Horse Properties For Sale

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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
    Southern California Legacy Ranch

    Lebec, 93243


    Southern California Legacy Ranch This private and peaceful 120 acre paradise is a very rare offering situated inside the...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft2000
    • Lot Size120 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...

    • Bed4
    • Baths3.5
    • Sq Ft4500
    • Lot Size46 Acres
  • Sold
    Versatile Equestrian Property

    Valley Center, 92082


    Versatile Agricultural and Equestrian Property A beautiful and versatile 26+/- ranch in rural San Diego County offers endless possibilities...

    • Bed7
    • Baths5
    • Sq Ft4461
    • Lot Size26.74 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...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1990
    • Lot Size160 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Mesa Grande Ranch
    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


    Dynamic Mesa Grande Ranch Located high atop historic Mesa Grande, one of the regions most coveted locales, lies this...

    • Bed1
    • Baths1
    • Sq Ft1000
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    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
    • Sq Ft1861
    • Lot Size98.09 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Lakeside View Property

    Lakeside, 92040


    Lakeside View Property There is much to explore at this 19+/- acre property situated on Rattlesnake Mountain.  Bordering the...

    • BedN/A
    • BathsN/A
    • Sq Ftn/a
    • Lot Size19.1 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    Serene Mesa Grande Ranch Getaway

    Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


    Endless opportunity awaits at this stunning 80 acre ranch located in one of the most desirable backcountry communities in...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1700
    • Lot Size80 Acres
  • Pending
    Amador County Acreage

    Sutter Creek, CA 95685


      Amador County Acreage Stunning 200.39 acre property situated in the Sierra foothills near the historic towns of Sutter Creek and Jackson...

    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size200.39 Acres
  • Pending
    Ranching Investment Opportunity

    Sutter Creek, CA 95685


    Amador County Ranching & Agricultural Investment Opportunity Ideal investment opportunity awaits at this rare 146.97 acre former vineyard &...

    • Sq FtN/A
    • Lot Size146.97 Acres
  • Active Listing For Sale
    9.47 Acres Beautiful Ramona View

    Ramona, CA 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
  • Pending
    North San Diego County Orchard
    40 Acre Diamond T Ranch

    Santa Ysabel, CA 92070


    40 Acre Diamond T Ranch Located in the scenic and desirable backcountry community of Mesa Grande, a large plateau overlooking...

    • Bed3
    • Baths2
    • Sq Ft1841
    • Lot Size40 Acres