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 did take Flash to the Mary Schwentker clinic Saturday. This is the third time I have taken a green horse to her clinic, because I love the way she starts at zero, and can modify her approach, moving as quickly (or not) as the horse and rider need so that everyone leaves with a […]
Not that I am going to complain today. We really did need it. It has been so dry I actually tossed round bales in the fields two months early. The horses aren’t very interested yet, but at least it’s there. But it means I am stuck in the office. I’ve got four horses on the […]
“Chick” is my elder statesman, and the barn favorite. He’s 20, but about as bombproof on trails as I am willing to bet. He seems to be strictly a walk trot man, mostly of his own choosing. In the field he will gallop with the best of them. Under saddle, he likes things slooow. He […]
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