The Horse Lover's Guide to Kentucky

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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Holiday Racing at Turfway Park

The arrival of cold weather to Kentucky brings chills to some, but it brings the excitement of winter race meets to others. As Churchill Downs concludes its fall meet November 28, Turfway Park kicks off its holiday race meet November 29, to run through December 31st. ... Read More

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Horse Country by Car

Getting lost on the winding country roads outside the city of Lexington may be one of the best ways to experience bluegrass horse country.... Read More

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A Horse Lover's Welcome

As a life-long lover of horses and having recently re-located to Lexington, Kentucky – the “Horse Capital of the World” – it seemed only fitting that my first book showcase both the horse and the region that it made famous.... 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.