It seems that there is always something to do instead of showing Charlottesville Real Estate and this is one of my favorites!
FoxField Race – benefiting:
The Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education
This is a big day (Saturday, April 30th, 2011 )
Where: at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed!
There is of course the Steeple Jump Races of these fine horses. This is the main draw of the event but there is a lot more going on. Big hats, proper attire and even some fancy tailgating!
If you read my blog, you know that my wife and I walk everyday in our area. It is not uncommon for us to hear the horn and then the dogs run through the woods followed by the majestic horses with their riders in dress!
There is also (one of the kids and mine favorites) the Jack Russell Terrier Race If you have never seen one, it is amazing! Jack Russell Terrier Races are almost as popular as horse racing. The dogs race on a 150 foot straight course with several hurdles to leap over! A lure (rabbit tail) is attached to a piece of string which entices the dogs to run full speed down the course.
This is so exciting that I have even gotten involved pulling the line! A quote from a local magazine says “With a little imagination, the Jack Russell Terriers Race at noon, will whisk spectators back to England and Ireland to partake in the hunt, so to speak”
NOTE: the Spring race is more for Students than familes (I have been to both). The Fall event is more family friendly!