Hold Your Horses!

It’s Kentucky Derby Saturday!

Set against the majestic backdrop of Churchill Downs, with all the fan-fare, elegance, pomp and circumstance one would expect, today we celebrate the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.

This year’s top five picks, Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, McCraken, Irish War Cry and Gunnevera, are sure to excite enthusiastic fans across the country.

Although, we cannot predict who the winner will be, we can predict that buyers will love these equestrian properties exclusively marketed by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

36225 Covington Road | Dade City, FL 33525

$2,600,000

Overlooking Buddy Lake, this three-bedroom, two-bath cottage sits on the most beautiful equestrian property. Designed by award-winning Blackburn Architects the gorgeous barn focuses on light, adequate air flow and safety of both horse and handler while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The main barn features 15 stalls, one foaling stall with observation window, a three-bedroom, two-bath grooms’ apartment and multiple fenced pastures. The estate includes a second, eight-stall barn similar in style and detail as the first, on a smaller scale.

16266 Hidden Horse Way | Myakka City, Florida 34251

$2,950,000

Built in 2007, this 6,958-square-foot estate sits on 19.36 completely fenced acres. This exquisite four-bedroom, five-full and two-half-bath estate offers quiet country living within the Sarasota Ranch Club – a gated equestrian community with miles of bridle trails. Offering gorgeous amenities perfect for entertaining, this estate showcases the quintessential equestrian lifestyle.

330 Sprint Forest Drive | New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

$2,500,000

Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle that this magnificent private Florida equestrian estate has to offer. Situated on approximately 11.3 acres, this prestigious property offers a well-appointed Mediterranean-style main home along with an impressive equestrian facility which is home to the United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse of the Year, Elis GV. Features of this magnificent property include a main residence designed for entertaining, equestrian facilities boasting 12 stalls, separate shelters and pastures and a riding arena with special footing.

 

1815 Gregory Road | Orlando, FL 32825

$2,900,000

Welcome to Westwood Farms – a 20-acre private, state-of-the-art equestrian center in the heart of downtown Orlando. The warm and inviting main home consists of four bedrooms, three full baths and 5,070 square feet of living space. Equestrians will rejoice over the estate’s luxurious amenities which include an eight-stall main barn with two grooming stalls, wash stalls, tack room and laundry facilities and a second barn with eight additional stalls and a professional rink.

 

584 North Turkey Creek Road | Leicester, North Carolina 28748

 $1,200,000

Enjoy stunning mountain views from this 68-plus acre horse farm near Asheville, North Carolina. Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts as well as entertainers, this property features a five-stall barn, 10 fenced pastures with shelters, three riding trails and a creek. The 1,200-square-foot guesthouse offers space for renters or visiting family while the main home offers beautiful wraparound decks and a screen porch to take in the views, a stone fireplace and hardwood floors.

 

1552/158 Broadstone Road | Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

$3,295,000

Located in the heart of Valle Crucis, this breathtaking property features the original 1920s Green Hill Farms Bed and Breakfast. This historic farmhouse sits on approximately 35 acres with Watauga River frontage, 360-degree views, a six-stall horse barn with loft, tennis center and gorgeous pastoral setting.