Americans love horses in a country that boasts a rich equestrian culture. The culture is gradually gaining international recognition as breeders have produced some of the best thoroughbreds that have become champions. Tourists who want to set their adrenaline flowing by indulging in sports that are more exciting than just engaging in the odd calculation of horseracing. Tourists can have a taste of horse riding on trips to these places that have earned the reputation of equestrian destinations of the US. They can even educate themselves about horse racing during the journey.
Louisville, Kentucky is the torchbearer of the equestrian culture in the United States. The city is home to the famous Kentucky Derby, that had the privilege of having the Queen of England as a revered visitor. The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (AKA the Triple Crown), consisting of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes titles, takes place at the track of Churchill Downs. The venue has also hosted the Breeder’s Cup eight times. Besides watching horses race in the stadium, visitors can peruse the nearby Kentucky Derby Museum to learn more about equestrian history. If you visit Churchill Downs at times other than Derby season, you can get a feel for things by watching simulcast racing that simulates the famous racing event.
Florida has close connections to horses as it hosts some top-notch polo and equestrian events such as the Gold Cup, the US Cup, and the Whitney Cup. The Winter Equestrian Festival and the National Horse Show both take place in Florida that attracts nothing less than 250,000 equestrian enthusiasts who crowd the city every year. The climate of Florida is perfect for horse riding that takes place for seven months out of each year. The geographic location of Wellington is ideal for equestrian sports. If if you are a horse lover who wants to get a taste of top-class riding, Wellington is the place to be.
The people of Woodside, California, especially the community closely attached to horses, have a long history of patronizing equestrian sports since 1800. Horseback riding is one of the favorite pastimes for the most affluent and prosperous, which makes sense as Woodside is the wealthiest small town in the United States. The community has been committed to nurturing and promoting equestrian sports by framing equine-friendly policies and connecting equestrian facilities and horse farms to each other by an elaborate riding trail system.
For those interested in riding through mountains and rough terrains, Aspen in Colorado is the place to visit. Aspen is well-known for its spectacular scenic beauty that you can enjoy while riding horses and coaxing your adventurous spirit. However, the remaining eight months provide an enjoyable climate, ideal for horse riding.
Make sure that you include these places when planning your equestrian tour itinerary.
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