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 keep getting error messages. Must be the laptop. Don’t know. In any case, it is still raining, we are totally underwater again, and I still have a cold. Although my back is getting better. I got my socks on all by myself! It’s the little things, people. Speaking of little things, I wanted to […]
It was pretty this morning, with everything covered in ice. Horses included, but they all seem fine. BA is still mostly on stall rest due to the leg. I’d post pictures, but it would totally gross everyone out. Snake bites can get ugly. I put Jeff and BA out yesterday so they could get some […]
Yep, I had just finished morning rounds when Dave called. He takes his dogs out for a good run on the weekends, but today the girls engaged Mr. Skunk in a lively debate, which I believe they lost. Big time. Since Dave didn’t want to stuff the two stinky (and that’s being really polite) ladies […]
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