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Saddlebred Museum Seeking Artwork & Films


Kaitlyn Lilley and Joker’s Ride


Last call for items for the American Saddlebred Museum’s 2008 special exhibit featuring children with Saddlebreds! We are asking for your help in locating film footage, artwork, artifacts and memorabilia for the upcoming exhibit For the Love of a Horse: Children and Saddlebreds. Though we are grateful for the bits of film footage that we have already received, we would love to add more. The Museum is also in dire need of artwork: sculptures, paintings, watercolors, memorabilia, etc. All items must be received by January 15th for inclusion in the exhibit.


For the Love of a Horse is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Saddlebred as not only the “peacock of the show ring”, but as a trustworthy “gentle giant” with children. Hundreds of Kentucky Horse Park visitors come through our doors not knowing anything about our breed. This is our chance to feature Saddlebreds in a way that anyone can relate to. We are thrilled with the items we have received so far but need more to really get our message across.


The exhibit will kick off on February 15, 2008 with an opening party during ASHA’s Annual Meeting and will run through December 30, 2008. The ASM is asking for either a loan of items for the duration of the exhibit or gifts that can become part of our permanent collection. We all know the saying “Saddlebreds make good kids” so please help us mount an exhibit that celebrates children and their Saddlebred friends!


The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, is open daily 9-5 from March 15 - October 31 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays November 1 - March 14). Tickets purchased for the Museum also include admission to the entire Horse Park. For more information, contact Museum curator Kim Skipton at 859/259-2746 ext. 312 or

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