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Unique Horse Farm Tours with Insider Access to Private Farms

Lexington, United States

From $49.00

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Kentucky is renowned for its horse programs and farms, this is your chance to see the prestigious facilities up close. Tour area horse farms—some that are usually closed to the public—to get a look at the work that goes into raising and caring for thoroughbreds. The tour includes time to meet and interact with the horses, maybe even feed them their favorite peppermint treats.
  • Tour three horse facilities, including the biggest names in the business
  • Learn about the facilities and families who have been working for generations
  • Enjoy the opportunity to visit and interact with the elegant horses
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule best

What's Included

  • 3 Lexington Area Horse Attractions - Locations Chosen by Best Availability & Activities
  • Professional Guide
  • Air-Conditioned Tour Bus
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream
    1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA

    Unique Horse Farm Tours Look for the (Unique Horse Farm Tour) Bus

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Unique Horse Farm Tours

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

KatieRich Farms, LLC

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Thoroughbred Center

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours typically last 2.5 - 3 hours and start at 8:30 AM and 12 Noon
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Unique Horse Farm Tours was recommended & it was great! Jeff our tour guide was excellent! Friendly, very knowledgeable...interesting story's. Beautiful area!


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Hands on equine experience
Melissa_K, May 2023
The mares and foals were so sweet! Unfortunately there were rain storms when we went which is out of their control. The driver was nice but no one could hear him in the back of the bus as there is no audio.
A wonderful experience
Kellee_M, May 2023
Shawn was excellent and filled with so much knowledge. Awesome experience. A very personal experience up close and personal. We were able to ask questions, pet and feed the horses peppermints. Great day!
Horse Farm Tours
Terry_B, May 2023
Unique Horse Farm Tours was recommended & it was great! Jeff our tour guide was excellent! Friendly, very knowledgeable...interesting story's. Beautiful area!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Shawn was a great tour...
Shirley_M, May 2023
Shawn was a great tour guide…very knowledgeable about horses and the farms. We loved petting all the horses and babies. Beautiful farms…so green!
He Greatest Four Hours in Tours
Karen_K, May 2023
Incredible! What a highlight of our trip! Jim the tour guide was outstanding! He was so knowledgeable and kind and extremely professional . I don’t even know how they toured us to all those beautiful farms at such a reasonable price. Thank you Unique!!!
Be prepared to ask questions
Susan_V, Apr 2023
Shaun was nice and friendly giving out some basic information but more in depth information was obtained only thru frequent direct questioning. We would have liked to see a Stud farm, Brood farm, and training facility instead of brood farm. The horse experience was wonderful — so if you want to see and pet a lot of horses this is the tour for you.
Get close to thoroughbred horses and learn more about them
Wendy_P, Apr 2023
Some beautiful farms with lots of opportunities to get up close and personal with the horses. Lots of information on horse breeding and training.
This tour was definitely...
Ashley_M, Apr 2023
This tour was definitely worth the money spent. Our tour guide (Shaun) was the best. All of the farms we went to were beautiful.
A True Delight
Karen_V, Mar 2023
Simply cannot visit Lexington without Shawn Washington’s horse farm tour. Everything about it is unique including Shawn. We are from Boston and this is our second time on this tour! A true delight.
Fun filled experience
Cynthia_A, Jan 2023
Shaun Washington was the most delightful tour guide one could ask for in this type of experience. He had very interesting facts and fun filled antidotes to make the tour very interesting. I would definitely go again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sean and tour was awesome
Patrick_Q, Nov 2022
The prompt pick-up time, the comfort of the mini-bus, and our guide Sean was as good as it gets. The tour was incredible. Sean is a gifted horse whisperer. My wife and I were blown away to see the inside workings of a thoroughbred horse farm. The farm workers and owners love him. If you have a chance, take his tour. You will learn and laugh. A great combination. A++ for Sean.
