LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Horse Park has announced its partnership with Visit Horse Country, the premier resource for equine-related tours in Kentucky. The park will serve as a convenient location for guests to purchase one-of-a-kind equine tours based on their specific interests.
“The Kentucky Horse Park was developed to get people close to the horse, and for more than 40 years has done an excellent job pursuing that mission. We’re proud to be joining the resources and experiences of our privately-owned locations as a complement to the work of the commonwealth at the park,” said Anne Sabatino Hardy, executive director of Visit Horse Country. “These experiences are unique in that, for the first time, our members are opening their gates and personally sharing their stories in interactive and truly behind the scenes encounters.”
Visit Horse Country, founded in 2014, is a not-for-profit organization representing 39 members across Kentucky. Tours are available at stallion farms, nurseries, clinics, feed mills and aftercare organizations including the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center and Spy Coast Farm – both located on or near the Kentucky Horse Park. Guests can easily learn about the variety of tours and book their horse country experience from the ticketing kiosk located inside the visitor center. Visit Horse Country recently launched a passport program allowing guests to collect stamps at various locations visited throughout Horse’ Country’s membership in the Bluegrass region.
“We’re delighted to partner with Horse County,” said Laura Prewitt, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park. “I cannot think of a more natural fit considering we celebrate everything equine. With over 500,000 visitors each year, it’s important we continue to highlight our signature industry and with Horse Country a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park not only enhances the visitor experience, but helps drive tourism throughout the commonwealth.”