About Virginia

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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.

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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
 
 
$3,700,000
WELLINGTON FARM...A LUXURY DETAILED WORKING EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

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 , Brian F. Saunders & Associates

77.34 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
7124 SQ FT
 
$850,000
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
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1771 SQ FT
 
$990,000
Elim Farm:Quintessential Western Albemarle farm overlooking Blue Ridge Mountains

Free Union, Albemarle County, Virginia


Elim Farm is 65 acres of quintessential W Albemarle, nestled on a knoll overlooking expansive Blue Ridge Mountain vistas. The wrap-around front porch of this Cape Cod flaunts 360-degree views of the surrounding land. Buck Mountain is the backdrop for this picturesque property, along w/ 2 small ponds, pasture and mature hardwoods to the rear of the property. The home was built in 2006, when several craftsman gathered materials from the area to capture the historical and cultural essence of the area. There are local pine floors throughout the 1st & 2nd levels, & fireplace/mantel crafted from an original building on the property. Outdoor spaces maximize the SPECTACULAR views from the screened in porch, sunroom, & front porch. Multiple Division Rights.

Erin Garcia , Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

65.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$3,400,000
Investors! Profitable 99 ac. boarding / lesson equestrian facility, VA Beach VA.

Virginia Beach, Princess Anne County, Virginia


Beautiful 99 acre property (20 minutes from the beach) with 29 pastures, a pond, 50 acres of trails, 3 outdoor riding rings and a covered riding arena, 2 round pens. There are no wetlands on the property, but the whole west side backs up to a canal that goes to the Intercoastal waterway. 4300 sq ft of living space (2 separate homes or one) within the confines of the barn, plus a farmhouse that is approximately 1200 sq ft. Main barn with 54 stalls and stamped concrete floors, 7 wash stalls with hot/cold water and one grooming stall. 4 additional stalls in the indoor arena. Also on the property is a 2-stall shed row barn and a 10-stall shed row barn with electricity. The barn is a steel building, built in 2006, and built with hurricane bracing said to sustain 150 mph winds. Full working Quonset wood shop with metal and wood lathes, drill press, belt sander and more. Another Quonset hut for storage. 9 run-in shelters 50 acres of trails with wood ready to be timbered. Chicken coop, covered work area with fireplace. Blacktopped driveway with painted parking spots at barn. Established client base. Profitable business. Turnkey operation. Building rights sold until 2032. Owner financing available to qualified buyer at reduced interest rate. Equipment could convey.

sharon golesh

99.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4400 SQ FT
 
$625,000
Horse Farm with 17+ ac, remodeled home, arena, beautiful barns, mountain view

Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia


The premier area for equines whatever your discipline... 6 paddocks, equipment shed, Carriage barn, tack storage building, big airy barn with 5-12 x 14 stalls, an RV covered parking area, even a gazebo by the arena. For the artist or escape artist in you, there is a beautiful she-shed with flower gardens, patio, and arbor. All the buildings have just been painted. Outdoor areas are fabulous and in fact most new including the screened porch which provides 3 season enjoyment. The wrought iron entry gates and wide, paved drive are so welcoming and provide plenty of parking. There is additional parking at barn entry drive. Campbell Mountain is seen behind the property and there is trail riding along the easement. Property is in Keswick Hunt and is surrounded by Equine properties and large estates.

Fiona Tustian , Roy Wheeler Realty

17.53 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4882 SQ FT
 
$499,500
Mountain Horse Farm

Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia


Recently renovated home on 45 mostly wooded acres with stream and hiking/riding trails, bridge, run-in shed, barn, and two-story shed that is already plumbed, wired (including 220), and ready to become guest cottage. Property timber managed under LLC. Barn has 4 oversized stalls, separate heated tack room, feed room, wash-rack with hot water on demand heater and separate 200 amp service. Property also has abundant game (deer, bear, etc.) along with a pond stocked with bass, bluegill and koi. Acreage: Property is presently under timber management LLC. Also have over 15 fruit trees (apple, pear, Asian pear and fuyu persimmon along with blueberry and thorn-less raspberry

Bud Kreh , Montague Miller & Co., REaltors

45.48 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2444 SQ FT
 
$564,900
Gorgeous equestrian estate for sale, in the heart of horse country.

Orange, Orange County, Virginia


Fabulous horse farm with 4 stall barn, dressage ring , grass jumper ring and 20 acres of managed hay fields for a magnificent view. Fields are perfect for legging up horses or just hacking. Fox hunting, eventing and hunter shows are all within easy distance. Trail riding around Lake Anna is a short distance. As is the Lake for water sports, boating and eating at the restaurant! The house is a lovely immaculate 2006 farm house overlooking the fields and beyond. A private sitting room upstairs provides guest their own space for relaxing. A Wolf stove allows gourmet cooking when entertaining in the formal dining room. Open space from kitchen to living room and a 3 season porch are all perfect for formal or in formal gatherings. This is a gem in a fantastic location.

Judith Lamb

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2300 SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
300 acre farm view of the Cumberland Mountains Ewing VA for sale.

