04/12/2017 2:54PM

Equestricon partners with Horse Country


Equestricon LLC, which is hosting its inaugural horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show this summer in Saratoga, has partnered with Horse Country, Inc, to showcase the latter’s member farms at the event.

Horse Country is a not-for-profit that offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at the racing industry through tours of member farms, veterinary clinics, and other equine attractions in Kentucky. Among the announced Horse Country participants at Equestricon are Claiborne Farm, Darby Dan Farm, Denali Stud, Darley, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Mill Ridge Farm, Pin Oak Stud, Taylor Made Farm, and WinStar Farm. The farms will be showcased at the convention Aug. 14-15 at the Saratoga Springs City Center, with a Horse Country booth providing more information about the farms and how to schedule a visit.

Horse Country will also be joined at Equestricon by other Kentucky-based racing, lifestyle and tourism entities including Keeneland Race Course, LUXAIR Jets, VisitLEX, and event sponsor Four Roses Bourbon.

“We’re thrilled to showcase Kentucky’s horse country to the fans in a unique way and to be a part of the first-ever Equestricon,” Anne Hardy, executive director of Horse Country, said. “Our members are excited to meet the fans and, of course, invite them down to visit with us personally. Having that opportunity through an event like Equestricon helps tell our story and get the word out: our gates are open.”