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."
Actually, I just popped into the office to update my foot list (who was trimmed/shod) and to look for my sunglasses (found ‘em), but since I am here I will give you an update. Flash did his first solo trip around Montpelier! I am so proud of him. It has taken awhile, but he finally […]
Yep, I know I haven’t been online in a while. I do try to avoid all uses of the computer and internet that I can. However, here I am, checking in. Last Saturday was the first plein air painting event to support the TRF at Montpelier at the Montpelier races. I don’t have numbers, but […]
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 […]
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