The Horse Capital of the World

Drive in any direction and you’ll soon be surrounded by rolling hills of pristine bluegrass countryside. You’ll pass horses grazing carefree in the fields, and farms with names like Calumet and Claiborne. Because this is Horse Country, the center of the Thoroughbred breeding universe and the Horse Capital of the World.

Horse Farm Tours

A group of people standing together watch horses being led into a fenced pasture.

Horse Activities

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Kentucky Horse Park

Four horseback riders canter in a circle inside a fenced off field at Kentucky Horse Park.

Featured Attractions

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Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the Kentucky Horse Park is unlike any other park in...

Red Mile Gaming and Racing

1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY, 40504
(859) 255-0752

Red Mile Gaming & Racing is the second oldest harness racing track in the world and one of the...

Visit Horse Country

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Visit Horse Country provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

“Distilleries, Racetracks and Stud Farms Make For a One-of-a-Kind Getaway.”

- Boston Globe

Logos for Horse Country, Keeneland, KY Horse Park and Old Friends Farm.

Living in an Equine Paradise

Lexington is smack dab in the middle of more than 450 horse farms. At the renowned Keeneland Racecourse, the best Thoroughbreds compete twice a year during the Spring and Fall Race Meets, held every April and October. Keeneland is also the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house, hosting several sales each year that attract buyers and sellers from around the globe. At the Kentucky Horse Park, all horse breeds are celebrated with interactive attractions, museums, events, and competitions.