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If you are looking for a close encounter with horses, this tour is a must! Horse Farm Tours gives its guests a close-up look at the world's premier Thoroughbred horse farms. You can expect to spend approximately three hours with your tour guide...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
3429 Montavesta Rd, Lexington, KY 40502-3547
+1 859-268-2906
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

It was a great way to see several horse farms and get a feel for how the farms work. It also gave you an overall view of the racing work and how up got to see several horse up close.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ellenbass
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Had a great day with our guide Tom. He was very informative and knew so many interesting local facts about all the farms. We toured Keeneland which was very impressive and had such a rich history. We got to pet multiple horses and tour the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Terrible! Our driver was Ernie, who had a soft, monotone voice. Although he had a microphone, it was hard to hear him in the fourth row back and became worse when someone told him that it was too warm. And he blasted the a/c and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

We had the pleasure of joining Roy on a great tour. I got to learn a lot of things about horses and the horse racing and breeding industry. He took us around Lexington to see all the beautiful scenery and told us lots about the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank curtdragon
MargaretWoods, Owner at Horse Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

I am glad you enjoyed your tour with Roy. Roy enjoys showing our tourist around and telling them about the beautiful horse farm and the horse industry. He tries to make everyone enjoy the tour and have fun. Tell your friends and family about the...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018

Such an enjoyable and informative day. Ernie Flynn was absolutely phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, interesting, nice and accommodating. As a retired horse breaker, trainer and jockey, he is a wealth of information and interesting stories. I met and spent the morning with the man who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MargaretWoods, Owner at Horse Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Thanks for the great review. Ernie is phenomenal, a wonderful tour guide. I am lucky to have him as one of my tour guides. Ernie knows the horse world inside out. Tell your family and friends about the tour and come back to see us.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

If you want to see mares and young colts, and have the opportunity to pet and feed them mints this is the tour to take. The bus is comfortable. Sean the guide is friendly, makes you feel very welcome and is extremely knowledgeable, about all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I booked a tour via Viator (TripAdvisor) for a Saturday tour with Horse Farm Tour, Inc.. The next day I received a call from Margaret at Horse Farm Tour, Inc. telling me I was the only person booked for Sat and they wanted to move...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amber S
MargaretWoods, Owner at Horse Farm Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Some people are very difficult to work with and this is one of those. Could not do anything to please her. I hope she found another tour and was happy.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

The tour was very good but thanks to Ernie it was great! His experience as a former trainer and jockey added so much more to the experience....he was so knowledgeable of the horse farms and history. And his delightful personality and Kentucky accent was icing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We felt very fortunate to have Ernie as our guide. His knowledge and love for the industry gave us an up close and personal insight into the beautiful Kentucky experience of horse farms. We wish we could go back tomorrow!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

A tour guide can really make or break your experience. Unfortunately, ours was broken. Our guide was so soft spoken that no one could hear her and the audio equipment in our van was in or out. When we left the van we weren't given...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 15, 2017|
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At least 10 days
June 21, 2017|
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Man'O'War is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park, Settle Slew is buried at Hill'N'Dale farm.
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Horse Farm Tours (4 Replies)
Has anyone used "Horse Farm Tours, Inc" or "Unique Horse Farm Tours" or any other tour agency that you would recommend? We would really like to see a working farm.
September 25, 2008|
Response fromlexingtongal|
I don't have first hand experience with any of the tours since I live here. However in yesterday's Herald-Leader there was an insert which had descriptions of some of the more noted horse farms as well as a listing of all the tour companies. You might call the newspaper for a copy and see which farms interest you the most then find the company that goes there. Good luck.
Horse Farm Tours (4 Replies)
Sooo many years ago as a young person our family toured Calument Farms are their any such tours available today of this farm or any other thorogbred farms??
May 19, 2009|
Response fromlexingtongal|
There are many farms that offer tours. The best way to get access to them is through a horse farm tour company. There are several in the area (btw-Lexington, not Louisville, is where the vast majority of the horse farms are). I think visitlex.com has a listing of the different companies.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Horse Farm Tours (3 Replies)
Are there tours of the various Arabian Horse farms in Waco?
March 28, 2018|
Response fromChristieP|
I was not aware there were any notable Arabian horse farms in Waco. If you call the farm, I’m sure they will tell you.