Get ready to saddle up, Westchester and Fairfield. With the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows having taken place this May in North Salem, horse enthusiasts and local residents alike had the chance to experience one of the region's premier equestrian events.
Equally as exciting as the on-field competition was the host venue; Old Salem Farm sits on 120 manicured riding acres and contains a 67-stall barn, complete with luxury accommodations. Old Salem Farm hosts shows throughout the year, including the American Gold Cup in September, which is also sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The shows offer a uniquely Westchester viewing experience.
Looking for your own home on the range, but prefer to stay in the New York area? Elliman is currently showcasing several equestrian properties that allow owners the chance to kick up dirt during the day without sacrificing magnificence at night.
One of the most iconic properties in town is the newly listed Holly Branch Road in Katonah. The seven bedroom main house channels a classic country estate design, and the home shines beyond its walls as well. The rolling 40 acre property contains a swimming pool, 3 bedroom guest house, tennis court as well as a 10 stall stable. Located only an hour north of New York City, Holly Branch Road feels worlds away.
For those serious about training hunter/jumpers or breeding horses, 44 Briggs Hill Road in Sherman, Connecticut is one of the premier equestrian estates in the Northeast. Known as S & L Farms, the 150-acre property was designed by a fashion couple with a passion for horses. Today, the home combines style and function in one unique package. The 4,100 sq. ft. antique Colonial comes complete with a guest house, tennis court, pool and breathtaking views. Equestrian amenities include the main barn with 20 stalls, an indoor riding arena with 20 stalls, a jumping derby field and an oversided outdoor riding ring. Inside, the historic home offers its take on contemporary country with an airy living room, restaurant-quality kitchen and spa-like amenities.
Just across state lines, 429 Taconic Road in Greenwich, Connecticut is an unbeatable option for avid equestrians. Located in Greenwich's prestigious Back Country, the estate features indoor and outdoor riding rings, trainer housing and a breathtaking main house. Recently reduced in price, the home is sited just off the Merritt Parkway, which offers easy access to points south.
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