American Saddlebred Museum

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard pose with their American Saddlebred, Sonny.

Lights, Camera, Action! The American Saddlebred Museum at the Kentucky Horse Park, located in Lexington, Ky., is readying its 2011 exhibit which will feature both Saddlebreds and Saddlebred owners that have played important roles in the movies, on television and throughout history.

Celebrities: Saddlebreds and Personalities from the Silver Screen, Cinema and History will open on Feb 18. On view will be an eclectic grouping of photographs and memorabilia featuring celebrity horses including My Friend Flicka, National Velvet, and Fury (all registered Saddlebreds) along with human stars involved with Saddlebreds such as Clark Gable, Will Rogers, and William Shatner. Visitors will learn that not only did famous war Generals Grant and Sherman have Saddlebreds, but so did politicians including Franklin Roosevelt to Harry Truman.

There will also be a short film playing featured clips of Saddlebreds that have appeared in the movies and on television.

The exhibit will run until Dec 30, 2011.

Admission to the American Saddlebred Museum is included with Kentucky Horse Park admission. The American Saddlebred Museum is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apri1 – Oct. 31 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays Nov. 1 – March 31).

For more information contact Museum Curator Kim Skipton at 859/259-2746 or jQuery(document).on('ready', function ($, document, undefined) { jQuery('.pum-overlay').on('pumInit', function() { // var settings = jQuery('#popmake-60448').data('popmake'); console.log('pumInit'); }); jQuery('.pum-overlay').on('pumOpenPrevented', '.pum', function () { // var settings = jQuery('#popmake-60448').data('popmake'); console.log('pumOpen prevented'); }); jQuery('.pum-overlay').on('pumBeforeOpen', function () { var $popup = jQuery('#popmake-60448'); // setTimeout(function () { $popup.popmake('close'); // }, 0); // half Second // var settings = jQuery('#popmake-60448').data('popmake'); console.log('pumBeforeOpen'); }); });