Man O' War: The Mostest Horse Ever Was
Man o' War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was will run at the International Museum of the Horse from March 29, 2017 through November 1, 2017. Man o’ War is considered to be the successful race horse in American history. He won 20 of his 21 life time races and was named horse of the year in 1919. The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th birthday with an exhibit in his honor! Come experience the story of the life and career of the original Big Red and those who worked with him. Discover what created Man o’ War’s lasting legacy and how he became the mostest horse. The International Museum of the Horse is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is included in the horse park admission fee.
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The Journey Continues: Preston Dyer’s Bedouin Experience
The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to America. Come see the dramatic photo-documentation of Preston Dyer and his crew as they immersed themselves in Bedouin Life to learn more about the ever-intriguing Arabian horse.
Medals, Memories & Milestones: Great Moments in American Show Jumping
The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, as well as new materials loaned by riders, owners, grooms, and fans, telling the stories of legendary horses and people who have helped shape show jumping as an international and national sport. Many legendary horses are featured such as Idle Dice, Calypso, and Gem twist. The exhibit follows the history of the United States Equestrian Team from its founding in 1950 through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. On the national scene, the exhibit highlights the growth and importance for riders, owners and spectators of grand prix series, such as those organized by the American Grandprix Association and the United States Grand Prix League. The exhibit will also feature the history of course design and fun facts about special classes such as the Puissance and bygone pairs and "doubles and trebles" classes. The Wheeler Museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf Opening Reception
Join us for the grand opening of the Museum's newest exhibit that celebrates the influential contributions of African Americans to the horse industry in Kentucky.
Lunchtime Lecture with ceramist Michael Middleton