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June 23, 2022
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The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce details of our annual July fundraiser being held on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. Beautiful Hillcroft Farm is the setting for Carriages and Conversations. This event includes a summer afternoon picnic, tour of Misdee Wrigley Miller’s antique carriage collection, and carriage panel discussion with Misdee Wrigley Miller, Jill Ryder, and Katie Whaley. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about carriages from the experts and support the Museum.

Ticket prices are members, $125, non-members $150, and reserved sponsor tables for 8, $2,000. Tickets are available online at asbmuseum.org or by calling (859) 259-2746 ext. 305.

This fundraiser supports the educational mission of the American Saddlebred Museum 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.

May 17, 2022
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On Sunday, May 22 from noon – 3:00 p.m. families are invited to join a special day of fun with the American Saddlebred Museum. As part of the Museum’s Grand Re-Opening of the Elisabeth M. Goth History Wing, the Museum has planned a free afternoon of fun celebrating the American Saddlebred breed. Family Day activities include art activities, games, story time, petting zoo, and American Saddlebreds from Wingswept Farm!

The American Saddlebred Museum is located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. Follow us on social media @asbmuseum for more information.

May 17, 2022
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The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the Elisabeth M. Goth History Wing and the opening of the new exhibit, CH My-My on May 21. The new History Wing features an expanded history of the American Saddlebred from past to future, a virtual reality exhibit, life size mare and foal sculptures, children's activities, exhibits highlighting the versatility of the American Saddlebred, and interactive exhibits.

On May 21, following a ribbon cutting, Rob Byers will lead a panel discussion including personal experiences, remembrances, and anecdotal stories from individuals whose lives were touched by CH My-My. Our panelists will include Austin Waggoner, Bobby Joe Young, Dr. Clark Cleveland, and David Mountjoy. The evening will include an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, plus a special tasting by Bardstown Bourbon. Harpist Erin Hill will perform.

Weekend celebrations continue on Sunday, May 22 with a Family Day from noon- 3:00 p.m. Families of all ages are invited to join in on a special day of fun with the American Saddlebred Museum. This free afternoon includes art activities, games, story time, petting zoo, and some special visitors! Follow us on social media @asbmuseum for upcoming event details.

Gold Sponsors
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Elisabeth Goth, LLC
American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA)

Silver Sponsors
Peoples State Bank
Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Bronze Sponsors
Anonymous
Central Bank & Trust Co.
Compu-Tech Solutions
Cumberland Valley Insurance
The Honey Baked Ham Company
Price Dinner Club
Thoroughbred Printing, a division of SpringDot
Trek Advancement

Catering Sponsor
Cavallo Ventures, LLC

Bourbon Sponsor
Bardstown Bourbon

Wine Sponsor
Leatherwood/Nic and Barclay de Wet

March 04, 2022
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The American Saddlebred Museum invites everyone to consider honoring a horse, person or organization at the Museum. There are several programs available. The upcoming deadline to be included in the 2022 installation is March 31.

Executive Director, Jennifer Foster says, “Having a familiar name at the Museum, either outside on the Walk of Honor Tile, Saddlebred Sidewalk Brick, or inside the History Wing on the Roll of Honor is special. Visitors love reading the names—it’s a special part of Saddlebred History.” If you have been thinking about purchasing a tribute, now is a great time to do so! Contact the Museum at (859) 259-2746 or [email protected] to make a purchase or ask questions.

Roll of Honor names are placed around the top of the Museum’s History Wing. This is a special way a person, horse, or organization is honored in perpetuity inside the Museum. The cost for each name is $1,500.

A Walk of Honor Tile is a great way to honor a person for their efforts or dedication to the American Saddlebred. Owners, trainers, on anyone who has a passion for the American Saddlebred can be recognized in the walkway. Tiles can be acquired for $250 each.

The Saddlebred Sidewalk is permanent tribute to those horses that have earned our love, affection and respect. Champions, lesson horses, or backyard companions are welcome in this line up of beloved animals—there are no eligibility requirements. Saddlebred Sidewalk Bricks are available for $100 each; add a “keeper" brick for $50 each.

The Roll of Honor, Walk of Honor and Saddlebred Sidewalk are ongoing fundraisers in support of the Museum. For more information go to the Museum’s website: Roll of Honor and Bricks & Tiles.

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