Shelby County is “The American Saddlebred Capital of the World,” because it is the home of many of the country’s most outstanding American Saddlebred breeding and training facilities.
The Saddle Horse has been a part of the area’s history since the 1760’s when Daniel Boone and his brother Squire traveled to Kentucky on “American Horses,” the forerunners of the modern Saddlebred.
More than 80 Saddlebred establishments now call the area home, providing many of the most famous and accomplished show horses to the country. A wide variety of other Horse breeds also call Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County, Kentucky home!
Please note that the farms listed below are working businesses and do their best to accommodate tour requests. We ask for your patience when trying to book a tour and hope you enjoy your time in Shelby County!