Giddy-Up for these Five Equestrian Estates

Harnessing the finest facilities for equine friends, luxurious accommodations for their riders, and beautiful settings from East Coast to West, these well-designed equestrian estates are stylish winners across the board.

Connecticut’s Double H Farm

Occupying 87 luxurious acres and accommodating up to 43 horses, this superior equestrian estate is roughly 60 miles northwest of Manhattan. In addition to Olympic-caliber barns, offices and staff apartments, paddocks, and riding and jumping rings, it includes a 12,000-square-foot home with terraces, balconies, an indoor golf room, and a seven-car garage; two guest houses; a party barn; a salt-water pool; a tennis and ball court; and a large freestanding garage. The grounds are laced with rider-friendly paths.

Offered at: $28,500,000
Location: 7-11 Old Stagecoach Road & 40 Neds Lane, Ridgefield, CT 06877


Fox Creek Ranch

This spectacular 276-acre ranch combines convenience—Carmel Valley Village and Carmel-by-the-Sea are minutes away—with serene seclusion. In addition to an elegant main residence of approximately 4,000 square feet, it features vineyards producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, a charming 3,100-square-foot guesthouse, six wells, and solar panels. The estate’s world-class equestrian facilities include a riding arena, a covered pen, hay and equipment barns, and seven fenced and irrigated pastures—as well as acres of unparalleled natural beauty for riding. Housekeeping services are included.

Offered at: $19,000,000
Location: 33754 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924


Travelers’ Farm

In the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, this 116-acre oasis features an elegant 6,500-square-foot home with four bedrooms, a pool, patios, a tennis court, a greenhouse, a four-bedroom manager’s residence, and 40 acres suitable for vineyards. Easily accommodating equestrian activities, the estate also offers an eight-stall barn, an arena, covered and open pens, and barns. Horses and their riders will relish the acreage, composed of gently rolling terrain and lush pastures.

Offered at: $9,495,000
Location: 1430 Count Fleet Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460


South Florida Equestrian Retreat

Less than an hour from Palm Beach, this 50-acre property in the gated Ranch Colony community is one of the area’s most exceptional equestrian estates. The majestic five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired residence overlooks a private four-acre lake and a glass-enclosed saltwater pool, and visitors will appreciate the inviting two-bedroom guesthouse. The horse lover will appreciate the eight-stall barn, which includes living quarters; a riding and jumping arena; eight paddocks; three turnout structures; and riding trails that wind through mature cypress and pine trees.

Offered at: $16,900,000
Location: Jupiter, FL 33478


Santa Fe’s Lightning Ridge

At the heart of this 21-acre mountain hideaway, less than 15 miles from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, are a four-bedroom Craftsman-style home surrounded by decks and patios, a charming two-bedroom guesthouse, a dog run, and a water garden. The property is utterly ideal for horses, with a four-stall barn, a tack room, hay storage, corrals, and a turnout area. Riding and hiking trails meander throughout the property, and miles of trails in the Santa Fe National Forest are easily accessible.

Offered at: $1,975,000
Location: 15 Lightning Ridge, Santa Fe, NM 87505


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