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June 22, 2018
LEXINGTON, KY – June 19, 2018— The American Saddlebred Museum, Junior League of Lexington, and American Saddlebred Horse Association are partnering for Family Night at the 82nd Annual Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show.
Everyone is invited to a Family Picnic on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s new Executive Director, Terri Dolan at the American Saddlebred Museum at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guests will get a first look at the Museum’s newly renovated gift shop and gallery and a chance to visit the featured exhibit Red Mile Reminisces: A Look Back at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a summer supper served in a custom cooler bag, along with complimentary tea, water, and lemonade, set against the backdrop of live music by Stephanie Jeter and Sam Gleaves. A cash bar will be available.  
The Junior League will be hosting its traditional Stick Horse Race at 6:30 p.m. in the Rolex Stadium as well as other family friendly activities.  
Family Night activities are free, picnic dinners are available for advance purchase ($15.00 and $5.00 kids' meal) until July 3rd.
Family Night activities do not include admission the Horse Show (general admission $5.00 Monday through Thursday and $10.00 on Friday and Saturday, children under age six are free) or the Stick Horse Race, which is an additional $5. General admission tickets must be purchased separately from the Junior League at the Show’s entry gate, and Stick Horse Race registration is available on the Junior League's website. Parking is available at the Museum and in the Horse Show parking.
For more information contact Amy Nelson at (859) 259-2746 ext. 344 or [email protected]
May 25, 2018
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].
May 24, 2018

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].

June 21, 2018

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, 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.


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