The Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) is proud to support the upcoming Virginia Horse Festival and Secretariat’s annual birthday celebration at The Meadow in Doswell on April 1st – 3rd.
In addition to competitions, clinics, demonstrations, seminars, and food/retail vendors, there will be special events including a paddock party on Friday April 1st from 6-8 PM featuring special equine guest, Groundshaker. The 5 year old bay mare is a descendant of Secretariat and the last horse bred & raced by Penny Chenery. She has made only two lifetime starts, was trained by Jonathan Sheppard, and is by Quiet American out of Cotton Anne. The reception continues inside Meadow Hall and tickets are $35 per person.
The actual Secretariat birthday celebration is on Saturday April 2nd from 5-8 PM at Meadow Hall and will focus on the 80th anniversary of Meadow Stable. Members of the Secretariat team will be on hand for an evening of memories. Tickets are $75 and are available at www.virginiahorsefestival.com.