About three and a half years ago, I packed all my belongings and my mare and moved to Middleburg, Va., for a job with the Chronicle. I’d never been to Middleburg before my interview, but once there, I could scarcely believe my eyes. To put it mildly, Middleburg is a horse lover’s paradise, and if you’ve never visited, I highly recommend you take a trip.
There are three tack shops in the village alone, and I once counted 12 four-star event riders living and teaching in the 30-mile radius surrounding Middleburg. There might be more I missed.