01 Dec Horse Country Holiday Itinerary
Are you wondering what activities to participate in now that the chilly weather has made an appearance? Lucky for you, Horse Country has December tours now available! Check out our suggested itinerary and explore the wintery beauty of Horse Country for a holiday-themed trip in Kentucky.
Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available in December 2023. Each Horse Country tour requires that guests be ticketed in advance. Tickets are available for purchase at www.visithorsecountry.com or by calling 859-963-1004. Though this info has been researched & is being shared in good faith, tour availability is subject to change.
Hallway Feeds | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stay warm and get an inside look into the core of one of Kentucky’s premier feed companies! Guests will immerse themselves in the captivating story of Hallway Feeds, followed by an enlightening tour through the plant to learn about the intricate feed production process. You’ll even get the chance to get hands-on and taste the essence of the feed-making experience!
May we suggest… an early lunch at Minton‘s after your tour?
Mill Ridge Farm | 1:30pm – 3pm
Enjoy all the horsey-snuggles one can imagine at one of Kentucky’s storied nursery farms. Tours of Mill Ridge Farm include a visit to see their two champion stallions as well as stops to see mares and young horses all throughout the farm. You’ll even get to feed carrots to the mares and the youngin’s, something that’s sure to warm your heart even on the chilliest of days.
Be sure to check out… The Summit at Fritz Farm, one of our favorite holiday shopping spots! From Ariat to Kendra Scott, they are sure to have a perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list.
Jonabell Farm | 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Start out your day at historic Jonabell Farm with a walking tour of their stallion complex, home to top studs like Nyquist, Street Sense, Cody’s Wish and more. You’ll see the stallions turned out in their paddocks and learn all about their race careers as well as the daily life of a breeding stallion once they are retired to stud.
May we suggest…Black Type Coffee in Midway before your tour for coffee or cocoa and a treat? Be sure to check out the shopping in downtown Midway while you’re there.
Gainsborough Farm | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Bundle up and experience a mare and weanling tour this winter! Guests will have the chance to learn about Godolphin, the world’s largest Thoroughbred operation, before hopping aboard a shuttle to go around the farm to be up close and personal with the mares and weanlings.
Be sure to check out… Triangle Park Ice Skating Rink for a perfect winter night?
Spy Coast Farm | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Visit Spy Coast Farm, one of the industry’s leading sporthorse operations, and learn more about their breeding, training, and rehabilitation business. Guests will shuttle around the farm and stop off at the Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, Stallion Barn, CEM Quarantine, Young Horse Development, Equine Education Center, and the Reproduction Center. You’ll likely get to be hands-on with the resident mares and maybe even some of the horses in training.
Be sure to check out… Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park. It is a fun, drive-through light show and you might even meet Santa at the Holiday Village!
About Horse Country, Inc.
Based in Lexington, Ky, Horse Country is a not-for-profit membership organization that offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at the equine industry through tours of member farms, veterinary clinics and other equine attractions in Kentucky. Check out Horse Country on social media: Instagram @visithorsecountry Facebook @visithorsecountry and Twitter @kyhorsecountry. For more information: www.visithorsecountry.com.