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  • Executive Director Tolley Graves to Retire from The American Saddlebred MuseumAugust 24, 2015LEXINGTON, KY (August 7, 2015) – The American Saddlebred Museum announced today that its longtime Executive Director, Tolley Graves, will retire at the end of this year after more than sixteen years of service. Throughout her tenure, Graves led the Museum through multiple campaigns resulting in several exhibit additions and updates, an extensive building expansion and significant endowment growth. Key events such as the Art Auction and hugely popular Kentucky State Fair Wednesday Evening Museum party were initiated under Graves’ leadership. The Board has established a committee to oversee a search for the Museum’s next Executive Director. “Tolley’s accomplishments have not only grown the Museum and its collections but also secured its future,” said Amy Rock, President of the Board of Trustees. “Her legacy is more than just a list of professional achievements. Tolley is a joy to work with and her dedication to the Museum has truly been a labor of love. The entire Board will miss her tremendously, and we wish her all the best in her much deserved – and hopefully restful – retirement.” “An administrator, a leader of volunteers, a dealer with architects, contractors, museum designers, financial affairs, fundraiser, and visionary for change…Tolley is the entire package with ...
  • SPONSOR LIST FOR DANCING WITH THE SADDLEBRED STARS IS GROWING!August 24, 2015 On Wednesday August 26, 2015 after the last class of the WCHS evening performance, eight teams of celebrity dancers will take the stage to vie for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy! The event is a fundraiser for the American Saddlebred Museum and the winners will be the team that garners the most “Dancing Dollars.” Teams competing are: Lillian & Raymond Shively Helen & Jimmy Robertson Melinda Moore & Kent Moeller Ali DeGray & Justin Cowley Stacey & Kent Swalla Fay & Jim Lowry Alice & Claude Shiflet Malika Keglowitsch & Scotty Bruggeworth Competition has already begun! Visit the Dance Team Page on the Museum’s website to see current totals! With only a few weeks left, now is the time to make your pledge and/or become a sponsor! To learn about how you can be a part of this event, go to the main menu and select Events>KSF Dance Party on the Museum’s website (www.asbmuseum.org). Thank you to everyone who has pledged and to the following very generous sponsors! Diamond Level Mary Gaylord McClean Carol Hillenbrand Bonnie & Craig McGinnis/Melissa Beck Elizabeth Ghareeb/Bridget McNeese/Rose Hochner Platinum Level Joellen Blount Bonnie Kegley Gold Level Richard Shadwick & Elisabeth Goth Candi & Ed Aversenti Lisa Schlesinger & Lynda Norman Harrison Shiflet Stables Diane Sembler Kamins Cavallo Ventures, LLC Keith & Sally Kurz Silver Level Don & Phyllis Brookshire Stacey ...
  • ASHA UPHA World’s Championship Horse Ribbon PresentationAugust 24, 2015 There will be a ribbon presentation held the evening of Tuesday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Freedom Hall’s center ring at the World’s Championship Horse Show. This is for first time exhibiting, owning or training an entry at the World’s Championship Horse Show. Make sure to sign yourself up for the presentation and ribbon. A sign up form will be available in the horse show office, located next to Stopher Walk. For more information, contact Michelle Partridge, ASHA Media Production and Marketing Manager.