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Georgetown/Scott County Tourism

Georgetown, KY Horse-related Activities

Kentucky Horse Park; Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Home; Scott County Horse Farms; Tours; Riding, Lessons, and Boarding; Festival of the Horse

Scott County Horse Farms

Scott County is the location of dozens of horse farms, large and small. Many breeds - Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Paints, Quarter horses and Miniatures are bred here for racing, show and pleasure use. The county includes breeding farms and training facilities.

 

One of the county's most famous horses, 1988 Kentucky Derby winning filly Winning Colors, was foaled at Echo Valley Farm. Scott County has produced two more Kentucky Derby Winners -- Kingman & Venetian Way. Another famous "player" in the horse world - Bucky Sallee, the bugler who provides the call to the post at famous Keeneland Race Course in Lexington - is a Scott County resident.

 

Most private Scott County horse farms are closed to the public; however several allow visitors by appointment only. Other area farms offer lessons and/or trail rides. Be sure to call ahead, and observe farm rules such as no smoking.

 

Farm Tours by Appointment

ANGEL'S ACRES - 1859 Stamping Ground Road. Morgan Horses. Currently standing one stallion (SSES Special Entertainer) - world champion bloodlines - (4) mares - three finished in top 10 in the world - English, Western Pleasure - English pleasure driving - Equine driving lessons (carriage and English pleasure) after 5 p.m. Daily - riding instruction available.Tours by appointment. 502-863-0399 or Cell: 502-316-0597. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

CANE RUN FARM - 1520 Lexington Road. Over 75 horses reside on this Thoroughbred and Standardbred boarding farm surrounded by stone fences. By appointment only. 502-863-6091

 

CLAIBORNE FARM - north of Lexington near Paris. Great Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown winner, lived and is buried at this famous farm outside Paris. Open to visitors by appointment only. E-mail: msummers@claibornefarm. 859-987-2330

 

LANTERN HILL FARM - 1150 East Leestown Road, Midway. A 144-acre boarding, breeding and sales operation. Mares and foals can be seen on the farm from spring through June. Tours June-December. Open to visitors by appointment only. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 859-846-5552

 

MONTESACRO FARM - LLC, 307 Stone Road. Thoroughbred horse farm. Open to visitors by appointment only. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 502-867-1383

 

THREE CHIMNEYS - Old Frankfort Pike, Midway. Tours are offered several days a week, and are by appointment only. Please call or email for an appointment. For the safety of our visitors and our stallions, we must limit our tours to 25 or 30 persons and this is done on a first-come, first-serve basis, so we recommend that appointments be made well in advance. This is especially true at busy times of the year, like during the Keeneland Spring and Fall Racemeets. (And Kentucky Derby Week is usually booked six months in advance.) There is no charge for the tour. We do ask visitors to remember that this is a working farm, and not a zoo or petting farm, and to consider that this may not be a place to bring children with short attention spans, or who are not mindful of their parents. Tours by appointment. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For information, 859-873-7053

 

WOODVIEW FARM - 500 Paynes Depot. Thoroughbred horse farm and cattle. Open to visitors by appointment only. Monday through Friday. 859-254-7791 or 859-421-0860

 

VALKYRE STUD - 2717 Long Lick Pike. Mares, foals, and yearlings. Open to visitors by appointment only. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 502-535-6564

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