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Horse Farms For Sale in RI

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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:
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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
 
$3,850,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horseshoe Farm

Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island


Horseshoe Farm, a hidden oasis in Westerly, Rhode Island, is designed to accommodate gatherings of friends, family and horses. The property’s privacy is exceptional. Explore miles of trails, walk the fields, bask in the tranquility of nature, yet enjoy convenience and proximity to beautiful ocean beaches, outstanding restaurants, world class hotels and boutique shopping. Many have never seen the property and are unaware of its existence. The street entrance is nondescript and unassuming. Once you leave the roadway, open the gate and travel up the natural tree lined, paved driveway the first vistas are inviting and impressive. White fences, green fields, elegant trees. It is a 59 plus acre Estate sanctuary itself, yet the main grounds are surrounded by more than 1300 acres of protected land. A fraction of the Farm acreage may in the future contain a conservation easement, designed but not yet granted. Enjoy ownership and full recreational use of the Farm lands. Horseshoe Farm. Five properties. 59.28 acres. Estate residence. Swimming pool. Two Barns with Two Apartments and ample Stalls. Cottage. Pole Barns for storage. Fenced fields. Large Solar Array powering property. Ideal for the buyer seeking privacy yet proximity. Design this as a Primary residence or a Vacation getaway. Come make Horseshoe Farm your own.

Desa Buffum , Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty

59.28 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4393 SQ FT

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