When Bruce Duchossois purchased the field in 2000, he did so with a vision of its past, present, and future as a fixture of Aiken’s equestrian tradition. While his immediate goal was to save the land from residential development, Bruce’s dream was to grow it into South Carolina’s premier equestrian facility—maintaining its historic character, and paying forward the generosity of his predecessors.
Knowing he may not live to see his dream realized, Bruce created a Foundation to carry on his vision that “Bruce’s Field” may provide future generations with a place to hold the kinds of events that he cherished—old-fashioned venues with character and integrity - not limited in its use, but a place where the City of Aiken’s many charitable and civic endeavors may be held for the benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors.
Bruce dearly loved Aiken and was so thankful for what it gave him. He offered this gift to the people and to the city knowing that he would not be able to enjoy it himself, and asking nothing in return but that others enjoy it in his stead.
Now it is our turn to help insure his legacy continues…
Gifts to the annual fund help offset the cost of maintaining the facility while also making it affordable for other charitable organizations’ use.
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The Aiken Horse Park Foundation
Remembering Bruce - February 1, 1950 – July 2, 2014