Those horses that compete at the highest levels in dressage, showjumping, and racing are among the best cared for animals in the world. Because these horses are frequently extremely valuable, care is required to ensure their health and well-being. They frequently live in modern living facilities, and their diet, rest, and comfort are all closely supervised.
Some of the most stunning barns, stables, ranches, and breeding facilities in the entire world are now more widely known thanks to Instagram and other media. All of these homes have gorgeous architecture, and they are frequently outfitted by design teams with experience in horse construction. Since the majority of the facilities are top-notch horse facilities, they cannot technically be categorized as barns.
American Thoroughbred horse breeding is done at Sagamore Farm. It was founded in 1925 and is regarded as one of the top American Thoroughbred breeders. A Vanderbilt family member had previously owned it. Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour and a native of Maryland, purchased the farm in 2007. With the aid of John Blackburn, an equestrian architect, he started a significant repair project as soon as it was acquired. A 90-stall barn with a quarter-mile internal track was renovated.
Numerous other cutting-edge horse facilities are included in the gorgeous finished construction. We adore the lovely white interior in particular, as well as the tall ceilings.
2. Grand Stables of Chantilly
The Château de Chantilly, a masterpiece of architecture, includes the Grand Stables of Chantilly. They were constructed for Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the seventh prince of Condé, by architect Jean Aubert. It is understandable why the stables are frequently referred to as a horse palace. The museum of horses, which depicts the history of human and equine interaction, is also located in the stables. A significant tourist destination for the area, the stables annually host a number of international equestrian competitions.
Yellow Wood Dressage is a 600-acre horse complex that was built specifically for breeding and training top-notch horses. It has a gorgeous design and all the modern amenities you would expect, and it is modeled after the major European centers. Owners John & Leslie Malone hired contractors B&D to aid with the refurbishment.
As part of the refurbishment, one of the ancient barns was converted into a training facility with 28 stalls and a built-in indoor arena for equine educational activities.
4. Nicola Baur Dressage, Bad Gastein, Austria
Nicola Baur once competed as a professional rider at the Grand Prix level. According to her, “modern sports horses are highly developed athletes who need and deserve not only the best individual training possible, but also best individual care, love and a place where they can feel safe and at home.”
5. Springside Warmbloods, Australia
In the Yarra Valley of Victoria, Australia, there is a boutique warmblood breeding facility called Springside Warmbloods. The facility was entirely created by the owner, Daniel Ash, a successful equine architect. Daniel has used all of his skills and is an expert in designing country estates. The barn has a gorgeous brick front and subtle modern design elements all through. The barn has a large, strategically positioned skylight that lets in a lot of natural light.
6. Sweetgrass Equestrian, Ontario, USA
In its own words, “Ontario’s most magnificent equine boarding facility, showcasing top horse care and sparing no expense”. Sweetgrass Equestrian is correct.