Just down the road from Louisville is the city of Prospect, Kentucky. Venture not far from Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, and get up close and personal to Thoroughbreds in retraining for a second career at Second Stride or enjoying their retirement at Chestnut Hall.
Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available in Summer 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.
The newest member of Horse Country, Second Stride is a leading equine adoption organization within the thoroughbred racing industry and offers professional retraining, rehabilitation, and placement. This tour is best for guests who wish to learn more about the retraining and rehoming process while also getting the chance to have hands-on experience! Among their residents are horses in training for second careers, as well as ambassadors for their organization like General A Rod (Kentucky Derby contender) and Warrior’s Club (graded stakes winner).
May we suggest… freshly made donuts and local coffee at Dough Baby Donuts before your tour!
Chestnut Hall is a sanctuary for retired racehorses. Their mission is to educate others on the aftercare of Thoroughbreds and provide a quiet environment for the retired racehorses to live out their days on 25 acres of beautiful pastureland. This tour is best for guests who wish to learn more about the aftercare of Thoroughbreds and have a chance to have hands-on experience with the national herd of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation!
Be sure to check out… heading down the road to Louisville to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs! The Kentucky Derby Museum is home to memorabilia and exhibits that bring to life the history of the Run for the Roses.
Be sure to check out… The Frazier Kentucky History Museum to learn more about the Bluegrass state and the start of the Bourbon Trail! While Kentucky is known for horses, there are so many things that make the Commonwealth an incredibly special place to be. From the Bourbon trail to sports history and the cultural icons that have called the Bluegrass home, the Frazier Museum highlights many of Kentucky’s most famed people, places and events.