Luxury Living Homes for horse lovers

Luxury Living: Homes for horse lovers

From California to New Jersey, five world-class equestrian properties where you and your four-legged friends can reside in style — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

This English-style country manor and horse farm sits on 46 acres on the Ramapo River surrounded by 9,000 preserved acres, yet is within 30 minutes of Manhattan. There is a 20-stall barn with 21st-century amenities, an indoor riding arena, paddocks and trails. For sports enthusiasts there’s a soccer field, a basketball court, an outdoor infinity pool, and a private spa in the master suite. There are sport lounges throughout the estate, as well as an indoor pool, a wine cellar and a home theatre.

Del Dios Ranch presents an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of the most expansive tracts in coveted Rancho Santa Fe, California. The ranch embraces 40 acres of orange groves and includes a six-stall horse barn, a lake and a tennis court. The main house is modernist, built from redwood, glass and marble by noted architect Fred Briggs. The residence commands 360-degree views from its private hilltop setting, and includes a private master suite, a guest wing and an indoor pool and spa wing.

The 180-acre Double Diamond Ranch, serenely situated amid rolling hills and miles of horse trails, is a world-class equestrian facility in Texas Hill Country. Included are several multi-functional barns with 154 stalls, multiple pens, outdoor and indoor arenas, pastures with automatic waterers, numerous training areas, a breeding barn with lab, 11 executive offices, conference room, banquet hall, a commercial kitchen, and six staff apartments. The main residence has 6 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. There is also a pool, guest house, spring-fed creek and three stocked lakes.

Beyond the wrought-iron entry gates and tree-lined driveway, the great, colonnaded mansion of this estate overlooks its main paddock. This elegant nine-bedroom home features generously scaled rooms, including a grand ballroom and a dining room. The eight-stall horse barn has adjoining riding and jumping arenas in the midst of 45 acres under farmland preservation. Other amenities include a 75-foot outdoor pool, tennis court and caretaker’s cottage. The estate is 15 minutes’ drive from Monmouth Park Racetrack.

The Bourbon Whiskey Ranch commands 34.5 pristine acres. Its equestrian facilities include irrigated pasture, an outdoor riding arena and storage sheds, a 10,000-square-foot ranch accessories building, indoor round pen and tack room. In addition to the beautiful 4,500-square-foot lodge-style main house, there are two charming log cabins and an off-site ranch manager’s residence bordering the Hoback River.