Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

Largest Equestrian Traveling Exhibit Comes To Kentucky

The Kentucky Horse Park will team up with the American Museum of Natural History in New York to host the exhibition The Horse at the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Ky.

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The Kentucky Horse Park will team up with the American Museum of Natural History in New York to host the exhibition The Horse at the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Ky.

The exhibit features artifacts such as a complete Samurai saddle from Japan, a full suit of 15th-century German horse armor and Native American horse accoutrements. There is a 220-square foot diorama that depicts the horse’s ancestors, a high-definition video that captures in slow motion the muscles of a Thoroughbred racehorse, and an interactive video of a life-size horse where visitors can investigate a horse’s pulmonary and digestive systems

The exhibition has been at The Field Museum in Chicago from Feb. 16-Aug. 14, and it will run  in Kentucky from Oct. 22, 2011, until its close on April 6, 2012.

“We are thrilled to bring this world class exhibition to Kentucky,” said Bill Cooke, Director of the Keuntucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse.

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The Horse is the largest equestrian traveling exhibition ever assembled. The exhibition is divided into six major sections: The Evolution of Horses, Horses and Hunters, Domesticating Horses, The Nature of Horses, How We Shaped Horses and Horses Shaped Us, and An Enduring Bond.

“This extraordinary, entertaining and informative exhibition is a perfect fit for the relationship that has endured through the millennia,” said John Nicholson, Executive Director at the Kentucky Horse Park. “This amazing and most beautiful of creatures has never lost its ability to look for the good—and bring out the best—in mankind as a partner, teammate and friend. That’s why we never lose our fascination with them, and why we are so excited to have this exhibition coming to our park.”

 

 

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