There are those who prefer trend-setting residences in cosmopolitan centers—and then there are those who seek out properties with sprawling fields, breathtaking vistas, and plenty of room to roam. For horse enthusiasts, the latter list describes the perfect home. These five North American properties fill all the requirements for an idyllic equestrian lifestyle for both horse and rider.
An Equestrian Center in Langley, British Columbia
Langley is known for its wealth of farmland, stables, and riding-ready properties, but High Point Equestrian Center stands out from the rest. Set on 13 acres, this property is equipped with indoor and outdoor riding rings, a gym, and indoor space for viewing riding events. The build of the riding facility mirrors that of the adjacent caretaker’s home with its West-Coast-style A-framing and stonework detailing—a property that truly integrates indoor and outdoor equine sport.
A Georgian-Style Estate in Poughquag, New York
Poughquag, New York | Heather Croner, Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty
Built in a romantic Georgian style, this estate offers tranquil vistas to the dedicated equestrian. Set on a small private lake, this property is the ideal setting for both horse lovers and anyone willing to be enchanted by the Hudson Valley landscape. Complete with detached stables, well-kept paddocks, a wine cellar, an indoor swimming pool, and a basketball court, this property caters to those with a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Not to be outdone by its surroundings, the home’s refined interiors include a wood-paneled library and a grand mural in the dining room that portrays the finer things in life: grounds and horses.
A Pastoral Farm in Carnation, Washington
This charming country home is set on more than 20 acres of private land, successfully bringing together the best of rural living and contemporary convenience. Aptly named 5 Star Farm, the property boasts multiple paddocks, cross fenced pastures, a caretaker house, and a 28-stall barn. The sunny main residence is complemented by the well-groomed grounds, where gardens, blueberry bushes, and an apple tree signal the changing of the seasons.
A Mountainside Ranch in Powell Butte, Oregon
No equestrian estate is complete without well-tended grounds and spacious stables, and The Y Bell Ranch in Powell Butte delivers on both points. This property features a nine-stall barn, outfitted with rubber paver flooring, and a foaling stall in view of the front office. The horse facilities live alongside the ranch’s other buildings and amenities, including a guesthouse, caretaker residence, and peaceful outdoor pool area.
A Custom-Built Ranch in Wellington, Florida
La Victoria Farm is a custom-built equestrian property—one of the finest that Wellington, Florida has to offer. The property’s 28-stall barn has its own gated entrance and features tack, laundry, and feed rooms as well as grooming stalls. After a long day of riding, homeowners can relax in the outdoor pool or put their feet up on the terrace with a glass of wine at the farm’s elegant main residence. The utmost example of luxurious Southern living, La Victoria Farm ensures you’re only ever a short distance from the show grounds.
More than just a sport, horseback riding is a lifestyle of companionship between horse and rider. These homes bring style and comfort to the time-honored tradition of seeing life on horseback.