Five Traditional and Timeless Equestrian Estates

October 12, 2021

For passionate equestrians, a traditional and timeless equine estate is essential. Peaceful properties allow riders to embrace the freedom of horse riding and achieve ultimate tranquility without leaving home. These homeowners seek to make as graceful a connection with their houses as they have with their horses. The homes are enhanced by charming equestrian features, gourmet country kitchens, trap shoot facilities, double-stall barns, and beautiful riding arenas. Homeowners find freedom in the endless outdoor activities, perfect picnic spots, and horseback rides across stunning meadows. 

Whether nestled in a quiet section of Wellington, Florida or located on a gorgeous ranch in Missoula, Montana, these five properties offer everything a horse enthusiast could need.

Wellington, Florida

Located in the heart of Palm Beach Point East, this rustic, European-inspired equestrian facility offers extravagant living quarters equipped with five and a half acres of charming grounds. Both luxurious and functional, this facility features two bedrooms for staff, a rider’s lounge, a traditional office space, marblewood floors, central ceiling fans, and two spacious parking garages.

It boasts grandeur and magnificence across its seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, antiquated dining and living spaces, and a multipurpose media room. The barn consists of two 12-stall wings, each with its own feed and tack rooms. The lavish and majestic equestrian home is set on a tranquil and private plot, only a short ride to the Winter Equestrian Festival. The farm includes a 140 foot by 205-foot Equestrian Services International arena, RV hookups, and generous parking.

Listed by Travis Laas of Engel & Völkers Wellington.

Lakeside, Montana

Overlooking the pristine Flathead Lake in Lakeside, Montana, Amen Ranch offers more than 20 acres of picture-perfect land. Boasting 13 bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the ranch provides an abundance of space for large groups and gatherings. Whether relaxing in the peace and quiet, fishing on the pond, enjoying the trapshooting facility, or spending a day on horseback, Amen Ranch offers endless outdoor activities, making it the ideal place to escape everyday life.

A 4,400 square foot log home serves as the main house, featuring four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. With its gourmet country kitchen, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and commercial range, this remarkable jewel is perfect for culinary masterminds. In addition to its show-stopping views, the estate offers two wood-burning stone fireplaces and accommodates up to 18 guests, seating 40 people. The horse facility features seven stalls and a tack room, with access to a fully fenced pasture. Additionally, the barn features an apartment with three bedrooms, a three-quarter bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, and a large living room. Extra features include a security system, a gas station, two large wells, high-speed internet, a backup generator, and a commercial-quality gym.

Listed by Brittney Osbourne and Dawn Maddux of Engel & Völkers Western Frontier – Missoula.

Washoe Valley, Nevada

Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Steen Ranch, this nautical farmhouse is a breathtaking and rare opportunity for equestrians. Whimsical views of apex mountains, crystalline lakes, and glowing, golden valleys spread across the over 25-acre estate. It is home to a 16,000 square foot residence and two guest cottages. The estate’s elegant design includes exquisite, hand-hewn wood, 11 double-stall barns, a traditional yurt, eco-friendly greenhouses, and a riding arena with ample space for gallop practice. High ceilings and two fireplaces enhance the home’s relaxing ambiance.

Listed by Jean Merkelbach of Engel & Völkers Lake Tahoe.

Carbondale, Colorado

This secluded and private sanctuary located at The Flying Dog Ranch spans 224 acres of the Roaring Fork Valley below Mt. Sopris. As the estate is only three and a half miles from Carbondale and 29 miles from Aspen, equestrians can pursue skiing adventures on top of riding. The legacy ranch boasts 180-degree panoramic views and a rich history of protecting water rights and wildlife, making it the perfect haven for a horse and cattle ranch.

Additional features include three homes, an event center, an intrinsic art studio, a fitness center, environmentally-friendly greenhouses, a tree nursery, and a contemporary barn for limitless recreational activities. The property features eight bathrooms, a two-car garage, four natural gas fireplaces, and energy-efficient solar heating. Overlooking the Crystal River frontage, this sustainable property is also home to two rental spaces, making it a truly exceptional opportunity. 

Listed by Lydia McIntyre of Engel & Völkers Aspen.

Clarendon, Vermont

Constructed in the 18th Century, this colonial farmhouse boasts over 23 acres of land, providing more than 5,000 square feet of exquisite pasture. This sweet homestead offers a dramatic tile entry which opens to a large sunroom, a full wet bar, and a gourmet kitchen with three ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and three walk-in pantries.  A cozy living room, intimate dining room, classic yet relaxing living room, homely office, half bath/laundry room, and primary bedroom suite—featuring two walk-in closets, a large soaking tub, and double sinks—round out the first floor. 

The second level includes another owner’s suite with a private deck, three more generous bedrooms, a laundry room, and a must-see wine cellar. Exterior features include a large bluestone patio with a brick wood-fired pizza oven, a large heated barn, a storage shed, a 30 foot by 80-foot party pavilion with a bar, a walk-in cooler, and a cooking area. With two Bocce Ball courts and a two-bedroom, one-bathroom guest house, this property is a steal at $1,285,000 USD.

Listed by Gail Beardmore of Engel & Völkers Okemo.

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