Kentucky Living

Welcome to Life in the Bluegrass


You’ve heard the expression “it’s in the water.” Well, here in the Bluegrass it truly is in the water. “It” is the rich limestone bed beneath our fertile Kentucky soil. That limestone provides calcium to our newborn Thoroughbreds and affords the perfect base for crisp Kentucky Bourbon. “It” is what truly makes the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky world-renowned. Those things – Bourbon and horses – are what have shaped the Bluegrass in many ways to become the productive yet friendly community it remains.

Known in its earliest days as the “Athens of the West,” Lexington has always been a city bustling with activity and populated by diverse personalities. From the great statesman Henry Clay to the famed madam Belle Breezing (the inspiration for “Belle Watling” in Gone With the Wind), Lexington has been home to thousands of brilliant, colorful and passionate people since its founding in 1775.

The Lexington of today is no different. Central Kentucky is a region with international flair, as people from around the country and world flock to the area for the horse industry and other core businesses. The Bluegrass is home to both the Fortune 500 company, Lexmark, and a Toyota plant with an astounding production capacity of 500,000 vehicles per year.

Central Kentucky further boasts excellent healthcare, two top universities, an active arts scene and an exceptional school system.  Recently revitalized historical areas such as the Jefferson Street corridor are home to local businesses (including Kirkpatrick & Co.) and the city’s burgeoning food scene.

While you & your family will enjoy Lexington, your horses will consider it paradise. When you bring your bloodstock to Lexington, Kentucky, you’ll be bringing them to a region which maintains the best equine services in the world. We have the finest in equine healthcare, service providers and, above all, that storied blue grass they so love to devour. This is all in addition to the internationally-known Keeneland Race Course and The Kentucky Horse Park, the latter of which successfully hosted the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010.

At Kirkpatrick & Company, we’re more than just trusted advisors; we’re ambassadors for our beloved Bluegrass. We invite you to visit Central Kentucky, and allow us to introduce you to the best the region has to offer.