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As RHC Riding Academy’s head trainer, Erin Reid shares a passion for horses that began when her family founded RHC in 1985. A devotee to all things equine since age 5, Erin quickly caught onto the finer points of riding and has instructed students for the past 19 years. Barn manager Debra Reid, who discovered her life’s passion while growing up in Kentucky, managed 70 horses at a breeding facility in Southern California and unites her experience with Erin's. Together they oversee nine horses, several of which are Arabians—prized for their distinctive beauty and superior intellects.

Students come to the facility from all backgrounds to learn proper saddling and riding techniques. Erin supplements her technical training with lessons in horse psychology, helping students bond with steeds or to get them to open up about complex relationships with their mothers. Horses in need of discipline or a hay-filled couch on which to crash can be boarded and trained at the facility, which boasts box stalls, an indoor riding arena, and a large outdoor arena.

7885 Cropper Rd
Pleasureville,
KY
US

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.

5063 Aiken Rd.
Simpsonville,
Kentucky
US

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.

5063 Aiken Rd.
Simpsonville,
KY
US

Shelby County Parks and Recreation's Family Activity Center chauffeurs clients toward good health with a cohesive, family-friendly exercise facility, classes, a 25-yard swimming pool, basketball court, and wellness seminars. After an included fitness-equipment orientation, solo, familial, and cloned cardholders can get to work whittling ideal physiques atop resistance-training machinery or the gym's indoor track. Structured sweat sessions take place in more than 20 fitness classes, including Zumba toning, step, and seven yoga styles, held six days a week. The eight-lane pool also hosts a handful of fitness classes, including Willing Wonders, which works with water's natural resistance and Marco Polo's light ankle-pulling to imbue exercisers with newfound strength and flexibility. Fitness cardholders also receive free childcare for kiddies aged 7 and younger at the Family Activity Center's on-site nursery; check the group fitness schedule for the nursery's hours.

717 Burks Branch Rd
Shelbyville,
KY
US

Tanglewood Golf Course doesn't feature an overwhelming number of water hazards, but when water comes into play, its presence is felt. At the 11th hole, a pond turns the layout into the hardest hole on the course. At 501 yards, the 6th hole could be an easy scoring hole?a reachable par 5?if it weren't for another pond in front of the green that makes even long hitters think twice about aggressive shots. Such high risk-high reward shots loom throughout the course, which arcs over the lush hills of Kentucky countryside.

Located alongside the 10th fairway, Tanglewood Golf Course hosts overnight guests in cozy motels with amenities including cable and full kitchens. The course offers weekend stay and play packages ideal for golfers in need of a romantic getaway with their favorite iron.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Course rating of 71.2 from the tips * Slope rating of 131 from the tips * Four tee options * Scorecard

245 Tanglewood Court
Taylorsville,
KY
US

Cardinal Club greets golfers with a 7,000-yard course sprawling with pristine greens and bent-grass fairways designed by golf architect Spencer Holt. Members hone chip shots and bunker-sandcastle-building skills at the multi-tiered 22-acre practice facility, where PGA pros sharpen students' skills with individual lessons. An onsite shop matches sportsmen with the ideal equipment for driving, putting, and shooing off ball-snorting aardvarks. At Cardinal Club's spacious dining facility, friends and families trade golf fairways for salad greens and fresh fish and pasta entrees. The outdoor patio allows early risers to watch the sun rise over a plate of sunny-side-up eggs, and a casual lounge hosts several TVs for catching the latest sports scores or infomercial 1-800 numbers.

401 Champions Way
Simpsonville,
KY
US