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This page displays a growing list of stories about Virl Norton submitted by his friends, neighbors and ride partners. If you have a story (fact, fiction, funny or tall tale) of your own to share, please take a moment to submit your story to this page.
Remembering Virl - I saw an article about Virl Norton in the San Jose Mercury News. I went out to his ranch on Harry Road and began a long time of having Virl as a friend and fellow horse rider. Since I had no horses at that time Virl was nice enough to let me ride his. ... read more
GAHR - I too participated in the GAHR of 1976 riding my two Appaloosas from British Columbia. Unfortunately I was unable to complete the ride due to a crisis in my family at home but I was tied for second place at the time that I withdrew from the race. I... read more
My first horse - This is such a kick to read about Virl Norton. I had no idea he was an endurance rider or of any fame. I only knew him as the "horse trader" that we bought my first horse from! It was 1964, and I was so excited to finally go horse shopping with... read more
I knew Virl - My husband and I moved to Almaden Valley in 1975. We met Virl when he sold us my first horse Glory. I was a new rider and Virl took me on many rides in the Quick Silver Park to help me feel more comfortable on a horse. I was close friends with his girlfri... read more
A little like John Wayne - I met Virl Norton in Frankfort, NY at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in May of 1976 when we were preparing to depart on the Great American Horse Race. Virl always seemed like John Wayne to me in that he represented a Western Cowboy in the modern era.... read more
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