Accessibility to family, fun and to the 24/7 activity that managing a state-of-the-art stable full of championship-grade horses demands is perhaps the ultimate consideration of any luxury horse ranch. And, beyond immense square footage, comfortable guest quarters, thoroughly modern climate controlled stables and smart-home systems, a luxury horse ranch will need to be laid out thoughtfully and methodically to enable a seamless mix of home and “office” life.
Below are five of the key requirements that elevate a horse ranch from modest to luxurious.
Truly, any luxury horse property should feel less like a stale office environment and more like the ultimate vacation retreat. Luxury from the first moment you set eyes on the property and luxury in every detail is key, especially in the main house. Multiple bedrooms with en suite amenities, custom finishes, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and architectural brilliance should abound. And, since owning a “working ranch” so often means entertaining friends, colleagues and family, there should also be ample space for recreation, parties and gatherings. Look for features like high-end outdoor kitchens or grilling stations; large pool areas with add-ons such as waterfalls, saltwater, an infinity edge or “zero entry” feature; breathtaking views; spacious living rooms and dining rooms; custom fireplaces; and, above all else, an open floor plan for large gatherings.
Cordoning off separate areas of living space across the entirety of the property allows for the ultimate in guest privacy, making it an ideal home for entertaining friends, family or business guests. Often, luxury equestrian ranches offer multiple wings and even extra kitchens and separate entrances in the guest areas to make long-term stays less invasive for everyone. However, true luxury horse properties offer something extra for
guests: their very own guesthouse, with ample square footage, privacy, storage and style.
The barn and stables should blend seamlessly with the rest of the property and should feature the best amenities available to ensure healthy, happy and well cared for horses. Stalls made of wood and steel can be fully climate controlled and outfitted with water-consumption indicators; an automated, timed Full-Spectrum Lighting system can prevent the horses winter coats from coming in; a Farrier stall, tack room with shower, and feed room. Additional amenities like a laundry room, and even a veterinarian office with kitchenette and let’s not forget additional storage, as this will make the equestrian estate a true cut above the rest.
As competition horses require exercise year-round, and regardless of weather be maintained in optimal condition, a covered riding arena connected to the barn and stables is a wonderful addition. Having an Arena is sometimes not enough by itself, so by adding ceiling fans in the roof of the arena will keep horses and trainers comfortable even in the hottest weather and additional ceiling lighting will extend riding times for use day or night. No first class arena would be complete without engineered dust-free polymer footing as this will help to ensure vertical and lateral stability for both horse and rider year-round, regardless of weather conditions. Add an adjacent cooling ring with electric four-horse walker for even more conditioning options.
Pastures for Grazing
Beyond impressive space inside the residence, guest house, barn, stables, and arena, an ideal luxury horse ranch will boast plenty of private rolling acres for grazing. By way of example, with 64 rolling private acres in the coveted Northeast region of Georgia, just at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the shores of Lake Lanier, there is perhaps no location more perfect to stand as a backdrop to the stunning Clarks Bridge Equestrian Ranch in Gainesville, GA. In fact, this property slated to go up for sale at live absolute auction on August 29th by Luxury Real Estate Auction Company, Supreme Auctions boasts most of the aforementioned features and so much more. To learn more about this luxury horse ranch for sale, call Supreme Auctions at 866-929-2243.