Archive for the ‘The Horse in Virginia’ Category


WMRA’s “Virginia Insight”

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I enjoyed my Dec. 10, 2012, discussion with Tom Graham on “Virginia Insight.”

Thursday
07
March 2013

Op-ed, Richmond Times-Dispatch

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“Virginia’s a Natural for Celebrating the National Day of the Horse”

Thursday
07
March 2013

2011 People’s Choice Award

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Thank you, readers, for your support–The Horse in Virginia won the People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction at the Library of Virginia Literary Awards on October 15, 2011. Here’s the story in the Oct. 16 Richmond Times-Dispatch. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Thursday
07
March 2013

Review, “Virginia Living”

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The Horse in Virginia was reviewed in the February 2011 edition of Virginia Living.

“An intriguingly thorough look at everything equine.”–Bill Glose, “Equine Evolution: A Fond, and Very Detailed, Look at the 400-Year History of the Horse in this State,” p. 27

Tuesday
25
January 2011

Review, “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography”

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Cover of Vol. 118, No. 3

The Horse in Virginia was reviewed in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

“A handsome book that describes the history of the horse in Virginia in prose and photograph.”–Richard Ian Kimball, associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. See Vol. 118, No. 3, pp. 296-98.

Tuesday
25
January 2011

Roanoke Times, “Secretariat’s gallop into greatness, movie fame has W&L tie”

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Excerpted from the Roanoke Times Oct. 7, 2010 article, “Secretariat’s gallop into greatness, movie fame has W&L tie”:

One of Chenery’s horses, Hill Prince, won the Preakness Stakes in 1950.

“He was an excellent thoroughbred breeder, and he loved the sport, so they had lots of very well-known horses,” said W&L associate director of communications and public affairs Julie Campbell, who wrote a book about Virginia horses.

Campbell’s book, “The Horse in Virginia,” was published in the spring. A framed Sports Illustrated cover of Secretariat hangs in her W&L office.

Read the full article at the Roanoke Times website.

Friday
29
October 2010

Washington and Lee University News Release: “The Horse in Virginia” is First Extensive Illustrated History

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Virginians have always had a special relationship with their horses, from the first colony in Jamestown, when horses became food during the “starving time” of 1609-1610, to the present day, with Virginia’s profusion of Olympic equestrians. Read the full article at Washington and Lee University’s website.

Wednesday
16
June 2010

Richmond-Times Dispatch, “400 Years of Four-Legged, Fleet Virginians and Their Owners”

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Julie Campbell of Washington and Lee University, a historian of all things horse in Virginia, nominated John Baylor, of Caroline County, as the most influential horseman of the 18th century. “He imported blooded horses from England, including, in 1764, Fearnought (ca. 1755- 1776). A grandson or great-grandson of the Godolphin Barb (one of the three foundation sires of the Thoroughbred), the bay stallion had raced before coming to Virginia. Read the full article at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Tuesday
15
June 2010

The National Sporting Library and Fine Art Museum reviews “The Horse in Virginia”

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A number of books on equine subjects appear every year, most necessarily having a very narrow focus. Julie Campbell’s study presents the long-awaited overview of the close connection between Virginia and horses, a connection that goes back to the earliest days of Virginia’s colonial period. Read the full article at the NSL website.

Tuesday
15
June 2010