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Foaling Season

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This sweet little Thoroughbred foal is one of the first 2015 arrivals. He was born at WinStar Farm. The mare beside him is his mother (dam) Colona. His father (sire) is Bellamy Road. ...

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American Saddlebreds

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome chesnut gelding is Memories Silk, barn name Silks, an American Saddlebred.

From spring through fall Silks performs in the Horses of the World show for visitors ...

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Celebrating Arabians

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Here's a photo of Scout, an Arabian who is part of the Kentucky Horse Park's Horses of the World show during the summer season. You can see him now at the Breeds barn, along with ...

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Happy New Year 2015

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES,HORSES The Snowball Series Mounted Games competition takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park this Saturday and Sunday, January 3 and 4. It's a fun event for kids and teenagers to watch ...

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Wine + Market

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Wine + Market

One of my favorite things about going to larger cities is the neighborhood markets and gourmet deli's. While I don't live downtown and this is not my neighborhood (yet...) an amazing ...

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Merry Christmas

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Santa Claus stopped by the Kentucky Horse Park to visit with some very special horses and their riders: the Horse Park's Mounted Police Unit, headed by Captain Lisa Rakes.

In ...

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Bluegrass Region

Listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime", Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is not to be missed. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is at the heart of this region of rare beauty, but the region is dotted with charming small towns to explore.

Whether your interests are Civil War sites, historic homes, Bourbon distilleries, folk arts and crafts, hiking, bird watching, antiques, horse farms, museums, art galleries or memorable dining, the Bluegrass has a wealth of attractions to discover.

For a listing of attractions on the outskirts of Lexington and Fayette County, see Things To Do>Regional.

For the Bluegrass Region website, click here.

BGRegionMapWeb

Click here for an 11 inch by 17 inch map of the Bluegrass Region with a sampling of attractions. (This is a large PDF file: 2.63 MB.)

15 counties make up the Bluegrass Region:

Anderson (Lawrenceburg) (502) 839-5372
Bourbon (Paris) (859) 987-8744
Boyle (Danville) (859) 236-7794
Clark (Winchester) (859) 744-0556
Fayette (Lexington) (859) 233-7299
Franklin (Frankfort) (502) 875-8687
Garrard (Lancaster)
(859) 792-3531
Harrison (Cynthiana) (859) 234-7179
Jessamine (Nicholasville) (859) 492-3115
Lincoln (Stanford) (606) 365-4547
Madison (Richmond/Berea) (859) 626-8474
Mercer (Harrodsburg)
(859) 734-2364
Nicholas (Carlisle) (859) 749-7986
Scott (Georgetown) (502) 863-2547
Woodford (Versailles/Midway) (859) 873-5122