Stephanie Sedlacko produces both champion horses and model riders at her American Saddlebred stable, Wingswept Farm. Relying on the experience they've accumulated as coaches of the University of Kentucky's intercollegiate saddleseat team, Stephanie and her assistant, Mary Kate Fahy, team up to help their students become the best riders they can be. The facilities boast a large indoor and outdoor arena, accommodating all weather conditions, and the group of seasoned lesson horses offer a wonderful environment for the riders. Riding, driving, and summer camps available, and students of all skill levels, ages, and riding ability are welcome.
J.D. Legends nourishes entertainment-hungry families with a massive facility stocked with bowling, a restaurant offering Southern-style fare, a bar, and an arcade. The 24-lane bowling alley features a new-and-improved scoring system to better capture lane-skipping curveballs and light-speed strikes. During open-play hours, shoes gently cradle the feet of their temporary masters as lanes brace themselves for the hurtling of bowling balls down their slender midsections. The lanes frequently host themed parties and events, including cosmic bowling every Friday and Saturday night.
The facility’s art-deco carpeting and citrus-colored decorations invigorate bowlers with game-enhancing visions of early 20th-century French heydays and afternoons spent lazing about under yellowed skies.
Bluegrass Riding Academy’s owner and director Dr. Sally Haydon schools pupils of all ability in the art of English-style saddle-seat riding atop american saddlebred steeds. During the 30-minute group lessons, equestrians ages 7 and older will cover riding basics, as well as horse care, preparation, and determining which oats are for feeding and which are for wild sowing as they travel around the academy’s indoor arena. Dr. Haydon earned her Ph.D. in equine studies, and her renowned full-service horse-care and -training facility imparts equine knowledge through a broad range of college courses, camps, and lessons that teach casual riders about the breed and prep more serious horsefolk for competition.
Head instructor Sandra Middleton cares for neglected and unwanted horses at Paddle Stone Equestrian Center and trains young riders to ride and respect the animals. Since the ranch’s inception in 2000, instructors have introduced beginners as young as 4 years old to horseback riding and helped intermediate riders along the path to mastery through private and group lessons. As hooves beat staccato time, riders learn hunter/jumper techniques, a classic style pioneered by English fox hunters. Western lessons introduce methods developed by cowboys, who needed to stay near steers during long rides or the scary parts of Jurassic Park. The center is home to more than one dozen equines, allowing each pupil to ride a well-rested mount before learning the subtleties of proper handling and care when not in the saddle. Once a student has demonstrated the ability to trot, the center encourages him or her to travel to shows for further improvement.
Collins Bowling Centers continues a tradition that began more than 50 years ago with spacious lanes primed for open-bowling sessions, league play, and inclusive children's birthday parties. The group maintains two Lexington locations: Eastland Bowling Lanes and Southland Bowling Lanes. Aside from offering pin-blasting action throughout the week, both alleyways encourage guests to sign up for bowling lessons at the pro shop, grab a drink at the lounge, or reunite tokens with their estranged relatives in the onsite arcade.