Welcome to Flying H Stables

Boarding & Foaling Mares | Raising Babies
Thoroughbred Sales Preparation | Layups & Rehab

"The greatest word in the English language is Anticipation.  When you wake up in the morning with nothing to look forward to, life gets very dull.  Even if it's three or four years down the road, we will realize the anticipation..."

Ben Rochelle, Owner of Snow Chief

Snow Chief Wins 1986 Santa Anita Derby

Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita Park

About

Flying H Stables was founded by Kent and Tracy Hersman. Kent, a 20-year Air Force and Army Veteran, has the same passion for protecting our citizens as he does caring for horses. 

 

A close-knit family business, Flying H Stables, operates a 185-acre thoroughbred mare care and breeding operation just twenty miles from Lexington, Kentucky, directly across the street from Adena Springs Stallions in Paris, KY, home to Awesome Again, Ghostzapper, Point of Entry and Mucho Macho Man. 

 

Kentucky stallions visited by mares and boarded at our farm have resulted in 90% + mares in foal! 

 

Veterinary care in the Bluegrass is second to none: Experienced Vets from Rood and Riddle and Hagyard visit often for routine care and any emergency that arises.

Our spacious 12 x 15 stalls and 16 x 24 foaling stalls offer your horses the most personable care and value in the Bluegrass Region.

Our Services

Boarding & Foaling Mares | Raising Babies
Thoroughbred Sales Preparation | Layups & Rehab

 
 

Boarding Mares

$27 / Day

This is our core competency!  We love working with your mares and caring for them year round in a way that will yield favorable results at the breeding shed, during foaling, and with follow-on care.  Considering the fact that, several years ago, we were the ones shipping horses to Kentucky for care, we feel that we know and understand both in-state and out-of-state breeders' needs and we desire to optimize your experience with sending a mare to Kentucky.

Foaling Mares

$500

With each new foal that arrives, the breeder "realizes the anticipation" of being part of thoroughbred racing history. The unspoken question, "is it possible that this little wobbly 130 lbs foal could be in the Kentucky Derby in just over 3 short years?" 

We are always on alert, doing night watch and keeping mares comfortable as we await the "new arrival."  

Stalls are a spacious 16 x 24 with an emergency central heating system ready, if needed. Your mare will not be foaling alone and waiting for the morning feed crew to find it. We take great pride in allowing her to have space, but also being there to save a life in a moment of difficulty.

Raising Babies

$5 / Day

From birth to weaning, the impressionable young foal needs nurturing and boundaries. Flying H Stables staff understands that the critical foundation for the successful racehorse starts with a training philosophy that produces results. Kent highly recommends buying broodmares with dispositions to be good mothers. However, he stresses the fact that if the foals are not handled right in the first 6 months, it won't matter what the dam's pedigree or disposition is. 

Flying H Stables is always proud to show the young foals and weanlings knowing that onlookers will be amazed at the poise and class on display!

Sales Preparation

$35 - $40 / Day

With the foundation built, thoroughbred sales preparation is a continuation of the lessons learned earlier in the young hopefuls life.  Graduates of our sales preparation program have raced successfully for notable trainers: Bob Baffert, Jerry Hollendorfer, Steve Asmussen, and Doug O'Neil.  In 2017 and 2018 the top horses prepped by Flying H Stables sold for: $300,000 / $240,000 / $160,000.

Layups & Rehab

$35 - $40 / Day

Sometimes horses need to wake up in the morning with something to look forward to.  If your horse is dull, and just doesn't have that brilliance he/she once had, consider the fact that pasture, coupled with individualized care may be the ticket.

Flying H Stables is happy to take your thoroughbred in, assess his/her current state, call on outside professionals, if needed, and start a process toward renewal and recovery that should help transform the inside and outside of your horse. 

"Flying H Stables and the Hersmans are the perfect combination of expertise for breeding, foaling, raising foals and sales prepping.

 

The Hersman family has the “Hersman Touch”, a kind of love, compassion, and patience to work with horses, that reflects in the minds and temperaments of the horses that come off that farm, taking you on the ride of a lifetime!"

M. Michelle Robles, J.D.

"We have been Boarding/Foaling at Flying H Stables for a number of years,

and could not be happier with the attention given to our horses.

 

We highly recommend Flying H Stables to anyone interested in boarding or foaling their horses.

 

Kent and Tracy are always honest with all the care taken with our horses,

and are always available for phone calls or setting up times to visit the farm."  

Lucille Friedman

"This farm and its staff are second to none due to their care and love of the horse. I have sent horses there to be bred, foaled, and sales prepped with excellent results.

 

Believe me, you will be so glad that you decided to send your horses to Flying H Stables!!!"

Victor Santiago

Testimonials

 

Meet the Team

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt

Kent Hersman and family at the Kentucky Derby

Owner / Manager

Tracy Hersman Owner and Broodmare Manager at Flying H Stables

Owner / Broodmare Manager

Autum Hersman, Operations Assistant at Flying H Stables

Operations Assistant

Brandon Abney - Flying H Stables

Barn Foreman / Landscaping

 
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Contact Us

700 Cane Ridge Rd Paris KY United States 40361

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