Orange County Horse Properties and Equestrian Estates

Horse Property & Equestrian Estates in Orange County, CA

Search for horse or equestrian property for sale, lease, lease-option, or rent in Orange County, CA, including the communities of Coto de Caza, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Orange Park Acres, Santiago Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, and Silverado Canyon. Also, the cities of Anaheim Hills, Brea, Fullerton, Villa Park, North Tustin (Tustin Foothills), and Yorba Linda. Orange County equestrian and horse properties include homes, estates, ranches, equestrian zoned lots, farms, custom lot and land parcels, and acreage for sale or lease that is equestrian zoned.

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Horse properties in Orange County

Coto de Caza horse property

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The gated, luxury community of Coto de Caza is an ideal location to purchase your dream equestrian estate. Coto de Caza horse properties range from single family homes costing just over one million, to lavish, multi million-dollar estates on large acreage. Most notably, the custom home sub-divisions of Los Ranchos Estates, The Village, The Woods, and The Forest. There are also a few equestrian zoned lots and vacant land parcels for sale.

Residents in Coto De Caza enjoy the use of the full service Coto Valley Equestrian Center. The riding center was used for modern equestrian pentathlon events during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The Center boards about 160 horses and includes five arenas and 47 miles of trails in the surrounding wilderness. It also includes complete training and riding facilities.  U se the link below for Coto de Caza equestrian properties.

Horse properties for sale in Coto de Caza

Coto de Caza Equestrian Center (boarding, training) -  (949) 589-5700

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Horse property in Orange Park Acres

Orange Park Acres home
Orange Park Acres may very well be the top equestrian community in Orange County. It was founded in 1928 as the official equestrian destination of Orange County, which is what the community prides itself on today. Much of that historical heritage has been preserved with the lack of sidewalks and street lights, and the abundance of fenced horse trails. This area includes modest horse properties, lots, land, and lavish equestrian estates at prices that are considered very reasonable. Here you will find many homes with large acreage or lots lined with California Live Oaks. Many of the homes have great views or are adjacent to horse trails and county parks. This is your chance to own an equestrian home or property in an area that has a rural atmosphere, yet is minutes from shopping, restaurants, schools, etc. Orange Park acres allows up to 8 horses per acre of land.

For buyers who wish buy a property in the community but board their horses elsewhere, Orange Park Acres offers several boarding facilities. If you are considering boarding your horse and would like listings of available homes in Orange Park Acres or any other equestrian community, please contact me.  Use the link below to find horse property in Orange Park Acres.

Orange Park Acres horse property for sale

Links for Orange Park Acres

Peacock Hill Equestrian Center
Boarding / Training / Lessons / Rental Horses 714-997-7720

Homes in Orange & Orange Park Acres

(including non-horse properties)

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Horse property in Yorba Linda

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Yorba Linda is another premier equestrian area in north Orange County. There are numerous equestrian properties scattered throughout the city, plus 3 arenas and 30 equestrian trails with a combined length of around 100 miles. The city also many has boarding facilities, including many private owners who may board. As far as restrictions on how many horses you can keep, it varies by lot size. Like Orange Park Acres, you are allowed to keep up to 8 horses on a 1-acre parcel. For smaller lots, 4 horses can be kept on a 1/2-acre lot, going down to a minimum of an 11,000 square foot lot requirement for 1 horse.

Horse properties for sale in Yorba Linda


Phil Paxton Equestrian Center
18661 Buena Vista Ave. , Yorba Linda , CA , 92886

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Laguna Hills horse property

Well known as an equestrian area, Nellie Gail Ranch in Laguna Hills contains an abundance of large family homes and lavish equestrian estates, as well as miles of riding trails. This is one of the premier equestrian areas in south Orange County and it is especially popular with buyers who wish to combine luxury living with equestrian facilities. Horse property in Laguna Niguel can be found in communities like the prestigious gate guarded community of Bear Brand Ranch, which includes opulent custom homes and custom estate parcels.
Laguna Hills and Laguna Niguel horse properties

Horse properties for sale in Laguna Hills


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San Juan Capistrano horse property

Horse property in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Many areas of San Juan Capistrano offer wide open spaces with multi-acre ranches and equestrian estates. Horse properties can be found in areas such as Malaspina Ranch in North San Juan Capistrano, and along the Ortega Highway. San Juan Capistrano is home to the 40 acre Blenheim Equisports facility , as well as Ivy Gate Farm , Often referred to as "The Best Kept Secret in Orange County," . Call or e-mail me if you are interested in a horse property/equestrian property in San Juan Capistrano .

Horse properties for sale in San Juan Capistrano

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Horse property in Santiago Canyon (Trabuco, Modjeska, and Silverado canyons)

The Santiago Canyons of Trabuco, Silverado, and Modjeska Canyons offer wonderful opportunities to own horse property, starting at very reasonable prices. The rural setting and miles of trails are ideal for horse lovers. The lack of homeowner's associations in these areas means you have the freedom to board horses on even modest pieces of property. Many residents in the canyons have a small pipe corrals in their rear or on a small section of property in front of the home. Nearby Live Oak Canyon stable offers boarding facilities. Santiago Canyon Equestrian Center is another local boarding facility. Use the links below for Santiago Canyon homes and real estate.

