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
Small horse farm with remodeled 1850s farm house and 9 stall horse barn.

Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia

32 acres mostly open and fenced pastures, big yard with large oak trees lining entry way. 2 ponds stocked with bass, bream and crappie. Great rural setting. See web site at www.countrysideproperties.us for full description and photos.

Rick Rawlings , Countryside Properties

32.00 ACRES
1728 SQ FT
31 Acre Horse Property For Sale With Breathtaking Views

Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia

Million Dollar breathtaking views on this hilltop property approximately 5 miles west of Staunton, Va.! A beautiful entrance will capture your imagination as you approach this wonderful enchanting home. The 1,200 square foot guest house is ready for your finishing touches and includes 4+ bay garage below. Property has a 6 stall horse barn and nice in-ground pool with new pool liner. Extensive black fence post & tension wire common fence line installed. Property approximately 1 mile from Large & Small Animal Hospital. Would be great for equestrian operation, B & B, winery, dog kennel operation, or AIrbnb. Presently used as a cattle-grazing farm. 2 wells. Electric fence installed behind board fencing where cattle graze.

Sandy Martin , KlineMay Realty

31.20 ACRES
2692 SQ FT
Remodeled Turn Key Equestrian Estate

Crozier, Goochland County, Virginia

Remodeled turn key equestrian estate in desirable Eastern Goochland county! The stately brick colonial style home sits perfectly atop the highest point of the 10 acre farm with views of newly built barn and 2 fenced pastures. Numerous windows in the main living area allow natural sunlight to flood the home granting the perfect background to a peaceful country lifestyle. The open concept living area seamlessly flows the kitchen, living room and sunroom together. And with a gorgeous custom stone fireplace and surround sound, this home is perfect for entertaining large or small groups. The updated chefs kitchen is bright, open and well equipped with quality cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances. Custom finishes include 3 piece crown molding, recessed lighting and hardwood floors on all 3 levels. The 36’ x 48' barn is the perfect home for your horses or serve as a roomy garage for the car enthusiast. Barn's second level boasts 900 sf of unfinished space awaiting your touch. "The Forest” offers excellent neighborhood amenities, miles of trails for your horse, a stocked community lake and the privacy you’d want in a country estate. Don’t miss this opportunity! Call, Text, or email Daniel Keeton for showings and information: 804-921-7406 - Daniel@keetonandcompany.com

Daniel Keeton , Neumann and Dunn

10.70 ACRES
3877 SQ FT

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

A Historic, c. 1800, Federalist style plantation house welcomes you to peace and serenity! "Oakland", originally part of a 4400 acre estate, was one of the largest plantations in Prince Edward County. With a rich history dating back to early founders of the Virginia Colony; early owners included a treasurer of Virginia & a cousin of Thomas Jefferson, and was the summer home of a Virginia governor. Over the years, the rear part of the house was moved and attached to the main house and house, and it houses the old warming room that kept food warm until it was served. The threshold into the laundry room in the basement was reportedly used to chop kindling to start fires is full of chop marks! This is a very well-maintained home with four bedrooms and three baths, providing ample space for guests and entertaining. A large rear porch is the perfect place to grill dinner or just relax and enjoy the gentle breezes and views of the beautiful, gently rolling 55.74 acres. The 700+ s.f. master suite includes a large sitting room with fireplace, which leads into a dressing room with two closets and a large bathroom, ending with the bedroom which has a bay window that provides awesome views. Bring your horses! There is a 48x56 Morton barn with a hay loft and shelters on each side, board fencing, plus two run-ins. Towards the rear is a 100x40 hay barn with an additional well and septic and a spring-fed pond. The house contains most of the original heart pine flooring, a raised seam metal roof, Hardiplank siding, hand-crafted wood, working shutters, main and upper level porches, two new heat pumps, oil furnace, and automatic generator. A new handcrafted, wrought iron remote controlled gate was recently installed at the entrance, as well as handcrafted wrought iron trim on all porches. Extensive landscaping includes a variety of shade, apple and pecan trees. figs and other bushes. So many possibilities for this property - bring your horses, open a bed & breakfast, create you own vineyard - you decide! Only 6 miles from Hampden-Sydney College and 9 miles from Longwood University.

