SPINDLETOP HALL TO CELEBRATE SADDLEBRED TRADITION DURING HORSE SHOW

Jun 10th, 2014 | By | Category: News

The Club at Spindletop Hall will celebrate the mansion’s historic connection to the American Saddlebred during the Lexington Junior League Horse Show on Friday, July 11, 2014, at a luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Club’s famed Saddlehorse Lounge, which includes furniture and design elements original to the 1937 mansion, such as a “starlit courtyard” dance floor.
“Mimosas and Memories: Spindletop’s Saddlebred Moments” will feature light summer fare and mimosas. The event is open to the public. The cost is $20, payable at the door. Reservations are advised by calling the Club at 859-255-2777.
In addition to the luncheon, the event will include tours of historic Spindletop Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Artifacts will be on display from Spindletop’s historic connection to the Saddlebred — America’s first indigenous breed that was developed in Kentucky — including trophies, photos, halters, and other items related to the period 1937-1952 when Spindletop Farm was a national leader in breeding, training, and the showing of Saddlebred horses. Elizabeth Shatner’s nationally recognized equine art will also be on display.
A short program is planned to demonstrate the unique history of Spindletop Hall as it relates to the Lexington equine industry and the Lexington Junior League Horse Show.

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