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Abigail Wexner Honored by USET with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

2020.01.29.99.99 USET Abigail Wexner Wins R. Bruce Duchossois Award Jump Media

Wellington, Florida, USA – January 23, 2020 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation presented the organization’s three most prestigious awards to Brian Moggre (USA), Boyd Martin (USA), and Abigail Wexner on January 17 at the “Take Me To Tokyo” Gala in Wellington, Florida, USA.

Abigail Wexner Awarded R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

The USET Foundation presented Abigail Wexner with the 2020 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award, recognizing her distinguished service to the USET Foundation Board of Trustees.

Wexner has been a member of the board for 12 years, and she has been one of the lead donors to the Campaign for Achieving Competitive Excellence, the Campaign for Continuing Our Competitive Excellence, and she is now chairing, along

with Jim McNerney and Jacqueline B. Mars, the Raising the Bar Campaign. As part of the campaign, Wexner has established the Wexner Olympic Endowment as a source of support for U.S. athletes and teams in Olympic years.

2020.01.29.99.99 USET Beezie Madden Receives R. Bruce Duchossois Award Jump Media

Beezie Madden (USA) accepted the R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award on behalf of Abigail Wexner from presenters (from left to right) Bill Weeks, Kim Duchossois, and James McNerney.

Wexner is a long-time horse owner and has been partnered with top jumper rider Beezie Madden (USA) for more than 15 years. Madden has ridden Wexner’s horses on numerous Nations Cup teams, along with the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games and the 2006, 2010, and 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games. This partnership has produced for the United States two gold, three silver, and three bronze medals in Olympic and World Championships, two World Cup Finals victories, and been a part of 18 winning Nations Cup teams.

A true ambassador of the sport, Wexner’s distinguished service through excellence in leadership, philanthropy, and character has positively impacted the Foundation’s mission of supporting athletes, promoting international excellence, and building for the future.

The R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award was established in 2015 in recognition and honor of Bruce Duchossois’s leadership, generosity, and outstanding character. Duchossois’s life was celebrated that year as the first recipient of the prestigious award, and now the legacy he created lives on in others through the award with the annual presentation to a USET Foundation Trustee who exemplifies the qualities he embodied.

The presentation of the USET Foundation’s three distinguished awards and this year’s Take Me To Tokyo gala, hosted by honorary chairmen Lou and Joan Jacobs and chairs Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, were made possible thanks to the USET Foundation’s generous donors and sponsors, including MARS Equestrian and the Take Me To Tokyo cocktail hour sponsor, NetJets.

The USET Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel, and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. To learn more and to support the Raising the Bar campaign, please visit www.uset.org.

Source: Press release from Jump Media for Martha Jolicoeur

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