Explore The Horse Capital of the World
There are about 450 horse farms in the Bluegrass region (about 150 in Fayette County alone). Here's how you can revisit racing history, see the world's most fabulous farms and barns, get up close and personal with Kentucky Derby winners, or discover an exciting variety of horse breeds.
BOOK THROUGH VISIT HORSE COUNTRY
Visit Horse Country is an organization of horse farms, equine medical clinics and equine attractions dedicated to sharing the stories of Kentucky’s Horse Country. They are pros at connecting guests to the horse, land and people of Kentucky’s equine industry through immersive experiences at their unique member locations.
Visit Horse Country
Visit Horse Country provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine... View More
BOOK DIRECTLY WITH A FARM
If you’re more of an independent traveler, booking tours yourself is still a possibility. A number of farms – from Thoroughbred showplaces to smaller farms with different breeds of horses – welcome individual visitors. Since these are all private, working farms, make sure you make advance arrangements. Below are some farms you can visit without a tour company.
Among the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and miles of plank board fences, Claiborne Farms is one of... View More
Megson Farms specializes in the unique breeding of rare white and multi-colored Thoroughbreds. On a... View More
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
A retirement and rescue facility for pensioned Thoroughbreds, Old Friends provides a sanctuary for... View More
Our Mims Retirement Haven
Named for an beloved Eclipse Champion filly, Our Mims Retirement Haven is home to mares whose... View More
EXPLORE WITH A TOUR PROVIDER
Ride along with an area expert on a guided van tour of Horse Country! Tour providers have daily or regularly scheduled tours that you can join.
CUSTOMIZE WITH A PRIVATE TOUR
With a private tour, you can customize your tour based on what you want to experience! Tour companies can either chauffeur your small group around or can provide a step-on for a larger group. Either way, you’ll get a VIP experience of world-class horse farms. Reach out to these tour companies in advance to get the best experience.