World Class equestrian facility, reminiscent of a private park. This is a truly exceptional, coastal Southern California property. Exquisitely designed and immaculately maintained, the property consists of 9.9 level and usable acres. The location on the west side of the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Covenant, overlooking the preserved open space of Escondido Creek, offers easy access, privacy and a peaceful, idyllic setting. The property has a Rancho Santa Fe Association designated use class “L” (Riding Academies and Polo Fields), which provides for residential and professional equestrian uses. A boarding and training facility of the current standard and quality for 24 horses is permitted by the Rancho Santa Fe Association.
The barn was formerly the showpiece of the 100 acre Kentmere Thoroughbred farm. As renovated, the structure presently contains 24 stalls and associated facilities such as offices, a lounge suite, tack rooms, feed rooms, laundry facilities, several bathrooms including two with showers, areas for grooming and horse care, storage, a 3 bedroom apartment ideal for farm manager and a groom’s dormitory with 7 individual bedrooms, two bathrooms and a common kitchen. There is a separate guest or entertaining suite of approximately 1,800 square feet that includes a great room with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, a private bedroom and full bathroom, a wine cellar, plus a separate office with its own full bathroom. The grounds include 5 sand paddocks and 3 grass paddocks, plus a large grass derby field with banks, grob and natural obstacles, a large jumping arena, a dressage arena and a separate hay and storage structure, plus a 6 horse equiciser. There is also an onsite trail for those wishing to warm up or cool down on property.
The barn includes every amenity to ensure the health and happiness of the most beloved horses, including timeless concrete block construction, Nelson waterers, complete rubber stall mats, exterior stall windows with custom grates, top quality sliding stall doors, and a large, airy central aisle with rubber paver flooring. The barn aisle is 20 feet wide with high ceilings to capture the coastal summer breezes with large end doors and gorgeous wooden shutters for security during the rare Southern California storm. The large interior cross tie areas include custom wood cabinetry, a central vacuum with connections at each grooming station, hot and cold water, and spacious areas separated by solid half walls all with excellent natural lighting and plenty of fresh air.
This unique property is located within ten minutes of beaches, and is just minutes from shopping, fine dining, and Interstate 5. The Covenant offers property owners an extensive (50 mile) dedicated and maintained trail network for pedestrian and equestrian uses, an outstanding school district, community association and golf and tennis club.