Ewing, Lee County, Virginia


This property is currently be used for cattle productions. There are many different possibilities for this property. . Numerous barns on the property that are very well built and include a 100X140 under roof of which is 50X60 being used as a shop with a cement floor, electricity, doors and insulated roof, cattle working headgate etc and remainder for equipment storage. There is a large 30X60 hay barn that can also be used for feeding cattle. Located in one pasture is a large 300x24 covered feedlot with concrete floor. All buildings, homes etc have underground power. All pastures have water access either by ponds or watering tanks that are either supplied by springs or a well. There is approximately 7 miles of fencing both perimeter and cross fencing for controled grazing practices. All pastures are planted with either natural wild grass, fescue, orchard grass and clover. Can produce enough pasture and hay for approximately 150 cows and calves. Easy access to Hwy 58 across the highway is a parking area for the Wilderness Horse Trail for horseback riding. Just 1/2 mile to Lincoln Memorial School for Veterinary Medicine. Only 7 miles to Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky lines Lincoln Memorial University and Cumberland National Park. Great location for easy access to many major highways and Interstates. For the interested buyer, this could be a turn key operation. Call with any questions about this option

Lisa McBride , Clinch Mountain Realty & Auction

300.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$700,000
Beautiful 16.7 Acre Horse Farm located in quiet Midlothian neighborhood.

Midlothian, Powhatan County, Virginia


Wonderful opportunity to own 16.7 acre gentleman’s farm located in quiet Midlothian neighborhood w/quick access to Rt 288. This amazing property includes gracious main house w/fenced back yard, deck, patio, 3-CAR garage, 4-stall barn, 2 beautiful fenced pastures and detached shed. The sprawling custom colonial home features lovely details throughout including hardwood floors and extensive moldings and trim work. Perfect for entertaining, the floorplan includes spacious formal living and dining rooms; a large kitchen w/breakfast bar and lots of cabinet space; cozy family room w/gas fireplace; rustic den w/beamed ceiling and wood burning fireplace; breezy screened porch, 1st floor master suite w/ large walk in closet, built ins and master bath. Upstairs are 3 spacious bedrms including a 2nd master w/ private bath and attached sitting room and walk in closet; and an additional bedroom suite w/access to hall bath and attached sitting room. Also on 2nd floor is large bonus room/office w/separate entrance. This home comes equipped with a whole house generator and irrigation system. Enjoy private, country living in close proximity to Richmond’s best schools, shopping and dining!

Cabell Childress , Long & Foster

16.73 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4992 SQ FT
 
$879,450
FANTASTIC FAMILY HORSE PROPERTY W / PADDOCKS, PASTURE & LARGE 3 BAY RUN - IN SHED

Maidens, Louisa County, Virginia


LOCATED ONLY 2 MILES OFF I 64 & 15 MIN FR SHORT PUMP SHOPPING VIA I 64. ENTERING THIS FANTASTIC PROPERTY BY WAY OF A MATURE, LANDSCAPED, PAVED CIRCULAR DRIVE YOU ARE WELCOMED TO A CUSTOM BUILT 7311 SQ FT TWO STORY CAPE WITH A FULL FRONT COUNTRY WRAP PORCH WITH STANDING METAL ROOF, WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL & OVERSIZED 2 CAR ATTACHED GARAGE. THE BEAUTIFUL HOME FEATURES BRIGHT & OPEN ROOMS WITH 10' CEILINGS & HARDWOOD FLOORS ON THE 1ST FLOOR, COLONIAL TRIM & MOLDINGS THROUGHOUT, FORMAL ROOMS, FAMILY & MUSIC ROOMS WITH BRICK FIREPLACES, A MORNING ROOM WITH A WALL OF WINDOWS ENTICING YOU TO EITHER THE GOURMET CHEF'S KITCHEN WITH CUSTOM WHITE CABINETS, GRANITE COUNTERS, WOLF 6 BURNER GAS RANGE WITH ELECTRICT DOUBLE OVENS, VIKING DOUBLE DOOR REFRIGERATOR & BOSCH DISHWASHER OR TO THE FLORIDA ROOM WITH SLATE FLOORING. THE FIRST FLOOR ALSO FEATURES A 2 ROOM SUITE WHICH COULD BE A IN-LAW SUITE (BATH NEEDED) OR A 1ST FLOOR MASTER. THE 2ND FLOOR OFFERS 4 BEDROOMS WITH A LARGE MASTER BEDROOM W/SITTING ROOM & PVT MASTER BATH, A BEDROOM W/SITTING ROOM, A BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH & A BEDROOM W/HALL BATH. GAMES ANYONE? GO TO THE WALK-OUT LOWER LEVEL TO ENJOY THE LARGE GAME ROOM OR THE EXERCISE ROOM. THIS OUTSTANDING PROPERTY ALSO FEATURES A 48' X 18' COVERED PATIO, A 50' X 30' SPORT COURT AND MOST IMPORTANT THE 3 BAY RUN-IN SHED, THE TWO 3 BOARD FENCED ADJOINING PADDOCK AND THE OPEN PASTURE. THERE IS A RIDING TRAIL THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. ---CALL FOR BROCHURE---

GEORGE SHAHEEN - KIMBERLY WIGG , VIRGINIA PROPERTIES, LONG & FOSTER

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
7311 SQ FT

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