Ready to saddle up? Newcomers to our area are often surprised to find that there are still a number of major equestrian properties within easy commuting distance to Manhattan.
Home to both small and large horse farms with miles of beautiful riding trails to enjoy, our region also hosts major equestrian events such as top-level competitions at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, the Goldens Bridge Hunt, the Millbrook Hunt and one of our favorite summer events, the Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials, held annually in Millbrook.
Whether you are a professional or simply like to ride, here are a few of the picturesque equestrian properties that make our area so special.
Three Ponds Farm – North Salem
A horseman’s paradise with an extensive barn complex, staff quarters and a charming house, this irresistible 57-acre setting offers a unique mix of meadows, forest, springs and three stocked ponds.
Beaver Dam Farm – Bedford
One of the few small equestrian estates in Bedford, this glorious 10-acre setting borders the Beaver Dam River and features a two-story barn, dressage ring designed by Lawton Adams and multiple paddocks.
Shannon Stables – Bedford
There’s room for over 35 horses at this professional-caliber facility set on 33 acres in Bedford’s historic Guard Hill area. Large stables, indoor and outdoor rings, a Grand Prix jumping course and 22 paddocks are among the many special features of this tranquil setting, only minutes from Bedford Village.
Winchell Mountain Farm – Ancramdale
On over 142 acres with views that stretch to the Catskill Mountains, this breathtaking setting hosts a Colonial-style Farmhouse, 16-stall barn, 10-stall summer barn, outdoor ring, jumping field, 13 paddocks and multiple guest and staff houses.