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
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
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