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Barbara Nelson bronze awarded to equestrian Hall of Famers

Barbara Nelson bronze awarded to equestrian Hall of Famers


The United States Combined Training Association, an equestrian organization, recently announced its first inductees to the new Hall of Fame. The USCTA commissioned Barbara Nelson to create the award for those who are being honored for their achievements in the Olympic sport of Three-Day Eventing.

Nelson was asked by the USCTA to create a bronze sculpture that would symbolize this thrilling sport that has three unique phases. Riders first compete in Dressage, then gallop cross-country fences and finish on the third day with show jumping. Nelson chose to depict a horse and rider landing in the water off a bank that is actually the USCTA logo.

As a rider and thoroughbred owner herself, Barbara is acquainted with the excitement of the sport. With the critical help of fellow eventers she was able to model a sculpture that the Hall of Fame inductees are proud to display.

Nelson's work has been featured on the cover of The Chronicle of the Horse, Wildfowl Carving and Collecting, Sporting Clays, and The USCTA magazines. Contact either the artist, the Sportsman's Gallery in Atlanta, GA, or Wild Wings Galleries in the United States for more information. Her latest release is Reddy Fox- "Safely Home", a life-size bronze edition of 7.

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