Whether it's a gorgeous house that's impeccably decorated or a huge mansion that's drenched in history, many people will ogle over stunning dwellings and wistfully label them as their "dream homes."
But we horse lovers have a different idea of what this might be. While superior structure and luxurious decor are certainly drool-worthy, those that live an equestrian lifestyle also fantasize about acres of lush greenery, miles of riding trails, and a spacious barn for their beloved horses!
Below are 8 equestrian estates that horse lovers dream about. They're all for sale... but they'll cost you a pretty penny!
1. Airy Hall in Green Pond, SC - $13,950,000
Airy Hall is drenched in history and sprawls over a whopping 1,561 acres. The property includes 6 miles of river waterfront, a barn, and a 20-bed, 10-bathroom mansion. Imagine how much riding you could do on this estate! See the listing here.
2. Georgian Equestrian Estate in Greenville, SC - $2,495,000
Overlooking the Green Valley golf course, this property has 23 acres of fenced pastures, giving a countryside feel while being just 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. The 5,100 square foot house has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths and 2 half baths, while the beautiful horse stable is equipped with 6 stalls. You can get it all for under 2.5 million dollars... what a steal! See the listing here.
3. Sunny Estate with Stable in Sanford, FL - $5,490,000
This luxurious estate is located on about 7 acres of Floridian property with 7 garages and an 11-stall barn. Imagine trotting along these Floridian grounds on horseback, then taking a dip in the pool (and hot tub!) afterward. Talk about living the dream! See the listing here.Image Source: Christie's International Real Estate Image Source: Christie's International Real Estate Image Source: Christie's International Real Estate
4. Waterfront Estate Near NYC, Darien, CT - $175,000,000
This pricey property comes with a lot for its high cost. Imagine waking up to water views, trotting along coastal trails, and enjoy 63 acres of lush countryside - all within close proximity to New York City. In addition to a cow barn, a greenhouse, a polo field, and more, there's a stone stable "which features a clock in the gable, a copper weathervane, and three apartments." See the listing here.Image Source: Christie's International Real Estate
5. Copper Beech Hill, Wenham, MA - $5,995,000
This stunning estate has over 24 acres of space, a mansion with 6+ bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, enough garage space for 7 vehicles, and a carriage / house stable with 7 horse stalls. A gorgeous pool and cabana finish off the property, and can be enjoyed after a long day of riding. See the listing here.
6. Montana Mansion, Stevensville, MT - $7,495,000
This is a horse and outdoor lover's dream! Aside from having 181 acres to roam, this property has tons of space set up for outdoor living, including a giant patio and outdoor bar and grill. There's also a stable, along with pastures and facilities for the horses. See the listing here.
7. Jackson Hole Ranch, Jackson, WY - $4,995,000
Close to the town square, this 34.5-acre property boasts space as well as convenience. A huge log cabin has 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, plus your horses will love living in a huge barn with tons of outdoor space. And all this could be yours for under 5 million dollars! See the listing here.
8. Peninsula Paradise, Bristol, RI - $5,500,000
If you've ever dreamed of owning your own island, this is pretty close. The waterfront estate is located on a gated peninsula and features 12.5 acres of land. The estate includes a brick mansion, pool and hot tub, a 4-stall barn, and of course, lots of room to roam! See the listing here.