Horse Farms For Sale in RI, Horse Property For Sale in Rhode Island

Horse Farms For Sale in RI


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: 2,400 horses
img Acres Used for Horse-Related Activities: 4,400 acres
img Population: 1,094,000
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 5 Largest Cities :
  • Providence: 188,390
  • Warwick: 83,180
  • Cranston: 82,010
  • Pawtucket: 74,650
  • East Providence: 46,330
Horse Property for sale.
Amazing Home, Equestrian Potential and Beaches

Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island

Situated on over 9 pastoral acres, this contemporary home is designed to capture an abundance of natural light through its south-facing floor-to-ceiling doors and windows. Nestled in privacy next to Aquidneck Land Trust property, the residence features a chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, wine and beverage refrigerators, quartz countertops, and a butler’s pantry. Off the kitchen, a Solisysteme pergola enhances indoor-outdoor living, leading to a meticulously landscaped 2,000 sq. ft. bluestone, granite patio and a new salt water heated pool. The home includes two primary en suite bedrooms with marble and glass-enclosed showers and walk-in closets, plus a third en suite bedroom. The top floor offers an expansive post-and-beam living area or office with a deck overlooking Sakonnet River views, an additional bedroom, and a full bath with a soaking tub. A four-stall garage adjoins a heated and air-conditioned artist studio with a half bath, ideal for a gym. The grounds, enclosed by stone walls, include a putting green, raised-bed gardens, a potting shed, and an orchard. Additional amenities are a new whole-house generator, a new 5-bedroom septic system, and central A/C. Enjoy a tranquil lifestyle near beaches and wildlife preserves while being just minutes from downtown Newport and Newport Harbor. The sale also includes an additional buildable lot with frontage on Black Point Lane. Property, structure and landscape designed and planned for low maintenance.

Joseph Costa , Coldwell Banker Newport

9.20 ACRES
4924 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Nature & horse lovers- one you can't miss seeing!

Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island

Nature lovers take note! An idyllic 6.3 acre oasis of forest and fields awaits you on the N. Scituate/Foster border. Welcome to your serene, everyday retreat, privately tucked away on a gently curving driveway canopied with trees & lined with ferns & lichen-covered historic stone walls. This lovingly restored 1890’s bungalow exudes charm & character, from the classic oversized farmer’s porch to the tastefully updated kitchen with custom hardwood cabinets, iconic Chambers stove, Thermador microwave, Bosch dishwasher, & cozy bay window breakfast nook overlooking the forest primeval. Enjoy ambient heat floors in the colder months. Hardwoods throughout, with imported Italian & Spanish tiles in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, & off-kitchen greenhouse. Historic stone fireplace with an Avalon wood stove keeps the living & dining area toasty & bright during NE winters. Outside enjoy perennial gardens, a chestnut car garage with loft, 2-stall horse stable with loft, paddocks, sand riding ring, stained glass & water pump, a large fenced paddock & a cute clapboard chicken coop that can house all the hens you desire for daily fresh eggs. Below the stables sits a small regulation size dressage ring where you can school your horses in a serene, dappled forest setting. Walk private trails, take a forest bath, and experience living on your own park-like grounds- all within 20 minutes to Federal Hill.

Carla Menard , Keller Williams Coastal

6.30 ACRES
1500 SQ FT

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