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Since opening in 1978, the International Museum of the Horse has been devoted to collecting and compiling the nation’s largest equine based collection for education and scholarly research. The artifact collection has grown to over 16,000 objects and photographs devoted to the history of the horse. It encompasses both fine and folk art, as well as natural history, historical tack, trophies from world-renowned athletes, horse-drawn vehicles, photography, and the outdoor sculpture seen throughout the Kentucky Horse Park.




The Museum's collections are available for scholarly research, reproduction, and institutional loan. Please email the Curator of Collections, at [email protected], for help with these requests

If you have an image request, please request an image request form. There may be an accompanying fee depending on your project and forseen use. The Museum's fee schedule will be provided upon request. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks processing time once the form is received.

Should you wish to donate an item to the International Museum of the Horse, you may use the Potential Donation Form. Once your form is submitted you will be contacted about your donation. We cannot accept donations without prior approval.