The Board of Trustees and staff of the American Saddlebred Museum are committed to creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect where everyone encountering the Museum is encouraged to achieve their highest potential, regardless of, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, ability,and socioeconomic status. The goal is to work together as a diverse community to ensure all feel welcome, safe, accepted, and included. The Museum respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity among the broad range people with whom we interact. We consider diversity and inclusion a driver institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action. It is our aim that our members, staff, volunteers, visitors, donors,and other key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.
By diversity, we mean racial background, country of origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, language, socio-economic status, and the full range of other factors that shape an individual’s experiences, values, and perspectives.
By inclusion, we mean the ongoing and deliberate effort to ensure that differences are welcomed, different perspectives are heard, individuals and groups feel respected and valued, and that staff are involved and engaged in the work of the Museum.
By equity, we mean fair treatment, appropriate access to information and resources, and opportunities for advancement as we identify and work to eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.