Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Tom Moore Memorial
Each August, Freedom Hall hosts the World Championship Horse show for American Saddlebreds, tracing its Kentucky Heritage from the birth of our nation. This breed and the industry surrounding it, now represents a major economic factor in our state.
One of the greatest saddlebred horsemen of all time, Tom Moore trained over 200 world champions, an unparalleled accomplishment. Founding president of the United Professional Horseman's Association, named AHSA equestrian of the year an unprecedented two times, World's Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame inductee, and 1980 UPHA Horseman of the Year, Tom left an indelible mark on his beloved industry.
Tom Moore's name was synonymous with great horses. His training and showing innovations set standards used today throughout the saddlebred industry nicknamed "The Tall Man", he was always the first person to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. A humble man, his accomplishments are legendary. One of his chief pleasures in life was entertaining a Freedom Hall crowd during the World's Championship Horse Show.
Tom Moore's World Grand Champions
1970, 71, 72
Valley View Supreme
1967, 68, 69
1985, 86, 87
Duke of Daylight
Location. 38° 11.925′ N, 85° 44.479′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Freedom Way 0.1 miles north of Circle of Champions. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209, Louisville KY 40209, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Churchill Downs (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anne M. Braden (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . Saddlebred legend Tom Moore passes away. (Submitted on March 18, 2018.)
Categories. • Animals • Entertainment • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.