WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Who says horses are best left to the Bluegrass State?
This month, the American Gold Cup , one of the nation's most prestigious equestrian events, returns to Westchester County, as athletes, horses and celebrities from across the world converge at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y. Sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate and aired nationally on NBC Sports, the 47th annual event will showcase some of the county's most picturesque countryside with viewers across America.
Even if you're not competing in the upcoming field or show events, Douglas Elliman is offering homebuyers the opportunity to experience American Gold Cup-living every day of the year, thanks to several jaw-dropping equestrian listings. Private, yet in the middle of it all, these homes combine the best in luxury and livestock. Just don't forget your riding boots.
Located 10 minutes from Old Salem Farm, Elliman's listing at 18 Schoolhouse Road in Pound Ridge offers homeowners the chance to go green without sacrificing style. The 22 acre estate contains two houses, multiple barns, horse stables, a riding track and pool, all part of what is currently the largest residential solar compound in the United States. Sprawling and secluded, the house is a short drive from Metro North, and under an hour from New York City via car.
For homeowners seeking a highly livable equestrian experience, the 4,900 sq. ft. home at 48 Davids Way in Bedford Hills blends farm and family. Currently listed for under $3 million, the new-to-market home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms and enough stall space for a family of four-legged friends. Designed in an upscale farmhouse style, the listing features an eat-in kitchen, cozy family room and sprawling outdoor entertainment space. Designed with families in mind, the house is convenient to all area schools and offers limitless options for play, both indoors and out.
Looking to own a piece of equestrian history? Double H Farm in Ridgefield, Conn. is currently on the market, offering history and horse enthusiasts the chance to call the pre-Revolutionary farm home. Founded circa 1765, the 87 acre farm is minutes from trendy downtown Ridgefield, and offers Olympic-quality equestrian facilities and a one-of-a-kind home. The property's main house evokes a home on the range; towering windows, rough stonework, large hearths and countless natural touches throughout blend perfectly with the rolling landscape. The home also spares no everyday comfort; from the spa-like master shower to the built-in driving range, Double H Farm is one of the premier equestrian homes in the world.
To learn more about these or other equestrian listings, visit Douglas Elliman Real Estate's website.