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Keeping your horses at home in an equestrian or horse-friendly community.

Keeping your horses at home in an equestrian or horse-friendly community.Keeping your horses at home in an equestrian or horse-friendly community.
Keeping your horses at home doesn’t necessarily mean you’re your horse property has to be in an unzoned rural area. More and more equestrian and horse-friendly communities are cropping up all of the nation, and are proving that horsekeeping and neighborhood amenities aren’t mutually exclusive.

Here’s a list of some equstrian communities that also have fantastic neighborhood amenities.

Brays Island

115 Brays Island Drive
Sheldon, SC

Brays Island is a 5,500 acre plantation with just 325 homesites. Brays Island homeowners will enjoy the community’s tennis courts, fitness facility, private golf course, quail hunting preserve and 60 miles of riding trails. It’s located near Beaufort, SC, less than an hour from Savannah, GA. Completed homes (starting at about $2,000,000) and homesites where you can build your dream home are both currently available.

Norco, CA -- Horsetown, USA

Have you ever wished that you could ride a horse around town instead of driving? If so, Norco, CA, a self-proclaimed “Horsetown, USA” might be the right place for you! Many of the town of Norco’s public parks have riding rings and there are 95 miles of riding trails that run right through town. The town of Norco also runs an equestrian center that hosts “horsey” activities like roping clinics, riding lessons, and horse club meetings almost every day of the year.

Norco is located in Riverside County, CA and is commutable to Los Angeles. The zoning in the town of Norco allows horses to be kept in subdivisions, making just about all of the town’s neighborhoods horse-friendly. Properties zoned for horses in Norco, CA start at about $300,000.

Ford Plantation private equity membership sporting community

The Ford Plantation is a 1800 acre private community with 400 homesites. The Ford Plantation is located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, 18-miles from Savannah, GA.

The equestrian center at the Ford Plantation is a full service boarding and training facility. The center contains a 22 stall barn with both a jumping arena and dressage ring. Lessons in both English and Western riding style are offered at the Ford Plantation equestrian center. There are over 10 miles of trails that meander through the woods, across open meadows, and along the waterfront.

One to fifteen acre homesites are priced from $200,000 to $2 million and plantation-style homes are priced from $750,000 and up.

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