Hoofbeats resound across cropped-turf grounds at Shelby Trails Park Equine Education Center. Here, 25-year equestrian Corinne Bradley teaches dressage and jumping techniques to riders of every stripe, from beginner to advanced to honorary centaur. She works with all ages but especially enjoys teaching young people, perhaps because she was only a child herself when she mounted her first horse. By the time she got to high school, she was steering her steeds through full-on equestrian events. Today, Bradley manages an equine paradise. Indoor riding areas introduce barn stormers to their mounts in a controlled environment, and winding trails encourage human and beast to bond while taking in the scenic countryside.
A student of the Parelli way of riding, Bradley’s style emphasizes the horse-rider relationship. Through the Parelli philosophy, students learn to communicate effectively with equines, earning the horses’ trust by eating salt licks and respecting how they react to their natural environment.
Alpine Ice Arena grants blade-borne guests from well-padded tots to aspiring pros a friction-free winter haven. Stands hold up to 500 spectators while a snack bar warms their bellies with hot dogs, hot cocoa, and other delectable treats. Staff in the pro shop or figure- and hockey-skating lessons arm gliders with gear, grace, and grit. Spectators dropping by the arena might cross tracks with Kentucky's first adult skating team, Moms on Ice, synchronized ice dancers The Belles, or wistful zambonis donning sequins during downtime.
As participating members of the Institute for Integrative Medicine, Lightworks Yoga’s Angie Megibben taps her knowledge of holistic wellness to guide students through restorative yoga classes. Angie experienced the salutary effects of yoga firsthand as dedicated practice helped to relieve her chronic neck and back pain. Armed with these collective experiences, she leads her own therapeutic yoga sessions for pupils of all fitness levels, during which she helps students safely develop strength and flexibility throughout the core and along the spine. She can accommodate students of varying fitness levels and abilities, using styles that emphasize dynamically flowing transitions or deep, sustained stretches. Angie incorporates focused breathing techniques into the classes, imbuing attendees with the attuned holistic awareness of a spirit animal's veterinarian.
Rated a top-10 course in Louisville by ESPN, Tanglewood Golf Course guides strokes over 200 acres of Kentucky countryside. Wide fairways roll through regions of dense forestation, complicating club selection with rapid changes in elevation and testing the endurance of each player who dares climb its undulations or somersault down its hills. Water comes into play on seven holes, including the picturesque fourth, which doglegs to the right and dares big hitters to muscle their way onto the green in one shot. Back-to-back par 5s in holes 13 and 14 give bold thwackers ample opportunity for scores below par, whereas the 185-yard, uphill 15th can easily add back those strokes for anyone who doesn't choose enough club for its par 3 expanse.
Prior to a round, players can warm up on the 300-yard driving range by taking aim at targets placed every 25 yards, or gain familiarity with the range's practice green.