

Unionville, Orange County, Virginia

BEAUTIFUL, well priced, 213 acre horse property in Central Virginia. 1.5 hours from D.C. in the heart of pony/horse country and fox hunting. Mill Run stream runs through the lush property that contains 3 hay field. Within 30 mins of the city of Culpeper and 9 miles from HITS/ Commonwealth Park. MILL RUN FARM is part of the Conservation program which lowers the property taxes significantly ( approx $1900 / year) . The land is divided into two 100 acre parcels ( approx) and 2 houses per 100 acres as well as an indoor riding arena are permissible under the Conservation agreement. (540) 661 6327

Mill Run LLC Mill Run

206.00 ACRES
4068 SQ FT
15 Acres, Deep Water to James River, 3 Run Barn, 2900 Sq Ft Home

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia

Painting Paradise by Numbers: 15 Acres, 5' of Deep Water at Mean Low Tide, 2500' of Shoreline on Powhatan Creek leading to the James River, 3 Stall Equestrian Barn and Paddocks;This unique waterfront-equestrian property boasts quality construction throughout the "right sized" -2900 sq ft,3 bedroom home with extra loft area; including custom cross saw Tiger Oak Cabinets, hardwood floors, granite tops, tile shower with body spray jet, a water front deck for entertaining and so much more. The 1280 sq ft Detached Work Shop and parking area is perfect for hobbies or your own home business. the Equine Facilities include the New Shed Row Barn with Feed-room/tack-room, Shaving Bin, Footed 60'X200' Riding Arena, wooded Trails & ample Pasture. The Powhatan Creek Frontage has a small boat ramp, 12x24' Boat Dock (add'floating dock) providing a front row seat for blue herons, swimming deer, turtles, and all the Fish you dream to catch;checking off all the boxes for the horse, water, and outdoor enthusiasts. Views are plentiful & free with the purchase of Paradise.

Steve Ewell , Coldwell Banker Traditions

15.00 ACRES
2900 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
PaddockWood: 32 - Ac Equestrian Property & Country House

Keswick, Albemarle County, Virginia

Custom-Built by Equestrian Owners. Sought-after Keswick VA location. Large Master Suite, Private Study, Renovated Kitchen, Vaulted Ceilings, Impressive Stacked Stone Fireplace, Wrap-Around Screened Porch overlooking Stocked Pond, 10-Stall Center Aisle Stable with large Riding Ring, 4-Board Fenced Paddocks, 2-Car Garage, Private Gated Entrance.

Sharon Merrick , Roy Wheeler Realty Co

32.00 ACRES
5000 SQ FT

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