Caviart Farms, which began operation in the summer of 2007, is a lovely jewel nestled in a crown of regal horse farms along Bourbon County's famed "Avenue of Champions." This picturesque countryside, rich in equine history, reverently echoes the names of its world–class breeding farms and the names of racing superstars that were born, raised and retired to stud here.
The Chaffee family's purchase of the 230–acre farm at the intersection of Winchester Road and Thatchers Mill Road was the culmination of a multi–year search for an 'ideal' equine environment – the best place on earth for horses. Here they found the gently rolling fields and mineral rich water and soils credited with producing strong, "hickory–boned" horses.
After settlement on the purchase of the farm, a crew of workers was brought in to transform the former cattle farm and horse farm into a state–of–the art nursery. Miles of new fencing was completed, and barns were restored and renovated with new stalls, new windows, new skylights and proper ventilation and lighting. And fields were prepped for the coming mares and their offspring.
University of Kentucky experts examined soils and grasses – and deemed Caviart Farms to be one of the best soiled farms that they had tested. And they further authored a plan to ensure that horses in each individual field and paddock would receive perfect nutrition.
Finally in November of 2007, Caviart Farms, with phase I completed, celebrated their opening by transitioning their own horses to the farm and welcoming their first boarders. Excitement was in the air. Just as Kentucky Derby winner Spend A Buck had grown into a fine colt on the Maury–soiled fields of Caviart Farms, a new era of youngsters would be nurtured on those same fields – and add their names to the roll of champions born and raised at Caviart Farms on Winchester Road, "Avenue of Champions."