Give A Little Dan Patch This Holiday Season

Dan Patch Gives His Family A Ride

Dan Patch Gives His Family A Ride

As the holidays near and 2015 draws to a close, many of us are thinking about giving.

For some, giving may be in the form of a gift for someone who loves horses and history. If you’re stuck for ideas, a Dan Patch t-shirt may be the perfect gift. Just go to the right side of this page and click to order. We will make sure to get the shirt to you in time for the holiday.

And if your thoughts about gift giving are of a charitable nature, donations made to the Dan Patch Project through either our crowdsource site at are tax deductible.

As we end the year, let’s help Dan Patch race once again at the Minnesota State Fair.

Dan Patch Starts His Comeback

Newborn foal doing first steps on a summer pastureBy Kari Lundin

I’ve decided embarking on a grassroots effort to permanently honor Dan Patch with bronze sculptures at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the city of Savage Public Library is a whole lot like being a horse breeder.

You plan and dream and hope and work and wait and then, finally, the foal comes.  And when it finally stands, long-legged and wobbly, you suddenly realize you’ve still got a long way to go.

After many months of dreaming and hard work, the Dan Patch Project is finally open for business. We make our fundraising debut this Saturday, August 29, at Running Aces Race Track, which is celebrating Dan Patch Day that night.

If you get a chance, stop by our booth. Our sculptor, Alexa King, will be on hand, as will early renderings of the State Fair site and concept sketches of the installations.

When you stop by, you can also check out one of Dan Patch’s shoes, order your own exact replica, buy a t-shirt or make a donation to help bring Dan Patch back to the Fair.

And if you can’t make it, remember, you can make donations at or send us a check made payable to our fiscal sponsor, Springboard For The Arts. That way, it will be tax deductible!

See you Saturday!


The Dan Patch Project is a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization. Springboard for the Arts has been organized and operated to qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; Taxpayer Identification Number 41-1690483.