Horses & Horseback Riding in Kentucky, USA

Horse Riding in Kentucky, USA

Kentucky has many excellent horse trails and Kentucky was the 15th state in the USA. It became a state in 1792.

The Thoroughbred Horse is one of the state symbols of Kentucky. The Thoroughbred is best known as a racehorse.

The breed was developed during the 17th century in England when English mares were bred to imported Arabian stallions.

The addition of verifiable Arabian blood coincided with the creation of the General Stud Book of England and the practice of the official registration of horses.

All modern Thoroughbreds can be traced back to these imported Arabian stallions.

Kentucky State Map

Kentucky’s location in the south-east interior of the U.S.A makes for a moderate climate and Kentucky has a moderate, relatively humid climate, with abundant rainfall, which is just perfect for horseback riding.

The state’s weather systems are associated with the jet stream. The jet stream moves northward in summer and fall and the state is dominated by high-pressure, which results in warm, humid summers as air flows up the Mississippi and Ohio Valleys from the south.

Winter and spring weather are dominated by low pressure, including both cold and warm fronts, bringing cloudy, cool, and sometimes wet days. In winter, some high pressure systems dip southward from Canada bringing cold, clear and dry days.

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The Kentucky Horse Park, an authentic working horse farm features some 50 different breeds of horse.

From the smallest Miniature to the largest Draft horse and hosts regular equestrian events. The Kentucky Horse Park is the only park in the world, dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.

Horse Riding in Kentucky is extremely popular and the Kentucky Horse Park is the place to get close to horses and the home of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

Equestrian Centers, riding facilities & Horse Riding in Kentucky

Red Hill Horse Camp

Red Hill Horse Camp

4604 Red Hill Road Livingston, KY. Owner: Gene Philbeck – Phone: 606-758-4706 Cell Phone: 606-308-5900

Red Hill Horse Camp is a horse lovers paradise. We have miles and miles of trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest, old logging roads and country roads. We offer organized trail rides in the summer and fall with a trail boss. Also Wagon rides at described times. Special rides with guides are held several times a year …

American Hackney Horse Society

American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway A-3, Lexington, KY 40511-8462. Phone: (859) 255-8694

The American Hackney Horse Society and the American Hackney Horse Society Foundation promotes this high stepping aristocrat of the show ring. The crisp action trot, amazes the first time Hackney viewer. The bright spirit and the intelligence are what draws both young and old to the Hackney breed


Juddmonte Farms

Juddmonte USA

Contact Juddmonte Farms, 3082 Walnut Hill Road, Lexington, KY 40515, USA. Telephone: (859) 272-7629

Juddmonte USA for Up-to-date detailed information on all our resident stallions in the US. Including Aptitude, Distant View, Oasis Dream and Mizzen Mast.

Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Phone (859) 233-4303

The park offers a variety of equestrian classes and programs for both adults and youngsters. The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in Lexington, Kentucky. The equestrian facility is a 1200-acre park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.


Hatchers Creek Ranch

Hatchers Creek Ranch

Hatchers Creek Ranch is nestled in the foothills of eastern Kentucky. The ranch provides guided trail rides and cabin rentals. Our trail horses include Quarter Horses, Kentucky Mountain, Tennessee Walking horses, Rocky Mountain Horses and a Clydesdale. Enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening mountain ride among the beautiful scenery of Hatchers Creek. Your trail ride will include crossing through creeks and climbing the mountain terrain on horseback

Carriage Association of America

The Carriage Association of America, Inc.

3915 Jay Trump Road, Lexington, KY 40511. Phone 859-231-0971

The Carriage Association of America is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. We’ve introduced thousands of people to the joy of collecting these vehicles, and to the pleasure of driving


Kentucky facts and figures :

Kentuckys Daniel Boone

Kentucky’s name probably comes from an Indian word meaning "dark and bloody ground," "meadow land," or "land of tomorrow." It is one of the four states officially called a commonwealth.

Its nickname is the "Bluegrass State." You can see horses grazing on the grass, which is actually green, but has a bluish tint when seen from a distance because of its purplish-blue buds.

Daniel Boone first hunted bison, bear, deer, and wild turkey in the Kentucky wilderness in 1767.

He called the region a "second paradise." In 1775, Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap, a natural pass in the Appalachian Mountains near the meeting point of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Indians sometimes attacked settlers traveling on the dangerous trail that ended in Boonesborough. Boone later tried to establish the region as the 14th colony.

Kentucky was once part of Virginia, but became the 15th state with Virginia’s permission in 1792.

Kentucky has been the center of American horse racing for centuries.

and the Kentucky Derby is the states premier equestrian event. This one and a quarter mile race is known as The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports and regularly draws a crowd of over 150,000 people


Horse Riding in Kentucky is certainly worth trying …

Because of Kentucky’s mild climate, its beautiful national parks and forests and its plentiful trail rides, there’s little wonder that horse riding in Kentucky is so popular.

The novice horse rider can find information and education in nearly any part of the state. Additionally, more experienced equestrians can take part in horse shows and competitions all year long.

These plentiful options ensure that horseback riding will continue to be the first choice for both Kentucky residents and visitors to Kentucky.