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2019 turned out to be a good year for horse farm sales in Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding counties.  The average selling price increased about 2% from $1,150,160 in 2018 to $1,172,627 in 2019.  The median selling price increased from $675,000 in 2018 to $725,000 in 2019.  Horse farm sales continue to be slow compared to residential sales in the area with the average days on the market increasing from 111 days in 2018 to 146 days in 2019.  The total volume of horse farm sales decreased from $67,859,453 in 2018 to $62,149,250 in 2019.  The strength in the market in 2019 was in the horse farm sales at or under $800,0000 with the average selling price increasing from $439,132 in 2018 to $448,172 in 2019.  The more expensive the horse farm, the more

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http://www.lexhorsefarms.com/listing/20003406-1052-harp-innis-rd-lexington-ky-40511/

Surrounded by some of the finest horse farms in the world, this little peace of heaven sports a redone brick ranch on a full basement with one floor living, huge master suite, gourmet kitchen, gorgeous sun room/family room, 3 car attached garage, 3 car detached garage, 4 stall Amish built barn and room for 4 more stalls with most of the equipment on site for the additional stalls, grass dressage ring, small paddock, round pen with silica sand. $658,000  90 acres of additional land is available from the neighbor Hagyard Farm!

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Kentucky land for horses

Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World” for good reason—it’s home to the majority of the leading race horses in North America.

And the numbers keep growing.

Every year, more than 8,000 young race horses are registered. This alone makes up for nearly 40% of the annual foals in North America.

But why is Kentucky such a popular spot for raising horses?

Well, it all comes down to the land.

The Luxury of Limestone

Just as children drink milk to grow strong bones, horses eat grass to do the same.

Although you can find perfectly fine grass just about anywhere in the midwest, Kentucky’s is a little bit different.

What makes the difference is the limestone in the earth.

It all began thousands of years ago when Kentucky

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Has your Kentucky horse farm or property been on the market for a while?

Why isn't it selling?

Don't worry, there's a good selection of farm buyers out there and we've got tips for sellers to ensure a quick and lucrative sale. Selling your horse farm is not as simple as selling a single-family home and there's a lot more that goes into the sale of a property.

Keep reading to learn why your farm might not be selling and how you can easily fix it.

Lack of Maintenance

The most obvious reason your horse farm in Kentucky might not be selling is maintenance.

Is the paint old and chipping?

Is your barn a disaster?

Spend a decent amount of time sprucing up the property with new paint, repairing your fence and ridding the area of weeds.

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 1593 Leesburg Pike

Price Reduction!!!

This is a super buy for a 51-acre farm, with a 3,300 square foot custom built main house, manager's house, barn, equipment shed, multiple run-in sheds, 3 car detached garage, 1 car detached garage, great land, and a super location. You will not find a better buy. 

The main house features a first floor owner's suite, great room with 2 story stone fireplace, chef's kitchen, dining room, sun room, 1/2 bath and an office/additional bedroom. The second floor has two guest/master suites both with their own thermostats. The unfinished basement is poured concrete with an outside entrance and 9' ceilings. The manager's house is a cute farm house on a full walkout basement. The barn has 6 livestock stalls.

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Choosing the right fence for your Lexington farm and horses is incredibly important.

Horse farm owners in Kentucky should ensure their fence is functional, durable, and within their budget. And if you're not too sure what type of fence will suit your farm best, you can keep reading to learn about the different types, styles and material options.

There are quite a few details to consider when choosing a fence and it's critical to choose material that is safe for your equines.

First, let's discuss the importance of avoiding barbed wire fences.

This may seem like an obvious decision to many equestrian experts, but if a horse panics and attempts to run through it or jump over it, they could easily cause career-ending and life-threatening

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This is a very unique new listing.  It is 6.67 acres located within the urban service area of Lexington.  The farm is at the end of Bradley Lane, almost across the street from Masterson Park- a city park with lots of riding areas, multiple dressage rings, a hunter ring, cross country courses, dog park, soccer complex, and a great place to unwind.  The farm has heavily treed boundaries and feels like you are in the country- yet you are only 4 miles from the corner of Main and Broadway!

Fayette County now has 40 acre minimum acreage sizes.  There are some 10 acre farms in Fayette County that grandfathered in about 20 years ago.  Under current Fayette County rules you are not allowed to build more than one house per 40 acres.  There are virtually no farms

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Horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky

Buying a house can sometimes feel stressful. So you can imagine how it feels when buying a horse farm.

Not only do you need to consider the house, you need to consider the land and make sure everything is the right fit for both you and your animals.

Although this can seem like a lot, it doesn’t have to be stressful.

When you work with a REALTOR who specializes in horse farms, all of these potential stresses are lifted from your shoulders.

A great real estate agent knows exactly what you have to consider when buying a horse from in Kentucky, so you don’t have to worry about making the wrong choice.

But when looking for a horse farm, you should also make sure that you know what to look for so you can make an informed decision.

Check

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Winter is here!

It's time to prepare your Kentucky horse barn for winter to ensure your champion pet is comfortable and well-taken care of. Kentucky may not have the most brutal winters, but it still gets decently cold. With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, it's important to winterize your horse barn in the fall.

From prepping the living quarters to preparing your horse's body, there's plenty of ways to get your horses and their homes ready for the season.

Feed Your Horses MoreCouple Walking Horse Around Kentucky Horse Farm in Winter

While we understand you want to keep your equines in the best shape possible, it's important to keep them warm throughout the winter. In an attempt to keep themselves warm, horses will burn more calories.

To keep their body temperature warm, they need

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Battle in the Saddle Kentucky Horse Farm Event

On September 30th, at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena in Lexington, amateur team penning riders will be paired with a celebrity guest rider in an effort to see who can pen the group of cattle the fastest. Who wouldn't want to attend? All proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

The celebrity team penning event starts at 4:30pm and is expected to end around 10pm. Attendees can expect an evening of dancing in the dirt after dinner, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Some of the celebrities participating in Battle in the Saddle include:

  • Otto Thorwarth, Jockey and Secretariat actor
  • Jason Myers, WTVQ Chief Meteorologist
  • Carson Kressley, award winning TV personality and fashion designer
  • Erika Abe, Fox 56
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