Johnny Warnshuis and Sandy, an American Mustang, relax in the pasture at the Simonetti family farm in Mount Jackson, where they are taking a three-day break from their cross-country ride. Warnshuis has ridden 4,100 miles in 15 months to raise money and awareness for a rare autoimmune condition his mother has. The trip will end next month in New York City. (Photos by Kaitlin Mayhew)
Johnny Warnshuis discusses his mission to ride horseback across the nation to raise funds for charity.
Johnny Warnshuis meets a group of Shenandoah County citizens gathered at the Simonetti farm in Mount Jackson on Thursday. At several stops along the cross-country journey, Warnshuis has found people who want to meet him. On Thursday, he answered questions and talked to visitors for more than four hours.