The Museum is devoted to collecting the nation’s largest equine-based collection, today holding more than 16,000 objects and photographs devoted to the history of the horse.
Notable holdings include the Mervis Collection of 440 carved and painted miniature horses and vehicles; Antique tack and trophies, 34 horse-drawn vehicles, 13 monumental bronze sculptures.
The fine art collection includes a wide range of artists including Henri Rousseau, Adolph Schreyer, Gladys Brown Edwards, George Ford Morris and John Alexander Harington Bird. Additional artists represented in the collection include Sartorius, Claviere, Troye and Voss. The museum's print collection is particularly strong in lithographs by Carle Vernet.