Ashford Stud Visit

Six months ago, I had the greatest time taking a tour of Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. Both living Triple Crown winners, Justify and American Pharoah, now call this incredibly beautiful farm home.

My husband and I only took a million or two photos that day. I had hoped to share them right away, but when we returned home that night, we realized something was seriously wrong with our dog. We found out the next morning that he had cancer and lost him a few days later. And then a week after that, I lost my beloved gelding to colic. There was only one week left until the book release at that point, and I was grateful for the memory of visiting these two majestic souls to help me power through to the end.

I hope to visit Ashford again someday (and many of the other farms for which Horse Country offers tours). In the meantime, here are just a few images from that memorable April afternoon.

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Lesley Baumann

Lesley A.J. Baumann is an artist, graphic design and horse lover.

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