Located just west of Lake Sherwood at the eastern end of Hidden Valley, is the old Kentucky Park Farm, the brainchild of F. W. Matthiessen. The ranch is now the Ventura Farms, owned by David H. Murdock, who raises thoroughbred horses.
At one time there was a horse race track on the property, but it has been removed. The stable and paddock remain. All of these portions of the ranch appear in the two films listed below.
DIRECTIONS: From Los Angeles, take the Hollywood (101) Freeway north. Exit at Westlake Blvd. and turn left (south). Turn right (west) on Potrero Road. Turn left on Lake Sherwood Road. Continue past Lake Sherwood. Kentucky Park Farm (Ventura Farm) is the first ranch on the right when you enter Hidden Valley.
"San Fernando Valley" (Republic 1944) Directed by: John English. Cast: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Jean Porter, Andrew Tombes, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, Edward Gargan, Dot Farley, LeRoy Mason, Charles Smith, Pierce Lyden, Maxine Doyle, Helen Talbot, Pat Starling, Kay Forrester, Marguerite Blount, Mary Kenyon, Hank Bell, Vernon and Draper, Morell Trio.
"My Pal Trigger" (Republic 1946) Directed by: Frank McDonald. Cast: Roy Rogers, George Hayes, Dale Evans, Jack Holt, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers, LeRoy Mason, Roy Barcroft, Sam Flint, Kenne Duncan, Ralph Sanford, Francis McDonald, Harlan Briggs, William Haade, Alan Bridge, Paul E. Burns, Frank Reicher, Fred Graham, Ted Mapes.