American Saddlebred Museum Exhibit Offers Glimpse of Yesteryear

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2013 special exhibit is sure to entertain and interest horse fans and antique buffs alike. Entitled The Art of Selling with Saddlebreds: The Show Horse in Vintage Advertising, it will feature images of the breed on products, printed advertising and corporate collectibles dating from the late 1800s through the 1970s.

From cigarettes and tobacco to liquor, motor oil, hotels, fruits and vegetables, automobiles, jewelry stores and more, the Saddlebred was featured in advertising through the years to denote the highest quality. The 2013 exhibit assembles the largest collection of these items to have ever been displayed together. This unique exhibit offers a glimpse of yesteryear and the esteem the Saddlebred held in society and the marketplace.

The exhibit runs February 15, 2013 to January 31, 2014, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and The Art of Selling with Saddlebreds exhibit is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park.

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The Showplace for Saddlebreds – American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop



Included in Kentucky Horse Park regular daily admission - sold at the American Saddlebred Museum or the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Information Center.


January 2 - March 14, 2013:  Adult $10, Child (7-12) $5

March 15 - November 3, 2013:  Adult $16, Child (7-12) $8

November 4 – January 31, 2014:  Adult $10, Child (7-12) $5

Season Pass:  Adult $40, Child (7-12) $25, Family of Four $90

Children 6 and under:  Always free when accompanied by an adult


Dates and Times:

The Showplace for Saddlebreds – American Saddlebred Museum & Gift Shop is open –

Wednesday – Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm through March 14 and November 4 to January 31 (2014)

Daily, 9 am to 5 pm from March 15 to May 26 and September 3 to November 3

Daily, 9 am to 6 pm from May 27 to September 2 (an extra hour past KHP regular hours)