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November 03, 2019
LEXINGTON, KY - December 3, 2018 - Save the date for Runway and Rescue on Friday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Churchill Downs Starting Gate Suite. ASB Museum board member Carson Kressley will emcee the evening's festivities which will include a fashion show, entertainment, cocktails, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The fundraiser will benefit the American Saddlebred Museum and select, non-profit, American Saddlebred rescues. 
Rodeo Drive will provide fashions modeled by professionals as well as members of the Saddlebred community. Sponsorship opportunities for Runway and Rescue are available at the $5,000, $2,500, and $500 levels and individual tickets are $75 per person ($100 for non-members). Call (859) 259-2746 ext. 344 for more information.
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.
November 03, 2019
People Magazine Cover December 3rd 2018 Dolly Parton
The American Saddlebred Museum's gift shop was featured in PEOPLE magazine's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide by ASB Museum board member, Carson Kressley.
People Magazine 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Carson Kressley Thom Filicia
"Brass is a huge home-decor trend right now, but this equestrian motif is classic. What a handsome gift that can be put to use immediately for holiday dinners. They're great as a hostess gift as well."
Stirrup Candle Holders People Magazine 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Carson Kressley Thom Filicia
See Carson and Thom's Holiday Gift Guide online to find additional suggestions, including another one from the ASB Museum: our American Saddlebred Throw!
"I like this gift because it has an Herm's look at a much lower price point. I have this exact one on my sofa and it looks so chic!"
American Saddlebred Horse Throw People Magazine 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Carson Kressley Thom Filicia
Shop our classic, brass Stirrup Candle Holders and American Saddlebred Throw at the gift shop online or at the Museum and catch Carson and his co-star, Thom Filicia, on Get a Room with Carson & Thom (Bravo, Friday 10/9c).
November 03, 2019
You are invited to the Fall Classic Open House!
Saturday, October 6
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us directly following the last class of the UPHA Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show for an Open House at the American Saddlebred Museum. See the newly renovated John P. and Dorothy Lenore Gallery Wing and gift shop and the current exhibition Red Mile Reminisces: A Look Back at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine, and the company of friends.
November 03, 2019
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 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 ASB Museum and must be received no later than September 21, 2018.
10.) Shipping costs to return artwork are the responsibility of the entrant. Artwork will become the property of the Museum if not claimed by December 1, 2018.
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 gift certificate to the Museum's Gift Shop.
An image of each entry will also be posted to the Museum's Facebook page where an additional prize of a $50 gift certificate to the Museum's Gift Shop 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.
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 October 1 - November 2, 2018.
Please address any questions to Ashley Hallock at [email protected].


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