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What makes certain areas so special to horse people? We asked the experts for their insight.

- October 6th, 2016 - Special Section

Jewels Farmer, Riverside County
Keller Williams
(951) 634-9814

If you are a horse enthusiast, you will love Norco.  The whole town revolves around our love of horses.   We have over 130 miles of horse trails that wind through all the city streets, leading to trails in the hills, to and through the riverbed, and to the several community riding arenas located throughout the town.  Our town’s sign, coming into the area, proudly states “Horse Town USA”.  We even have over a week dedicated to our love of horses — the last week of April called Horseweek — where we have a parade, many community fun events every night and a three-day rodeo. All this happens with a red, white, and-blue-stripped “Main Street” in very a patriotic little town that is located right in the center of Southern California!

Jennifer Mandulay
Blair Properties
(805) 801-2508

Paso Robles & Central California
Not only is Paso Robles famous for wines, just voted “BEST Wine Country Town” according to Sunset Magazine, but it is rapidly becoming an emerging world-class equestrian destination hosting some of the top equestrian shows in California. The Paso Robles Horse Park held its grand opening in May 2015 and is now ready to add its name to the list of top equestrian venues. Eagle Oak Ranch is known for its famous equestrian roots!  The estate was built for Kenny Rogers’s manager, Ken Kragen. It was a Hollywood hideout.  Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson were known to visit.  The real resident star though was “Snow Chief,” a Preakness Winner and horseracing legend.  The ranch was once home to 400 Thoroughbreds.  The premier Equestrian facilities are still in pristine condition.

Carol Shuttleworth
California Equestrian Properties
(760) 522-2267

North San Diego County
Residing in the Twin Oaks Valley of San Marcos for 18 years has been a privilege, not only because it provides a home for all equestrian disciplines, but seven equestrian centers specializing in the highest levels of hunter/jumper, dressage, and western reside here. Equestrians who wish to have their own horses on their property find this valley irresistible, especially because of the public arenas at Walnut Grove Park located in Twin Oaks Valley, and miles of riding trails. The center of North San Diego County horse country, Twin Oaks Valley enjoys cool ocean breezes just 12 miles inland from the beach and world class horse show facilities. California Equestrian Properties services not just northern San Diego County, but also all of San Diego, Orange, and Riverside counties, since 1998.

Barbie Accordino
Windermere Homes & Estates
(858) 200-5600

East San Diego County – Lakeside has been described as “the home of the big country, with wide open spaces and a family-comes-first disposition.” That’s so true with its lakes, mountains and spectacular change-of-season. Lakeside’s rural atmosphere is very attractive to those seeking escape from the more densely settled areas of central San Diego. Located about 28 miles north east of downtown San Diego, the desire to maintain a rural type of lifestyle has affected the way in which Lakeside has developed. A considerable amount of small-scale farming exists in the community and many homes in the residential areas of Lakeside have small horse corrals evidencing a relatively high degree of horse ownership. Discover miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails in Sycamore Canyon Preserve and Iron Mountain hiking trails. Some trails offer simple strolls along placid streams while others take you over rugged mountains and isolated valleys… Some are easy, flat paths and others take you up and down a mountain – you pick the path. Lakeside retains an old-style homespun feel under its huge sky. Progress can’t touch it and that’s why living here is so special.

Bob Coluccio
Villa Real Estate
(949) 510-2594

Orange and Los Angeles counties
The Santa Ana Heights equestrian neighborhood is quite unique. Located within the City of Newport Beach and designed for equestrian use and boarding, these lots range from 20,000 square feet to over three acres. Beautifully maintained horse paths lead from the residential equestrian neighborhood to the Back Bay Ecological Preserve. The convenience of everyday living along with enjoying the equestrian lifestyle make this area special to those who live here.

Donna Chudzicki
Century 21 Gold
(909) 215-5409

Inland Empire
I have been a real estate professional in the Inland Empire with over 27 years of experience selling equestrian properties. The summer home-buying on equestrian properties has increased from last summer to this summer. The typical day on the market for equestrian properties is 45 to 60 days depending on supply, the location, and the list price. Interest rates have increased, which is typical for the summer months. With the rates still in the single digits, this can inspire buyers to purchase now. Home prices have increased, making listing their home attractive to sellers.

Colby Kielman
Harcourts Oregon Opportunites
(800) 772-7284 or (541) 531-3086

Southern Oregon
Our part of the world has so much to offer!  Four seasons, great climates and beautiful properties.  What I love the most about our area is the ability to ride year-round.  Our average rainfall is only 18 inches per year, and my favorite times of the year are the fall and spring.  We do have our winter months and snow in the mountains and the valley floor may see a bit of snow a couple times a year.  The horse industry here is strong, offering something for all types of horses and riders. There is an abundance of riding trails and many campgrounds for both you and your horse!  Call Colby if you would like to receive our Ranch and Rural News and Notes Newsletter, or if you are interested in properties here in Southern Oregon!

