Training + Trails

We’re celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week and we’re excited to share with you not only the great Horse Country experiences available to you, but also other attractions that pair perfectly.

For our nature lovers, our full-on hikers/adventure seekers, or maybe you’re building itineraries with primarily outdoor & socially distanced activities….this one’s for you!

Part of the lifecycle of a racehorse is of course, training! And, when racehorses are done at the track, many of them will be re-trained for new careers and homes. In this itinerary, you get to see both the beginning of this process at world-renowned Keeneland racetrack, and the progression of these athletes at each of our TAA-accredited aftercare facilities.

Paired with training are trails, where locals and guests alike can get their own movement in. As our friends at VisitLEX say, “we love our bourbon and our horses, but it’s a deep connection to the land that makes this place truly special.” We invite you to explore the horses and the land with these experiences celebrating the great outdoors:

Itinerary suggestion:

Wednesday Keeneland Morning Works Tour (9 AM) – see thoroughbreds working on the track
Brunch at DV8
Walk the paved paths and visit the Burr Oak at McConnell Springs
Afternoon tour of New Vocations (2PM) – Rehab. Retrain. Rehome

Thursday morning tour at Secretariat Center (11AM)(indoor and outdoor options available)
Lunch at Red State BBQ
Afternoon & early evening hike at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Friday morning hiking at Jessamine County Gorge
Early afternoon tour of Ky Equine Adoption Center (1:30PM)

Perfect for: outdoorsy types, adventurers, hikers, active vacations, social distancing, nature explorers, families
Advance reservations: All the Horse Country tours, yes!
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Happy National Tourism & Travel Week 2021!