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July 07, 2020

The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: James L. Crow. One of the great equine artists, James L. Crow (American, 1933-2020) had an artistic career that spanned over 40 years. Crow worked from both live studies and his own photographs to create his images. His knowledge of and respect for the horse is easily seen in each work.

This exhibition features the works that are in the American Saddlebred Museum’s permanent collection. The recent gift of eight works from the Crow family, in memory of their father, has helped to diversify the collection. It shows the development of Crow’s work, from early paintings in the 1980s, to his later works in the 2000s. Additionally, this group of paintings exemplifies his artistic mastery of many techniques including charcoal, watercolor and oil painting.

The American Saddlebred Museum is located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Current operating hours are: Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Closed Monday – Tuesday.

June 10, 2020

The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce its re-opening on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. After this time, the Museum will be open Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission fees will be: Museum members, free; Adults, $12; Child, $6; Senior, $10; Military with ID, $6. Admission includes entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park.

In anticipation of re-opening, Museum staff have implemented extra precautionary measures to disinfect our spaces throughout the day. We are increasing the cleaning frequency of high-touch and high-traffic areas such as entry areas. We have installed plexi-glass shields at our front desk. We are providing additional hand sanitizers in strategic locations throughout the building. We encourage all staff, volunteers, and guests to make use of these resources. All staff will wear masks, and we encourage all guests to do so as well. Masks will be available upon request. Additionally, we are encouraging social distancing and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance between guests and staff.
Although we would love to see you when we are open, if you are sick or feeling unwell, we urge you to stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the CDC.

The Museum Gift Shop will be open to the public as well. Members of the public are encouraged to visit and shop new merchandise.

The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop is located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky, on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Image: Miranda Kunes.

April 24, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Closures the Victory Pass Raffle drawing has been postponed. The drawing will be held at the American Saddlebred Museum, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky on May 29, 2020 between noon – 5:00 p.m.

Each ticket purchased provides a chance to win a premium package to the 2020 World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Kentucky.*

For $10 per ticket you can purchase the opportunity to win a prize package including:

• 8 Nights Convenient Hotel accommodations ($2000 Value)
• 4 Lower Level Box Seats for every performance ($1200 Value)
• A VIP Parking Pass for the week
• Golf Cart Rental for the week ($500 Value)
• Two tickets to the Museum’s annual WCHS Party

Give yourself a chance to win and help the American Saddlebred Museum at the same time. Tickets can be purchased online.

*If for any reason the 2020 WCHS is cancelled, the prize would revert to a cash prize of $4100. All proceeds support the American Saddlebred Museum and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Transportation, meals and personal expenses are the responsibility of the winner. License #EXE0000625

April 10, 2020

The American Saddlebred Museum and its gift shop are committed to supporting our equine community during this period of uncertainty. During the months of April and May 10% of the profits from your online gift shop purchase will be donated to the JLC Horsemen's Relief Fund. The Relief Fund will offer assistance to horse trainers, instructors, independent contractors, and other members who are financially distressed, such as horse show staff and vendors, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 closings.

The American Saddlebred Museum Gift Shop's online store is operating normally and can help mark significant celebrations such as birthdays and graduations that are still happening during this time of social distancing.

Keith Bartz


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