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F AV O R I T E P L A C E S T O L I V E W I T H YO U R H O R S E S

● LEXINGTON

Where is the best place to live with your horses? Readers voted, and the winners are:

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● The city of LEXINGTON, Kentucky, is often called the Horse Capital of the World. Home of the Kentucky Horse Park, a truly unique facility dedicated to a variety of equestrian sports, it has become a mecca for horse lovers. The town combines history and southern gentility with a surprisingly contemporary flair. The endless pastures of the Bluegrass State have been home to racing Thoroughbreds for centuries, and horses from every other equestrian discipline have joined them. ● Warm sun and a relaxed lifestyle make OCALA a winter favorite for horse lovers, but readers chose it for year-round living as well. With over 1,200 horse farms, the area is a bastion of equestrians of all disciplines. “Ocala is the home of southern hospitality,” says combined-driving international champion Chester Webber (below), an Ocala native. “Unlike much of Florida, Ocala’s roots are southern, with magnificent live-oak trees, sweet tea, and warm hospitality.” ● MIDDLEBURG is an idyllic village in Virginia hunt country. The close-knit community is full of interesting people, many of whom are working hard to preserve the area and its rich tradition of equestrian sport. The cozy main street offers interesting shopping alongside the historic Red Fox Inn. Runner-up favorite places to live include WELLINGTON, Florida, and SOUTHERN PINES, North Carolina. See page 55 for readers’ favorite places to spend the summer or winter.

F A V O R I T E R E A LT O R S

● OCALA

● MIDDLEBURG

● Kirkpatrick & Co., Kentucky ● Martha Jolicoeur, Florida ● Robert Ross, Florida

● ZACH DAVIS/KIRKPATRICK

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● ROBERT ROSS

FED FOX INN

GEORGE KAMPER FOR EQ LIVING

● MARTHA JOLICOEUR

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