American Saddlebred Museum

Description

First developed in Kentucky and Virginia as riding and carriage horses back in the 1800s, Saddlebreds (a.k.a. Kentucky Saddlers) are descended from breeds that were, by the time of the Revolution, recognized as truly American. Even-tempered, elegant, and strong, these horses were often ridden by Confederate cavalry officers during the Civil War. Today they’re prized as show horses.

They’re also honored with their own museum, appropriately situated amid the Kentucky Horse Park and Training Grounds. Interactive exhibits pull in artifacts, paintings, photographs, and trophies from the permanent collection. There are also changing exhibits, a children’s gallery, a theater show, and a gift shop. Admission here gets you access to the entire horse park, including the International Museum of the Horse.

Address

4083 Iron Works Pkwy.
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

Lat/Long

38.14757200, -84.52118700

Open Hours

Mid-Mar.–Memorial Day: daily 9--5. Memorial Day--Labor Day: daily 9--6. Sept.–Oct.: daily 9--5. Nov.–mid-Mar.: Wed.--Sun. 9--5.
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(859) 259-2746

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