R. Bruce Duchossois, Owner, Rider, Supporter, Died After Long Battle with Cancer
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June 3, 2014
R. Bruce Duchossois, completely involved in equestrian sports as an owner, rider and supporter, has died after a long battle with cancer.
Bruce was an owner of driving, eventing and jumping horses, most notably of Connaught that Phillip Dutton rode for the U.S. eventing team to earn team gold and individual silver at the 2007 Pan American Games, his first championship as an American, and winner of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in 2008.
Mighty Nice, another of his mounts also ridden by Phillip Dutton, is short listed for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
Bruce rode hunters and was an office holder in the U.S. Hunter Jumper Associaton.
As a partner in the group that organizes the world famous Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida he was active in pushing creation and development of the companion Global Dressage Festival that has become one of the highest quality and richest dressage circuits.
He was a vice president of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation that is vital in raising funds to support international horse sports, on the board of directors of several prestigious horse shows throughout the United States, winner of the Luminary Award for support of the Equestrian Aid Foundation and Executive Director of Friends of Handicapped Riders.