If you’ve always dreamed of moving far away from the hustle and bustle of big city life and settling down in the countryside, maybe trying your hand at farming and owning some horses, then we have fantastic news! The Canadian real estate market currently boasts a wide variety of rural homes for sale which feature equestrian facilities.
Some come with spacious barns, heated tack rooms and spacious stalls, many offer acres of fresh pastures where horses can roam freely, and some even have designated riding areas for practicing one’s skills in the saddle. Have a look here at five examples of Canadian properties for sale offering equestrian facilities:
#1 194023A 8 Avenue, Stirling, Alberta, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $320,000
Located in the Stirling real estate market, southeast of Lethbridge in Alberta, this 11.7-acre property offers a lot of space for the money. It comes with a generous 1,817-square-foot house featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and spacious main rooms, and while the whole place could use some TLC there is potential to turn it into a dream home. The highlights of the property lie just outside the main building. You’ll encounter not only eight different animal shelters, an over-sized barn with stalls, but also a tack room and twenty different pens to house your animals in comfortable living conditions.
#2 57038 PR 340 Highway, South Cypress, Manitoba, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $389,900
With a similar asking price, but completely different features, we have this stunning example of South Cypress real estate, situated just outside of the town of Brandon in Manitoba. The home itself features over 1,500 square feet of living space, including 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an inviting kitchen and a bright living and dining area. The 6-acre property is fully fenced, offering a safe and private environment for both family members and animals. It also boasts a huge 40’x50’ barn with 4 horse stalls, an auto waterer and a 12’x20’ heated tack room with ample storage space for saddles and other equipment.
#3 4349 Sills Bay Road, South Frontenac, Ontario, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $635,000
Next on our list is this spacious 2,000-square-foot home, part of the desirable South Frontenac real estate market, offering easy access to the city of Kingston in eastern Ontario. The custom-built raised bungalow comes with a nice layout that encompasses a spacious kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 washrooms and an unfinished basement that awaits a new owner’s finishing touches. The property features three different decks from where you can relax and look out over the 9+ acres of land. The property boasts a 25’x30’ barn with two horse stalls and a 40’x40’ steel building to store vehicles and equipment. There is hay growing in abundance here for the horses.
#4 4858 Salmon River Road, Armstrong, British Columbia, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $825,000
This inviting piece of Armstrong real estate can be found merely 10 minutes outside the town center and about an hour’s drive away from Kelowna. The picturesque farm boasts nearly 12 acres of pristine, well-kept pastures and also comes with a large and well-furnished 3-bedroom, 2-bath family home. The fences, the mature trees and shrubs and the property’s scenic location ensure unobstructed privacy for residents. The listing offers a unique set-up for horse-riding, including a pen, a designated riding area, no fewer than eight over-sized pastures, shelters for the animals and a smaller barn with ample storage space for hay and straw.
#5 160 Acres – Elliott Acreage, Corman Park, Saskatchewan, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $1,295,000
Lastly, we have this lovely 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in the Corman Park real estate market, situated in West Central Saskatchewan, 20 minutes north-west of Saskatoon. Built for the sole purpose of functioning as an equestrian facility, the 160-acre property would surely please any horse lover. It comes with a renovated character home boasting 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, and with enough space to entertain guests in a separate log house. The horse-riding amenities consist of a hip-roof stable with a loft, a 70’x160’ indoor riding arena and an additional 120’x200’ outdoor riding area. A livestock complex that could support a variety of uses—fully-developed with good drainage, fencing and corrals—also comes with the property.
All in all, the Canadian real estate market doesn’t disappoint with its wide variety of properties that offer equestrian facilities. In which property of those described here do you think you’d most enjoy riding and looking after your horses? Let us know in the comments section below and keep browsing on for more options!