Best of Horse Country


Lexington has long been known as the Horse Capital of the World. However, until recently, most locals had never been through the black fences of Kentucky’s picturesque horse farms. 

A group of farm owners and industry leaders wanted to change that. In 2014, they started Horse Country, Inc. in an effort to connect the booming yet elusive equestrian industry with the people who share the bluegrass. The group gave their first official tour as a part of Breeders’ Cup Festival Week in October 2015.

Horse Country, Inc. is an organization of horse farms, equine medical clinics and other equestrian attractions dedicated to sharing the stories of Kentucky’s Horse Country with locals and visitors alike. Their hope is to create emotional experiences by sharing the rich history of the horses, the land, and the people of Horse Country. Ultimately, Horse Country’s goal is to develop fans of farms and clinics through engaging, exciting tourism experiences.

You can book a Horse Country tour by calling 859.963.1004 or online, where you can choose from a variety of experiences. “If you want to chat with us, we also have a concierge service that can help with selecting the right fit for each guest, or we can also make suggestions on places to eat, stay and play along the way,” explained Anne Hardy, Executive Director of Horse Country, Inc. “We can arrange custom and VIP experiences, but no matter how guests get to us, we want to make sure that while they’re on a Horse Country member property, they’re going to have an excellent, authentic, interactive experience!”

Head to to book your tour at the following Horse Country member properties:

Adena Springs (Stud Farm)

Airdrie (Nursery Farm)

Coolmore at Ashford (Stud Farm)

Blackwood (Training Facility)

Claiborne (Stud Farm)

Darby Dan (Stud Farm)

Godolphin at Jonabell (Stud Farm)

Denali Stud (Nursery Farm)

Gainesway (Stud Farm)

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (Clinic)

Hallway Feeds (Feed Mill)

Hermitage (Nursery Farm)

Hurstland (Nursery Farm)

Keeneland (Race Track/Sales Company)

Keene Ridge (Nursery Farm)

Lane’s End (Stud Farm)

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (Retraining Facility) 

Mill Ridge Farm (Nursery Farm)

Pin Oak Stud (Nursery Farm)

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (Clinic)

Runnymede Farm (Nursery Farm)

Saxony Farm (Nursery Farm)

Spendthrift (Stud Farm)

Stone Farm (Nursery Farm)

Stonestreet (Nursery)

Taylor Made (Stud Farm)

Three Chimneys (Stud Farm)

Winstar Farm (Stud Farm)