Stake night at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship horse show will be part of the official “American Saddlebred Day” throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has proclaimed August 25 a special day to celebrate the breed.

The proclamation can be viewed on the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s Web site here.

Fletcher will speak at the Shelbyville Horse Show on August 1, just prior to its start at 6:15 p.m. The governor and his wife will present the trophy to the winner of the show’s first class.