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Loudoun and Fauquier counties may build equestrian facility near Dulles

Fauquier County is considering partnering with Loudoun County to construct an equine quarantine facility at or near Dulles International Airport to give a boost to the region's equestrian industry.

A resolution to be considered Thursday by the Fauquier Board of Supervisors said that such a facility “would facilitate the import and export of horses through Dulles. This would substantially increase the viability of bringing international horses to world class events in our region, as well as making it more attractive for international interests to work with breeders and trainers in our area.”

It is expected that such a project would also help the equestrian industry statewide, increase equestrian-related tourism in the region and benefit the airport as well.
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If approved, Fauquier County would commit $30,000 toward a joint study with the money coming from the county's infrastructure and development program reserve.

The resolution appears on the supervisors' consent agenda to be voted on during the regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Green Building,10 Hotel St., Warrenton.

This is a developing story.


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