The Horse Lover's Guide to Kentucky

Thoroughbred Training Center

The Thoroughbred Training Center off Paris Pike might be one of Lexington’s best-kept secrets. Its (almost) daily tours are also one of the best ways to get up close and personal with these incredible athletes in training.... Read More

Historic and Horsey Midway

It might be easy to dismiss Midway as just a bedroom community of Lexington (it’s only about a 20-minute drive) if it wasn’t for the abundant charms of the tiny Woodford County town.... Read More

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Other Louisville Attractions

Whether you're in the River City for a day at the races or you're just visiting, It’s always fun to check out some of Louisville’s unique (non-horsey) downtown attractions.... Read More

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Happy Birthday, Abe

A Kentucky and American icon, Abraham Lincoln, celebrates his 201st birthday this month on February 12. Although he wasn't a horseman, in honor of his birthday we'll explore some of the state’s historic Lincoln attractions ... Read More

Horse Park Past and Present

Okay, so it’s not the ideal time of year to spend a day touring the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, but it’s never to early to start blogging about it in anticipation for the World Equestrian Games! ... Read More

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Versailles' Famed Horse Farms

Versailles (Kentucky, that is) is located just outside Lexington and is another bluegrass horse farm hotspot. Its scenic country roads, quaint community charm, and resident bourbon distillery – Woodford Reserve – make it a place to include on a driving tour or daytrip.... Read More

The International Museum of the Horse

The International Museum of the Horse in Lexington is a one-of-a-kind stunning tribute to the horse. It’s collections are full of priceless equine art, artifacts, and historic and educational resources. ... Read More

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Newport's Watery Wonderland

Patti Nickell tells us how to beat the post-holiday blues and below-average winter temps without shelling out the big bucks for a Caribbean cruise or a jaunt to the Costa del Sol or Italian Riviera. ... Read More

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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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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.