Horse Country & Kentucky Bourbon Trail

One way to earn a prize with Horse Country’s Passport is to visit one cateogry in each county represented in Horse Country. A suggested long weekend itinerary below helps you do that!

THURSDAY

ROOD & RIDDLE  11am-12noon – Go behind the scenes of this Lexington campus of this world-renowned equine clinic.

May we suggest – lunch at Hayden’s Stockyard Eatery at the Bluegrass Stockyards.


MAKER’S MARK SECRETARIAT CENTER 2pm – 3:15pm – The gold standard in re-training Off the Track Thoroughbreds. Dynamic and interactive.


Local tip! Go shopping at The Summit at Fritz Farm. Try Honeywood for dinner!

TAYLOR MADE FARM – TWILIGHT TOUR   6:30 pm – 8pm  An evening with stallions and a walk through the rolling hills, and a sweet treat to cap off the evening.

FRIDAY

BLACKWOOD STABLES   (Woodford County)  9:00 am 
A premier thoroughbred training, breaking and rehabilitation center, this one-of-a-kind tour allows guests to watch workouts at the olympic style training facility, preparing future racing stars. 


May we suggest…brunch at Wallace Station? Just a few miles from Blackwood and en route to I64 for your next tour, this local fave is one location of Top Chef Kentucky star Ouita Michel’s family of restaurants. 


HALLWAY FEEDS 1pm-2pm Producing horse feed for racing teams and equine nurseries worldwide.

WOODFORD RESERVE Distillery Tour 3pm

Dinner at the Stave & take a scenic drive down Old Frankfort Pike back to Lexington

SATURDAY

MILL RIDGE 10:30am – 11:45 Six generations of horsemen & women have been raising thoroughbreds at this nursery in south Lexington. Up close and personal.

May we suggest lunch at Red State BBQ


SPY COAST FARM 2pm -3:15pm See the operations of a leading sport horse farm.

TOWN BRANCH Distillery Tour 4pm

Local tip! Enjoy dinner downtown – Lexington’s culinary scene is exciting, interesting and there is truly something for every palette and budget!

Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available. Each Horse Country tour requires that guests be ticketed. Tickets are available for purchase at www.visithorsecountry.com or by calling 859-963-1004 . Advanced arrangements for distillery experiences are also recommended.

More info about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail can be found here.