I personally board my mare at a nearby farm, but I spend plenty of time flipping through real estate listings and putting together “needs and wants” wish lists of all the things I’d love to have on my own dream farm. (Well, rather, they turn out to be mostly wants wants wants rather than pure needs – one can dream, right?)
Some farms are incredibly well designed, even if they’re on a smaller lot of acreage. They maximize available space and allocate land to valuable amenities like larger arenas or turnout paddocks. In Wellington, Florida where luxury equestrian properties shine, well-thought design is vital to ensure the success of operating a farm.
I fell in love with this particular property because not only does it have a very airy setup with its courtyard-style barn, but it also has an enormous arena – and what else? A round pen! I’ve actually never seen a round pen in any property listings and have only boarded at one farm that had one; it was one of the greatest things for working with young horses and lunging.
Scroll on for the gorgeousness…
4591 South Road, Wellington, FL (Palm Beach Point East)
This property boasts 15 stalls, set up courtyard-style for an airy feel and great ventilation.
The enormous (150′ x 230′) arena is noted to have fantastic drainage – perfect for Florida downpours. Maybe you’ll be the only one in your neighborhood able to ride while others’ arenas drain!
A practical tack room for efficient work – without the unnecessary frills.
The wash stalls are airy but also practical, with full rubber matting.
The house isn’t bad either! The balcony overlooks the arena for horse-watching while you sip your morning coffee.
Five beds, six baths – plenty of room for all. Also, can we say spiral staircase?
It is fantastic to see four good-sized turnout paddocks, with trees for shade. A large parking lot also helps with trailer maneuvering.
This property is listed at $4,400,000. All photos by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. To view the full listing, click here.
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Go Jumping (and dreaming)!