Despite what it looks like, no, this gorgeous ranch in Aledo is not a dream. It is totally real, and it is truly amazing. This award-winning ranch in Aledo is just a short drive from D/FW International Airport and sits on 176 acres. It is the ultimate equestrian experience, a world-class training facility for those serious horse people. I mean, this is the Landry Center and Cooper Clinic for horses and it’s gorgeous, too!
Jump to see more photos of this incredible property marketed off of MLS by Williams Trew for $15.9 million.
For most properties that we feature here on CandysDirt.com, it’s all about the home. We love great design and finish-out, but this is Texas, after all, and some people want plenty of room for their flora and fauna. They want a luxurious home on the range, and this property definitely fits the bill. After all, for horse people it’s dirt first, house second.
However, this equestrian property is about more than just the dirt, as the arenas and stables, designed by Lake/Flato Architects, have won awards for their beauty and functionality:
Designed for breeding and training cutting horses, the property features a 300-by-140 indoor arena with a sound system, viewing area, storage, and bath. There’s also a fully lighted outdoor arena, which is perfect for training. The 22-stall main barn is full of luxurious appointments, with two wash stalls, in-floor and overhead radiant heat that will make painfully cold mornings a distant memory, huge fans and watering systems plus fly control to make summers more bearable, a huge laundry room, two stall bedding storage rooms, and two feed storage rooms. There’s also a large tack area and tack room, with covered parking for loading and unloading.
Of course, with every top-notch equestrian facility, you want to provide ready access for a veterinary team. This property has an exam area with stocks, plus medical supply storage. You’ll also find a main office with adjoining conference room and efficiency kitchen. “Rounding out this central barn area is a custom European-style equisizer with overhead lights and fans,” says Williams Trew broker associate Allen Crumley. “The ranch’s twelve-stall mare barn could be adapted for a number of uses. Each stall has a 60 foot individual run, is equipped with automatic watering units inside and out, and can be converted to house up to 24 horses.”
There’s also a horse spa, or a hydrotherapy barn, where you’ll find an underwater treadmill. There’s also quarantine space, too. You’ll also get plenty of storage, with a huge hay barn and a climate-controlled shop with a full gym, maintenance room, and parking bays for all of the trucks and trailers a working equestrian facility needs. There As you’d expect, the whole facility is surrounded with durable steel pipe fence, and the 12 pastures have coastal bermuda grass. All utilities have been buried so you don’t have to worry about power lines interrupting your view. This is the Ritz-Carlton of working ranches, for sure.
Now, as you’d expect, the home on this range is a bit more modest, because as true horse people, the owners put their money where their hooves beat. The home, designed by Emery Young, and has plenty of easy-to-maintain space and has great views of the surrounding property thanks to its spot high on a hill. There are other staff housing, too, and it’s all designed to complement the landscape and facilities, spanning 340 acres.
So, are you ready to load up your horses and head west?