Horse Country

Kentucky Thoroughbred Farms To Offer Free Tours Through Horse Country

Members of Horse Country will open their gates March 9-10, 2019 for a weekend of special free tours for the third annual “Meet the NEIGHbors” event. The experiences at area equine attractions provide an opportunity for locals to visit a Horse Country member in their own backyard. Meet the NEIGHbors locations represent experiences in categories […]

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Horse Country Tours Offers Passport For Visiting Bluegrass Farms

Horse Country, Inc. today announced the launch of its first-ever passport. The free souvenir is modeled after a traditional passport, allowing guests to collect stamps at various locations visited throughout Horse Country’s membership in the Bluegrass region. Horse Country, a not-for-profit founded in 2014, is a one-stop shop for guests to book tours at equine attractions […]

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Claiborne Stallion Groom Awarded Inaugural Lexington Hospitality Award

Kevin Lay, stallion groom and tour guide at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky was presented the first Lexington Hospitality Award received by a member of Horse Country. The Lexington Hospitality Awards, presented by VisitLEX, the Bluegrass Tourism Marketing Association, and the Bluegrass Hospitality Association, were awarded at a luncheon at the Keene Barn at the Keeneland Race […]

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KEEP Day In Frankfort Helps State Legislators ‘Connect The Dots’ Of Horse Industry

The Kentucky Equine Education Project staged its second KEEP Day in Frankfort, with horsemen and horse enthusiasts of all breeds and disciplines interacting with state legislators to discuss the economic importance of equines in their home districts. A prevalent message: Kentucky didn’t become the Horse Capital of the World by being a one-trick pony. Horses of all types contribute significant assets to local […]

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Meet The NEIGHbors: Kentucky Farms To Hold Two Days Of Free Tours In March

Members of Horse Country will open their gates March 3 and 4 for a weekend of special free tours for the second annual “Meet the NEIGHbors.” The experiences at area equine attractions provide an opportunity for locals to visit a Horse Country member in their own back yard. Peek behind the scenes at an equine […]

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Horse Country Debuts Interactive Handicapping 101 Experiences

Horse Country announced on Monday a new elevated experience offered by member Taylor Made Farm. With support from Daily Racing Form, which will supply copies of Daily Racing Form complimentary to all attendees, Taylor Made’s Phil Shelton will introduce the basics of horseracing handicapping. The experiences will be offered on limited dates: January 4th, February […]

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‘Fulfilling A Dream’? Horse Tourism Takes On New Meaning In Lexington

Patricia Akiona came to Kentucky for the Derby this spring, a trip during which she booked a tour with Horse Country for the first time. That journey took her to Mill Ridge Farm, and she ended up coming back on her own dime to work with Mill Ridge at the Keeneland September Sale. This kind […]

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Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center And Horse Country Host “Meet The Neighbors”

Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC), a premier non-profit re-schooling facility for adoptable Thoroughbreds located at the Kentucky Horse Park, partnered with members of Horse Country for Meet the Neighbors, a special day of complimentary tours for local fans. Horse Country’s Meet the Neighbors took place on Saturday, March 18, when guests and fans toured farms and equine facilities in the […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘Horse Country’ Is Calling

If you’re thinking of coming to Lexington for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Derby or a day of racing at Keeneland, why not add in some time for one of the most unique sightseeing excursions you’ll ever experience? Starting this year, the public can get an insider’s glimpse behind the fences and gates of […]

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Hermitage Farm Joins Horse Country Tourism Initiative

Horse Country, Inc. is proud to welcome Hermitage Farm to its membership. Hermitage Farm joins members Adena Springs, Airdrie, Ashford (Coolmore America), Blackwood, Brookdale, Claiborne, Crestwood, Darby Dan, Darley, Denali, Diamond A, Gainesway, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Hallway Feeds, Hurstland, Keene Ridge, Lanes End, Mill Ridge, Mt. Brilliant, Pin Oak, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, […]

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