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Press Release Date:  March 11, 2005

Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,



         LEXINGTON, KY (March 10, 2005) The Kentucky Horse Park will offer several special art exhibitions this summer in the International Museum of the Horse and the American Saddlebred Museum.

          Kentucky Bloodlines: The Legacy of Henry Clay, April 1-October 31, will feature original oil paintings, silver and furniture belonging to legendary statesman and horseman, Henry Clay.  For information, contact Museum Director Bill Cooke, 859-259-4231 or

          The House of Bourbon: Bourbon County’s Saddlebred Kingdom, through December 30 in the American Saddlebred Museum at the park, will feature artwork, photographs, trophies, ribbons, tack and memorabilia representing the rich history of the Saddlebred in Bourbon County.  For information, contact Tolley Graves, 859-259-2746,

          American Academy of Equine Art 25th Annual Spring Members Invitational Exhibition and Sale, April 9-May 30, will feature original pieces of equine art by AAEA members and invited guest artists, including oils, watercolors and sculptures. For information, contact Julie Buchanan, Executive Director of the AAEA, 859-281-6031 or

          Peter Williams: A Retrospective, June 10-September 5, will feature paintings by this world-renowned equine artist.  For information, contact Bill Cooke, 859-259-4231 or

          American Academy of Equine Art Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale, September 17-October 31, will feature original artwork by new and emerging equine artists from around the world. For information and entry form, contact Julie Buchanan, 859-281-6031 or

           Admission to these special art exhibitions is included with Kentucky Horse Park admission.  From March 15-October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum


          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.



Last updated: Friday, March 11, 2005