In partnership with Horse Country, Denali Stud will be offering virtual tours on our social media channels (Instagram and Facebook) until further notice in order to keep our farm staff safe! We have opted to do them live on Instagram Wednesdays at 2pm EST, so be sure to join us and ask questions about our farm! They will be posted to Facebook after the live feed ends to view there as well!
Wednesdays at 2PM – Foaling barn tour with meet & greet with a resident Denali mare & foal
April 1st at 2PM – special birthday celebration for Serena’s Song, who turns 28 on April 4! You are cordially invited!
A Medaglia d'Oro colt hangs out with his dam and field mates, Photo: Mikala Bidwell
Denali has implemented numerous precautions and biosecurity measures to keep our staff, vets and farriers safe during this trying time. Until further notice, we have postponed our Horse Country tours in an effort to keep cross contamination of staff and fans on the farm down. Only vets, farriers and any outside emergency personnel are allowed on the grounds at this time. Farm schedules are running as normally planned despite the future uncertainty all farms are facing as far as racing and sales are concerned in the future. Schedules are currently being amended.
What gives Kentucky thoroughbred farms leverage on a global crisis such as this virus, is the fact that we are so entirely familiar and proficient in biosecurity measures. The beauty of this is that all breeding farms follow a set of guidelines to keep the barns and facilities clean, keep the staff, vets, farriers and fans alike all protected from generic pathogens that can pose a potential threat year round. When handling the mares in the foaling barn, the staff wears protective plastic suits, boots, gloves and masks at any given time for foalings and vet work and changes these protective barriers between each mare and foal to avoid contamination. Surfaces are disinfected daily in all areas of the barns on the property and any shared utensils such as thermometers and pitchforks are as well.
Our staff is currently diligently practicing social distancing procedures as well as all guidelines stated by the CDC. We are also using the method of temporal thermometers to check and record every staff member’s temperature before they are allowed to clock into their shift each day! The key to staying on top of this is personal awareness of others and yourself, hand washing multiple times each day, and staying home if you or someone you live with is sick.
We hope that together we can beat this and come out on the other side stronger and better because we did it together!! Hopefully we can pick up our in person tours right where we left off soon! Until then, be sure to follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date on current Denali news! We are excited about this project and to bring our farm to you!
Stay safe and healthy!