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July 27, 2021

The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce the 2021 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show Fundraiser! The 2021 event is the Saddlebred Country Summer Soirée and guests can expect an event that is better than ever.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 at 10:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C. This country summer themed party will be filled with live music, dancing, and a selection of games to benefit the Museum such as Saddlebred Bull Riding, Down Home Bourbon and Wine Pull, Heads or Tails, and the Summer Soirée Raffle. Plus there will be an amazing Live Auction.

Table sponsorships are available at a variety of levels and include reserved seating and other benefits. Individual tickets are also available. Tickets and tables are available online or by calling the Museum at (859) 259-2746.

Follow the museum at facebook.com/asbmuseum for event updates and a full listing of live auction items.

June 07, 2021

The Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction takes place on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at the American Saddlebred Museum, located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. A preview will be on display at the American Saddlebred Museum Wednesday, July 14 – Friday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This year, the museum is pleased to offer online bidding via HiBid. Check the Museum’s website for more information.

Executive Director Jennifer Foster says of the event, “We are pleased to be holding the Art Auction this July. The great variety of items available from paintings to vintage advertising is outstanding. This sale has something for every horse lover.” The focus of the auction is particularly Saddlebred items, but coaching, Thoroughbred, Hackney and Morgan artwork are included. The auction draws and specializes in works by George Ford Morris, and includes examples of his work in pastel, oil, charcoal as well as lithographs.

In addition to Morris, other artists represented include Carlos Arriola, Peter Barrett, Edwin Bogucki, Gladys Brown Edwards, Helen Hayse, Dawn Klein, Max F. Klepper, Hooshang Khorasani, Edward Penfield and many others.

The 2021 auction catalog is available online at asbmuseum.org/auctions-year/2021. Email [email protected] with questions.

June 02, 2021

The American Saddlebred Museum invites you to attend a fun in-person fundraiser. Beautiful Black Diamond Farm is the setting for an afternoon of fashion, shopping, classic cars, and fun.

Join us on Friday, July 16 from 11:00 – 2:00 and enjoy a poolside lunch, fashion show, and classic car show on the lawn. Plus enjoy a private shopping experience with featured vendors including: Glasscock Too, The Fetzer Face, David Adams Fine Jewelry, Ney Custom Tables, Crittenden Rawlings, Stephanie Gilmore Photography, & the American Saddlebred Museum Gift Shop.

Sponsor tables with premium seating are available for $2,500, individual tickets are available $125 for members, $150 for non-members. Seating is limited. For more information and to purchase tickets go to asbmuseum.org/black-diamond-farm .

April 09, 2021

We currently have renovations occurring in our offices due to a maintenance issue. We are going to be displaced from our offices for possibly six weeks. Currently, we do not have telephone landlines. You may email our Museum team at the addresses below:

Denise Hinkle: [email protected] (Accounting/Administrative)
Amy Nelson: [email protected] (Marketing/Events)
Carly Overbey: [email protected] (Gift Shop Manager)
Jennifer Foster: [email protected] (Executive Director)

The offices will be closed until the restoration is complete. The Gift Shop and Gallery will be open on their normal schedule, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


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