Horse Properties For Sale

Red Hawk Realty’s Houses With Horse Property For Sale

Is it possible to find a investment worthy horse ranch in San Diego County? We think so! We have fantastic horse properties for sale throughout California and if you don’t see a listing featured here, contact us and we can help you find your ideal horse ranch and location. San Diego County has a vibrant equestrian community with events like the Ramona rodeo, Del Mar fairgrounds and the horse expo in Pomona California.

Things to Look for in Ranches for Sale in California

When working with a real estate agent on a horse ranch for sale, clients must look for these essentials to make the perfect equestrian property.

  1. Land – Make sure the land isn’t too steep, to heavily wooded or too marshy. The land must be suitable for horses to walk without injury and must be flat in areas for storing food, water and grain. It’s also important to know where the horse pee and poo will drain or be added to a manure pile. Lastly, make sure the land is zone  with the correct designator – more on that below.
  2. What types of buildings are already on the property? Barns, sheds and other storage is needed for proper horse care. If the horse ranch for sale has these, make sure you know which is which and where improvements will be needed, if any. Also think about where to keep you tack (equipment for riding, grooming, and medical supplies) because these things will eat up every available square foot of your ranch property.
  3. Check the fences – Fences must be built properly and tended to on a regular basis. Check for the condition of the wood, look for loose nails, and other essentials for a good fence. Barbed wire should never be used to fence horses in.
  4. Can you ride out? What does trail access look like from the horse property? Many properties advertise “miles of trails!” but without a public route, it’s impossible to reach these trails legally. Make sure you know the difference between public trails, easements and private property.
  5. Are there training areas on this horse ranch? What do they look like? What surfaces are they made of? Arenas can be a huge selling point due to their ease of maintenance and general usability.
  6. Is there access for vets, farriers and trailers? Horses can require a lot of medical support. Having an easy path for vets to enter and leave your property is essential. Also, if you plan on transporting your horses or having feed and hay delivered, proper access to your ranch is a major consideration.
  7. Storage & Parking for farm equipment – If you plan on having “toys” or doing your own land maintenance, think about where you’re going to park things like tractors, atvs and other equipment.
  8. Consider bad weather, natural disasters and evacuation plans – Although snow and flooding are rare, California wildfires and earthquakes are not uncommon in San Diego County. Plan an evacuation plan for yourself, your family and horses from your potential property.
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San Diego County Animal Regulations For Equestrian Properties

The County of San Diego has specific designators that restrict certain properties to use types and animal density limits. The sought after “O” Designator enables our selected properties to include horse stables, kennels and animal raising projects required to operate a horse property in San Diego. Make sure that you confirm that your prospective horse property for sale has this designation!


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Investing in Horse Ranches For Sale in California

According to the U.S. Equine Market Report, the market is trending up after years of steady decline, indicating that investment in a horse ranch or houses with horse property for sale will yield positive returns, particularly in the San Diego county market. Horseback riding is still popular among young adults (Gen X and Millennials), posing a potential business investment in horse ranches for sale in California. You will find a strong community associated with horse properties for sale throughout San Diego county with miles of gentle rolling hills for trail riding. Speak to one of our agents and we can help you find the perfect ranch property for sale.

We know horse ranches for sale in California, let us help you find your next equine property.

Our Horse Properties for Sale in California

  • Active Listing For Sale
    Star B Ranch

    Ramona, 92065


    Step into a world where the spirit of the American West comes to life at Star B Ranch, home...

    • Bed3
    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft3800
    • Lot Size590 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Breezy Farm

    Ranchita, 92066


    Seeking the tranquility of the country lifestyle to fulfill your dreams and enjoy self-sustainable living? The possibilities abound at...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2066
    • Lot Size9.54 Acres
  • Sold
    Casa Rock Crest

    Warner Springs, CA 92086


    Welcome to Casa Rock Crest, a classic 1940’s multifamily ranch-style retreat elevated above the expansive 17,800-acre San Felipe Valley...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1634
    • Lot Size17.19 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    42 Acre Magee Road Ranchette Site

    Pala, CA 92059


    One of the last large, undeveloped properties in the higher elevations of the Rancho Heights neighborhood, this 42.4+/- acre property features panoramic...

      Lot Size42.4 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Breathtaking 71 Acre Hilltop Panorama Site

    Pala, CA 92059


    One of the last large, undeveloped properties in the higher elevations of the Rancho Heights neighborhood, this 71.49+/- acre property features panoramic...

