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Welcome to Montpelier

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."

23 Apr News | Comments

Shoot me

I adopted Flash AKA Mystic Fever.  The grumpy thing.  He is less grumpy with me than anyone else, and he’s all I have left to ride, so I guess we are stuck with one another. Point of Glory failed out.  While he was a delight to ride in the ring, ALONE, if there was another […]

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15 Apr News | Comments

Ground poles are terrifying

If your name happens to be Flash.  I think his show name should be Forrest Freaking Gump.  I gave up last fall because a single pole on the ground was reason to throw one’s head in the air, run at it, and either jump way into the air or trip over it, depending on how […]

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08 Apr News | Comments

Today I am half a century old

Bleh.  Anyway, Tamio came out and finished trimming the herd.  Except for the ones we just can’t catch.  Fortunately, there aren’t many, but they are still annoying and make everyone else look bad.  We truly can’t get near them!  Even a three-legged horse can run faster than my ancient butt. Bleh again. Good news?  After […]

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