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About Rhode Island


Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States of America, tucked between Massachusetts and Connecticut in New England. Nonetheless, it has over 400 miles of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and islands such as Aquidneck Island, home to Newport, the "City by the Sea".

In historical perspective, tiny Rhode Island is actually the state that instigated the Revolutionary War when it denied any attachment to the British Crown. Oddly enough and counter to historical trends, the Ku Klux Klan posed a significant threat in the state following the Civil War. The huge influx of immigrants through all Northeast ports also drove their ire.

Economically Rhode Island is not capable of keeping up with other state productivity levels, but they have become known for healthcare. CVS, the pharmacy giant, makes its home in Rhode Island as does Amica Mutual Insurance.

Newport is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The city, located on Aquidneck Island, is a collection of downright magnificent mansions. The properties remain largely privately owned. The stately mansions were built by the wealthy from both the south and the north. Newport is also the site for the annual Newport Jazz Festival. This music event draws thousands eager to hear the best in jazz and blues in one of the most beautiful environments in New England. In past years jazz and blues greats such as Muddy Waters, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis have dished up legendary performances.

The results of a survey of the Santana Center in 2007 shows that Rhode Island (RI) has a thriving equine industry. Using both veterinary and owner surveys, they were able to determine that horse numbers in Rhode Island in 2006 ranged between 6814-7301. Due to the small size of the state and the concentrated rural areas, the density of horses in Rhode Island may be one of the highest in the country. With a land area of 1,045 mile2, the horse density would be approximately 6.5 - 7.0 horses/mile (if uniformly distributed). If only non-urban areas are considered, horse density would be between 11.8 - 12.7 horses/mile.

Rhode Island was historically one of the most important horse areas of the country. In the 1600's, breeding farms shipped Narragansett Pacers to all of the sea coast colonies and as far as the Caribbean for use on plantations. RI was the only colony that allowed horse racing and a one mile track was maintained at Sandy Neck Beach in South Kingstown. Rhode Island continues to be horse country. Even though you may not see many large sprawling farms, horses are tucked into backyards, small stables and back fields.

  Rhode Island in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 7000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 1,076,189
img Land area : 1,045 sq. miles
img Capital : Providence
img Counties: 5
img Highest Point : Jerimoth Hill: 812 feet
img Lowest Poin : Atlantic Coast – sea level
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Providence: 176,862
  • Warwick: 87,233
  • Cranston: 81,614
  • Pawtucket: 73,742
  • East Providence: 49,515
  • Woonsocket: 44,328
  • Newport: 25,340
  • Central Falls: 19,159
Horse Property for sale.
Wolf Rock - 60 Acres - Potential Farm

Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island

Spacious 4,370 square foot Contemporary Ranch built in 2002 with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Lavettes, and an attached 6-car Garage, all on 60 private acres. Open floor plan. Developers take notice! Ready to be subdivided! Site plan, septic designs etc in place, ready for approvals!

Joe Caprara , HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate

60.68 ACRES
4370 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.

Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island

Let your imagination run wild on this 137 acre piece of paradise! Surrounded by Arcadia Management Area, this property offers you absolute privacy and seclusion with convenient access from Route 95 at Hope Valley, only 7 miles away; or Route 395, only 11 miles into Connecticut. The possibilities are endless for use as a gentleman's farm; an equestrian center; a campground; a nursery or any other idea that you can imagine. With over 2300' of road frontage, the property can be sub-divided. Area attractions include golf courses galore, kayaking, fishing and ocean beaches within 15 miles.


137.00 ACRES
2525 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
ACREAGE, Ranch home w/ unlimited options for horse or livestock farm

Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island

Natures paradise, wake up listening to the birds chirp, or walk your own private, wooded, walking trail. A turn-key, move-in ready, home with ACREAGE. A hidden gem, w/ 15 acres, set back from the road, on a private lane. Such a unique offering, great yard, close to 3 acres landscaped w/ luscious, mature plantings in a park-like setting. Formerly an Evergreen Tree Farm (w/ significant tax break) this home has been lovingly cared for by the same family for 50 years. Are you looking for land to FARM, or build your HORSE BARN, Over-sized Garage for your truck(s)!? Peaceful, secluded lane, offering plenty of privacy. Charming & spacious, the home offers 4 generous bedrooms (Master w/ 3/4 bath), huge family room, over-sized LR w/ FP, DR and kitchen. There are stunning hardwood floors throughout this home, recently refinished. Roof was replaced last year. NEW Electric panel (200 amps). Brand NEW Septic just completed! Custom-built ranch, property surrounded with stone walls, conveniently located to highways, shopping, beaches, Newport & the new Tiverton Casino Hotel. Fresh coat of interior paint, exterior stain, refinished floors & exterior updating (including windows, shingles). Two FP's, LR FP converted to wood stove. 2nd fireplace, in lower level rec room has many possibilities. Massive basement also has a laundry area, storage & a huge workshop area. Sit on your front or rear porch, relax in this serene, private setting. Come walk the property with me, you will fall in love!!

