The International Museum of the Horse's exhibit, "Affirmed: The Making of a Champion," is clearly visible in a recent New York Times article about 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed's owner, Patrice Wolfson, and jockey, Steve Cauthen. With American Pharoah's recent Triple Crown achievement, Affirmed has received some extra attention, as the last Thoroughbred horse to win all three major races (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes).
International Museum of the Horse
The Kentucky Horse Park received a nice blog write-up from the New York Public Library earlier this month. The piece, written by Miranda McDermott of the Bronx Library Center, combines the author's past first-hand experiences with the park's current offerings to give the reader a nice idea of what the Kentucky Horse Park offers.
We should note that the Horses of the World show mentioned in the blog is now referred to as the Breeds Barn Show.
Penny Chenery’s Ticket to the 99th Kentucky Derby and a Rose from Secretariat’s “Blanket of Roses”
International Museum of the Horse Hosts Exhibition of Chinese Ink Horse Paintings
2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese lunar calendar. To celebrate this cultural tradition within the Horse Capital of the World, the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park, in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Institute, and UK’s School of Art and Visual Studies, will host a special exhibition of ink horse paintings by Xu Qingping, a Chinese artist from Beijing, Oct. 18, 2014 to Feb. 22, 2015.
The International Museum of the Horse presents a new concept in special exhibitions with its opening of Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass. Utilizing the museum’s permanent exhibits and collections as its framework, as well as art and artifacts from some of the Commonwealth’s leading museums, libraries and private collectors, the exhibit is the most comprehensive exhibition ever produced telling the fascinating story of the mystical bond between Kentuckians and their horses.
The special exhibition will run from Friday, April 16, 2014 through Sunday, November 9, 2014.
Horses Welcome Visitors for a New Season of Fun and Excitement
With the arrival of spring, the Kentucky Horse Park also celebrates a new tourism season beginning March 12. The park will entertain visitors with special events and horse shows throughout the year, and more opportunities to get close to amazing horses. Named a TripAdvisor Top 25 Travelers’ Choice® award winner for attractions in 2013, the park offers a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly entertainment choice not to be missed.
Wellington Elementary School Students Exhibit Work to Celebrate the Year of the Horse
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Lexington’s Wellington Elementary School and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will be celebrating the Year of the Horse with a special exhibit, beginning Jan. 22. "Shodo: The Art of Japanese Brush Painting," will feature calligraphy created by the school’s third, fourth, and fifth grade students.