Montpelier, the home of James and Dolly Madison, has a new attraction for the thousands of tourists who visit each year. A 200-acre portion of the estate is home to a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Farm run by Kim Wilkins.
The first TRF horses arrived at Montpelier in the fall of 2003. The equine residents include Correggio, the 1996 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's outstanding jumper.
"For much of the 20th century, under the stewardship of Marion duPont Scott (Montpelier's last private owner), Montpelier was one of the nation's premier equestrian centers," said Michael C. Quinn, former President of the Montpelier Foundation. "In partnership with the TRF, we are proud that Montpelier will continue to be a showcase for America's race horses."
I am up here in the office tidying up while I wait for the vet (more tooth floating). The horses are being remarkably quiet. I guess that’s what happens when you bring an entire field in, and no one gets separated or left behind. Anyway, shedding. My guys are all shedding and we haven’t even […]
Yes, we have been busy. Monday BREC came out to do teeth. Tuesday I got to hop on a couple and test the left right stop go controls. Wednesday I had to make two trips to go pick up three foster horses that were being sent home as their foster parent had sold the farm. […]
Typical Virginia, it has been HOT here all last week. Fortunately not too humid, thanks to Arthur. Gotta love hurricanes, especially when they stay off the coast and just dump a bit of rain. So I haven’t been doing too, too much. I get on, practice something easy, like gate maneuvers, hose the poor beast […]
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