It’s Kentucky Derby week! With names like Secretariat, American Pharaoh and Barbaro forever engrained in time, the 142nd “Race for Roses” and first leg of the Triple Crown will take place this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Drawing inspiration from the big day, let’s explore a few elegant equestrian-inspired homes from around the world.
Surrounded by farms, this magnificent Georgian Estate offers spacious, stately living in the ultimate equestrian paradise. Within 10 minutes of downtown Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park, this home is in close proximity to the Horse Capitol of the World! Behind the gates of Sahalee Estates and a second set of private gates, the property sits at the end of the community.
Hackwood Park enjoys stunning, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. This historic house has been painstakingly restored to its nineteenth century grandeur complete with original detailing and craftsmanship. Whilst infinitely beautiful and grand, it readily fulfils its function as a home for entertaining, easily accommodating family, guests and staff. It is skilfully designed for a life with service, having numerous staircases and ancillary rooms to allow staff to discreetly pass between family and entertaining areas. The estate also includes a number of additional properties including a stable yard and coach house, two detached houses and two entrance lodges.
A unique landmark estate and one of Managua’s finest crown jewel residences, this property is located in the quiet and secluded Las Colinas neighborhood, just minutes away from the main highway, fine shopping and dining. Situated on almost four acres, this property features a fully functional heliport and an equestrian centers complete with five horse stalls, tack room, training area and riding ring.
Sited on 102 acres in Venice, Florida and centrally located just minutes from the beaches and crystal-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this ranch is considered one of Florida’s premier equestrian estates, complete with main house, guest house, stables, offices, equipment garage, furlong track and paddocks and pastures with Bahia grass. Upon entering through the stacked stone and wrought-iron gate, the main house comes into view and one is transported to a Tuscan-inspired private oasis.
In the beautiful green rolling hills of Nicasio Valley lies the Kilham Farm – a 62-acre premiere equestrian facility for hunter/jumper riders at every level. Bordered by creeks, ponds and nearby trails, the farm provides the relaxing environment for the active show jumper, the competitive “A-Circuit” rider and the weekend casual rider. This world-class facility features three beautiful arenas; there is an all-weather covered arena, spacious outdoor sand arena and the Grand Prix field, fully equipped with water jump, banks and a grob.