Equestrian communities were first introduced in the mid-1970s. They began to attract buyers through various amenities that appealed to equestrians and non-horse people seeking the perks of the equestrian/country lifestyle. Through the years, they have expanded across the US due their inclusive design that provided tranquility and openness.

Sharing the joy of riding

For equestrians, these communities offer opportunities to meet other horse people, ride close to home, and gain access to various equestrian-based amenities. Some communities offer boarding barns, private care options, riding arenas, round pens, trails, training packages, and pastures. The goal of the community is provide enough space for the trail riders but plenty of training amenities for the competitive riders. Being able to entice both types of riders is crucial to the success of the community.

More than just equestrian facilities

Statistically, only 35% of equestrian community residents are actual horse people so the developers aim to impress other potential buyers too. For example, some retirees want to have access trails for walking and prefer the open space for any visiting family. Certain land developers build communities to include ponds, shady trees, open spaces, and putting greens. They are hoping to provide selling points to fisherman, golfers, and hunters.

A well-designed equestrian community can provide the essentials for both the equestrian and non-horse person. Whether a buyer wants to walk to the barn everyday to ride their horse or go fishing in a pond, equestrian communities offer the best of both worlds.


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