Entries listed on National Steeplechase Web page
Montpelier Hunt Races always hosts seven races. The first race post time is 12:30 PM and the last race usually begins between 4:30 and 4:45PM. Two races are on the flat and 5 are over fences.The premier race is the sixth race and is run over Montpelier’s signature brush fences. Most races are over 2 miles and the horses make over 2 turns around the course.
Viewing is available right at the rail and is exhilarating beyond belief. Watching the horses being saddled and walked in the paddock is also a popular with spectators. A traditional presentation is made in the Winner’s Circle below the Race Tower for the winning horse, jockey and trainer.
Jockey’s silks distinguish the owners and are described in your race program. Other information about the horses, their recent race record, the weight they will be carrying, their color, sex and breeding are also included in the Race Program. Programs are for sale on Race Day.
Groom’s Awards for the best turned out horse sponsored by
With the mansion's architectural restoration complete, come witness the investigation, discovery, and installation of Madison furnishings and décor. Watch as curators bring James and Dolley Madison's home back to life.
2012 Poster Painting
Clarice Smith is described by critics as an intriguing and enigmatic artist. Belonging to no school, yet clearly influenced by several traditions, she creates a world through paint that is at the same time tangible and distant; familiar yet disquieting. Her oeuvre includes portraits, florals, landscapes, still-lifes and horses painted with ease, yet a convincing reality and an ambience unique to a particular place. Both in technique and mood, her paintings share little with the strict photo-realists who are her contemporaries but are rather linked to earlier painters who are her inspiration. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries in the United States and abroad including an exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 2011. She is represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City. See more of her work at www.claricesmith.com