The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibit, “History Captured: American Saddlebreds through the Photographer’s Lense.” This is a captivating exploration of the American Saddlebred as seen through the eyes of renowned photographers including John R. Horst, Herman Haas, Harry Leon Sargent, Jamie Donaldson, Doug Shiflet, Howard Schatzberg, Avis Girdler, and many others. This exhibition unveils a mesmerizing tapestry of images that transcend time, offering a window into the soul and spirit of these majestic horses.
Photography today permeates our culture. With the advent of the smartphone camera, it has never been easier to take and share photographs – a fact that most people take for granted. However, this was not always the case.
The American Saddlebred Museum possesses a collection of over 2,700 photographs spanning the last 125 years. Selecting photographs to adequately express the history of the breed is no small task. The images in the exhibition represent the history of the breed capturing everything from the mesmerizing horse show victory pass and trophy presentations to the more personal image of home, barn life, pastures, and behind the scenes photographs from horse shows. History Captured is an opportunity to see the images, photographers and horses that embody the American Saddlebred experience.
The museum is open Wednesday – Sunday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.