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May 25, 2018
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After two years of planning, phase one of the renovation at the American Saddlebred Museum is underway. Architect Christopher Quirk, with Solid Light has designed the space and Solid Light exhibit designers have created updated exhibits. This is the second renovation since the Museum opened at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1986. 
 
The first phase of the project is to update the visitor entrance, reconfigure changing gallery exhibition space and expand the retail gift shop. The renovation includes an addition of a full catering kitchen and new outside deck/event space that will allow for expanded entertaining activities.
 
 
ASB Museum Executive Director, Jennifer Foster says, “this is such an exciting time for the Museum, our entire Museum team has been working on this plan, we are so pleased to see the changes as the construction crew has started. We look forward to having a ‘re-envisioned’ Museum to support our mission and vision and to better serve our audience.”
 
Phase one is projected to be completed by July, in time for the Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show.  Phase two, renovation of the history wing, will begin fall of 2018 and includes a wrap-around theater, and more interactive exhibits to tell the story of the horse America made.  The Museum will remain open during construction. Phase two is scheduled be completed fall of 2019.
 
 
The mission of the American Saddlebred Museum is to preserve the traditions and promote the heritage of our beautiful athletic horses through active engagement of the general public and equine community by expanding interest and appeal in our breed. 
 
For more information or to request images contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 x344 or [email protected].
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May 24, 2018
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The American Saddlebred Museum announces its annual fundraiser during Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show. The event will take place at The Kentucky Castle, located at 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky on Saturday, July 14 at 11:30 a.m.

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This year, the American Saddlebred Museum is storming The Kentucky Castle with a bourbon tasting and brunch. Certified Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, Tim Knittel will lead guests through a formal, seated bourbon tasting of five premium bourbons paired with small food elements to bring out the nuanced flavors of each bourbon. The tasting will be followed by a decadent brunch, open bar, and tours of the famous Kentucky Castle.

All funds raised during the event will support the American Saddlebred Museum and its mission to preserve the traditions and heritage of our beautiful athletic horses, through active engagement of the general public and equine community.

Call 859.259.2746 to reserve your sponsor table or purchase tickets, or buy your tickets online now!

For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 x344 or [email protected].

May 05, 2018
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Don’t Miss the American Saddlebred Museum’s Red Mile Retrospective!

Coming soon!

The exhibit will feature many of the memories made on the Red Mile Racetrack, home to the Junior League Horse Show for 81 years. The Lexington Junior League has graciously loaned us early programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings. We are eagerly awaiting delivery of past horse show posters and trophies from several other interested lenders, and we have scoured our archives for items relating to the shows storied history.

April 25, 2018
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The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce the Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award. This year, the award is $1,500 and will be given to an individual dedicated to raising awareness of the American Saddlebred and improving the community. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual UPHA National Conference. 
Keith Bartz was an individual who focused his time, talent, and resources on building the American Saddlebred Museum (ASM) and celebration of the American Saddlebred horse (ASB). His commitment to excellence and hard work helped build the ASM we know today. This scholarship celebrates his life by awarding $1,500 to an individual that exemplifies the same character and achievements. The Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award will be awarded to the individual that has demonstrated a commitment to the ASB and to excellence in their community. 
Scholarship criteria and application information are listed below.  
  • Applicants must be twenty-one years of age or under. High school seniors, individuals enrolled in a two-year or four-year program at any college, trade school, or university are eligible to apply.  
  • Show substantial involvement with American Saddlebred horses and its promotion in the community. 
  • May be self-nominated or nominated by another individual who can attest to the character and accomplishments of the nominee. 
  • Provide an essay, no more than two pages, speaking to the nominee’s impact at school, home, barn and the community.  
  • Include full contact information and email to [email protected] by December 1, annually, to be reviewed by the scholarship committee. 
Please contact Jennifer Foster at 859 259 2746 or [email protected]

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