Sunday, January 25, 2015

1/25/15 A quick trip to Lexington and the ASB Museum

1/25/15  Lexington is one of my favorite spots, so when the opportunity arose to make a quick trip down to the American Saddlebred Museum, I jumped on it.  Luckily, the roads were great, which isn't always the case in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky in January. 

The current exhibit on display at the ASB Museum is Jean McLean Davis and Oak Hill Farm.  The exhibit is filled with memorabilia from Jean McLean Davis' life with her horses.  There is a video which shows still photos and movie clips from the time she had her first pony through her World's Grand Championship ride on Gimcrack in 1989.  There are pictures and video clips of Oak Hill Chief, Yorktown and many more.  Her breeding program based on Yorktown and many of her great show mares has blessed the Saddlebred world with scores of fabulous horses.  If you get the chance in the next few weeks, try to make it to Lexington to see this very interesting exhibit.  The current display will be up until the end of February, 2015.  If not, try to get to Lexington and visit the Museum when you can.  Certain displays remain the same from year to year, including the gallery of George Ford Morris paintings.  The exhibits are always entertaining and informative. 

The American Saddlebred Museum, Lexington Kentucky
A Showplace for Saddlebreds!

Roxie Highland in the snow

Supreme Sultan statue

Supreme Sultan in the snow

Jean McLean with CH Oak Hill Chief
This colorful gelding was by Stonewall King out of 
an unregistered mare.  He was WGC 5 Gaited horse three times.
CH Oak Hill's Dear One (BHF)
Great picture of this great mare as a 23 year old broodmare.  
She was a two time World's Grand Champion 3 Gaited Horse.
Then she was great producer and entered the Broodmare Hall of Fame.
A Double Duty mare, owned most of her life by Jean McLean Davis
and then bred to Jean's stallions Yorktown and his son Jamestown.
CH Man on the Town
Simply stunning, here is another product of the Oak Hill Farm breeding program.
Sired by CH Yorktown and out of CH Chantilly Rose (also bred by Jean McLean Davis)
this stallion was WGC 5 Gaited champion in 1989 & 1990.
His sire CH Yorktown and grandsire CH Wing Commander were also 5G WGC's
as was his son CH He's the Man.

CH Man on the Town has numerous photos and info on display at the current exhibit at the ASB Museum and he's also on the continually running video.  He was just gorgeous.  

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