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Date:
September 20, 2014
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Time Details:
The ride begins promptly at 10:00 a.m., so it is highly recommended that participants arrive before 9:00 a.m., though participants are welcome to arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. Anyone arriving later than 9:45 a.m. will not be able to participate in the ride.
Location:
James Madison's Montpelier
Address:
11407 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Contact:
(540) 672-5435
Email:
Cost:
$40 per horse and rider pair if registration received on or before 9/17/14. $50 after 9/17/14.

3rd Annual Liberty Ride

Saturday, September 20

The Liberty Ride is a fundraiser for the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 Organization whose mission is to help support the future of Orange County Parks & Recreation. Please note that the route has changed from last year and the year before, offering a new experience for riders. Riders must provide their own horses and equipment. This event occurs in conjunction with Montpelier's Constitution Day and the Taste of Freedom Wine Festival hosted by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Supported by the Virginia Horse Council.

The length of the ride is approximately 11 miles round-trip, and the terrain is pasture land, wooded trails, and gravel roads, so please make sure horses are shod accordingly. We highly recommend that horses are shod, without shoes some horses have experienced fatigue on the gravel roads. The ride will leave Montpelier as a group and travel through the ellipse in front of the historic mansion with James and Dolley Madison interpreters in a carriage. This first portion of the ride is optional since it will expose horses to crowds of observers. If desired, participants can wait and rejoin the group following the ellipse for the rest of the ride. Please be prepared for some of the ride to take place on gravel. Lunch will be served at The Market at Grelen, where water will be provided for horses. Following lunch, the ride returns to Montpelier where participants can trailer their horses and enjoy the remainder of Constitution Day if desired.  Pre-registration is required and the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 17, 2014; but it is highly recommended that registrations are submitted well in advance of the deadline.

Taste of Freedom Wine Festival Logo Constitution Day at Montpelier