Monday, July 30, 2012

Kentucky Barns...Horse Park Style


This is one of the many barns at the Kentucky Horse Park and one of the longer ones on the grounds. I took these photos back in the spring, but forgot I had them.






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41 comments:

Meggie said...

Lucky horses! What a beautiful barn...and,your photo's really show it off...

Linda said...

These are great shots of a wonderful barn! I know many homes that don't get the care that these horse barns get! Kentucky horse barns are just beautiful!

Beth said...

wow, it is huge place. love the sign ... horse head & all. glad the horses are getting spoiled. ha. ha!! (:

Pam :) said...

Move over horses.. I'm moving in!
Fantastic shots here, Brian.

Jan n Jer said...

What a gorgeous place...those horses are living the high life!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful barn! I like the fancy horse head gate. We were there at Kentucky Horse Park 29 years ago! Wow, that was a long time ago. Our baby was 2. We enjoyed the whole park that day.
Great memories.

TexWisGirl said...

that first photo made me say 'wow!' gorgeous barn! liked the little tractor and muck wagon, too. really cute (ala 'i want one!')

glad you found these!

Beth said...

The shots are beautiful. I have visited the Kentucky Horse Park on a bus tour. I think Kentucky is one of our loveliest states.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow. that is one beautiful ginormous barn! I like the John Deere tractor coming out of the barn. We used to have John Deeres when I lived on the farm.

Marc Heath said...

If I was a horse I would be happy there. Nice set of shots.

Leenie said...

Horse people know how to build a mansion bard. I could live there and be quite happy, except for the horsy perfume.

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..
Many thanks for all your recent kind comments.

barbara l. hale said...

That is one squared away barn! I know what you mean about forgetting you have pictures. Some day I mean to go through my old ones to see if there's anything there.

Debbie said...

WoW, what a spread, those are some lucky horses, living like kings!! That sign is amazing!!!

I doubt I will ever share/remember all the barns I have, that I made the hubs stop or turn around for!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots. The buildings on the grounds of the park are beautiful.

Jill said...

So glad you found these. Gorgeous horse barn! Much prettier than the ones I've seen at our local racing track.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That's a pretty fancy barn! Lucky for the horses. Looks like a much nicer place than the one I went to over the weekend.

Mary said...

OHHH! wow! now for a completely different kind of charm. Horse mansions...for fantastic horses.

Kathy said...

The Kentucky horse barns just put the rest of us to shame!

Mari said...

Wow! That place is gorgeous. Love all your shots here.

Terri Buster said...

Oh my- I have severe barn envy right now!!!!

Linda said...

I would love a tour through this beautiful barn!

Saun said...

Great shots, when I go with my hubby on road trips. We stop at the truck stop down the road from the park. I have a few shots of these barns.

Melissa said...

Oh would so love to go inside and play with all the horses!!
Thanks for stopping by! I had to pay a revisit

Rose said...

We have always meant to go there, but never have.

Rose said...

This barn is fabulous...looks like it could be lived in.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Wow, looks almost like a hotel...the horses must like it very much

Elaine said...

Beautiful barn, and the perfect sign in front!

kleppanrova said...

Beautiful place!
Ingun, Norway

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Now you're getting very close to my territory. However, I haven't been there since the new buildings were built for the World Equestrian Games. Had a few class field trips here. Great science and cultural studies lesson here. Great shots! enJOYed

Faye said...

Hard to beat our thoroughbred barns for luxury and beauty--and all those decorative details that most of us don't have on our houses. Did you manage some photos of the WEG? Don't remember seeing. Kentucky did good for this event, don't you think?

Beth said...

Gorgeous barn! Kentucky horse people know how to do barns! I love that sign--definitely a work of art!:>)
In response to your comment on my post, a lot of barns and homes in my area are carefully built into the hillsides. That's the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to do it. And it's just plain practical.
If we go ahead and build a house on an acre we own, the house will be built into the gently sloping hill that is most of the property. A metal barn and shed are already on the flat lower part. They were put there by my husband's dad. (Hubby's sis owns the acre with the parents' home---built into a hillside.)

Tanya said...

when i look at your pics i always feel like i'm looking through a magazine! i love that sign with the horse head cut out!

Deanna said...

Such straight, clean lines. Great photos!

Deanna said...

Everything looks so fresh and new just like the seasons!! Great shots!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Awesome barn!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love that place and I need to get back over there one day. What a great looking barn, in grand Kentucky horse country style too~

pattisjarrett said...

Wow, big business there.

Linnea said...

Now that's a swanky barn. Those horses are lucky to reside there! Wow! Thanks for checking mine out! Enjoy the week.

Tricia Hays said...

Whoa! Very nice & check out those sliding doors!

Thanks for joining =)

Liz said...

That is one VERY fancy barn!! It's like the Ritz for horses!!