Priscilla Presley to Officially Open Elvis Presley's Stable at Graceland for Public Tours on May 27.MEMPHIS Memphis, city, ancient Egypt
Memphis (mĕm`fĭs), ancient city of Egypt, capital of the Old Kingdom (c.3100–c.2258 B.C.), at the apex of the Nile delta and 12 mi (18 km) from Cairo. , Tenn. -- Priscilla Presley will preside today over the opening of Elvis Presley's Stable at Graceland for public tours for the first time ever in the storied history of Elvis Presley's home, Graceland.
Artifacts on display as part of The Elvis Presley Stable Tour will include saddles used by Elvis and his entourage, personal western wear including chaps, hats and boots all worn by Elvis. Other items include checks and documents related to the purchase of some of Elvis' horses, and home movie footage of Elvis on horse back at Graceland.
Built on the Southeast corner of Graceland by its original owners in 1939, the Graceland Stable currently houses four horses. After Elvis bought the 13-acre estate in 1957, he often rode his horses around the property and even up to the front gate to sign autographs for fans.
Elvis started to focus more on riding and horses in December 1966, when he purchased a horse named Domino for Priscilla, along with a variety of riding clothes and equipment for the Presley family's equestrian activities. Shortly after Christmas, Elvis bought what would become his favorite horse, a Golden Palomino Palomino
Colour type of horse distinguished by its cream, yellow, or gold coat and a white or silver mane. It is popular in pleasure and parade classes. Palominos may conform to the breed types of several light breeds, including the Arabian horse and the American Quarter Horse. named Rising Sun. The Elvis Presley Stable eventually became known as the "House of the Rising Sun" in honor of Elvis' favorite horse. Elvis went to great lengths to personally organize everything in the stable. His handwriting can be seen today on the wall where he wanted the tack and harnesses of each horse.
When Graceland opened for public tours in 1982 there were still five of Elvis' original horses being cared for on the property.
* Rising Sun - a Golden Palomino American Quarter horse American quarter horse
see quarter horse. born in 1961.
* Memphis - a bay colored Tennessee Walking Horse Tennessee Walking Horse
or Plantation Walking Horse
Breed of light horse with a distinctive, easy-to-sit gait, the running walk. It was developed for touring U.S. Southern plantations. It averages 15.2 hands (61 in. .
* Moriah - Lisa Marie's black Shetland Pony Shetland pony, smallest breed of horse, originating in the Shetland Islands some 200 mi (322 km) N of Scotland. The Shetland resembles a miniature draft horse and has long been used for working purposes. .
* Mare Ingram - a bay-colored Mixed Breed horse Elvis named for Memphis Mayor Ingram when Highway 51 in front of Graceland was named Elvis Presley Boulevard.
* Ebony's Double - the last horse Elvis purchased for Graceland in 1975.
Graceland has had a number of horses over the years. Some were distant relatives of the original horses while others have been rescue horses.
* Sun's Reflection - a Golden Palomino and a distant cousin of Rising Sun who was brought to Graceland in 1988.
* Just Candy No Cash - a distant relative of Ebony's Double having come out the same Tennessee Walking Horse bloodline blood·line
The direct line of descent; a pedigree. .
* Max of Maine - came from a rescue unit called Six Horses Saved. Priscilla arranged to have Max come to Graceland and three moved to Virginia to a foster farm. Two remain with Six Horses Saved.
* The Blue Eyed Bandit - rescued by Fayette County Tennessee Animal Rescue, Priscilla became involved and decided to move him to Graceland..
The Elvis Presley Stable Tour will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Tour Prices: > > Adults > $ 15.00 Students 13-18 or with college ID > $ 13.50 Senior Citizens (62 and over) > $ 13.50 Children (ages 7-12) > $ 8.00 > 10% Discount offered to Elvis Insiders members. >
Tickets can only be purchased the day of the tour. Hours for this tour are 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm. There will be a limited availability due to space restrictions and tours will not available in inclement weather.
To find out more information about The Elvis Presley Stable Tour and other exhibits and make arrangements to visit Graceland, please visit www.elvis.com.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is a corporate entity created by the "Elvis Presley Trust" to conduct business and manage its assets.
After Elvis Presley's death, Elvis's will appointed his father, Vernon Presley, as executor and trustee. , Inc.
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