Vacelo Moore , Yoder Properties, Inc.

55.74 ACRES
5214 SQ FT
SW Virginia Horse Property, Beautiful 3 BR / 3.5 BA House, Views.

Check, Floyd County, Virginia

Beautiful log home setting on 11.24 acres fenced with a barn and ready for your horses. Home features cherry hardwood and tile floors, woodstove, wraparound covered porch with skylights, master suite on the main level with slider to deck. Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, bath and loft sitting room. Basement has 9' poured concrete walls with a full bathroom (with oversized tub) waiting for your final touches. New propane backup generator. Fruit trees. 45 minutes to Virginia Tech (and their superb veterinary clinic), 45 minutes to Roanoke, and 15 minutes to downtown Floyd, where you can enjoy Friday Night - live music, dancing and the best people ever. deborahnp at gmail. Agents/Brokers: If you bring me an offer from a qualified buyer (either financials and/or​ pre-approval letter from a verified lender), I will pay you market commission and sign an agreement to that effect.

Deborah Robbins

11.50 ACRES
2200 SQ FT

Saxe, Charlotte County, Virginia

Welcome to Annefield. This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. This historic property has been meticulously renovated to highlight not only its original features & charm, but also to include lavish, modern conveniences. Originally built in c.1858, this Italianate-style villa underwent extensive renovations from 2005 to 2009. As you enter the twin entry doors, the foyer leads you to a formal parlor on the right and a library to the left. Behind the parlor is the formal dining room and behind the library is a den. The back of the first floor is a well-appointed kitchen, pantry, wet bar with icemaker and a full bathroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two large full bathrooms, a laundry room and porch overlooking the garden. There are five additional structures on the property: original, unrestored kitchen house, restored smokehouse, restored office, partially restored mid-20th century dairy barn, and an unrestored c.1830 house. This property has 189.74 acres and two stocked ponds. Call today for your private tour of this magnificent estate. For additional information, go to www.annefieldplantation.com

Scotty Felton , Long & Foster South Boston

189.74 ACRES
4124 SQ FT
Victoria Virginia 42 Acres with long frontage and Creek

Victoria, Lunenburg County, Virginia

42 Acres with long road frontage on a dead end road. Located near Rt 460 and a short drive to Victoria VA, and Farmville VA. A creek is located on the property and a 4 stall tractor shed and a chicken house, shed, and greenhouse. The home features a 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 story home with lots to offer. This is a fabulous home at a fabulous price. Call listing agent for more details or to schedule a showing.

Sylvia M. Miles , Napier Realtors ERA

42.00 ACRES
1856 SQ FT
Equestrian Estate - close to beaches and urban amenities

Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, Virginia

Exquisite 13.27 acres equestrian estate located in the quiet rural area of southern Virginia Beach, while still only minutes from the beaches. This property was planned and crafted with top quality maintenance-free construction materials and techniques.

Bryan Ihrke , Carrington Real Estate Services

13.27 ACRES
6310 SQ FT
Mini Horse Farm with remodeled Home

Gretna, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Have you always want a renovated farm house with a large eat-in-kitchen for family time. Complete with a deck, covered porch and 3 bay carport surrounded by a large yard with a small Orchard. Over 15 acres with a large 6 stall stable, a couple of tobacco barns, enclosed chicken pin several outbuilding,a spring all surrounded by mature timber...Here it is waiting for you to add your personal touch!

Don Ashworth , Watts Auctions Realty Appraisals Inc.

15.24 ACRES
1997 SQ FT
Beautiful 20 Acre Horse Farm

Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia

Beautiful and serenely private in the heart of Powhatan! Approximately 8 acres open with balance in hardwoods. Lovely paved driveway leading to house and then around to large barn with 13 stalls, tack room, wash bay and equipment storage.

Darlene Bowlin , Fine creek Realty

20.00 ACRES
4774 SQ FT

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