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Stories - truths and tall tales
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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.
GAHR Story - I did not know Virl well but I did ride his horses once in a while (he pretty much let anyone ride them). He told me all about the GAHR in the Tavern in Amaden. One of the things I remember was him telling me that some of the Arab riders accused him o... read more
Virl and the Doll - Virl was dear friend of mine. My husband and I moved across street from him in Almaden and I rode many of his horses for several years until he went with my husband to buy my first one. I helped him condition horses daily as we loaded his huge bright ... read more
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
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