Ann Romney is a partner in ownership of Rafalca. Without support of owners with money, many horses would not have the chance to become Olympic caliber. Most of the owners are not making money out of it. The cost of campaigning one of these horses is astronomical, which is why it is often a partnership. The therapeutic value of horseback riding and being involved in horse sports is unchallenged. I've been a horse owner for over 25 years and have never been rich but enjoyed almost every minute, even though it was sometimes a financial strain.