Challenge Ranch is an ideal equestrian facility with current accommodations for 28 horses on 9.68 acres. The property is intentionally designed: the 90×180 arena boasts DG base, pepper tree shaded viewing platform for guests, overhead lights for evening arena work and is easily viewed from the main house backyard deck & pool area. The private .5 mile Rim Trail circles the property’s perimeter & provides riders opportunity to stroll past paddocks, over natural jumping obstacles and thru seasonal streams.
HORSE FACILITIES: Additional horse related amenities include: 2 round pens, 3 enclosed stalls, 1 additional arena, 3 hay covers, 13 paddocks with shelters, 12 pipe panel corrals, enclosed hot walker, trailer parking, clubhouse/barn + 10 outbuildings for tack, feed and veterinary storage. The equestrian facility is metered separately from the main residence and includes its own well and solar panels. Ease of care and long term use was in mind when the whole property drainage plan was put in place. Mature fruit trees, irrigation system and chicken coop further add to this amazing property.
THE RANCH HOUSE: The Ranch house is an homage to the simplicity of comfortable living paired effortlessly with rustic luxuries and modern conveniences. Sunrises and sunsets are viewed through double pane argon gas rated windows, knotty alder custom kitchen cabinets are topped with superior grade granite and the stacked stone living room fireplace is adorned with a custom hand hewn wood mantle. Bedrooms are gracious in size and due to the thermal qualities of the home’s brick construction, remain comfortable year round. Discover dual hammered copper sinks and granite upgrades in the master bath, along with ranch friendly wood-look tile flooring in the master bedroom. Most bedrooms open directly to the enclosed backyard and salt water pool. An expansive Trek deck and concrete patio area create the perfect setting for outdoor entertaining with dining under a redwood stained pergola. THE COMMUNITY: Located in San Diego’s East County, this spacious property is nestled in the picturesque Dehesa Valley along the seasonal North Fork Sweetwater River. The Valley is home to many activities in addition to horseback riding: partake in one of three 18-hole courses at Singing Hills Golf Resort; grab a reel and fish for bass at nearby Loveland Reservoir; or make a play with Lady Luck at Sycuan Casino. Challenge Ranch is the epitome of perfect country living with the convenience of the big city only minutes away. Close access to the I-8 freeway, shopping, airport, schools and only a mere 35 minute drive to the sunny San Diego beaches. At the end of a long day, kick off those boots, unwind poolside on the Trek deck while watching the setting sun paint the evening sky. You’ll never want to leave!