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Unbridled Luxury: Five Dream Equestrian Properties

A horse is a horse, of course of course. But horse property is a rare gem.

It takes more than acreage to make an equestrian property a standout. The horse facilities need to be stellar and the location horse-friendly, whether that means being close to trails or in a community of similarly equine-obsessed folks. And it doesn’t hurt to have a residence on the property that is equally gracious to its human inhabitants as the stables et al are to the horses.

If you’re looking for the ideal place to ride to your heart’s content and keep your horses—and you—housed in style the rest of the time, we found a handful of exceptional options in the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® program.

3888 Swaney Road Road
Traverse City, MI

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6 Bedrooms
4 Baths and 3 partials
12,374 Square feet

This one-of-a-kind Old Mission estate and equestrian facility is not just a horse-lovers dream but also a potential haven for farming and winemaking. The property includes a 22-stall equestrian barn featuring living quarters, an arena, three Ramm fenced corrals, plus an additional three-stall stable with fenced pastures, a vineyard, and mature cherry and apple trees.

Offering sweeping views of East Bay from nearly every room and just a short walk from one of Michigan’s prime beaches, the home features upscale features and fine finishes throughout, including African Teak and heated marble floors, and fireplaces on each of the three levels. The expansive floorplan spans more than 12,000 square feet, with three dens, an office, a theater room, an indoor sports court, a sauna, a marble steam room, a billiards room, and a walkout lower level.

This property is listed for sale for $ 3,900,000 by Mark Hagan of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors.

6586 John Mosby Highway
Boyce, VA

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7 Bedrooms
4 Baths and 2 partials
9,659 Square feet

Millwood Equestrian Estate is a striking traditional, gated equestrian property with the kind of amenities any horse lover would covet, starting with the all-brick, 11,270-square foot stable. It includes 21 oversized horse stalls, 23-foot-wide aisles, offices, a tack room, and wash bays. The horse quarters have been specially engineered for maximum airflow and ventilation. Also on the property are several paddocks, run-in sheds, an office building, a manager’s/on-site veterinarian house with a double garage, an outdoor arena, and four separate apartments.

Encompassing vast open space, the property is adjacent to Millwood Private Country Club and its golf course, and surrounded by the Blue Ridge/Allegheny Mountains. The brick manor house features extensive woodwork, large entertaining areas, and a screened porch leading out to the large swimming pool.

This property is listed for sale for $4,800,000 by Robin Wolters of Coldwell Banker Realty in Fairfax, VA.

19920 W Verde Hills Drive
Wickenburg, AZ

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3 Bedrooms
3 Baths and 1 partial
5,365 Square feet

Style, setting, and sanctuary: Powell Ranch beautifully captures all three. Behold the incredible horse facilities, which include four outdoor stalls/corrals with an automatic water function, covered hay storage, a tack room, a hot walker, a horse wash, and a 60-foot round breaking pen.

The property comprises 105 deeded acres and inhabits a plateau, affording 360-degree views of the Sonoran desert. The residence brings a unique perspective to Wickenburg, recently named a Top Ten Western Town. The Santa Fe-style main house features 18-inch-thick adobe walls overlayed with cement plaster, soaring beamed ceilings, and four fireplaces. Also on the grounds are three fountains, a spa, lush landscaping, plenty of covered outdoor entertaining space, and a 1,066-square-foot guesthouse, and a detached garage/workshop.

This property is listed for sale for $8,000,000 by D. Lee Johnson of Coldwell Banker Realty in Scottsdale.

187 Umpawaug Road
Redding, CT

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7 Bedrooms

6 Baths and 3 partials

9,720 Square feet

Live out your equestrian dreams at Maple Hill Farm, where the horse facilities include a four-stall horse barn, stable, riding ring, three paddocks, and acres of riding and hiking trails meandering across the property’s woods and open space are just the beginning. The farm’s 47-plus acres comprise a total of nine structures, including historic barns, a state-of-the-art private recording studio and performing arts venue, a boathouse. The 9,720-square-foot European-style country manor house has been sited to take full advantage of the stunning panoramas and features contemporary leanings with natural elements of wood, marble, and locally sourced stone.

The magical grounds boast a tennis court, a swimming pool and pool house, a vegetable garden, chicken coop, pig house/pen, an orchard with established fruit trees and maple trees that can produce their own syrup, old stone walls, and a 300-foot stream with waterfalls cascading into a stocked three-acre pond.

This property is listed for sale for $16,000,000 by Lisa Pompeo of Coldwell Banker Realty in Ridgefield, CT.

2455 3rd Ave
Napa, CA

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3 Bedrooms
3 Baths and 2 partials
5,952 Square feet

Napa may be known for its vineyards, but this incredible property shows how Wine Country living beautifully embraces the equestrian lifestyle. Set amidst Napa Valley’s gently rolling Eastern hills, this true, working equestrian estate spreads out over 21.25 acres, with a massive 42,000-square-foot barn with 10 oversized stalls, a tack room, a grooming stall, a vet clinic, a breeding barn, and an immense indoor riding arena. There is also a shop and separate seven-stall barn with two large apartments and views of the arena and surrounding hills on the upper level.

The property’s stunning custom main home epitomizes refined living with its classically inspired architecture and fine finishes and craftsmanship. Features include an impressive primary suite with a marbled primary bath, a gym, and a dual-island chef’s kitchen that’s open to the family room and bar and leads out to the pool and pool house through French doors.

This property is listed for sale for $16,500,000 by Carolyn Donnelle Roberts of Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley.

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