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Ann Romney campaigns at Va. riding stable

Friday - 9/7/2012, 3:10pm  ET

LEESBURG, Va. - Ann Romney talked about her love of horses and her trust in her husband Friday at a Loudoun County riding stable.

The wife of the Republican presidential nominee was greeted by more than 500 cheering supporters at a "Women for Mitt" rally at the Twin Oaks Riding Academy in Leesburg.

Ann Romney is an avid equestrian who co-owns a horse that participated in the London Olympics. She rides horses as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis. She said horses helped her recover from being "very, very sick" and allowed her to rediscover joy in her life.

She assured the crowd her husband "will not fail" to turn around the economy if elected.

Loudoun is considered a swing county in Virginia, which is itself a key swing state in November.


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