Lexington Kentucky Horse Property

Lexington Kentucky Horse Property

As an epicenter for horse racing around the world, Lexington has produced some of the most legendary race horses in the world. Some of those race horses include Man O’ War, Funny Cide, Go For Gin and California Chrome. There is a memorial to Man O’ War just outside the Visitor’s Center at the Kentucky Horse Park.

City Overview

Population: 321,000

Median Home Price: $275,000

What are they known for: Horses and horse racing! Affectionately labeled “The Horse Capital of the World”

Lexington is home to the famed Kentucky Horse Park. This is a 1200 acre international venue for all things related to horses. Consider a state treasure, the park dedicated to the “education, exhibition, engagement and competition of horses.” There are over 500,000 visitors each year. There are a myriad of things you can do here including a horse museum, campground, trail rides, and live shows.

Lexington is also home to Keeneland Race Course, considered one of the most beautiful race courses in the world. It hosts live races in the spring and fall. In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America rated Keeneland as the #1 racetrack in North America out of 65 racetracks.

Lexington is the first city outside of Europe allowed to host the World Equestrian Games. In 2010, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games welcomed over half a million attendees to Lexington. Twenty-seven teams competed in eight disciplines. There were 58 countries represented with 632 athletes and 752 horses.

Interesting to note that the native “bluegrass” pastures are thought to create stronger horses than other areas of the world. There is a limestone shelf that passes beneath the Bluegrass Region. The water that passes through there creates a high mineral content in the soil leading to stronger bones and greater durability of the horses.

Local Horse Communities

Lexington Kentucky has been known to have some of the most beautiful horse properties across the country.

Walnut Grove Estates–This is a planned community for the horse enthusiast and nature lover. It boasts a 29 acre equestrian facility complete with boarding and training for community horse keeping instead of “on property” horse keeping.

Equestrian Lakes–This is a master planned community of 934 acres, 63-5 acre homesites with 11 on the lake. There’s 8 miles of groomed horse trails, 15 acre lake and full equestrian facility including a full Grand Prix sized indoor arena.

Georgetown–Located in the scenic Scott county, the bedroom community of Georgetown is known for its agricultural farm land, world-class barns, and modern farm features.

Midway–This little town is known for having a big heart for horses. Midway features some of the most beautiful sights in all of Kentucky and is considered one of the most premium places to own horse property.

North Middleton–North Middletown is known for being home to some of the world’s best racing and show horse farms in Kentucky.

Wilmore–Wilmore, Kentucky is one of the most scenic farming areas in America. It has a rich history being first settled in 1770 by Revolutionary soldiers. Wilmore was eventually incorporated in 1918. Recent growth in the area has been spurred by the Asbury University and Theological Seminary.

Trails & Arenas

Whispering Woods Stables–over 250 acres of riding trails

Big Red Stables

Kentucky Horse Park

Local Resources

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Feed Stores:

Hallway Feeds

Standlee Forage

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Sharon Kaak
Sharon Kaak

I've been practicing real estate for 21 years now and I'm very passionate about it! I love what I do! I take my responsibility very seriously. This is one of the largest financial decisions that a person will make in their lifetime and it needs to be treated with professionalism and respect.

My goal is to serve my clients by providing the absolute best in service. We are on this journey together and I want you to feel supported from start to finish.

If you are selling, we will start with a consultation on how to get your home ready to show. With the dawn of the internet, selling a home is very different than it was 20 years ago. It’s important that we create a compelling story for your home online so that people want to come see it.

As far as negotiating, I have reviewed and responded to literally hundreds of contracts. You might even classify me as a “paperwork nerd” but it’s a huge advantage to know and understand the paperwork of real estate. Not only does it protect you from potential liability but it also leans on the experiences of the many who have gone before you. There is always something new to learn but I have seen and navigated through most problems that arise within a real estate transaction.

If you are buying, I look forward to the journey of discovering your next home. It is a process and so it takes time, patience and effort to hone in on what’s just the right match for you. You need to prioritize your wants and needs to fit your budget and that is not always easy to do. You also need good advice and guidance as to what is practical and realistic for your situation.

I also specialize in equestrian properties. I have very deep roots and experiences within the horse community which give me a network to tap into. I speak the language of “horse” so I’m able to intelligently speak to a buyer about the amenities of a horse property. This is a niche that should not be overlooked if you live on a property zoned for horses.

In summary, I want my clients to feel like they are the center of my attention from the first step they take to the handing over of the keys. I would love to sit down and talk with you about your particular situation so we can strategize a plan for accomplishing your real estate goals.

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