About Burleson Farm
Burleson Farms is lead by a team of dedicated professionals with over three decades of experience and a proven track record of success. Our passion for horses is equaled only by our commitment to customer service.
A native Texan and third generation horseman, Lyn began his full time career in the Thoroughbred industry in 1992 after accepting a full time position at Taylor Made Farm. After going through two cycles of the breeding and sales season, he relocated to Ocala, Florida to move through and learn the ranks of the 2-year-old in-training sales under the supervision of Jerry Bailey.
Lyn later returned to Lexington, Kentucky to manage a farm and sales consignment for the prominent industry leaders, Becky Thomas, and Lewis Lakin at Lakland Farm. After a successful 10 year run, the Thomas/Lakin partnership was dissolved in 2006 resulting in the formation of Burleson Farms. In September 2006, Burleson Farms sold the new Keeneland September sale record yearling for $11.7 million for long time client Richard Santulli.
Modesty was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and has been involved with horses since the age of six. She owned her first pony by the age of nine, which began her competitive equestrian career. Hard work and dedication led her to Virginia Polytechnic and State University for her undergraduate degree and then to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduating with her veterinary degree, Modesty performed an equine ambulatory internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Riddle. She spent the following year as the resident veterinarian for Shadwell Farm owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and then stayed on with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as an ambulatory associate.
In 2010, Modesty was hired by Lisa Lourie to become the resident veterinarian for Spy Coast Farm. Spy Coast Farm specializes in the breeding and development of top quality performance horses with three locations including Lexington, KY, Wellington, FL, and Tryon, NC. Breeding show jumpers has allowed Modesty to expand her knowledge of equine reproduction to include breeding with artificial insemination using cooled and frozen semen. She also incorporates advanced reproductive technology including embryo transfer and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Jennifer joined the Burleson Farm team as assistant manager at the beginning of the 2014 breeding season. A native of Ohio, Jennifer moved to Midway to pursue a career in the equine industry, and while in Kentucky fell in love with the Thoroughbred industry. She has worked on several Thoroughbred farms around Lexington, and previous to accepting the job as assistant Manager she was working as a vet tech.
The newest member of our team, Emily is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and a graduate of the Kentucky Equine Management Internship Program. Emily joined the Burleson Farm team in July of 2015.
Susan has been working for Burleson Farm since January 2011. She is a wonderful asset to the team and helps keep the financial aspects of the farm in-line.
“Bobby Langley is an extremely talented farrier with over 30 years experience. His expertise in shoeing yearlings and trimming weanlings is unmatched in the industry.”
The resident security team never rests… well, almost never
Thanks to the clients who have entrusted their horses to our care, Burleson Farms has experienced extraordinary success over the years in both the sales ring and on the racetrack. Here are a few of the results we are most proud of…
From foaling to the sales ring and beyond, we offer 24 hour care with a complete range of Thoroughbred services.
Long before a foal hits the ground, there are many stages of the breeding process which must be addressed to ensure the highest chance for success.
Once the foals are on the ground, they are monitored and evaluated on a daily basis.
We offer specialized boarding care for horses recovering from injury, surgery, or break from racetrack training.
Our Facilities are USDA approved for live horse export outside the United States. We also Provide state regulates quarantine for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) on mares only.
Our track record for success at public auction is a result of our thorough sales prep process. Exercise, nutrition, hoof care, corrective surgeries, and teaching each horse to present itself all play a vital role in maximizing your return on investment
In addition to prepping your horse for the sale, we also hope to lead your horse to the ring. Our goal is to put your horse in front of as many potential buyers as possible.
Wondering how much your horse is worth? We offer valuation opinions based on extensive pedigree research, conformation analysis, race records, prior sales results, current market conditions.
Call us and see what customized services we can provide to care for your Horse.
693 Paynes Depot Rd
Midway, KY 40347
Fax: (859) 879-8585
Cell Phone: (859) 983-0220
Modesty Burleson, VMD:
Cell Phone: (859) 361-8365