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Home to FEI World Equestrian Games, WNC's horse culture runs deep

Citizen-Times.com - Full Article

Dillon Davis, dwdavis@citizen-times.com
Published 8:25 a.m. ET April 30, 2018

MAGGIE VALLEY — The morning fog settles over the mountains surrounding Maggie Valley's Cataloochee Ranch. It's the last week of April and Judy Sutton is readying the property for the onslaught of visitors certain to make the summer trek there.

Sutton's family has called this property at the peak of Fie Top Mountain home for 80 years. It's part of her, just as it was for her grandparents, Tom and Judy Alexander, who first purchased the property from Haywood County's "Potato King," Verlin Campbell.

They've built a memorable life there, a steep and winding jaunt from the town's main drag. It consists of numerous trails adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, cabins for visitors as well as more than two dozen horses on-site.

The horses, in particular, have played a huge role in Sutton's life...

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https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/04/30/not-horsin-around-horse-culture-runs-deep-wnc-ahead-fei-world-equestrian-games/528243002/

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