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September 10, 2016
On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, after the evening performance of the KSF WCHS, a sold out crowd of over 500 guests attended the annual American Saddlebred Museum benefit in the North Wing’s Saddlebred Café. The evening gave exhibitors a break from the week’s competition to relax with friends while raising money for the Museum. This year, the theme was “Back to the Eighties: Puttin on the Hits” and featured lip sync battles of eighties songs performed by 12 horse show celebrities. The contestants were: Rich Campbell vs. Tammy Devore; Rose Marie and Sallie-Mason Wheeler vs. Chad and Todd Graham; Donna Pettry-Smith and Lance Hayes vs. Mary and Evan Orr; and Gerhardt Roos vs. Jim Lowry. Each spent innumerable hours rehearsing and selecting themed costumes, and several gathered back up “singers”.  Decked out in a long, blonde wig, Rich opened the show lip syncing to Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again; Tammy rocked it out to AC/DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long; the youngest competitors, Rose Marie and Sallie-Mason , performed Jump by Kriss Kross; the Graham brothers stormed the stage to Walk This Way by Run DMC/Aerosmith; Donna and Lance, impersonating Hillary and Bill Clinton, lip synced to Michael Jackson’s Beat It; Mary and Evan transformed into Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers and performed a medley of their biggest hits; Gerhart Roos was unrecognizable as Boy George lip syncing to Karma Chameleon; and Jim Lowry aka Prince brought the house down in a purple hazed finale by lip syncing to Let’s Go Crazy.
After the performances, party attendees had a chance to vote with their dollars for their favorite lip sync competitor or team while enjoying a sumptuous buffet, drinks and a live auction of five select items. The unique auction items included a visit to the set of the popular show Shark Tank; a trip to the 2016 Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup, a stay in a private villa in Sayulito, Mexico; a collection of cult cabernets; and a trip to a private villa in St. Lucia. After the votes were tabulated, emcee David “Tuffy” Owens announced Tammy Devore had raised the most funds for the Museum and declared her the winner of the “golden” microphone trophy.
The American Saddlebred Museum is grateful to the many supporters whose generous sponsorships, donations and purchases ensured the success of this event. This highly anticipated, annual party continues to grow each year. Remember to reserve your booths, tables or tickets early next year if you want to be part of the fun!
April 06, 2016
The American Saddlebred Museum’s exhibit for 2016 opened to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts from Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through December 31, 2016. Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts from Saddlebred Professionals consists of items that have been donated to the Museum over the past 50 years by professional horsemen and women from within the Saddlebred industry. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and tack used by famous Saddlebred trainers and their horses is on display. Some of the items were created by the donors, some were used by the donors and some were collected by the donors. This is a diverse exhibit, filled with items of importance to the industry and to the professionals who donated them. We hope this exhibit will encourage other trainers to come forward with historic donations of their own.
July 27, 2016

2016 Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction 

The 2016 auction will be held during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The pieces will be availabe for preview Wednesday July 6 - Friday July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m and on the morning of Saturday July 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.  The Museum will accept bids in person or by phone with advance arrangement.  Results from all past auctions can be viewed on our website, www.asbmuseum.org.  

The Museum publishes a quality four-color catalog for this sale that is distributed online and by mail to thousands of interested buyers.  The auction is also marketed in the industry’s trade publications and via social media. If you need more information or would like to receive an auction catalog, please contact the Museum at [email protected] or by phone at 859-259-2746. 

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