Luxury living Equestrian estates

Luxury living: Equestrian estates

Inspired by the recent Kentucky Derby? Here, 5 world-class equestrian estates perfect for those who take their bloodstock seriously — all from Christie’s International Real Estate

One of the most impressive equestrian facilities in the world, this 768-acre horse farm in Ocala, Florida, has produced numerous Graded Stakes winners and four Breeder's Cup champions. Padua Stables’ breeding and training facilities include professional one-mile turf and three-quarter mile dirt tracks, a broodmare/foaling center, 11 barns with 202 stalls, an executive office complex with luxury amenities, an eight-bedroom owner’s residence, and 13 houses for staff and guests.

This historic stud farm is located in the epicentre of Ireland’s horse country, and is a 40-minute drive from The Curragh, Punchestown, and Leopardstown racecourses. The 26-acre estate comprises a period mansion house and professional equestrian facilities including courtyard stabling, 14 additional loose boxes and foaling stables, a three-bedroom mews and staff apartment, all set within manicured grounds offering views of the Irish countryside. 

Located in the heart of Argentina’s polo community, this estate is set within more than 185 acres of grounds, comprising six polo fields, a covered riding arena, 44 stables, a saddle room, veterinary clinic, and clubhouse. The property also boasts a brand-new 28,000-square-foot residence, designed for entertaining on a grand scale, as well as guest and staff houses, and landscaped gardens with a lake, swimming pool, and tennis court.

One of the few true equestrian estates on Hawaii’s Big Island, this 40-acre Puakea Bay Ranch home combines the best of resort and rural lifestyles. The property was designed as a horse breeding operation and facilities include a main stable complex, storage barn, arena, round pen, six fenced paddocks, and access to miles of riding trails. Measuring 5,000-square-foot, a main villa features a covered lanai, pool, and pool house overlooking the ocean.

Dating to 1790, Windhorse Farm offers country living within 80 minutes of Manhattan. The 13.5-acre property includes a 200-year-old stone farmhouse, numerous dwellings, a bank barn, stables, riding arena, and fenced paddocks, set against the scenic backdrop of Bucks County. Highlights include a 3,000-square-foot entertainment barn with a stage, lofts, caterer’s kitchen, and separate caretaker’s quarters.