Jim_J, Nov 2022
Received a text the night before (11/4) at 9:47 P.M. that "the unique farm tours were having bus troubles and needs to be rescheduled or refund.". I asked for a refund. I have asked for a confirmation of the refund and as of today 11/8 6:30, have received. I understand things happen but some communication on the refund would be nice.
Wonderful family day with the horses.
Kathleen_J, Nov 2022
Shaun was a fabulous tour guide. Very knowledgeable. Made the day very enjoyable for all of us, even though we were novice in our knowledge of horses. Would definitely recommend this tour and would like to do it again ourselves in the future.
Unique horse tours
Jim_S, Nov 2022
It was a waste of time. Only made short visits to a couple of horse barns on farms, with very little history on the horses there or history of the farm itself.
Wonderful horse farm tour
Kim_S, Oct 2022
Shawn was a great guide, very knowledgeable of the horse industry and a great sense of humor. This is the third time we have used Shawn as our tour guide with three different groups of people. He always aims to please. Thanks for a wonderful time.
Beautiful horses,...
Tommy_C, Oct 2022
Beautiful horses, beautiful scenery and we learned a lot about the horse industry. Will probably do another horse tour n the future.
Great tour!
Lisa_P, Oct 2022
We loved getting to see the beautiful horses and the gorgeous scenery on the tour. Our tour guide was awesome!
Being able to pet the...
Susan_M, Sep 2022
Being able to pet the horses. However, the tour advertised 3 hrs., our tour lasted only 2 1/2 hours. Only 1 farm...the first was special. Next farm was scenery only. 3rd farm not impressive at all, only a few acres with 5 horses next to a fence to pet.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Shawn our guide was...
Betsy_B, Sep 2022
Shawn our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the horses and made the experience well worth it. Would recommend this tour to family and friends.
Great Horse Farm Tour
Darris_D, Sep 2022
Shaun, owner and tour guide, was personable and full of humor. He took us to beautiful horse farms and gave us a behind the scenes tour of the Lexington horse industry.
Sean definitely makes the...
rmnkids, Sep 2022
Sean definitely makes the experience rememberable and has a very personal relationship with the farm owners which gives you a closer experience. He has worked with the owners,trainers & jockeys for his entire life , he owns and operates the charter and is passionate about giving you the best experience.
Jason_S, Aug 2022
Very disappointed in our tour. One of the three stops was great. The other two weren’t. Second farm we couldn’t go into the barn and never saw a horse there. Nice barn but the horses were somewhere else. Third farm we just visited horses at a gate. All of these weren’t even throughbeds.
Mark_F, Aug 2022
Interacting with the horses……….the gorgeous views……….. Sean was a wealth of knowledge………… We’ll be back for sure…………
A Horse Petting Zoo like Experience
Eugene_M, Jul 2022
Lots and lots of opportunities to pet horses of all ages-babies, yearlings, mommies. As if we went to horse petting zoos. A dream come true for me.
Owning a race horse is expensive!
Barbara_C, Jul 2022
The tour was interesting and the guides were great with great stories. Indeed we got up close with the horses. Seeing the Clydesdales was especially exciting. The nay disappointment was not seeing the yearlings swim.
Our tour guide gave so...
Andrew_S, Jul 2022
Our tour guide gave so much info about horse racing and how they raise horses. A trip my wife and I will never forget. If you are a horse lover or want to get close to these majestic creatures, this is a must.
Trip down horse country in style!
Mollie_E, Jul 2022
Shaun was so knowledgeable and entertaining. It was so awesome seeing the horses at different stages of their life! We all so loved this experience! Thank you all!
A personal thoroughbred experience
Randee_E, Jul 2022
Sean made this tour so personal, we learned so many facts and fun filled. Getting up close to the horses and the farms was amazing. We made this reservation last minute and we sure are happy we did! It did not disappoint one bit. Sean also hVe is a lunch recommendation to Carson’s and it was delicious a perfect day spent in Lexington.
Well worth your time and money
Laurie_G, Jul 2022
The awesome guide and his info along the way . I love being up close snd personal with the horses Well worth time and money.
Roxanne_S, Jun 2022
Foal running at last the last farm. The tour left a lot to be desired. Barns were the same after the first. We were hoping to see some training or working with the horses.


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