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."
Gets confusing. I get their names mixed up. At any rate, they both went out on a trail ride today that proved to be more than we anticipated. With all the recent storms, trees are down all over the trails. Some we had to get off to negotiate (well, J3 got off. I sat there. […]
Totally unplugged. As I no longer have an office, everything depends on my cell phone (which is actually a misnomer: it will do almost anything except make calls. I really have to work to find the Phone Function). I forgot to bring said “phone” to the barn. Yeah! Nice and quiet. And as it was […]
Once again we were on Peggy Augustus’ beautiful Old Keswick Farm for the farm tour organized by Grace Church. I brought Triple Tax Exempt and Robert’s Tribute this year, and they were super stars! I thought Taxi would be the best choice, as she is super friendly and people oriented, but Robert surprised me. He […]
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