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November 03, 2019
It will be the cat's meow. The American Saddlebred Museum is roaring into the twenties with the Saddlebred Speakeasy. Guys and dolls are invited to the Museum's first ever event in Kansas City on Friday, November 15 after the last class of the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show. Come dressed to the nines in your prohibition era glad rags and meet at our favorite gin mill-the Golden Ox. Tickets include swell food and loads of giggle water. Bring some extra cabbage for the silent auction. Follow the museum at facebook.com/asbmuseum for item previews and event updates.
Don't be a lollygagger, get your tickets today at asbmuseum.org or by calling (859) 259-2746! If you are interested in being an event sponsor call (859) 259-2746.
November 03, 2019
Everyone is invited to the Open House at the American Saddlebred Museum after the last class of the Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Museum is located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, inside the Kentucky Horse Park.
This reception is free and open to the public and includes light hors d'oeuvres, Nine Fields wine, bourbon tasting by Bardstown Bourbon and great company! In addition, the Museum will be offering sneak peek tours of the History Wing's renovation. Drop by to mingle, see your favorite works of art and have a bite to eat.  
For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 ext. 344 or [email protected].
Photograph by: Ruth Weinstock
November 03, 2019
The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to accept nominations for the Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award. The award is $1,500 and is given to an individual dedicated to raising awareness of the American Saddlebred and improving the community.
Keith Bartz was an individual who focused his time, talent, and resources on building the American Saddlebred Museum and celebration of the American Saddlebred horse. This scholarship celebrates his life by awarding an individual that exemplifies the same character and achievements. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual UPHA National Conference.
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 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, 2019 to be reviewed by scholarship committee.
  • The scholarship money will be paid directly to the institution, university, college, or trade school for post-secondary educational expenses.  

More information is on the Museum's website at asbmuseum.org/scholarship or call (859) 259-2746 ext. 344.

November 03, 2019
The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce Saddlebred Prom, the Museum's annual fundraiser at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville. The event will take place Wednesday, August 21 from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. in the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C.
This year's theme, Saddlebred Prom, is inspired by everyone's favorite event - Prom. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in attire from their favorite fashion era and dance the night away to music from Tony and the Tan Lines.
The highlight of the evening will be your favorite trainers competing to raise money for the Museum and vying for the crown of Saddlebred Prom King or Queen. Event guests will choose the winners, via CrowdRise at crowdrise.com/saddlebred-prom. The prom court includes: Rich Campbell, Bret C. Day, Jim Lowry, Todd Miles, Gerhardt Roos, TJ Santaferra, Kim Cowart, Tammy Devore, Melissa Moore, Mary Orr, Donna Pettry-Smith, and Tiffany Wheeler. In addition to the Prom Court competition, prizes will be awarded to guests in a variety of categories including "best dressed" and many others. Visit asbmuseum.org/saddlebred-prom and follow the museum at facebook.com/asbmuseum for more details.
Table sponsorships are available at a variety of levels and include reserved seating and other benefits. Individual tickets are also available. Tickets are available online at asbmuseum.org/saddlebred-prom.
For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 ext. 344 or [email protected].


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