The USHJA Wheeler Museum's latest exhibit, Elegance, Power, Heart - The Thoroughbred Show Horse opened its doors Monday, April 1, 2012. The exhibit will run through the end of 2013, and we encourage visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park to stop by the USHJA Headquarters to view the exhibit.
Known for its stamina, power, speed, and agility, the Thoroughbred dominated the world of show jumping for decades. Likewise, the breed's beauty, grace, and elegance proved instrumental in shaping and defining the show ring hunter.
We invite you to explore this exhibit, relive the storied athletes of our past, view some of today's show ring competitors, and share in the special bonds these horses have had with their owners and riders. Few horses exhibit the heart and bravery inherent in the Thoroughbred, and these qualities have resulted in heroic triumphs in international competition, as well as touching personal moments shared only between these horses and their riders and owners.
Revisit yesterday, and celebrate today, as we showcase the elegance, power, and heart that are the Thoroughbred show horse. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.