      Lot Size71.49 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Rancho Vista Del Valle

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of Southern California’s most coveted rural lifestyle locales, lies a wealth of...

    • Bed5
    • Baths6
    • Sq Ft3251
    • Lot Size151.07 Acres
  • Sold
    Morning Star Ranch

    Boulevard, 91905


    Dreaming of wide-open space with privacy and the quintessential country lifestyle? Your dream awaits at Morning Star Ranch, a...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Historic I.B. William’s Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    I.B. William’s Ranch, a historic homestead, conveniently located along the gateway to the quaint town of Julian in the...

    • Bed3
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1118
    • Lot Size13.81 Acres
  • Sold
    Historic Rancho Jamul

    Jamul, 91935


    Historic Rancho Jamul, established in the mid-19th century, the headquarters for a once sprawling cattle ranch and equine operation...

    • Bed13
    • Baths12
    • RRC#598-050-14-00
    • Lot Size120 Acres
  • Sold
    Quiet Oaks Country Retreat

    Julian, 92036


    Seller will entertain offers in the value range of $975,000 to $1,100,000. Enjoy country living with AMAZING PANORAMIC VIEWS...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#292-120-65-00
    • Sq Ft2400
    • Lot Size11.4 Acres
  • Sold
    Running Oak Ranch

    Julian, 92036


    Running Oak Ranch Running Oak Ranch located in the heart of San Diego County’s apple, wine, and gold country...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • RRC#NDP2111081
    • Sq Ft3947
    • Lot Size5 Acres
  • Sold
    Oak Ridge Stock Farm

    Julian, 92036


    Located in the heart of Southern California’s pristine San Diego County Mountains, sits the 621+ acre Oak Ridge Stock...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1800
    • Lot Size621 Acres
  • Sold

    Julian, 92036


    206+/- ACRE CLASSIC COUNTRY RANCH In the heart of Southern California’s pristine mountains, centered between the Cuyamaca Mountain Range...

    • Bed7
    • Baths8
    • RRC#NDP2108666
    • Sq Ft4227
    • Lot Size206 +/- Acres
  • Sold
    Panoramic Trail Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Panoramic Trail Ranch Ideally situated on 40+/- breathtaking pastoral and wooded acres in the private, gated Panorama Trail neighborhood...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1845
    • Lot Size40.70 Acres
  • Sold
    San Diego County Recreational Paradise

    Mount Laguna, 91948


    San Diego County Recreational Paradise Rare opportunity to own pristine, expansive mountainous land in the San Diego backcountry community...

      Lot Size166 Acres
  • Sold
    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity

    Julian, 92036


    25 +/- Acre Exceptional Agricultural Opportunity In the beautiful agricultural center of Julian, CA lies a rare offering of...

      Lot Size25 Acres
  • Sold
    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise

    Ramona, 92065


    177 +/- Acre Pristine Ranch Paradise ~ Seller Accepting Backup Offers ~ In the lush agricultural heart of the...

      Lot Size177 Acres
  • Sold
    Double R Ranch
    Scenic Multipurpose Residential Retreat

    Warner Springs, 92086


    Scenic Multipurpose Ranching Retreat 142+/- acres of scenic, private residential ranch land tucked away on the Northeastern margin of...

    • Bed5
    • Baths5
    • Sq Ft3500
    • Lot Size142.10 Acres
  • Sold
    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate

    Valley Center, 92082


    Southern California Valley View Vineyard & Estate Come enjoy the country lifestyle at this stunning Valley View Vineyard Estate...

    • Bed4
    • Baths2.5
    • Sq Ft2436
    • Lot Size93.52 Acres
  • Sold
    Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    Magnificent Private Retreat in Hoskings Ranch; History and Style Unite in a 4,500 esf Custom Ranch Home on 46...

    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft4500
    • Lot Size46 Acres
  • Sold
    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    160 Acre Mesa Grande Ranch An incredible opportunity awaits at this 160-acre ranch property, located in the heart of...

    • RRC#190045266
    • Sq Ft1990
    • Lot Size160 Acres
  • Sold
    Mesa Grande Hilltop Estate

    Santa Ysabel, 92070


    A rare opportunity awaits at this remarkable hilltop home situated on 98.09 acres with extraordinary 360- degree panoramic views. ...

    • Bed2
    • Baths2
    • RRC#200001737
    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Sold
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, 92065


    Parcel #23: 9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View MOTIVATED SELLER!!! Price Reduced! Sitting on 9.46 acres in sunny Ramona, this...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size9.47 Acres