Horse property in the canyon areas

Horse properties in the canyons

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Horse property in Newport Beach

Horse properties in Newport Beach, CA
Equestrian properties can be found in the West Bay and Santa Ana heights areas of Newport Beach. The Back-Bay area contains several riding trails. Although limited in the number and size of equestrian properties compared to neighboring areas, Newport Beach offers properties that are ocean close, with lot sizes that can facilitate equestrian stables, barns, arenas, tennis courts, or a pool.

Newport Beach horse properties for sale

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Horse property in North Tustin

North Tustin (Tustin Foothills) includes a few horse properties in the exclusive communities of Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights.

Horse properties in Orange Park Acres

North Tustin horse property for sale

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Horse property in Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and Brea

Horse properties, equestrian real estate, and lots and land in North Orange County, CA, including the cities of Anaheim Hills, Brea, and Fullerton. Use the link below to search for homes, estates, and lots and land. Fullerton has 28 miles of riding trails. Brea has a few huge horse properties in the Carbon Canyon area.
North Orange County, CA, equestrian home

Horse properties for sale in Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, and Brea

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Orange County, CA horse properties for Lease

House or property for lease
If you are interested in leasing a horse property, ranch, or equestrian estate, use the search link below. Included are all of the major equestrian cities and unincorporated areas in Orange County, CA. Please note that there are usually very few horse properties for lease. OC Horse property owners rarely lease their properties, so as an alternative, you may want to consider leasing a home close to a boarding center.

Horse properties for lease in Orange County, CA

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Specialty searches - Properties by price and acreage

Several horse property searches adding including a search by price, lot size, one level homes, homes in gated communities, and equestrian properties with a private pool.

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Horse properties in the Inland Empire

With the cost of Orange County horse properties becoming increasingly unaffordable for many home owners, I have added horse properties in the Inland Empire. This includes the cities and areas of Corona, Murrieta, Norco, Wildomar, Temecula, etc. The prices for homes and horse properties in these areas is very attractive and they are still within easy driving distance of Orange County.

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Rancho Carrillo - Just outside of OC and a great value!

Rancho Carrillo* is a little-known mountain community located off of the Ortega Highway near San Juan Capistrano. The community consists of 75 ranches, each with a custom home. is an equestrian paradise. Many homes have lot sizes of 2 or more acres and they are available at a far more affordable price than comparable horse properties in Orange County. The community is accessed by entering a private gate off of the Ortega Highway a few miles outside of San Juan Capistrano. Once you enter the gate, you travel about 5 miles along a winding road until you reach the wooded plateau at Rancho Carrillo. Because it is located at a slightly higher altitude, you are greeted by an abundance of lush green fields and foliage.

Because there are only 75 ranches, homes in Rancho Carrillo come up for sale only occasionally. When they are listed in the MLS, some agents prefer to enter the listing within the city of San Juan Capistrano, but technically the community is just over the OC border into Riverside County. More likely, a home for sale will be listed in Riverside County in the region of "Ortega Mountain". If you have questions about the community or if you would like information on homes for sale, just call me at (949) 290-3263 or write to me at .

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Homes for sale


* There is also a tract home community called Rancho Carrillo located in Carlsbad in San Diego County. Please be aware if you are searching the web.

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Rancho Capistrano - Also just outside of OC and one of California's best kept secrets!

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Also located off of the Ortega highway, Rancho Capistrano is a gated community of 133 home sites, each consisting of around 2.5 acres. The community sits at an elevation of 3,200 feet above sea level, so it is above the smog level. The custom homes range between 1,800 to large estate sized homes of over 5,000 sq ft. Nearly everyone here has horses and you can also keep other animals, like goats, pigs, chickens, etc. The price for a 2+ acre horse property is extremely affordable!  The web page for the association is below, as is a link for homes for sale.

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Horse properties in Fallbrook and Bonsal - In San Diego County and a great value!

Fallbrook and Bonsal are two small towns in North San Diego County that are known for having some of the best equestrian acreage and at great values! Fallbrook is known for its avocado groves and it is often called or known as "The Friendly Village". There are many great equestrian properties for sale in this town and most are on 2 or more acres at great prices. Bonsall is a very small town located just east of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton, north of Vista and northwest of Hidden Meadows. There are some wonderful horse properties in this area and they are also a great value.

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OC Equestrian links

Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions Situated on 40 acres at the Oaks/Blenheim Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, it is the premier equestrian facility on the West Coast.
Ivy Gate Farm An elite hunter jumper training facility dedicated to the goal-oriented rider.
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Dedicated to improving the cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of disabled children and adults through therapeutic horseback riding and other equine programs.
Anaheim Equestrian Center & Rancho Del Rio Tack & Feed Boarding, training, and lessons.714-535-3510
Hayden Show Jumping & Riding School 25202 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills 949-448-0823
Equestrian Coalition of Orange County Providing a Unified Voice concerning issues which enhance, affect, or threaten the equestrian lifestyles in Orange County
Boarding facilities - Orange County, CA - A very comprehensive list of facilities all over Orange County
Hanaeleh horse rescue, Trabuco Canyon, CA -  A non-profit organization working to rescue abused and abandoned horses- contact us at (949) 842-7408 or

If you are interested in purchasing, leasing, renting, a lease-option, or selling a horse property, equine facilities, horse boarding facilities, or a ranch in Orange County, CA, please give me a call. I will be happy to assist you with Coto de Caza, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Orange Park Acres, Brea, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, North Tustin, and Newport Beach properties, as well as horse properties in the Santiago Canyons (Trabuco, Modjeska, and Silverado Canyons). Real estate horse specialist. California horse properties for sale or lease.

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