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🐴 Get up close and personal with our favorite neigh-bors

If you’re feeling inspired to make equine friends after Keeneland’s Fall Meet, then we’ve got the perfect way to explore Horse Country.

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Interactive tours allow visitors to feed and pet horses in a dynamic experience.

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As the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington is the gateway to Kentucky’s horse country. While many of us will get our fill of world-class thoroughbreds at Keeneland’s Fall Meet, there are so many fun ways to connect with the equine industry — like touring a horse farm.

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Mill Ridge Farm is located near the iconic Keeneland Racetrack, and allows visitors to experience a farm renowned for raising and selling first-class Thoroughbreds.

Photo provided by Visit Horse Country

Horse farm tours allow Lexingtonians to explore Horse Country in a new way. Bonus: Tours are available for all kinds of horse people, from newbies to enthusiasts. Here’s a peek at some of the different experiences you can book:

A weekend in Lexington + Fayette County

Suggested season: any time of year | Book

Take a long weekend to explore farms, markets, and race courses with an itinerary packed with so many offerings you just might need to book a second trip to explore it all.

A foal-filled weekend

Suggested season: May or June | Book

Baby horses? Say no more. There is nothing quite as magical in Kentucky as getting up close with our beautiful horses. This three-day itinerary focuses on all the mama and baby cuteness you can handle.

Group tours

Suggested season: any time of year | Book

From a wedding celebration to team building, a private group tour of Horse Country is a unique opportunity to make memories. The Horse Country team can help cultivate the best experience for your group.

Tours are available to book online. Want to create a custom itinerary? The Horse Country team can help — they aren’t horsing around when it comes to having a great time.

Book a tour.

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