Can’t get enough baby horses? Want to pet a mare? We get it! There is nothing quite as magical in Kentucky as getting up close with our beautiful horses, and May and June is well into foaling season, where young horses are finding their footing throughout Horse Country. We’ve put together four days of tours focused on all the mama and baby cuteness you can handle. Can’t make them all? Check out more info & tour options at our nursery farms here.
DENALI STUD 10AM Family owned and operated Denali Stud is a boutique nursery farm in Paris, KY. Birthplace of KY Derby winner Animal Kingdom.
May we suggest..lunch at Trackside at the Depot or Lil’s Coffeehouse in quaint downtown Paris
CLAIBORNE ALL-FARM SHUTTLE TOUR 1PM – See the scenic views of part of this 3000-acre historic farm on the electric shuttle, visiting with the resident mares & foals.
May we suggest….dinner in Lexington at Dudley’s on Short Street
May we suggest…coffee & donuts from North Lime Coffee & Donuts before heading back to Paris
RUNNYMEDE FARM 10AM – Visit the oldest continuously working thoroughbred farm in North America.
May we suggest…lunch at Windy Corner Market between farm tours
SAXONY FARM 1:30PM Next level hospitality as the owners host you at their home farm, visiting with horses and sharing how the family business is evolving.
May we suggest…dinner & shopping at the Summit at Fritz Farm
SPY COAST FARM 10:30AM Premier sport horse facility sharing an indepth look at many facets of operations: rehabilitation, training, breeding, foaling, vet care, reproduction – and more!
May we suggest...Grab some Goodfella’s Pizza and Crank & Boom Ice Cream in the Pepper Distillery District.
MILL RIDGE FARM 3:30PM Get some carrot therapy visiting the mares, weanings & yearlings up close at this thoroughbred operation.
May we suggest…coffee & pastry from the Amsden Coffee Club in downtown Versailles
LANE’S END SHUTTLE EXPERIENCE 10AM Meet the stallions and some mamas and young horses on this combo experience at a leading stallion farm in Midway, KY.
May we suggest…lunch at Wallace Station and driving the Ky Scenic Byway Old Frankfort Pike. Stop for a photo op of the Secretariat Statue at the roundabout/pullover site.
TAYLOR MADE FARM 3pm A full farm tour at the Taylor family farm in Nicholasville. Learn about their stallions, nursery operation, and how the family built their business to be one of the country’s leading thoroughbred consignment agencies.
Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available in May and June 2021. 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.