Virginia Horse Rider Traveling To Kentucky To Raise Awareness About Mountain Top Mining

Warm Springs, VA – On Sunday afternoon I saw a young woman riding a large gray horse down the road in Deerfield. Two days later and thirty miles away I saw her again on Route 220 near Warm Springs. Her name is Sarah Murphy and she’s from Harrisonburg Virginia. She is traveling to Mountain Justice Camp in Kentucky, where she wants to learn more about activism against mountain top removal mining.

Sarah is riding Rob Roy, her Mother’s horse. She hasn’t ridden him much before and they are both getting settled in on the journey. Please click on the above link to hear more about Sarah’s journey so far.

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Heather Niday

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