Great American Patrons
This article showcases the histories and futures of three great American patrons: Abigail S. Wexner, Anne Sparks, and Bruce Duchossois.
By: Chris Stafford |
Without the support of generous patrons many of our greatest equestrian athletes would not be able to compete for their country at the International and Olympic level. This Horse Sport International article highlights three of the most successful patrons.
Abigail Wexner considers it a privilege to be able to support Beezie Madden and the U.S. show jumping team. Their relationship has spanned more than 15 years and has been based on mutual respect and Wexner’s desire to provide Madden with young horses. Anne Sparks founded her breeding operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1999 which now has more than 40 horses with the hopes, one day, she will realize her dream of becoming a U.S. dressage team owner. Bruce Duchossois first met Australian eventer Phillip Dutton after the 1996 Olympics when Dutton settled in Aiken, South Carolina. They had an extremely successful relationship buying and selling very talented horses.