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Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round

Celebrate Secretariat’s legacy at the Virginia Horse Festival and year-round
If you’re a fan of legendary Thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, you’ll want to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace, The Meadow, with members of the Secretariat racing team.



New permit allows horse owners to move animals for six months

Virginia horse owners have a new opportunity to travel with their horses throughout the southeastern United States for six months using the new Equine Interstate Event Permit, according to Dr. Richard Wilkes, state veterinarian.



Infrastructure helps state horse industry have $1.2 billion impact

Virginia’s horse industry has an annual economic impact of $1.2 billion, according to study findings announced March 17 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Demonstration horse farm focuses on protecting water quality

A new demonstration horse farm in Prince William County is designed to show new farm owners and horse owners how to better protect their watersheds. "The Big Reveal" of the farm is set for June 11 at Oakwood Farm in Gainesville.



Owners’ caution can help prevent horse disease outbreaks

Dr. Richard Wilkes, Virginia’s state veterinarian, recently urged all horse owners to be mindful of their animals’ health during the summer show season.