Visit The Haven


The Ladies and Elmhurst love visitors, but an appointment must be made for the visit.

To make an appointment, please fill out and submit our online appointment request form:


We will contact you to confirm whether the date and time are available. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: The Haven does not charge for tours. However, donations are greatly appreciated!

Elmhurst and Jeanne MirabitoVisitors have come from every state except Alaska and eight foreign countries. Tours can be of an educational nature (including talks about general equine care or the specifics of keeping an older horse healthy) or a fantastic “show and tell” about the Haven residents and their famous races and/or relatives.

“One of the most special places I have ever been too. Jeanne does a fantastic job with The Ladies.” – Carol from South Carolina

Come see 1997 Breeder’s Cup Sprint winner Elmhurst, grandson of Our Mims. Also in residence is Bel’s Starlet, California Champion. Watch the whole herd interacting in the Haven’s pastures. See the “wall of honor,” the stall fronts and name placques of the Ladies who have passed on.

Head stones in Haven cemeteryVisitors can walk the rows of the Haven cemetery. Volunteers have planted flowers amid the newly-placed gravestones. Past Ladies and other horses are buried here, including Lotka, Taba, My Turbulent Miss, Iza Valentine, and Chief, the Appaloosa from the movie Prancer.

 “The Ladies are all ‘seniors,’ but you would never know it by looking at them! Eyes are bright, coats are shiny, and they are all sweethearts to be around.” – Linda from Kentucky

Come visit!  We welcome visitors, but an appointment must be made for the visit. Please fill out and submit this online form to request an appointment:



2810 Millersburg Ruddles Mill Rd
Paris, KY 40361-9367

Our Mims Retirement Haven is about 10 miles from downtown Paris, the county seat of Bourbon, Kentucky. Settled in 1776 and named after France’s capital, Paris is the home to an abundance of historical sites, including the Bourbon County Courthouse, Colville Covered Bridge and the Hopewell Museum.

Please note: Millersburg Ruddles Mill Rd is shown as St Hwy 1893 on some navigation systems and maps.

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