Sherrie Rotenberg , C21 Butterman & Kryston

15.00 ACRES
2132 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Rhode Island, Luxury Equestrian Property, 12 - Stalls, Dressage Arena, 20+ Acres

Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island

Introducing Summit Dressage, Coventry, RI There is nothing else like it on the market right now! A horse trainer's New England dream. Summit Dressage is 20.5 acres with 12-stall barn, tack room, Coverall Indoor Arena, outdoor ring (both with exceptional footing) and more. The house, a rustic square log home with warmth and character. This property has two rental units for caretakes or inlaw and has a history of attracting in trainers from around the globe for clinics. Scroll down to the video in the listing link below. This is a beautiful place to be a horse. Please share with your horse enthusiast friends.

Kimberly McHale , Mott & Chace Sotheby's Int. Realty

20.50 ACRES
1900 SQ FT
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Potential Horse Farm, 158 Acre private paradise, river waterfront.

Richmond, Washington County, Rhode Island

Welcome to your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a private preserve within 15 minutes of open ocean and surrounding salt ponds. At this preserve you won't find shared driveways or association fees, but you will find 158 acres of mature pines, trails, fields and 3,000 FT of shoreline on the Wood River. This preserve plays home to: bald eagles, black bears, bobcats, deer, pheasant and trout. Experience unfiltered nature from your five building compound, including a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home with garage, pool, sauna and stone patio with waterfall. From there, host a party at your banquet hall with a stone fireplace, BBQ pit, wine cellar and commercial grade kitchen that has the capacity to serve over six hundred. An over-sized contractor garage and barn provide ample working space for projects big and small. If you are looking to expedite your arrival, then fly into your 2,200 FT grass runway and try out your sixty foot tower shoot, or ride on one of the many trails crisscrossing the preserve. One must visit and experience this location to truly appreciate all that the preserve provides.

Chris Randall , Randall Realtors

158.00 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Gorgeous 1930s colonial with 6 Stall Barn

North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island

This property is nothing short of amazing! Nestled on over 10 acres, this 1930s Colonial radiates character, charm and comfort. The home has been well cared for and meticulously maintained to preserve its period details, all while integrating modern amenities such as central air conditioning and a whole house generator powered by propane. The property also boasts a barn/garage that includes 6 horse stalls and plenty of space for cars and farm equipment.

Missie Rose , Remax Rivers Edge

10.06 ACRES
4929 SQ FT


Horse Property for sale.
Country home with 2 - stall barn on 29 acres is minutes from Rhode Island beaches

Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island

Turning off the quiet neighborhood street, you check the directions, the crushed stone drive is clearly not a street, the only houses in sight are those disappearing in your rear-view mirror. The land rises to your right, classic deep granite boulders protruding from the wooded hillside; to the left, beginnings of a cultivated field.Emerging from a gradual tree line the home comes into view; overlooking pasture, pond and barn. Cobblestones outline the driveway approaching the twin garages, the walkways bring you to the stone stairs and up to the covered porch. The exterior is in a shade of green that speaks of harmony and stability. Your first thought:"This house is truly special". Let’s go inside.The floor plan creates a wonderful entertaining space while still allowing a variety of places to find oasis. Like sailing vessels from the past, the details expressed in wood, glass and stone command your attention. The kitchen boasts new granite counters that have such a light shade, they seem to float above the oak and other woods used throughout the house.The baths,(3 ½)have been remodeled in stone, ceramic and glass.The master en-suite boasts a large walk-in closet. Additional rooms include a den,living room w/wood burning fireplace and an office. Laundry area is on the first floor. Front foyer is roomy and inviting.29.29 Acres,2 small ponds, 2 stall barn w/add storage, minutes to downtown, beaches and Rte 95.

Denise Fusaro , Randall, Realtors

29.29 ACRES
3152 SQ FT

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