Patti Newton
California Equestrian Properties
(760) 415-3450

Elfin Forest, San Diego Co.
County unincorporated Elfin Forest, so-named for its characteristic low-lying coastal sage scrub, has many horse properties because of its 2.5-acre minimum lot size. It boasts a vast trail system throughout the 11-square mile community which connects with Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, San Marcos, and Escondido trail systems. Elfin Forest retains an active town council, and several non-profit organizations dedicated to acquiring and preserving riparian habitat, creating and maintaining its network of trails, and improving and maintaining its rural character. Zealously protecting its rural lifestyle since its inception, Elfin Forest residents put high value on low density, dark skies, large and small animal keeping, and volunteerism. You won’t find street lights, curbs, or ball fields, but you will find a friendly, open community just six miles inland from the beach and several world class equestrian facilities.

Rosie Carroll
BloomTree Realty
(928) 925-7004

Prescott, Arizona
Why choose Prescott, Ariz.? Prescott is at a higher elevation, providing smog-free air and better conditioning for your horses, and it has numerous riding trails with magnificent views and terrain for all skill levels, from easy to extreme. Prescott’s four mild seasons make riding year-round possible for most riders, and it is also home of the oldest rodeo in the world, attracting people from all over. This little place was recently voted as one Arizona’s most beautiful towns, and always makes the top 10 lists of places to retire! Need a barn (large garage) for your horse or your horse powered art collection? At this time, we have several beautiful equine privileged properties available for your consideration, but they’re going fast! Prescott: “Everybody’s Hometown.”

Tara Ellis
Stromer Realty Company of California
(530) 366-1885

Red Bluff & Tehama County
What makes my area so special to horse people is that a welcoming community of horse lovers and agricultural producers make Tehama County a special place to live. We have miles of trails, favorable weather year-round and a fertile valley for ranching and farming. We are minutes from the mountains and surrounded by outdoor recreation. Red Bluff hosts one of the largest rodeos in the country, the Red Bluff Round-Up, as well as the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale! Truly, a great place to call home!

Devon Carter Camilleri
HomeSmart Legends
(760) 522-8559

San Diego & Riverside Counties
I have entertained living in other parts of this country and just can’t seem to find a location that has better weather.  Equestrians flock to my area of Southern California between Murrieta and Temecula east to Wine Country and Fallbrook to Del Mar and east to Warner Springs for the climate where you can literally ride 365 days of the year.   We have an active show schedule for many disciplines, between show jumping, eventing and working cow horse to cutting at Casners Ranch and Galway Downs in Temecula to show jumping, dressage, western pleasure and reining at Show Park in Del Mar in San Diego County. There are one- to two- acre properties from $350,000 to $800,000 and five-, 10- and 40-acre parcels from $600,000 to $5 million-plus available.  Depending on your pocket book and your inclination to take care of a horse property, you can find just about whatever you are looking for in Southern California.  I am a third-generation equestrian that inherited my love of land from my father, who long ago sold some of the land I’m selling now.  I have been specializing in equestrian properties for over 25 years and truly love to help horses and their people to find a home.

Marsha Moore
Access Real Estate
(661) 304-3606

The “Land of Four Seasons” is situated at 4,100 feet, with fresh air and exceptional
views of rolling hills covered with stately oaks and mixed pines. Any equestrian enthusiast will enjoy exploring the many horse trails. ln Bear Valley
Springs alone, there are 52 miles of horse and hiking trails. Bear Valley Springs also boasts a
35-acre equestrian center and equestrian campground. As you explore the various trails, you
will encounter beautiful wild flowers, many types of wild life, natural springs and three
man-made lakes. Come and visit, you’ll want to stay.

Nona Green,
Green Properties/ Coldwell Banker
(818) 426-2292
CalBRE #00692351
West L.A & Ventura Counties – The economy seems back on track, and housing has surpassed peak pre-recession values in some areas.  Regarding the state of the horse property market in West Los Angeles County, I’ve observed a few interesting trends. Housing developers have resumed the fight with conservationists, and the developers are winning.  A couple of proven wildlife corridors in Calabasas and Agoura are slated to be housing tracts supported by those city’s respective planning commissions. As densities increase and trails decrease, many horse people will leave for greener pastures. Unless bound to an office in the city, many are emigrating to where acreage optimal for horse keeping is less expensive. There is still a vibrant equestrian community in West Los Angeles County.

Tere Rice
Allison James Estates & Homes
(951) 693-0093
CalBRE #01079287
Temecula/ So. Cal. – Horse properties in the Temecula Murrieta Valley are still in demand. August with its heat cooled the market a bit. Then in September before the RESPA and TILA changes. I had multiple lookers on my Equestrian properties, then October 1 nothing till the last week of October. And then once again multiple offers. Best time to sell? May to January is when most action occurs. For Buyers January to the end of April, for best deals, most people are thinking of paying Holiday bills and taxes. Sellers want a High Number, Buyers Want a Low Number! I just want you to call my number! Serving North San Diego and South West Riverside Counties, Homes and Land. Horse spoken here! See ad on page

Alisa Cunningham
Teles Properties
(818) 472.2801
CalBRE #01719178
Burbank & Glendale Rancho – What makes the Burbank and Glendale Rancho special to horse people is the adjacent access to 50 miles of trails in Griffith Park.  Your horse can live in your backyard or a neighborhood facility and within minutes you are crossing the swinging horse bridge and heading onto the trails.  With quick access to work in downtown LA, Hollywood and all the studios, you can ride before or after work.  After your ride, the area also offers bowling, ice skating, tennis, basketball, shops and great restaurants.  This is the urban most horse keeping in the United States.

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