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Join Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center for an Exciting Event!



The National Sporting Library & Museum
and the
Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and
Conference Center's
James E. Swart Animal Center Committee
cordially invite you

"The War Horses and Dogs of The Front Royal Remount Depot"

A program at
The National Sporting Library & Museum

Saturday, April 28, 2018
5:00 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Brian Petruskie, DVM, Capt. TXANG
Phillip Gibbons, MSgt. USMC ret.


The "Remount" was a U.S. Army installation at what is now the Northern Virginia 4-H Educatonal and Conference Center in Front Royal, Virginia. The Department of the Army purchased 5000 acres in 1911 to establish the Remount and it was operational - acting as a staging station for the Army's war horse and canine training and breeding program - until 1948. Thousands of horses came east by train to Front Royal where they were made ft to serve, then shipped to Norfolk where they boarded transport ships to Europe. There is a long and fascinating history here of some famous horses, not the least of which are Man O' War and the German Lippizaners captured in WWII, as well as the great and good horses, mules and dogs who were stationed in Front Royal serving our country before and after both World Wars. Many local residents took part in the Remount's stallion breeding program, taking advantage of the stellar bloodlines offered by the program in exchange for the promise of stock if and when the Army needed them. This program will tell the beginning, middle, and end of the Remount's human, equine, and canine story.

To register for this event, please contact
Anne Marie Barnes
540-687-6542 Ext. 25