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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.
LISBURNE, a historic waterfront estate in Gloucester County with 4 stall barn

Hayes, Gloucester County, Virginia

Welcome to LISBURNE, a historic waterfront estate in Gloucester County. Circa 1810 this home has seen some renovation and expansion over the years and offers character and charm at every turn. The highest quality of materials and construction was used in the interior renovations, including walnut paneling, custom period designed wallpaper, original heart pine floors throughout, and beautiful fireplaces and mantels. An updated country Kitchen, large Master Bedroom ensuite with views of the established gardens. The property being offered has over 70 acres or land resting along the banks of Vaughan's Creek which leads to Mobjack Bay. Other features include a large 20 x 30 pool and 12 x 20 pool house, tennis court, 22 x 50 horse stable with 4 stalls, hay loft, detached three bay 24 x 54 garages or carriage house, workshops, 10 x 20 garden shed, 14 x 19 greenhouse, water access, pier and ample pastures for horses. A true gem and a peaceful place to roam with countless boxwoods, azaleas, peonies, established magnolias, and hidden paths. See our Video for a private tour.

John Martin , Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate

70.10 ACRES
7420 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
The River Ranch Farm

Chesapeake, Chesapeake County, Virginia

*****HOT PROPERTY*****BUY TODAY!! Do you enjoy peace and quiet away from people? Do you enjoy drinks in the evening watching the sunset? Do you enjoy coffee in the morning watching the sunrise? Do you enjoy watching horses and/or riding horses and/or having your own horses? Then The River Ranch Farm is for you! Please call for a special showing and house/property tour. 757.748.1056. This beautiful, move in ready home has gorgeous views with horses all around! River Ranch Farm has the wide open feel like Wyoming, and the welcoming pastures like Kentucky. If you are looking for plenty of room for children, and/or plenty of room for horses then you have found your next home. The River Ranch displays a sky full of stars and a well manicured landscape. It's close to civilization yet far enough away to be in the country. Great views, great schools, and great location. Sign and buy today. This property will not last long. Price includes agent commission (up to 3%). Seller to buyer subtract 3% from price. Price subject to change. Address is zoned for Southeastern elementary (~2 miles), Hickory middle (~1 mile), and Hickory high school (~1 mile).

Nathan Conner , For sale by owner

3.00 ACRES
3202 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Sprawling 112 - Acre horse farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains!!!

Appomattox, Appomattox County, Virginia

This farm is breath taking! Sprawling farm with sweeping views! Located within 10 minutes to the historic town of Appomattox and about 30 minutes to Lynchburg and Liberty! This 112 acre Equestrian is waiting for your four legged friends! Main home is a gorgeous, newly built, cape cod, with modern conveniences including FIOS high speed internet! First floor master, granite, garden tub, ceramic, and an unfinished second floor with plumbing and electric! This rolling farm is approximately 70 acres in open pasture and 42 acres with mixed timber! Trails are everywhere! All barns are newer and in great shape. Underground electric and water! Main barn is presently set up for 12x12 stalls with potential for 16 total stalls. 5 smaller, 4 stall barns, both center isle and shed row, with separate fenced areas. 135x220 foot riding arena with lights, 8 separate fields, two 60 foot round pins and mega-braid fencing throughout! Home, barns, open fields, large creek,and trails to ride your horses or ATV's! Perfect property for breeding farm, horse retirement business, boarding, and horse training. This convenient farm has the total package! Schedule your showing today! 313 Bridle lane also available to purchase to combine 2 homes and 119 acres. Not on the market but is negotiable.

Nicolas Worsham , eXp Realty

112.00 ACRES
1600 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Streator Hill Farm with Indoor Arena

Madison, Madison County, Virginia

PRICE REDUCED! Like keeping an eye on your horses? Imagine walking out of your house & directly into your 9-stall barn! Welcome to Streator Hill Farm, a very unique equestrian property on 33 +/- rolling acres with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains & in close proximity to Madison County's best wineries. The spacious two-bedroom/two full bath plus bonus room home, can easily be expanded for more bedrooms. The well-appointed barn provides all the luxuries you could desire for your horses. Both indoor & outdoor riding arenas allow for all-weather riding. This farm was built to uncompromising standards by a professional equestrian focusing on ease of operation, efficiency & safety. With all that it offers, it would be impossible to duplicate this property for anywhere near this price. DETAILS: * 168' x 70' indoor arena with sand, rubber & fiber footing * 66' x 198'(approx)outdoor arena * Center-aisle stable with 9 12'x12' matted stalls, hot & cold water in the wash bay & custom stall fronts with drop-down sections on the doors, automatic waterers & easy feed-through stall fronts. * Several stalls have steel reinforced dutch doors leading out to individual paddocks. * Easy access to Route 29, riding trails in the Shenandoah National Park & Commonwealth Horse Park. * There is a building site with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views.

Gayle Harvey , Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

33.80 ACRES
2199 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.

Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, Virginia

An amazing property on 77.34 acres that was established as one of the best Equestrian Facilities around & still is. BUT, you do not have to be an Equestrian to own this property. The potential with your imagination is limitless. ALL ENTHUSIAST COME FORWARD....Horse lovers, Animal lovers, Collectors, Wedding venue, Events venue, Sports venue, Farmer, Lease the Barn, B&B, ETC.. NOTHING has been left out. Just when you think you have seen it all, THERE'S MORE! HOUSE, APARTMENT, DETACHED GARAGE, SHOOTING RANGE, OPEN LAND, GROW YOUR OWN HAY, BARN, ARENAS & PASTURES, OH MY! Reach out today for a brochure to see all that this property has to offer. When scheduling your tour, please plan a window of time to view this beautiful establishment. There is so much to see, admire & learn about the infinite details that went in to creating this MASTERPIECE. We are so excited to have you & look forward to sharing this experience with you. And yes...Dreams do come true. PLEASE BE SURE TO VIEW THE VIDEO FOR MORE PICTURES AND A 3-D TOUR!!!

