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KHP Gift ShopChristmasOpen House
December 2-3, 20119am-5pm
Gifts, home decor, accessories, books, artwork, videos, toys, apparel, jewelry, kids' clothing, Breyer model horses, holiday decorations, and much more!
Call 859-259-4234 for more information.
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We're also conducting a Christmas toy drive for the Blue Grass Farms Charities, so please consider purchasing a toy at the Gift Shop to drop in the bin while you're here. Thanks!
Meet the adoptable horse of the week: Magic Heiress.
She's a 4-yr-old Thoroughbred mare, sound for any discipline, 15.2-hands, who could be a great Pony Club horse or hunter/jumper.
She is very athletic, quiet, and is currently being re-trained. Probably needs an intermediate rider.
For more information on Magic Heiress or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at 859-881-5849,
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Josh is an 8-year-old, 15-hand, mixed-breed gelding who is available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. While his photo is cute, it doesn't do him justice; he's actually much more attractive in person (don't you just want to hug him?).
Josh has had extensive Parelli training and has been trail-ridden.
He has expressed an interest in having an experienced rider as his new owner.
For more information on Josh or any of the other sound, rideable horses available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
Majestic is a 5-year-old Paint mare who is sound and looking for a home.
As you can see, she is quite majestic, as her name implies, and at 15.1-hands she is a great size for just about any discipline.
Majestic has recently been started under saddle at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's training program while she looks for a new home. She was adopted several weeks ago but returned, due to NO FAULT OF HER OWN.
She's friendly, gets along with other horses, and would love to have a good home with someone who can see her potential.
Imagine how great you'll look on her at horse shows and trail riding!
For more information on Majestic or any of the other horses who are available for adoption at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, go to www.KyEHC.org, call 859-881-5849 or email
Anna is a yearling Thoroughbred filly who was born and raised at the Kentucky Horse Park after her mom was rescued by the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (foaled Mar or Apr of 2010).
For the past several months, Anna has been back at the Humane Center, in training, doing a lot of ground work. She is extraordinarily intelligent, completely sound and has good conformation (much better than her yearling photo would indicate -- she is neither over at the knee, nor does she turn-in; it's just an awkward photo).
Because she is so bright, she needs a confident handler who can match her in the wits department and help her to channel all of that brain power and athleticism in the right direction.
Please contact the Kentucky Equine Humane Center for more information, 859-881-5849 or
Adoptable Horses from theKentucky Equine Humane CenterFor more information about these or any of the other adoptable horses, contact them at
WINSTONBreed: Quarter Horse CrossColor: Dark BayAge: 5 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 14.1History: Pasture PetSuitability: Pleasure/Show
Winston is a nice gelding who is ready for a new home. He is easy to handle and groom and LOVES attention. Winston has a great personality, and is a beautiful mover. Winston is learning some ground work, has been ridden under saddle and will need additional training with both. Winston gets along well with both geldings and mares when turned out in a herd.
SAMMYBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 2 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 15.2History: No Training
Sammy is a blank page! He has been residing in a pasture with light handling and growing like a weed. He is cooperative and wants to learn. Sammy currently resides with geldings, mares and gets along well for being a youngster. Sammy loves being groomed and is good for the vet and farrier. He is sound and has potential for any discipline.
SAMBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 2 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 15.1History: No Training
Like Sammy, above, Sam too is a blank page! Sam has been doing ground work and has been started under saddle. He is cooperative and wants to learn. Sam currently resides with geldings, mares and gets along well for being a youngster. Sam loves being groomed and is good for the vet and farrier. He is sound and has potential for any discipline.
MIKEBreed: ThoroughbredColor: BayAge: 7 yearsGender: GeldingHeight: 16.1History: Racing
Mike is a very kind gentle giant. He stands well for farrier and grooming. His temperament is so easy going all the volunteers enjoy grooming him. The highlight of his day is receiving a peppermint candy from a cheerful visitor! Having been significantly raced in the past we feel he will be best suited for trail or flat work.
Adoptable Horses from the Kentucky Horse ParkWe’re looking for good homes for two of our former Parade of Breeds stars. If you are interested in either of the horses below, please contact Ashlea Gullett-Beeson in our Equine Department for more information, 859-259-4256 or
ORIGINAL ZIN, “Legend”16.2 h. Thoroughbred, 2001
Legend is quite a character. He retired from the racetrack and spent two years in our Breeds Barn representing the Thoroughbred and the sport of racing. He enjoys entertaining the staff with his inquisitive, sometimes goofy personality.
Legend is suitable for an intermediate-advanced adult rider doing low-level dressage and trail riding. He also wouldn’t object to being a pasture ornament. He’s quite the looker – chestnut with chrome and a big blaze. He plays well with others, trailers, stands for the vet and farrier, clips, bathes and ties. He is currently barefoot.
BHF Wind Dancer, “Dancer” (Winds of Warr x Khemos Love Song)15.1 h. Arabian, foaled 1992
If you’re looking for a sweet, cuddly horse, Dancer is your man. He retired from a show career and spent a year in our Breeds Barn representing the Arabian breed. He loves people and attention, and would be the perfect back-yard pony for a family.
Dancer is suitable for very light riding or as a pasture companion. He is bay with a black mane and tail. He gets along great with other horses, and is happy to live in the pasture 24/7. He trailers, stands for vet and farrier, clips, bathes and ties. He is currently barefoot. Easy keeper.
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable horse of the week: Christy.
She was surrendered to KyEHC when her owner passed away. She is a very quick learner, trailer loads, lunges and has learned the seven games of natural horsemanship.
Christy has excellent ground manners and stands well for the farrier. She is well suited to many disciplines. Her mother is 16 hands so they anticipate that she will grow quite a bit before maturity.
For more information on Christy or any of the other adoptable horses at KyEHC, please contact them at
Tolley Graves, American Saddlebred Museum 859-259-2746 ext 304
WGC CHWILD-EYED & WICKED BRONZE AND COURTYARD DEDICATED
LEXINGTON, KY - At 11:30 a.m. on July 16, 2011, Sally and Joe Jackson hosted the unveiling and dedication of the WGC CHWild-Eyed & Wicked bronze and courtyard seating area at the American Saddlebred Museum.
The ½-life size bronze portrays the two-time World’s Grand Champion Five-Gaited horse at the rack and was sculpted by his owner Sally McClure Jackson. A noted artist, Jackson’s works are in the collections of the United States Equestrian Federation, the Kentucky Horse Park, and Lord Westmorland of London, England, among others.
A crowd gathered to hear Museum Executive Director Tolley Graves give a brief explanation of the origin of the Museum’s sculpture Garden and thank the Jacksons for their generous donation of not only the magnificent sculpture but also the beautifully designed courtyard seating area. Located to the left of the main entrance to the Showplace For Saddlebreds, the bronze serves as a focal point, drawing visitors from within the Horse Park to the Museum. Signage affixed to the base of the bronze gives a brief Saddlebred history along with an explanation of the breed’s gaits. The multi world’s champion gelding was also a two-time winner of the American Saddlebred Triple Crown among other awards throughout his stellar show career. CHWild-Eyed & Wicked is buried outside the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions.
The museum is open daily from 9-6. For more information contact museum curator Kim Skipton at 859/259-2746 or
Photo (top) by Kentucky Images. Photo (bottom) sculptor Sally McClure Jackson with her sculpture courtesy of American Saddlebred Museum..