SPY COAST FARM – 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Spy Coast is known for specializing in breeding and training top quality performance horses. Visitors will be given the opportunity to learn about the farm’s history and how they have grown to be a major player in the show jumping community! Guests will be given the opportunity to drive though the property to see the construction of new facilities and learn about current facilities including the Rehabilitation and Fitness Center, CEM Quarantine, Breeding Shed, Show Barn, and Foaling Barn. Touring these facilities provides a great opportunity to learn about show jumping and how horse management, training, and care differs from other equine industries!
LUNCH – WALLACE STATION 12:00noon
Wind through Horse Country to the most popular of Ouita Michel’s family of restaurants, Wallace Station, a scenic stop for lunch in the Bluegrass. Known for locally sourced ingredients, the Wallace Station menu serves up homemade sandwiches, soups, salads and delicious treats.
COOLMORE AT ASHFORD STUD 2:30pm-3:30pm
Historic stone buildings and the-stuff-fairytales-are-made-of landscaping surround the elegant barns and rich roster of stallions (Uncle Mo!) at this American operation of Ireland-based Coolmore.
TAYLOR MADE FARM 10:30am – 12noon
Just south of Lexington in the rolling hills of Horse Country sits family-owned Taylor Made Farm. The world’s leading Thoroughbred Consignment Agency, the farm offers a tour of their 1,600 acres – including the stallion complex, yearling division, and more.
LUNCH AT DADDY JOE’S
After your tour of Taylor Made Farm, enjoy a delicious lunch at their Visitor Center, home of Daddy Joe’s Bar and Grille.
CLAIBORNE 10am – 11am
A leader in the Thoroughbred farm industry for generations, Claiborne is famously home to the grave of Secretariat, widely believed to be one of the best racehorses of all time.Steeped in history and a commitment to ‘doing the usual, unusually well’, Claiborne is home to top stallions Runhappy, Orb, and War Front.
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 wwww.visithorsecountry.com or by calling 859-963-1004