The American Saddlebred Museum, Gallery and Gift Shop is the ultimate "Showplace for Saddlebreds". Located on the grounds of the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, the Museum provides an exciting and educational experience. Inside, visitors learn the important role the ASB played in our nation's history, and how he has evolved into the elegant, athletic and versatile breed we know today. The Museum features special exhibitions that change annually as well as a wide variety of interactive permanent exhibits, a children's area, award-winning videos as well as an award-winning movie.
The Museum boasts the largest collection of Saddlebred artifacts in the world. Our archives house trophies, photographs, tack, and artwork, including one of the most extensive collections of George Ford Morris Saddlebred artwork. Our research library contains over 3,000 volumes used by our members for bloodline and genealogical research. While the Museum serves as a resource to the Saddlebred industry, it also educates tens of thousands of visitors annually about the beauty, versatility and history of the American Saddlebred horse
The American Saddlebred Museum has a vibrant membership of Saddlebred owners, breeders, trainers and enthusiasts. A variety of membership levels suit any need. Joining the Museum is a modest, but effective way to support exposure of and education about the breed.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays November through Mid-March.
Closed: January 1st, Thanksgiving Eve Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 24th, 25th, and 31st.
Admission tickets include the entire Kentucky Horse Park
Summer Season Rates:
Adult (13 and over) $20.00
Child (6-12) $10.00
Children 5 & under Free
ASM Members Free Winter Season Rates
Adult (13 and over) $12.00
Child (6-12) $6.00
Children 5 & under Free
ASM Members Free
Discounts: AAA members, Military and seniors 62 and over receive $1.00 off each general admission ticket purchased. These and other promotional discounts must be presented at the time of ticket purchase. Only one discount per transaction. Group pricing available for groups of 15 or more.
Directions: From I-75 (north and south): The Kentucky Horse Park is located at exit 120, one-quarter mile east of the interstate.
Directions: From I-64 (east and west): Take I-75 northbound to exit 120, the Kentucky Horse Park is one-quarter mile east of the interstate.
The Museum holds its auction annually in July. The Art, Antique & Rare Book auction has earned its reputation as a venue at which a variety of serious equine artwork, antiques, collectibles, rare books and historic artifacts can be purchased. The 2005 auction saw the highest-ever George Ford Morris painting sell for a record $125,000.
The focus of the auction is particularly Saddlebred items, but coaching, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, draft horse, Hackney and Morgan artwork are also accepted. The auction draws and specializes in works by George Ford Morris, one of America's premier 19th - 20th century sporting artists.
Consignment packets for the July auction are mailed annually in January. Saddlebred and equine artwork in all media is considered. Historic Saddlebred artifacts, rare books, equine jewelry and collectibles are also welcome. A committee selects approximately 60 items each year for inclusion, trying to ensure a variety in media, (original oils, watercolors, pastels, gouaches, charcoals, acrylics, as well as bronzes, sculptures in other media, vintage posters, lithographs, serigraphs, limited edition prints, vintage photographs, stained glass and mixed media) subject matter and pricing. The goal is for everyone to find something of interest!
2017 EXHIBIT - LEGENDS OF THE SADDLEBRED WORLD: THE LIVES & TIMES OF TOM & DONNA MOORE
The American Saddlebred Museum is mounting a very special exhibit in 2017. Legends of the Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times of Tom & Donna Moore will open on Friday, February 24, 2017. The weekend celebration of the Moore’s will kick off with a 6:00 p.m. reception at the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds. Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable, and their names are synonymous with world’s grand champions and a tradition of excellence. Exhibit will open February 24, 2017 and runs through the end of the year.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday
Sunday - Saturday
$8.00 per person 12 months and older Senior Citrizen and Military Discount
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL US
The American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop
4083 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511-8483Phone: (859) 259-2746
Fax: (859) 255-4909
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