Unique Horse Farm Tours in Lexington

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Ever wondered what it would be like to see million dollar horses up close ….and tour million dollar stables?  

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

A Unique Horse Farm Tour from the Kentucky Horse Park will give you this once in a lifetime opportunity. The tour starts at the Kentucky Horse Park and then takes you to several farms and Keeneland Race Track.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

The first farm that we visited was Katie Rich Farm, which was named after two children.


Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky 

The stables are beautiful and so are the horses. These horses are anything but common.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

We also got to observe the foals with their moms.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

After our visit to Katie Rich, we made a quick stop at to try out some food from Wallace Station that was featured on Diners, drive- ins and dives before our next farm.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Wallace Station

We tried the corn on the cob cookie that reminded me of the taste of Cap’n crunch cereal.

Wallace Station

Wallace Station

The tour allows you see horses up close that could be gracing some of the biggest races in the country in the next few years.

Calume Farm Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

Our last stop on the tour was Keeneland. We had just visited Keeneland that morning to watch the horses early morning practice.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

We quickly learned that horses like peppermints and our guide, Shawn Washington, had an ample supply of them.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

That made us AND the horses very happy!

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

We also learned that the race horses each have a tattoo in their mouths that is inspected before each race.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

They also go through quite a few horseshoes.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

The stables have a positive atmosphere so you have to leave colorful language at home. Keeneland is a classy place.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

The day of our tour happened to be the day of the Belmont Stakes.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky Keeneland

Keeneland Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

We got to take a few extra minutes and watch the race while we were at Keeneland.…and since no one was in the suite section, we decided to try the good seats.

Keeneland Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

Unique Horse Farm Tours begin at the Kentucky Horse Park

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

Our tour guide, Shawn really makes the tour. His knowledge, relationships, passion and history of  Lexington will rub off on you. You can’t help but want to find new ways to appreciate these beautiful animals in this beautiful city.

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

Unique Farm tours depart from the Kentucky Horse Park daily at 9:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Seating is limited! Tours run rain or shine!

Unique Horse Farm Tour Lexington, Kentucky

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (859) 259-4225 or (800) 678-8813 ext. 4225, or on the day of your visit at the Visitor Information Center. Seating is limited. Customers with service dogs will be required to allow at least a six-hour notice for the tour company, which may result in special accommodation.

*This tour is not recommended for children under 4 years of age.

Tours run year-round the same dates as the park except for some major special events. Dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice. Major weather events may affect some tours.

 

Disclosure: I was given complimentary tours for review purposes and hosted by Visit Lexington. All opinions are my own.

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