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November 03, 2019
The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to accept nominations for the Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award. The award is $1,500 and is given to an individual dedicated to raising awareness of the American Saddlebred and improving the community.
Keith Bartz was an individual who focused his time, talent, and resources on building the American Saddlebred Museum and celebration of the American Saddlebred horse. This scholarship celebrates his life by awarding an individual that exemplifies the same character and achievements. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual UPHA National Conference.
Scholarship criteria and application information are listed below.
  • Applicants must be twenty-one years of age or under. High school seniors, individuals enrolled in a two-year or four-year program at any college, trade school, or university are eligible to apply.  
  • Show substantial involvement with American Saddlebred horses and in the community. 
  • May be self-nominated or nominated by another individual who can attest to the character and accomplishments of the nominee. 
  • Provide an essay, no more than two pages, speaking to the nominee's impact at school, home, barn and the community.  
  • Include full contact information and email to [email protected] by December 1, 2019 to be reviewed by scholarship committee.
  • The scholarship money will be paid directly to the institution, university, college, or trade school for post-secondary educational expenses.  

More information is on the Museum's website at asbmuseum.org/scholarship or call (859) 259-2746 ext. 344.

November 03, 2019
The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce Saddlebred Prom, the Museum's annual fundraiser at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville. The event will take place Wednesday, August 21 from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. in the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing C.
This year's theme, Saddlebred Prom, is inspired by everyone's favorite event - Prom. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress in attire from their favorite fashion era and dance the night away to music from Tony and the Tan Lines.
The highlight of the evening will be your favorite trainers competing to raise money for the Museum and vying for the crown of Saddlebred Prom King or Queen. Event guests will choose the winners, via CrowdRise at crowdrise.com/saddlebred-prom. The prom court includes: Rich Campbell, Bret C. Day, Jim Lowry, Todd Miles, Gerhardt Roos, TJ Santaferra, Kim Cowart, Tammy Devore, Melissa Moore, Mary Orr, Donna Pettry-Smith, and Tiffany Wheeler. In addition to the Prom Court competition, prizes will be awarded to guests in a variety of categories including "best dressed" and many others. Visit asbmuseum.org/saddlebred-prom and follow the museum at facebook.com/asbmuseum for more details.
Table sponsorships are available at a variety of levels and include reserved seating and other benefits. Individual tickets are also available. Tickets are available online at asbmuseum.org/saddlebred-prom.
For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 ext. 344 or [email protected].
July 02, 2019
The American Saddlebred Museum office will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. The Museum and gift shop will be open with normal operating hours.
November 03, 2019
The Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show is always an exciting time for the American Saddlebred Museum. To help celebrate the 2019 show, the Museum has a week of special events planned to celebrate and educate the public about the American Saddlebred. If you can't make it to one of these great events, be sure to stop by our Gift Shop Pop-up at the Rolex Stadium during the show.  
Tuesday, July 9, 1:00- 3:00 p.m.  
Smith Lilly Lecture and Book Signing 
American Saddlebred Museum 
We are honored to have Smith Lilly, a renowned World Champion trainer and President of the United Professional Horsemen's Association speak at the Museum. Lilly will speak about the UPHA, our industry and his book, Saddle Seat Horsemanship.  This is a free event, box lunches are available for $12, call 859-259-2746 to reserve. 
Wednesday, July 10, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Open House
American Saddlebred Museum
Everyone is invited to drop-by the Museum for a free reception after the last class of the morning session. Enjoy a light lunch with wine and take a few minutes to mingle with friends, see your favorite items from the collection, and shop in the renovated gift shop. 
Thursday, July 11, 12:30 p.m.
Lunchtime Lecture Series: Captain Rakes and Police Horse Oliver 
International Museum of the Horse
Continuing the partnership with the International Museum of the Horse, this Lunchtime Lecture features the Kentucky Horse Park's own Mounted Police horse Oliver and his police partner, Captain Lisa Rakes. Captain Rakes will speak about the importance of Mounted Police horses and how Oliver was selected as the 2019 BreyerFest Celebration Horse.


Friday, July 12, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Book signing by Susan Williamson 
Gift Shop Pop-up at the Gaited Gallery
Susan Williamson is a mystery author who puts Saddlebreds at the center of the story! She will be signing copies of her books "Dead on the Trial" and "Desert Tail" at the Museum Pop-up in the Gaited Gallery. 
Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Summer at Spindletop 
Spindletop Hall 3414 Iron Works Parkway
Join us at historic Spindletop Hall for a garden inspired morning of fashion, shopping and fun. This fundraiser includes brunch, open bar, a fashion show featuring Glasscock Women's Apparel with special guest designer Lucian Matis and Crittenden Rawlings, skin care and cosmetics by Jeffery Fetzer, jewelry by Barry Brinker, hats by Jordan Skeen, and a silent auction.  Tickets are available at asbmuseum.org/summer-at-spindletop
For more information contact Amy Nelson at 859.259.2746 ext. 344 or [email protected].


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