Monthly Archives: December 2011

JOHN HOLLAND (1955-2011); Owner of Oak Ridge Estate

( By Nick Hahn)

John Holland was the owner of Oak Ridge Estates in Nelson County.  A decade ago, he built a harness and steeplechase course at Oak Ridge Estate, one of his many projects on the 4,000 acre parcel.  Partial built with recycled cupolas from demolished 7-11 convenience stores and Civil War cannon balls, he operated live harness racing with a limited pari-mutuel wagering license he obtained from the Virginia Racing Commission and the Oak… Continue reading