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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
Horse Property for sale.
29 Acre Exceptional Horse Property

Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia

Exceptional 5 bedroom 4 1/2 bath property nestled on 29 bucolic acres in the foothills of the breathtaking Short Hill Mountains. Private yet conveniently located! Classic colonial design and meticulously cared for, as you drive up you are greeted by gorgeous horse pastures and a picturesque red horse barn in the distance. Dramatic 2 story foyer reveals a classic center hall with an entertainment sized Living Room to the right and a formal yet very inviting Dining Room to your left. Lovely eat-in Kitchen with cherry cabinets, a center island and peninsula seating. Family Room with fireplace joins a magnificent tiled Sun-Room. Main floor office and powder room. The Master Suite is a haven with a separate seating area, bedroom w/ fireplace, fantastic master balcony and substantial master closet. The Spa-like Master Bath has an art gallery caliber tub, gorgeous cabinets and modern shower. The finished Lower Level offers numerous possibilities with full level walk out, in law suite, kitchenette and storage. Multi-tiered deck with awning overlooking the mountains and pastures. With multiple spots on the deck for dining, grilling and relaxing, this deck personifies the best in an outdoor living space! The 48 x 36 Red Barn has water and electric service, four 12x12 stalls and a center aisle ideal for grooming. Tack/feed room, additional wash area and 48x12 hayloft. Additional 50x30 Red Equipment Building has a 50x10 roof awning (easily convert to additional stalls) and the interior of the building is great space for additional storage. For the horse lovers- the horse paddock fencing is RAMM. Inside one of the paddocks is a 24x12 Amish Built Run-In Shed.

Sam & Ray , Keller Williams Realty

29.00 ACRES
5330 SQ FT


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14 acres, 6 ac. pasture, 3 stall horse barn, 3bed / 2bath home close to Roanoke

Hardy, Franklin County, Virginia

Looking for privacy yet convenience to amenities? This adorable home is it! Bring your horses as this includes a 3 stall barn with lean to, approximately 6 acres of fenced pasture area, separate garden space, stream, separate well for farm, detached garage/workshop at home site. Solar Panels & Whole house Generac generator & 1000gl propane tank. Home has rocking chair front porch and screen porch in back on entry level. Lower level has sunroom with hot tub. All of these areas are perfect to relax in peace and watch the deer and other wildlife. Entry level of home has 3 bedrooms 2 baths. Entry master has jetted tub and walk in closet. Cathedral ceilings. Large pantry in nice size kitchen. HW heater less than 5 years old. HVAC approx. 3 years old. Lower level has family room and large laundry room. Also has 2 car garage under with plenty of shelves and cabinets. All this and only 10 minutes to grocery,dining, medical, fitness, movies & more. 30 minutes to downtown Roanoke and convenient to Lynchburg, Rocky Mount VA. and more. The Driveway is steep from where the pasture ends up to the house. Very flat 8+ acres where barn, shed and pastures are.

Edna Jamieson Wood , Wainwright & Co. Realtors

14.78 ACRES
2206 SQ FT
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Exceptional Horse Farm in Tranquil Setting

Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia

Exceptional horse farm in tranquil setting 25 minutes east of town. A 2 bedroom home (that could easily be expanded to a 4 bedroom) tucked away behind a thoughtfully designed equestrian operation. The centerpiece is a 14 stall stable with wide aisle, two tack rooms, office, bath, and washstall. The stable is centrally located around 7 paddocks, all with water, three with run-in sheds. An oversized ring (150x240) with excellent footing is well-positioned near the barn. This versatile farm is perfect for a hunter/jumper operation, boarders or horse enthusiast that wants a tranquil setting less than 25 minutes to Charlottesville and 45 to Richmond. Easy access for horse transportation on I-64 and 250 (East-West) and Route 15(North-South).

Justin Wiley , Wiley Real Estate

30.00 ACRES
1854 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.

Clifton, Fairfax County, Virginia

Imagine living in this Clifton craftsman home! Few homes compare to this custom home on 12.23 acres with a fish-filled pond. You’ll be blown away by the meticulous attention to detail and countless upgrades in this lovingly maintained home. A mature tree lined street, stately circle driveway, and beautiful custom door welcome you home. Inside you’ll find gorgeous hardwood floors, timeless crown molding, and a bright and airy floor plan inviting guests to come in and stay awhile. The magazine worthy kitchen is well appointed with slab granite counters, center island cooktop, breakfast bar seating, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and huge pantry. Sip morning coffee in the expanded light bathed family room. Featuring soaring high-beamed ceilings, custom built-ins, and a gas fireplace. The forest and pond views from the bench seating are truly breathtaking. For a luxurious retreat, head straight to the tranquil master and indulge in a spa-like bath marked by a large soaking tub and separate shower. The large finished basement features a gas fireplace, full suite bed and bath, and walks out to the covered stone patio. The phenomenal two level (front and back of the home) composite deck features a custom outdoor fireplace. Downstairs is a stone patio with recessed lighting and fan. Entertain in any weather. The fish filled private pond & stream is great for fishing. Flanked by a custom gazebo, there is no shortage of outdoor spaces to entertain. Bring your horses and explore the two-story four horse barn and equestrian trails. Clifton living doesn’t get better than this, near shopping, and seconds to award-winning restaurants. Call now to experience the beauty and lifestyle firsthand and see why this recently remodeled gem is a popular bed & breakfast and was featured in the Clifton Women’s Club home and garden tour. Great Room addition – 2015 - $153k. Gazebo $7,500 Complete 2006 whole house renovation included: Office laundry area New kitchen Three new bathroom redesigns. Circle driveway and parking renovation. Converted three fireplaces, two to gas and one to pellets. The total cost for the 2006 improvements approximately $350K. *Price includes two car detached garage with second level storage. If no garage is needed, subtract $40k from price. Devon and Dustin Fox- Pearson Smith Realty 14827 Wood Home Road Centreville, VA 20120

