Kentucky Horse Farm Tour: Exclusive Thoroughbred Experience
954 Ratings
Experience the best of Kentucky's thoroughbred horse culture with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of three horse farms. Meet the horses, learn about racing and breeding, and enjoy beautiful views and rich history.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Unique Horse Farm Tours - Tours feature approximately 3 attractions such as some example stops below.
  • KatieRich Farms, LLC - Disembark the tour bus on this beautiful horse farm, including 3 horse barns totally over 29,000 square feet and 62 stalls plus an indoor training track. Feed the horses peppermints and get up close Insta worthy pictures with broodmares and foals!
  • The Thoroughbred Center - See young yearlings swim up close and personal. Swimming horses is great exercise and they really love it!
  • Lexington - Are you visiting Lexington, KY, and searching for something more than you run-of-the-mill tourist options? Join Unique Horse Farm Tours and explore the singular industries for which Kentucky is famous and gives you a chance to see history in action.

Many of the horse farms in this area have been operated by the same families for generations, relying on the same methods the grandparents developed to maintain their success into the 21st century. Our unique tours in Lexington, KY, give area visitors a peek at the time-honored traditions that have contributed to the area’s wealth and identity for over a century.

What's Included
  • 3 Lexington Area Horse Attractions - Locations Chosen by Best Availability & Activities
  • Air-Conditioned Tour Bus
  • Professional Guide
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Want exclusive insights into Kentucky’s renowned thoroughbred horse culture? Engage in an unmatched behind-the-scenes tour. Our seasoned guides, being industry insiders, offer an abundance of wisdom and personal encounters. Get familiar with horse breeding and racing while touring three horse farms, offering a unique perspective on the upbringing, breeding, and race preparation of these horses. Under the guidance of your host, get the opportunity to interact with the horses and feed them treats. Don’t let this vivid, informational personal tour with stunning landscapes and a deeply rooted history slip by.

  • Tours typically last 2.5 - 3 hours and start at 8:30 AM and 12 Noon
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream
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Unique Horse Farm Tours Look for the (Unique Horse Farm Tour) Bus
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 22, 2024
A Delightful Morning in Bluegrass Country - We spent a very pleasant morning with Mr. Washington, touring Merriworth, KatieRich, and Margaux Farms, along with a rest stop at Midway Bakery and Café. At Merriworth, we fed peppermints to the retired/rescued thoroughbreds, who are living a sweet life there. At KatieRich, our group was excited to see all the mares and their foals, many of whom were sired by Kentucky derby winners. We sampled many of the delicious baked goods at Midway Bakery, and we especially liked the cinnamon rolls, and chess pie. The grounds at Margaux Farm are simply beautiful! Mr. Washington is a very professional and personable guide, with so much knowledge of horses, racing, and bluegrass country. Thank you, sir, for a really wonderful experience!
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Jun 20, 2024
Okie grammy - Our guide was the best. He shared his life experiences living and working with the horses there. Plus many of the owner making you feel a part of the area. What history you have in Lexington and KY. I have already recommended it to people on our trip heading that way. It truly was a highlight of our trip through KY.
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Jun 19, 2024
Personal Tour of Beautiful Farms; Would Return in a Heartbeat! - This tour was FANTASTIC!!! There were 6 of us on the tour with Jeff as our guide. He was amazing! My dad uses a cane to help walk and Jeff made sure my dad didn't miss a thing! We visited 4 horse farms and learned so much about racing and breeding and training the most beautiful horses. One of the farms was a rescue farm. That was very cool! Jeff shared so much of his knowledge and experiences with us. He truly made this personal and engaging. Would highly recommend and plan to return for another tour!
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Jun 19, 2024
Don’t miss - Our tour guide was so informative. We learned a lot. It was very fun. My granddaughter lived interacting with the horses.
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Jun 18, 2024
Enjoyable tour - On our recent vacation this tour with Shawn was one of the things I enjoyed the most. Shawn is so knowledgeable about the horse racing industry. We toured farms that are not open to anyone but Shawn. Everyone was so nice and pleasant everywhere we went, including Stanley the cat. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is traveling thru Lexington. Shawn knows his stuff and is such a nice guy.
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Jun 18, 2024
Great tour with Jeff - Jeff was our driver and guide. He’s so funny and engaging. Gave us lots of interesting facts. Helped those in our group be less timid around the horses. We saw beautiful boys, girls and baby thoroughbreds. I highly recommend this tour and big thank you to Jeff!
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Jun 17, 2024
Must do tour - All of it! Sean was a great driver VERY knowledgeable and friendly. Would repeat if in the area again.
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Jun 15, 2024
What a wonderful tour! - Shaun was our tour guide & what a good time we had. He is a born storyteller & that coupled with his infinite knowledge of the horse industry made for such a memorable experience. We petted mares, their foals, stallions, brood mares & barn cats. We fed them mints—apparently these horses recognize Shaun as they come running over to the fence to greet us the minute they see his tour van. He knew all of their names, their sires & dams, their winnings, & their progeny. How does he remember all the fact? He’s amazing!
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Jun 12, 2024
Amazing Experience! - Amazing! Our tour guide, Sean was so knowledgeable and made the experience so much better. We went to three different farms and a vet clinic. Stopped at a bakery half way through, which was a great opportunity to have a snack and chat with others. I would highly recommend this tour. Loved it!
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Jun 11, 2024
Shawn rocks! - Shawn was an awesome tour guide. He shared a lot of interesting facts about the operation of the horse farms. As an added bonus, we got see a horse undergoing surgery. Very cool.
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up to 13 guests
1 Adult
July 2024