Special Events

October 19, 2024

The Quail Trail Run returns to Pebble Hill Plantation this fall! The Quail Trail 5k is a hilly 5,000-meter cross country course throughout the beautiful grounds and woodlands of Pebble Hill Plantation. Running surfaces include pea gravel, grass, dirt, red clay, and asphalt with multiple changes in elevation. USA Track and Field certification of this course is currently in progress.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Pebble Hill Preservation Fund which supports the continued care, maintenance, and restoration of the historic 3,000-acre estate and its more than 60 structures.

Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Thomasville/QuailTrail5K

“Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar” Exhibit on display in the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery

Public opening of the “Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar” exhibition in the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery. Identity & Restraint: Art of the Dog Collar is an innovative traveling exhibition developed in partnership between the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) and The American Kennel Club (AKC) Museum of the Dog in New York, NY. This unique show will present an array of dog collars from the NSLM’s collection. The largest publicly held collection of its kind, 187 collars were generously donated in 2015 by Dr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Greenan. Fine art from The AKC Museum of the Dog and American Kennel Club Collections will help develop an understanding of the collar as both art and object and how its design changed in relation to different dog breeds and their uses. The exhibition is curated by NSLM’s Deputy Director & George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator Claudia Pfeiffer. A comprehensive essay on the history of the dog collar by Dr. Greenan, former NSLM Board Member, will be featured in the accompanying catalogue as well as art descriptions by AKC Museum of the Dog Adjunct Curator Alan Fausel.

March 9, 2024

Second Annual Pebble Hill Polo Classic. This exciting event is held in honor of Elisabeth Ireland Poe—trailblazer for women in polo. In addition to polo action, there is live music, food, beverage, pony rides, children’s activities, half time games, and the time-honored tradition of “Stomping of the Divots”. Proceeds benefit the Pebble Hill Plantation Preservation Fund. Tickets go on sale October 2023. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: Lori Everett at 229-226-2344 or leverett@pebblehill.com.