Equestrian properties are a rare breed of luxury, combining contemporary comforts, bucolic beauty, and privacy with every opportunity for an active lifestyle. From a New England lakeside retreat to a classic Southern California ranch, we’ve rounded up several estates currently on the market that are sure to delight casual riders, decorated show jumpers and anyone who’s ever dreamed of a getaway home on the range.
14 Sullivan Road, SandisfieldThe amenity-studded Atwater estate is a sanctuary for humans and horses alike. Set on over 321 acres in the heart of the Berkshires, the property boasts open meadows, a private pond, a paddock and miles of riding trails. After a long day on horseback, relax in the lavish mid-century modern residence or soothe sore muscles in the outdoor soaking tub. Give the animals a day off and enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding and other water-based recreation along the extensive shoreline. Eric Rollo holds the listing.
3201 Retreat Court, Malibu Only a short trot from Malibu Canyon and minutes from the beach, this Spanish estate is nestled in Serra Retreat, an elite and historic community with access to a ranch camp and winding equestrian trails where you can walk and ride with fellow residents. Luxuriate in the privacy and tranquility of the five-bedroom main residence, pool and tennis casita and court – all set against the unbridled natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. Sandra Dazzan and Natalie Kouzouyan hold the listing.
15558 Iron Canyon Road, Sand Canyon, Canyon CountryKnown as MackIntosh Oaks Estates, this eight-acre tract encompasses four parcels of gently rolling hills dotted with historic trees that could only be made more picturesque with grazing horses. Craig Knizek and Steve Garrett represent this rare opportunity for the right trailblazer to realize their dream of a family equestrian compound or develop a small prestigious gated community adjacent to resort golf course Robinson Ranch.
3520 Orwood Road, BrentwoodA sprawling ten acres, this Contra Costa county property is primed to become a country haven. The recently renovated home is surrounded by an apricot orchard, high-tunnel nursery, a large shop building with an office, a detached garage and additional storage rooms for equestrian equipment, plus another a structure ready to be turned into a barn. The back of the property is a blank canvas that can be transformed with a corral or riding arena. Jim Wright holds the listing.
Five Ranges Ranch, BozemanA blue ribbon property if ever there was one, Five Ranges Ranch is a tour de force of natural beauty and modern luxury. Only a short drive from nearby airports, the ranch’s views reach from mountaintops into the valley of Southwestern Montana. This retreat invites residents and guests to relax, fly fish, hunt elk and, of course, keep horses. Caretaker quarters, guest cabins, equipment storage and more than 4,880 acres ensure riders and horses have everything they need. And then some. Mauricio Umansky, Joy Vance and Jeremy Seglem hold the listing.
32528 N 144th Street, Scottsdale Set on 38 breathtaking acres, this majestic estate represented by Roxanne Johnson and Adrian Heyman has every creature comfort for every creature. The home, which was featured in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, epitomizes casual elegance with its warm wood beams, French doors, multiple fireplaces and gourmet kitchen. Wake up in a lavish primary suite and look out onto manicured grounds and desert views, then tend to the horses in a world-class equestrian facilities, complete with an evaporative cooled barn with oversize stalls and runs, covered arena, lighted round pen and roping arena.