The ACHS is truly a labor of love dedicated to the memory of Bruce Duchossois, and we hope that we can continue to honor his memory in a manner in which he would be proud.
The Aiken Charity Horse Shows remain a highlight of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation's yearly calendar. Since their inception we have made every effort to honor Bruce’s legacy by remaining true to his original vision of producing a traditional horse show with hospitality for all. It was also very important to him that the show schedule was such that the day ended at a reasonable hour each afternoon so exhibitors could enjoy the town of Aiken.
We are equally gratified to know that the success of our shows these last few years have translated into $110,000 distributed to a variety of local and national charities representative of Bruce’s pledge to increase public awareness of and support for the prevention and elimination of the abuse of children, elderly and abused persons and for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
The success of our event and its beneficiaries truly depends on the generosity of friends, exhibitors and corporate sponsors and the only way a boutique exhibitor friendly horse show such as this can work and stay true to Bruce’s vision is through that support.
It is with deep regret that we announce the canceling of this year’s Aiken Charity Horse Shows. We understand the enormous impact this decision has on not just the equestrian community, but also on our own local economy. Please know we did not make this decision lightly but truly believe that it is in the best interest of our exhibitors, sponsors, and staff.
We had originally planned to make a decision in a few more weeks but with today's announcement by the USEF extending the suspension of all USEF licensed competitions through May 3rd, we have been given no choice but to decide today. We are in uncertain times and the duration of this unprecedented pandemic is unpredictable. The health and welfare of our loved ones, children, and elderly are at the forefront of our thoughts and ultimately helped us to make the decision to cancel our 2020 shows.
We appreciate your continued support and understanding, stay healthy, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Bruce’s Field before too long.
Aiken Charity I
May 5th - 9th, 2021
Aiken Charity II
May 12th - 16th, 2021
Lynne Carter, Mr. & Mrs. John Stephens, Craig Duchossois, Kim Duchossois, Dayle Duchossois Fortino, Richard Duchossois, Jack Wetzel, The John Ingram Family, Anna Sharp, Ruby Cameron, Lynne Seithel, Carolyn Donohue, Allison Mills, Taylor Myers, Mandy Ingram, Kim Russell, Kristen Hair,
Kirsten D'Amore, Jill Grant, Emily Jones, Ashely Peacock, Anne Carter & Dean Smith, Showcase Ltd., Ashmeadow Farm, Beaver River Farm, Deep River Farm, Cedar Hill Farm, Pine Hollow Farm,
Team Daybreak Farm, Robin Greenwood, Jennifer Chopping, Nancy McBrayer, Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Tarumianz, Hutson Etherredge Companies, Rebekah Warren, Otter Creek Farm, Eight Oaks Inc., Ashley Hurteau, Erin McGuire, Missy Nolen & Tim Maddrix, Davlyn Farms, The Capital Challenge Horse Show,
The Rein Family, Stephanie von BidderErin & Jon Holsenback, Beth Voorhees & David Cook,
Marnie Munger & Peter Matheson, Linda Donovan, Laurie Mills, Suzy Mattingly, Debbie Snyder,
Linda Gavit & Eric Olson, Janet & Hugh Behling, Nicole & Haley Bootle, Craig & Elizabeth Phillips,
Jack Schwarz, Susanne Gordon, Mr. & Mrs. Darin Rado, Rob Shellhouse, Zipper Robbins