Dustin Fox , Pearson Smith Realty

12.23 ACRES
5357 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Potential Horse Farm or Vineyard 35 Acres With Fabulous Mountain Views

Fort Defiance, Augusta County, Virginia

Dreaming of living in the mountains with a sprawling piece of land and phenomenal views of the Blue Ridge? Now is the time! You get privacy,lavish touches magnificent living spaces and spectacular outdoor areas. Bring your horses or plant some grapes and start your own vineyard. This custom built home is waiting for you with an outdoor heated pool, great room with gas logs and impressive windows, 3 master bedrooms,recreational room in basement, massive kitchen with double commercial refrigerators, 3 car attached garage and timeless finishes throughout the home. Less acreage available. Contact Chris today for your private viewing either in person or video!

Chris Kincheloe , Real Estate Plus

35.00 ACRES
9474 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
51 Acre Dream Land In Waynesboro City

Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia

Come see this great opportunity located in the city of Waynesboro adjacent to the future site of Sunset Park. Cleared land is great for horses and farm animals. Large barn included! Perfect spot for a farmer's market! If you have always wanted a farm but prefer the city locale, this is the spot to build your dream farm house. This 51+ acre parcel features a lovely pond. The acreage is currently zoned RG-5 and ready for development, as well. The investment opportunity is second to none! Plat, RG-5 zoning specs, Sunset Park news update, city zoning ordinance, and survey of the farm portion are available.

Cynthia Hash , Find Homes Team @ Keller Williams Realty

51.00 ACRES
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West Riding - Equestrian Jewel Box in the Middleburg Area

The Plains, Fauquier County, Virginia

A stunning renovation offers a masterpiece of old-world charm coupled with a sophisticated, contemporary design. The house is made up of thoughtful additions anchored by a 1700’s two-story log cabin. The mature gardens were originally created by well-known British landscape designer Jane MacLeish. Enjoy time in the garden under the shade of the pool house overlooking the pool. Grow vegetables or cutting flowers in the fenced vegetable garden just off the 2-car garage.

Cricket Bedford , Thomas & Talbot Real Estate

25.61 ACRES
4835 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Rock Ridge Farm - Turnkey equestrian property in Middleburg VA!

The Plains, Fauquier County, Virginia

Rock Ridge - Set upon a hilltop with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains is this custom stone and brick French Country style home with 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. Encompassing over 94 acres of open and wooded land, and featuring 2 guest homes, the estate offers endless possibilities for a private retreat, entertaining or outdoor activities – all only minutes from the dining, shopping and attractions of Middleburg, VA.

Cricket Bedford , Thomas & Talbot Real Estate

94.18 ACRES
7395 SQ FT
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LOOKING for an Equestrian Facility w / COVERED ARENA?

Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia

STILL ACCEPTING SHOWINGS & OFFERS~LOOKING for a perfect #Horse Farm on 25+ac & an clear span COVERED Riding Arena!? Currently used as an income producing Hunter / Jumper Training, Lesson & Boarding Facility centrally located for all of your equestrian disciplines/endeavors! Additionally, the Farm is currently $35K under recent appraisal! The Farm is best suited for a professional Boarding/Training facility, hosting clinics/local Horse Shows, Layover facility, or private use for the serious Equestrian!

KIMBERLY RUPP , Homes & Farms in Virginia brokered by eXp Realty

25.58 ACRES
1898 SQ FT
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Your Own Sanctuary with Room to Roam

Bealeton, Fauquier County, Virginia

At the end of a paved tree lined driveway sits your own piece of heaven. Situated on 20 acres, this lovingly cared for home has plenty of room to roam. Original structure built in 1903 with addition built around 1984, this home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 bonus rooms, dining room and breakfast room, family room with fireplace and pellet stove insert, wonderful light filled kitchen with Thermador Gas 6 burner cooktop, GE double oven, Miele dishwasher and Kenmore french door refrigerator. Open the sliding glass door to enjoy the sunroom and the concrete rear patio. Most windows in home have been replaced with vinyl windows. Then, step outside onto the huge brick patio to enjoy the summer evenings. But, wait, there's more...detached oversized garage; drive through wash bay for your truck and trailer; large barn with the lay loft that could be a party room, plus a 3 stall horse barn. Enjoy the tranquility of nature each and every day.

Brenda Payne , Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

20.00 ACRES
4537 SQ FT

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