Loudon, Fauquier May Create Quarantine Facility Near Dulles

Loudoun and Fauquier counties are considering conducting a joint study on the feasibility of having an equine quarantine facility at or near Dulles Airport, reports Loudon Business. The facility would act as a port of entry for horses coming to compete Great Meadow in The Plains, Loudoun Supervisor Janet S. Clarke told the publication. The study, if it’s approved, could take up to a year to conduct.

“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,” said a report on the possible facility created for the Fauquier Board of Supervisors. “It is expected that such a project would help grow the equestrian industry in Virginia, would have the potential to increase equestrian-related tourism in the region and would benefit Dulles Airport by adding to traffic in horses and related goods.”

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