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Bytrifecta-admin
June 23, 2017
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The American Saddlebred Museum invites you to spend a day at the Museum! Join us and our special guests at the Showplace for Saddlebreds on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Pa11;rk on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a champagne brunch honoring the Equitation Triple Crown winners. Meet the equitation stars and their trainers while viewing classic summer fashions for both men and women. Rodes of Louisville will present classic looks for men by Haspel, the prominent New Orleans based men's clothing company that is renowed for its use of seersucker, and is also graciously serving as a brunch sponsor. Draper James will provide Southern infused women's fashion inspired by its founder, Reese Witherspoon, and modeled by familiar faces from within our industry.
 
Keeping with the Southern theme, the star of Bravo TV's Southern Charm. Patricia Altschul, will been signing copies of her bestselling book The Art of Southern Charm. Fashion maven, Saddlebred enthusiast and Museum trustee Carson Kressley will be on hand to sign his latest, Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?
 
Guests will enjoy the Museum's current exhibit, Legends of the Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times of Tom & Donna Moore, which features photographs, paintings, trophies, and assorted memorbilia, as well as a short film on the pair. Art from the 2017 Youth, Young Adult and Adult Art Contest will also be on display, with many of the special pieces available for purchase.
 
Starting at 1:00. guests may visit the Rolex Arena, site of the 2018 Lexington Junior League Horse Show, for dessert and an informative tour.
 
ByMegan
January 06, 2017
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The American Saddlebred Museum is mounting a very special exhibit in 2017. Legends of the Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times of Tom & Donna Moore will open on Friday, February 24, 2017. The weekend celebration of the Moore’s will kick off with a 6:00 p.m. reception at the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds. Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable, and their names are synonymous with world’s grand champions and a tradition of excellence.  Exhibit will open February 24, 2017 and runs through the end of the year.
Bytrifecta-admin
February 28, 2017
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The American Saddlebred Museum’s Young Adult Committee is once again hosting an Art Contest! The contest will be divided into two age divisions: Youth (18 & Under) and Young Adult (19-35). Depending on the number of entries received, the Youth division may be further divided by age. In addition, there is a division for Amateur Artists (36 & Over). This division will not be judged and no monetary prizes will be awarded, but allows for our talented amateurs to showcase their works in the exhibition. The juried divisions will be further categorized based on media type (photography and non-photography) and new this year we will have a special “Holiday” category that will include all holiday-themed entries. All types of artwork are encouraged including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media.
 
Rules (please read carefully):
  1. Art must be original and completed by the entrant.
  2. Art must be Saddlebred related in theme and represent the breed in the best light possible. All art to be displayed is subject to approval by the Museum.
  3. Hanging art must be limited to a size of 8 inches x 8 inches up to 30 inches x 30 inches (including frame).
  4. All frameable art must be submitted in a simple black frame with a wire or hook for hanging.
  5. Images in artwork must be free of training devices such as chains, stretchies, tailsets, and the like.
  6. In lieu of a submission fee, all entrants must be Museum members. Youth membership is $10 per year, Young Adult membership is $20 per year, Individual membership is $35 per year, and Family membership is $50 per year.
  7. Please note! Art must be photographed before submission and the photo emailed (in jpg format) to [email protected] in order to post artwork images on Facebook. Please send quality images.
  8. Please include your name, address, email address, artwork title, medium, and age (for youth only) when submitting your entry and include the above information when emailing your artwork image.
  9. Entries should be sent to the American Saddlebred Museum and must be received no later than May 1, 2017.
  10. Shipping costs to return artwork are the responsibility of the entrant. Artwork will become the property of the Museum if not claimed by September 1, 2017.
  11. Each artist may submit up to three total entries.
  12. Professionals (those who create art as a paid occupation) are prohibited from entering the Amateur Artist division.
Art will be judged by a panel of experts from various art genres. A winner will be selected in each of the juried divisions. Each division winner will receive a $100 cash prize.
 
An image of each entry will also be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page where an additional prize of $50 cash will be given to the “Facebook Fan Favorite” in each juried age division. The “Facebook Fan Favorites” will be awarded to those entries receiving the highest number of “likes” by a specified date. The Amateur Artist division will also compete for a “Facebook Fan Favorite,” although no cash will be awarded.
 
Additionally, a selected group of entries will be used to create note cards to be sold in the Museum Gift Shop.
 
Artists have the option of selling their work during the exhibition with 50% or 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Museum. Please specify when submitting your entry if you are interested in selling your work.
 
Artwork from all divisions will be on display at the Museum May 15 - August 15, 2017.
 
ByMegan
January 06, 2017
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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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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