Horse-Centric Hometowns


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Several cities and towns could legitimately vie for the title of “Horse City USA” due to their large equine populations and horsey cultures. Off the top of my head, I think of Norco, Calif., Ocala, Fla., Weatherford, Tex., Aiken, S.C., and of course, “The Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Ky.

I’m fortunate that work frequently takes me to Lexington, arguably one of the most horse-centric places in the country. It’s the heart of the U.S. horse racing industry and home to the Kentucky Horse Park (and the United States Dressage Federation, U.S. Equestrian Federation, U.S. Pony Club, the American Saddlebred Association, and many, many more)

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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