USHJA Wheeler Museum

Preserving the History of Our Sport through the USHJA Wheeler Museum

 

The USHJA Foundation believes in securing the future of our sport through education and accessibility but we also value the importance of preserving and sharing the history of our sport with generations to come.

The USHJA Wheeler Museum aims to collect, preserve and share the history of the hunter/jumper sport. Its purpose is one of both preservation and education for those within the hunter/jumper community as well as the general public. Housed at the USHJA Headquarters on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, the Wheeler Museum opened its first exhibit in 2009.

Through collaboration with the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and the support of USHJA members across the country, the Wheeler Museum showcases artifacts from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame as well as individual collections. Wheeler Museum committee members and USHJA staff develop exhibits, restore and preserve artifacts, and ensure public access to exhibit information throughout the year.

Visit the museum in Lexington, KY or here, online, where you can view video tours and archives of our exhibits and artifacts from the history of the hunter/jumper sport.

Make a Donation to Preserve the History of Our Sport!

Do you have artifacts you would like to donate to the museum? Email Foundation@USHJA.org.


About the Wheelers

The Wheeler Museum is named for the well-known and respected Wheeler Family of Keswick, Virginia. Sallie and Kenny Wheeler built an equestrian dynasty over more than six decades receiving countless accolades including the American Horse Shows Association’s Lifetime Achievement award in 1999.

Kenny Wheeler, who resides at Cismont Manor Farm in Keswick, Virginia, continues to actively train horses. He has trained horses who have earned over 115 AHSA/USEF Horse of the Year National Champions and Grand Champions; 9 Grand Championships at the National Horse Show; 16 Championships and 4 Grand Championships at the Pennsylvania National; 12 Hunter Grand Championships at Devon; and Best Young Horse at Devon for 34 years in a row.