The International Museum of the Horse Collection
Since opening in 1978, the International Museum of the Horse has been devote to collecting the highest quality of equine artifacts and compiling the Nation’s largest equine library for education and scholarly research. The Museum now boasts over 15,000 artifacts and photos as well as an extensive library with over 6,000 books, some of which are extremely rare.
The International Museum of the Horse is dedicated to the long term preservation of its collections. Conservation is an essential component of the museum field and ensures that artifacts are displayed and stored properly, thereby maximizing their lifetimes.
Collections access is available to scholars, researchers, and community members with valid research projects by appointment, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. A fee may be assessed for curatorial time. The Museum loans objects for exhibit or research to other qualified institutions. Photograph requests for publication quality images of collections are assessed a fee based on the nature of the project. Requests to photograph objects in collections for research use only are considered on a case-by-case basis. Interested groups may request tours of the collections.