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Free Publications

The Virginia Horse Industry Board provides free publications to individuals and organizations that educate, support, promote and provide resources for the equestrian industry and community. 

Brochure - "Virginia & Horses - A Natural Partnership"


The four-color, 8-page publication highlights the history of the Board and includes key economic data from the VHIB's 2011 economic impact study.

The study, conducted by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center with a grant from the Horse Board, provides such statistics as:

  • The horse industry in Virginia has an economic impact of $1.2 billion

  • Horse owners spend $873 million annually on horse-related expenses; these expenses average out to $4,060 per horses.

  • The industry generates more than 16,000 jobs and $65.3 million in state and local taxes.


A Guide to Virginia’s Horse Country


A handy pocket guide contains information on the state’s horse industry and a listing of the major Virginia equine websites is available.




Age 4 & Under Activity Pages, Coloring Pages and Posters

A variety of educational materials for children includes word games and puzzles and a detailed illustration of equine conformation. These materials are excellent for teachers, 4-H leaders, instructors, and anyone interested in learning more about horses and are available in quantities.

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