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West Virginia horse enthusiasts launch venture to promote tourism in Mountain State


A new coalition is forming in the Mountain State that sees the horse industry as a driver of economic development for West Virginia.

Mary Sell and her husband saw the potential when they moved to Jefferson County in the eastern panhandle. They hail from just across the border, in Virginia’s horse country, Middleburg, known for its equine culture. Now they want to make West Virginia a destination for horse lovers.

“A lot of people are really horse enthusiasts across the state,” said Mary Sell. “We’re very diverse, and that is the purpose of this coalition — to bring all of that under our umbrella.”

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