The Horse Lover's Guide to Kentucky

December 2009 - Posts

Claiborne Farm's Centennial

Claiborne Farm has much to celebrate in 2010, as it rings in its 100th year of great Thoroughbred breeding and racing. Located in Paris, Kentucky, Claiborne is the home and burial place of a “Who’s Who” of such renowned horses as 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, Bold Ruler, Buckpasser, Nijinsky, and Unbridled.... Read More

Lexington's Wintertime Attractions

Visitors and residents of the “horse capital of the world” may want to check out some warmer attractions this time of year. If you head over to Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre any Monday night, you can join the live audience at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour - a worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music.... Read More

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A Trip Down Old Frankfort Pike

The area surrounding Lexington is certainly one of the most beautiful in the country and it seems that whatever direction you go, there is something to see. One of the loveliest roads is Old Frankfort Pike, which runs both north and south of Lexington and combines beauty with history. ... Read More

Kentucky's Only Native Breed

Located on the pristine grounds of Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park is an entire museum dedicated to Kentucky’s only native breed – the American Saddlebred.... Read More

Christmas Round Bardstown

With the holidays nearly upon us, one festive Kentucky town to check out is Bardstown. The second oldest city in Kentucky, Bardstown is located in Nelson County, within an hour’s drive from both Lexington and Louisville.... Read More

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About This Blog

(Archived) Based on veteran travel writer Patti Nickell’s A Horse Lover’s Guide to Kentucky, this weekly blog is your ultimate guide to the equine capital of the world, and a place to discuss the commonwealth’s most unique attractions. Each week will feature a different destination with related photos, video, and upcoming events. The blog is an essential tool for visitors planning to attend the 2010 World Equestrian Games, and will run up until the Games’ October start date.