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
Ready to go professional facility - indoor / outdoor 25 acres NVA

Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia

**please note** Address listed is not property address. Farm is located in Loudoun Co, VA. This property is offered for private sale at this time via McEnearney Associates, and address will be provided privately to serious, pre qualified purchasers only. Appraised in 2017 at #1,450,000! Turnkey operation, all paved roads access. 22 stalls + outdoor stalls/run ins. Zoned AR1 with possible subdivision potential, and multiple by right agribusiness uses! Includes custom built 2004 built home with separate apartment for guests or staff. Strong well, conventional septic. Barn has half bath/laundry hook ups, multiple wash stalls/grooming areas/tack rooms/feed rooms.

Jacqueline Wynn , McEnearney Associates

25.00 ACRES
4800 SQ FT
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 , Nest Realty

22.91 ACRES
3718 SQ FT
12.6 Acre Horse Property, Country living but close to City

Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia

12.6 acres of flat land, The way property sits , could divide into three , 3 acre pastures for horses. Home sits in the center of 12.6 parcel. County has approved a family division if buyer wants to do a family subdivide. 2.6 acres could be cut off for a family member leaving two , 3 acre pastures for horses. Deep well. Only trees on property are in the yard with home. Open pasture area currently being farmed by a local farmer.

Donald Rozell , Hometown Realty

12.60 ACRES
3200 SQ FT
Impressive equestrian estate with large arena & four fenced paddocks

Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia

Within an hour's drive of the White House, in our nation's capital, yet deep in Virginia horse country, lies this impressive equestrian estate on 9.49 acres. Designed and constructed by renowned John Neufeld Architects of Fairfax, Virginia, the main house is of the French provincial style in stone and stucco, and features five bedrooms, including an expansive master suite with private sitting room on the second level, four full bathrooms, one half bathroom on the main level, a formal dining room with a custom commissioned mural depicting the property in its full glory, a formal drawing room, an oak paneled study, a large gourmet kitchen with keeping room plus family room and built ins. The large fully finished lower level is absolutely ideal for entertaining, or as a place in which to play family games such as pool and cards, with its Butler's Pantry and bar, fireplace and television area. The lower level gives out to a delightful sunken patio which accesses the backyard. The barn is a stunning eight stall building comprising a hay loft with twin cupolas, which house ventilation fans to complement the natural airflow from the open windows at either end, a heated tack room and a laundry room. From the barn, riders emerge to either a choice of five large, white painted fence paddocks or directly to the olympic over-size, 40M x 20M dressage arena with full with arena mirror.

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

9.49 ACRES
5823 SQ FT
Working Farm, Farm House and Fenced Pastures

Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia

Working Farm with over $100,000 in fencing. Amazing views of ponds & mountains.

Beverly Hoover , Century 21 Braddock Realty

63.50 ACRES
3620 SQ FT
Seven Oaks

Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia

No year-built dates for Seven Oaks show on tax card, but local historians think the original foot-print of the house was built in 1820 with additions added along the years. Happily,, the home is functionally perfect for today's lifestyle w. circular asphalt drive, 2 easy steps to front porch, a large kitchen & breakfast room, a 1st.floor den, bedroom, bathroom suite w. separate entrance, & spacious 1st-floor laundry room. The front entrance opens to a wide hall w. a stairway that gently curves in a half spiral. On the left side are twin parlors (34'8"x37'2") with 2 fireplaces, high ceilings, w. windows reaching from the impressive moldings to the hardwood floors. On the right side is the dining room with triple sash windows, & the original ceiling medallion and the kitchen & breakfast room opening to a sprawling screened porch overlooking the lush backyard & electric fenced (can be removed) pasture & 2 bay stable. The back staircase is in the hall leading to the outside side entrance & to the den, & to the kitchen. Owner of the adjacent house on the west has the right to share the driveway.

Scotty Felton , Long & Foster South Boston

2.65 ACRES
4358 SQ FT
Centrally Located Horse Property in Hanover County, VA

Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia

Centrally located pastoral setting for horse lovers in Hanover, Willison subdivision, Close to major highways and interstates. Minutes to downtown. Beautiful 10+acres with 3700+ sq.ft Victorian farmhouse. Large 8 stall barn with new shingled roof,recent residing,large hay loft. The property boasts 7+ acres of fenced pastures. The 2 story home,with new Hardiplank siding,has a wraparound porch and large rear deck with arbor. Complete interior renovation includes: open concept kitchen and great room;hardwood floors;newly carpeted bedrooms and bonus room; paint; fixtures and gas stone fireplace. First floor master with large walk-in closet and master bath. Glass panel door from bedroom to the rear deck. Spacious bath has a free standing tub with separate glass,tiled shower;linen closet;and water closet. Open kitchen with breakfast nook,new granite counter tops,center island with bar; new KitchenAid stainless steel appliances and new cabinets.Kitchen opens to the 2 story, bright great room with gas fireplace and glass panel doors to deck.Formal dining room off kitchen. 2nd floor has a loft/sitting area and 3 bedrooms, one with a private bath and 2 with Jack and Jill bath + bonus room! 3 car garage+more!

Norris Hall , Remax Commonwealth

10.42 ACRES
3723 SQ FT
Spectacular Southern Living Home on 10 Acres with 6 Stall Barn and Ring!!

Markham, Fauquier County, Virginia

Beautiful Southern Living home with open floor plan, covered front porch, gleaming hardwoods, spacious master suite, deck, sun room, unfinished basement, two car garage and views from every window. Barn with 6 stalls, hot/cold wash stall, tack room, 95'x195' riding ring, round pen, hobby shop/kennel with heat and A/C. 10 min to Old Dominion Hunt or I-66. Property is completely enclosed with 3 board fencing. Mountain vistas in every direction! SPECTACULAR HORSE PROPERTY!

Patti Brown , Long & Foster Real Estate

10.01 ACRES
2465 SQ FT

Unionville, Va County, Virginia

BEAUTIFUL 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. OWNER FINANCING is available for qualified buyer with a 25% - 30% down, excellent credit and payment history, with references. Only serious enquiries will be entertained. (540) 661 6327

Mill Run LLC Mill Run

213.00 ACRES
4068 SQ FT

Suffolk, Suffolk County, Virginia

WOW!! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to own this 144+ acre LUXURY horse farm with its own private pond and beautiful in-ground swimming pool! Enjoy your breathtaking water view of your own private pond from the front porch of your luxurious custom cedar log cabin home or enjoy a day of fishing! This unbelievable Luxury farm also includes a LUXURY horse barn that includes a heated and cooled 2 story apartment with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen that can be used as a guest/in-law suite or a 4th bedroom! 4 horse stalls, custom lighting, custom hay loft, tack room, Beautiful in-ground pool , Large riding ring, horse pastures, green house, storage buildings and much more! This luxury home/farm has is all!! Come get this very one in a lifetime finding before its before its gone!!

Jimmy Auvil , 1st Advantage Realty, LLC

144.00 ACRES

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