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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