Lee Ann Shelton-Matthews , Fathom Realty

77.34 ACRES
7124 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.

Vernon Hill, Halifax County, Virginia

Amazing 115+/- acre farm with over 2 miles of trails for walking or riding atv's or side by sides and a beautiful home, shop, pool, car shed, and pond with a dock on the property as well. The farm is 115.68+/- acres including 27+/- acres of 10+/-year old planted pines, 30+/-acres of 2+/- year old planted pine on the back side of the farm across Bye Creek, 1/2+/- acre pond with dock, 7+/- acres of open agricultural fields in the back, and 10+/- acres of open field/yard around the home and shop, and the remainder of the property is in hardwood trees. The house was built in 2012 and is over 2300 square feet on the first and second floor with over 1400 square feet in the basement. The property has a 2 car shed and a 30 ft. x 50 ft. (1500 sq. ft.) enclosed shop with concrete floor This property is perfect for a family that loves the amenities of a new home and shop along with 115 acres of land to ride, walk, swim, fish, or recreate. The shop has many possiblities such as being perfect for equipment storage such as tractors, atv's, lawn mowers, side by sides, or can be used as a wood working shop or storage for antique cars. Trails and sitting areas and swings and campfire site.

Scotty Felton , Long & Foster South Boston

115.60 ACRES
2370 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
721 Kennel Road - 87 Acres in Clarke County, VA Heart of Blue Ridge Hunt Country

Boyce, Clarke County, Virginia

87 acres in Clarke County Virginia, raw land with renovated small barn and machine shed, well and septic field for 3 bedrooms. Stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Totally private, in Clarke County easement. Beautiful site for custom house. Great potential for horse farm, good crop land, currently planted in rye and corn. Lots of game. Low taxes. Dulles airport 1 hour, Middleburg 20 minutes, Winchester 25 minutes.

Anne McIntosh , Middleburg Real Estate

87.00 ACRES
Horse Property for sale.
Turnkey Equestrian Property Clarke County, VA

Boyce, Clarke County, Virginia

Copy this link for a virtual tour: A one-of-a-kind find in Clarke County - 9.77 acre horse operation south of route 50 !! Turnkey property - pristine shape, well maintained - 3 to 4 bedroom house, main master, totally updated, open floor plan, quality custom construction, solid doors, insulated windows, hardwood, ceramic, granite, stainless steel appliances, and much more. Property has a custom six stall stable, wash stall, tack room with laundry, feed room, one bedroom apartment, stone schooling arena, 3 paddocks with water, all board fencing. Entire property backs to large farm in easement. Watch the sun rise from your front porch over the Blue Ridge Mountains and watch it set from your back deck or sun room over the Allegeny mountains. In the Heart of Blue Ridge hunt country - perfect Huntbox. Rideout superb - horse friendly neighborhood. One hour to Dulles airport, 20 minutes to Middleburg and Winchester, 10 minutes to Upperville and Berryville. 5 minutes to quaint Village of Millwood. Route 66 - 15 minutes and Route 81 - 15 minutes. Low Clarke County taxes. This is a rare find. Listing agent must be present to show. Please call listing agent direct, do not use Showing time. Virtual tour to be uploaded in a few days.

Anne McIntosh , Middleburg Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
2700 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Spacious Rancher on 6 Serene Acres

Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia

Beautiful tree lined driveway leads to a spacious rancher providing comfortable one level living with over 3,400 square feet of living space. Bring your horses! Nearly 6 serene, rolling acres which includes a pavillion, a five stall horse stable (72x36) with 12 ft overhang and tack room, a run-in shed , chicken pen, and storage barn. Oversized family room and adjoining dining room are the entertainers dream! Enjoy the enclosed porch/sunroom , patio, and quiet neighborhood. Master suite with walk-in closet and soaking tub. Less than 20 minutes to town and a short drive to 81. **$549 home warranty with acceptable offer.

Sheila Pack , Re/Max Roots

6.00 ACRES
3456 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful 71+ Acres with 14 Stall Barn & Guest House

Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia

This gorgeous 71 acre horse farm in the heart of Warrenton Hunt is ready for you to move in! The 14 stall barn is a luxury retreat for any animal lucky enough to call it home, it offers amazing boarding or training potential and plenty of storage space. The temperature controlled tack room features a full bath and partial kitchen in addition to a feeding room allowing full stair access to the hay loft that spans the full length of the barn. The extensive riding trails can take you to the creek, through the ~30 acres of woods, by any of the 3 paddocks, to the round pen, or the open field that was once used for polo and jumping. The possibilities are truly endless on this diverse land. If you think you might want help maintaining this pristine property then the 2 bed, 1 bath guest house offers a perfect place for your farm manager to stay. They will feel spoiled with beautiful cherry hardwoods, expansive windows, a 2 car garage and a separate laundry unit. As for where you'll be living; the 4 bed, 3.5 bath main house feels like home as soon as you walk in. The beauty is truly in the details here with the touches of chair rail trim, divine dutch paint, and recently refinished pine floors throughout. This home also features a deep soaking tub, a custom steam shower, and a main level master with a walkout to views that will make your morning coffee or evening wine never want to end. You won't want to leave this oasis but if you do you're less than 15 minutes to Old Town Warrenton or 5 minutes to the Fauquier Springs Golf Club. Stonewood Farm can't wait to welcome you home!

Sarah Chrisp , Century 21 New Millennium

71.20 ACRES
2800 SQ FT

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