SADDLE & SIRLOIN CLUB
Believed to be the world’s largest portrait gallery commemorating a single industry, the Saddle & Sirloin Club collection honors leaders in all facets of the American livestock industry — leaders chosen by their peers. The collection was established at Chicago’s Union Stock Yards in 1903, where the International Live Stock Exposition resided. In 1976, the collection moved to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, home of the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
WRITING THE BOOK ON THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY
In 2020 a new edition of the collection guidebook was published, documenting its history, as well as the more than 350 individuals honored with a Saddle & Sirloin Club portrait.
The Saddle & Sirloin Club Portrait Collection is featured throughout the Kentucky Exposition Center, with most works on display on the 2nd floor of the South Wing Conference Center and in the lobby and corridors of West Hall. More than a dozen portraits also hang in the Freedom Hall VIP Suite, known as the Saddle & Sirloin Club. To purchase the Saddle & Sirloin Club book, click here.