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Virginia Insight

Horses Here


If someone says horses, what part of America comes to mind?

Kentucky? Santa Anita? Perhaps those cowboys of the Old West?

If so, it might surprise you to hear that the story of American horses starts in Virginia.

And that story continues today.

Julie A. Campbell - Author of The Horse in Virginia: An Illustrated History (University of Virginia Press). Former editor, Virginia Cavalcade magazine.  Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Washington and Lee University.  Author of the Op/Ed “Virginia’s A Natural For Celebrating National Day of the Horse” (December 8, 2012).