1995 KWPN Gelding by Guidam
Breeder: H. Morsink
Owner: Abigail Wexner
Authentic came to John Madden Sales as a five year old and became arguably the most winning horse in the history of JMS. Authentic was nicknamed "Bud" because of former owner, Mrs. Elizabeth Burke's connection to Budweiser.
Some of his top results include -
2004 - Athens Olympics - Gold Medal Team
2005 - Winner of The New Albany Classic Grand Prix
2005 - USEF Show Jumping Horse of the Year
2006 - WEG at Aachen - Silver Medal Team and Individual Silver Medal
2006 - Winner of the Budweiser American Invitational
2006 - USEF Show Jumping Horse of the Year (2nd time!) AND Overall USEF Horse of the Year
2007 - Winner of the Budweiser American Invitational (2nd time!)
2007 - Winner of the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen
2008 - Beijing Olympics - Gold Medal Team and Individual Bronze Medal
Authentic was retired from competition in 2009 in a ceremony at the New Albany Classic. He now spends his time babysitting the weanlings and yearlings at JMS. He still loves visits from fans and especially loves posing for photo ops.