Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through January 31, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center's Family Fun Day

Dates: 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Looking for wholesome family activity to celebrate the Fourth of July? Come out for our Family Fun Day event - kids of all ages are welcome! Patriotic themed activities include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, water sprinklers to stay cool, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 per family at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee.

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Hosted by: 
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
(859) 246-3080

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament

Dates: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

Lexington Polo Opening Tournament - Sponsored byThe World Coaching Club

On Friday June 26th the match will start at 6pm (Man O War Field) and will feature antique and modern coaching carriages on display for the public during the match. Come enjoy a great day of polo and experience a rare opportunity to see the amazing carriages.

Hosted by: 
Lexington Polo
Phone: 
(202) 957-5050

Sips N’ Saddles Summer Celebration

Dates: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center holds its Sips N’ Saddles summer celebration on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00pm within the beautiful grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Along with a live performance by country singer Mark Wills, guests will enjoy Kentucky Proud cuisine from Red State Barbeque, local wines, Kentucky ales, and a special drink from Maker’s Mark. Mad Scoops will be offering their custom Bourbon Ball flavored ice cream along with other classic flavors, cotton candy, and kettle corn.

Guests are welcome to explore the MMSC barn and meet our Thoroughbreds. Horses available for adoption will also demonstrate their newly learned skills in the arena. Fun outdoor games and a silent and live auction will be held in direct support of the horses’ needs. Ticket price is $100, 70% tax deductible, with all proceeds aiding the MMSC Thoroughbreds in their preparation for future careers and homes.  

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.secretariatcenter.org or call 859-246-3080.

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Hosted by: 
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
859-246-3080

2015 ASB Museum Art Auction

Dates: 
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

This year’s Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction will offer a nice variety of artwork, collectibles, out of print books and historic artifacts at its July sale.  Included are eighteen pieces by George Ford Morris, eleven of those being original works.  A total of twenty-five different artists are represented in the 65 lots dating from the 1800s to present day.  Interested parties will find some beautiful trophies and memorabilia with historic significance, 18 lots of vintage advertising, photographs and collectibles, several equine antiques, 1 stunning fountain, 7 lots of out-of-print books, 5 sculptures, artwork that is both historically and artistically significant, and artwork that is whimsical, decorative or that makes a statement.

“Each year we are amazed at the variety and quality of offerings that are presented” says Tolley Graves, the event’s coordinator. “The subject matter has been broadened this year and I think many people will be surprised at the nature and quality of the pieces that are being offered.”

Some of the interesting items that will go up on the block are a vintage Cole Bros. Circus lithograph featuring a Saddlebred; a magnificent bronze sculpture of the legendary Rex McDonald; a vintage TV lamp featuring a Saddlebred as a circus horse; a gorgeous pair of antique andirons made from horse shoes and brass harness hames; paintings and sculptures by 11 gifted contemporary artists, 6 of whom are first-time consignors; 11 original pieces by George Ford Morris, including oils, a watercolor and several charcoals.  We even have an unused Lilly Pulitzer bag in Carson Kressley’s Grandstand design – signed by Carson!

The auction will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds (at the Kentucky Horse Park) at 12:00 Noon – the week of the Lexington Jr. League show.  Items can be previewed on Friday from 9 am – 6 pm, and on Saturday morning prior to the auction.  The Horse Park is an easy 15 minute drive from the show grounds.  Anyone needing directions is urged to call the Museum.

Hard-copy catalogs will be available by June 1st.  If you wish to receive one, please call or email the museum (859-259-2746 ext. 305 or museum@asbmuseum.org). If you cannot be present but wish to bid on an item, telephone bids can be made with advance arrangements. The auction will also be accessible online this year through liveauctioneers.com. Those who are interested in bidding online are urged to sign up at least 48 hours in advance of the auction  For more information, contact Tolley Graves at the number or email above.

Hosted by: 
American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
859-259-2746

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Cycling Club

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Cycling Club

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Hosted by: 
Bluegrass Cycling Club