Valley Trainer Hits Her Stride

Equestrian Teaches Old Racehorses New Tricks

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Posted: July 24, 2014

Josie Hoffman, owner of REā€ˆSporthorses, leads Dex from his stall Wednesday at Mountaintop Ranch in Page County. Dex, a 6-year-old thoroughbred, is one of the retired racehorses that Hoffman trains through her business, located between Elkton and Shenandoah. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Josie Hoffman rides Dex around the pen.

HARRISONBURG — When she was 8 years old, Josie Hoffman went on a trail ride with her mother, completely unaware she was about to find her life’s calling.

“That started it all,” the young...



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