Skip to content

A Salute to the Sultan



See the great Supreme Sultan as you have never seen him before!

Please join Saddlebred legend and “Silver Saddle” author Bob Ruxer at Andrea Hartmeyer Johns’ Equine Art booth in the Gaited Gallery under the Red Mile grandstand at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show Friday, July 11, for A Salute to the Sultan!

You are invited to join Bob between 5:30-6:30 p.m., before the show’s evening session, to see the immortal Supreme Sultan as you have never seen him before. Andy has created a new painting of the legendary stallion who has had such a profound influence on our breed.

Light refreshments will be served as you visit, share stories, and enjoy great Saddlebred company. Bob will be on hand to share memories of his life with the great Sultan and sign complimentary cards featuring Andy’s new painting. You also are invited to bring your copy of Bob’s wonderful memoire, “The Silver Saddle: Memories of Alvin Ruxer and Marty Mueller.”

You are more than welcome to bring your Sultan-related stories and photos to Bob at this very special event. If you can’t be there, you’re encouraged to share your stories and pictures on Facebook, either on Andy’s page here: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.h.johns?fref=t or Bob’s page here: https://www.facebook.com/bob.ruxer?fref=ts

Bob plans to share some very special Sultan items with those on hand – an original shoe, halter, papers, photos, and his most steadfast supporter. Rare photos of Sultan signed by Bob will be available for purchase. Proceeds from these sales, along with a portion of Andy’s sales during the show, will benefit Bob’s special charity, the UPHA Benevolent Fund.

Come join the fun! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Questions or ideas? Please contact Andy Johns at AndysEquineArt.com
or via Facebook.

More Stories

  • Tuesday Evening Summary

    We thought Monday night was stellar, and it was, but tonight’s session might have stepped it up to even another level. For those who preach doom and gloom for the American Saddlebred and Hackney you certainly couldn’t tell it here, in the house where legends are made. Read More
  • Wednesday Matinee

    This morning’s session featured several classes for young riders and drivers as well as young horses. Khloe Jankowicz led the parade of young riders, winning the 8 & Under Walk and Trot Equitation class for mom Jamie Jankowicz and her Legacy Stables. The second trainer’s daughter to win a world’s title this morning, Lyla Grace Wroble was the 9-year-old world’s champion for her Country Meadow family.  Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to bring you the REPORT Leaderboard from the World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Tuesday, August 22. Read More
  • Monday Night Action

    Welcome to prime time! That’s exactly what the Monday evening session was. The big shooters came out in droves as the lineup of classes offered was spectacular.  Read More
  • X-Tremely Enthusiastic

    Ryan Barlowe (l) and Jason Harrell with X-Tremely Grand, the pony they co-own. Barlowe showed the pony Monday evening at Louisville and was top three in the Amateur Gentleman’s Hackney Pony class. Read More
  • Tuesday Matinee High Points

    Classes were extremely well filled on Tuesday morning with several being split. It also turned out to be a record-breaking morning of dual wins for several exhibitors and one horse. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to expand our Leaderboard standings to include Leading Amateurs, Junior Exhibitors, Owners, Professional Exhibitors, Hackney Trainers and Exhibitors in addition to the Leading Trainers and Leading Sires from the World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Monday, August 19. Stay tuned for the latest developments. Read More
  • Sunday Night Excitement

    With the Junior Exhibitor Park class being split, 14 events were held on the Sunday evening session, which started at 6:30 p.m. with the ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Fine Harness class. That class gave the general spectators their thrill for the night as Debbie Foley lost a wheel on her buggy and the horse got loose momentarily. Everything ended okay but she could not get everything back together in the allotted time.  Read More
  • Interview at Country Meadow

    In the interview that follows, trainer Julie Ann Wroble and Lauren Beck share their thoughts following Lauren's win aboard I'm A Holiday at the World's Championship Horse Show on Sunday evening. Read More
  • Monday Matinee Highlights

    The first 9:00 a.m. session of the week kicked off Monday's competition with a couple younger age group equitation classes and a slew of pleasure classes for both the American Saddlebreds and Hackneys. Read More