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Donation Made to American Saddlebred Museum




The American Saddlebred Museum received a notable donation to its 2006 Art Auction in memory of Lynn Weatherman. Linda Chesson from Norco, Calif., long-time friend of Mr. Weatherman, wanted to make a meaningful gift to the museum in recognition of her friend’s lifetime dedication to the history and bloodlines of the American Saddlebred horse. She chose to donate a copy of the hard-to-find book American Saddle Horses in South Africa by Lee Z. Kaplan for auction at the July 15 Saddlebred Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction, to benefit the museum.

Published in 1974, this limited edition, No. 262 of 500, is sold out and no longer in print. “While it is probably common knowledge that Lynn Weatherman was a walking encyclopedia of Saddlebred information, it is less well-known that he was incredibly funny, helpful and one of the most persevering people I have ever known,” says Linda Chesson. “Never too busy to answer a question, he shared with me the wonderful, colorful history of the American Saddlebred as only Lynn could. It is in memory of Lynn Weatherman and his love of Saddlebred history that I am donating to the American Saddlebred Museum’s 2006 Art Auction a rare copy of the book American Saddle Horses in South Africa by Lee A. Kaplan.”


The 2006 Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction will be held on Saturday July 15 during the Lexington Jr. League Horse Show at the Red Mile’s Round Barn.

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