One of my favorite recent Painted Portraits is this oil of Donna Richardson and her Pan Am Games Gold Medal winning partner Jazzman.
With Donna, Jazz won 17 national USDF championships, 14 CDS Horse of the Year trophies, the 1999 Pan Am gold medal in Winnipeg, Canada, and over 20 Grand Prix classes. With Donna’s student Skyler Evans he won the silver medal at the 2003 NAYRC. At his last CDI competition he and Donna won the Grand Prix Freestyle at Pebble Beach.
Donna says about Jazz, “He was truly the horse of my life. Jazz is now 19 years old and living peacefully at Fox Run Farm, where he is still told daily that he remains the number one horse. He finally gets all the carrots and grass he can eat without worrying about his waistline!”