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Address: 1605 Jackson Pike, Harrodsburg, KY 40330-9197
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+1 859-734-3118

Ride a horse in the heart of central Kentucky. Open year round BY...

Ride a horse in the heart of central Kentucky. Open year round BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Sunset rides on the farm April-October. We also hire horses for off-site riding at Shaker Village and Eagles Nest. 12 year old minimum age limit and 225 lbs. maximum weight limit.

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Amazing riding adventure in the middle of Horse Country

Emily and Drew do their utmost to provide a unique horseback riding experience for every level of rider. The ride out to Shaker Village, which gives riders a first-hand experience... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emily and Drew do their utmost to provide a unique horseback riding experience for every level of rider. The ride out to Shaker Village, which gives riders a first-hand experience of the rolling hills of Kentucky, is particularly beautiful. The horses are first class, many of which are Tennessee Walkers, and their special gait is a blast for riders who... More 

Thank Capall22
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Beautiful spot in the hills of KY. Horses are very well cared for. We had a great ride that was tailored to our skills that was really fun. But the owners, Drew and Emily, really made the experience. They were so incredibly nice that after an hour ride is was like we were family. I'm definitely looking forward to going... More 

Thank Robert E
Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My mom and I are experienced riders, who were looking to do more than just trail riding. We found Big Red Stables and they were very accommodating to our desire for some speed. We were able to canter up and down hills and had so much fun riding their awesome horses on their beautiful property. We will definitely be back... More 

Thank Sarah H
Davie, FL
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Looked for a place for 4 dear friends to ride on an annual reunion trip and found this amazing experience. Emily and Drew have the most beautiful herd of Tennessee Walkers and they matched up the horses to each rider's abilities. So smooth, well-trained, and enjoyable for all. Trails were just what we hoped for-open pastures, sun-dappled woodsy trails, creeks,... More 

Thank happydog7
Effingham, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing 1 hour ride, led by Emily. Our horses were great, and the view was so amazing I thought I was in a movie. This was the highlight of our vacation because it was even better than hoped.

Thank kvflach
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We checked out Big Red because all the horses are Tennessee Walkers. Emily offered us a variety of options for our trail ride. We chose two hours in the woods that included hills and lakes. It was beautiful and the horses were spectacular. Emily and Drew were very patient with an inexperienced rider in the group and the rest of... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is not your nose to tail ride. Emily takes you out on the beautiful property for a wonderful ride where you can gallop and really experience an awesome ride. The horses are well groomed and she does an outstanding job of matching horse to rider. It is definitely the best ride we have ever experienced. Emily is so nice... More 

Thank MaggieSullivan
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

My sis and I wanted a unique horseback riding experience, and this was the place (about 55 minutes from Lexington) We took the sunset hour trail ride through Emily and Drew's property (twice in fact). The property is gorgeous (we were bummed we forgot the camera). Emily and Drew are both so sweet. I loved getting to experience the Tennessee... More 

Thank jenbird17
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was an awesome trail ride. Had some family in for the weekend, and they wanted to experience Kentucky. What better way then on a horse!!! Emily and Drew's horses are so well cared for and they made it so easy for us to enjoy ourselves. They were very attentive to us during the ride; making sure that everyone was... More 

Thank Tim C
Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

My daughter and I met Emily for a trail ride through her property. I had seen the reviews on Trip Advisor so was expecting something special, but this exceeded my expectations. The rolling hills and natural landscape of her farm was absolutely beautiful. We saw deer and rabbits on our ride Her horses were wonderful. Great for a beginner or... More 

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