Saddlebred Museum’s Collection Recieved Significant Gift
Mr. & Mrs. William M. Schaefer of Loudonville, NY, better known as Bill and Gwen, have gifted the Museum with a magnificent limited edition bronze sculpture by Linda White Rankin entitled “Genesis.” The sculpture is # 2 in an edition of only three and sits on a 1 ½” thick Italian black/gold marble base. The sculpture measures 46” in length and depicts a Saddlebred stallion, mare and foal. The Schaefer family, lead donors to the Museum’s original 1984 building fund, amassed multiple World’s Championship titles during the 1980’s and 90’s, but are best remembered for their pair of grand fine harness horses, CH Shadow’s Creation and CH Supreme Odyssey, shown by Bill and Gwen respectively. The Schaefers have enjoyed this gorgeous piece of artwork for some 20 years, and now want to make it available for many more people to enjoy. The Museum extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Schaefers, both for their current gift and for the very generous and meaningful support through the years.