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Despite what it looks like, no, this gorgeous ranch in Aledo is not a dream. It is totally real, and it is truly amazing. This award-winning ranch in Aledo is just a short drive from D/FW International Airport and sits on 176 acres. It is the ultimate equestrian experience, a world-class training facility for those serious horse people. I mean, this is the Landry Center and Cooper Clinic for horses and it’s gorgeous, too!

Jump to see more photos of this incredible property marketed off of MLS by Williams Trew for $15.9 million.

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The more I look at property in Grayson County, the more I like it. Green grass, tons of big trees, serenely peaceful and quiet. Properties out here are truly country living, and the ranch at 3445 McFarland in Bells, TX is no exception.

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Welcome to your beautiful chateau tucked away in the hills of… Fort Worth? Hidden behind an automated-gate entry, this home is so far beyond what you would expect to find in Texas. It is simply a stunning oasis of charm and class, with an out-in-the-country feel while only minutes from the city.

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Howdy, folks, and welcome to Barefoot Farms. We’ve explored a lot of cute hobby farms, nice vacation homes, and quaint gentleman’s ranches here on Ranch of the Week. This is not one of those times. It’s time to cowgirl up a little (ok, a lot), and check out a real incoming-producing working horse property in Sanger, Texas.

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This is Barefoot Farms, a 19.26-acre equestrian paradise for the serious horse trainer, breeder, or anyone aspiring to own a big-time boarding business.

There are six different living quarters on the property, including a charming three-bedroom two-bath main home that has been completely remodeled into the perfect practical owners’ quarters.

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Barefoot Farms is really quite whimsical for such a hardcore horse property, which honestly, I just love about it. The guest quarters and ranch hand house have a country-chic southwestern feel that just makes you smile.

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Alright, I’ll admit — what really made me smile about this amazing facility were the incredible equine amenities. This place is a horse lover’s dream. The six barns have more than 90 stalls, complete with multiple tack rooms, wash racks, and two hot walkers.

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InsideBarnThanks to this totally bi-polar winter we’ve been having here in Texas, everyone with an indoor arena is envied by the rest of us horse owners. This farm has not only a 120- x 200-foot covered arena, but also a covered round pen for your all-weather riding activities.

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The full-size outdoor arena features all-around lights and a roping chute, and there are plenty (over 30) turnouts for your equine friends leisure time. All pastures have pipe-and-cable fencing.

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There’s no doubt, Barefoot Farms is an absolute stunner. This paradise of equestrian bliss is offered for $1,600,000.00 by Ebby Halliday Realtor Andrea Bedell.

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Kathryn Roan 1Kathryn Roan is an Ebby Halliday Realtor focusing on farms, ranches, and equestrian properties. Kathryn lives in Poetry with her 7 horses. Contact Kathryn at Kathryn@TexasEquestrianProperties.com

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Horse people are an efficient bunch. As a rule, we are much more concerned with the “creature comforts” for our animals than ourselves. Searching for property, the land is way more important than the house, and I’m repeatedly asked by clients to find them a “tiny house on a big piece of land.” And, quite frankly, we do not want to clean (or pay for) rooms we just will not use.

If this describes you, the barndominium at 3363 County Road 115 in Whitesboro could be your dream property. Fronting 20 beautiful treed sandy loam acres, this barn-home combination features a modest 1,696-square-feet of living space, complete with three bedrooms and two full baths. The open floorplan is warm and inviting, centered around a traditional stone fireplace.

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The opposite end of the main structure conveniently has two stalls with turnout runs, a washrack, and tackroom. Covered parking for two cars seperates the home from the barn, making access to the horses just a short walk from your bedroom.

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An additional 36 x 36-foot barn currently houses portable stalls, which the seller will consider selling with the property. This barn is big enough to continue as a horse barn, or make a fabulous shop or storage building.

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The pastures are an absolute horse heaven with vinyl fencing, two ponds, automatic waterers, and loafing sheds for shelter from the elements.

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One of the spectacular added bonuses to this lovely property is the optional opportunity to join the neighboring Horseman’s Ranch, which allows access to their 130 x 250-foot covered arena, fitness center, meeting room, and community maintained riding trails.

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Everything a true horseperson could possibly want, this little slice of heaven is offered by Ebby Halliday Realtor Lisa Moden for $378,000.

“A canter is a cure for every evil.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Kathryn Roan 1   Kathryn Roan is an Ebby Halliday Realtor focusing on farms, ranches, and equestrian properties. Kathryn lives in Poetry with her 7 horses. Contact Kathryn at kathrynroan@ebby.com.

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If Samantha was your favorite American Girl doll as a kid, well then, welcome home. Be honest: You loved Samantha for her satiny rich girl outfits and that she stole Felicity’s horse. Yeah, me, too.

The ranch at 527 Christopher Court is a grown-up dollhouse of modern amenities in a suit of classic Victorian charm. Located on 6.5 acres just 10 miles from the heart of Rockwall in the Bluebonnet Ridge Equestrian Subdivision, you’ll be surrounded by fellow horse owners and a country feel, and still be just minutes from the grocery store. Bluebonnet Ridge is home to serious competive equestrians and pleasure riders alike, boasting community riding trails and a monthly newsletter that includes everything from brags on your neighbors’ horseshow winnings to reminders that resident equines’ Coggins tests are coming due.

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Despite an exterior befitting the setting for a Bronte novel, the interior of this darling home has all the features a modern family is looking for. The freshly updated kitchen is highlighted by custom cabinets, granite countertops, island, and gorgeous farm sink.

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Enjoy your morning coffee on the master suite’s private balcony, completing the stunning oasis that you’ll love coming home to after a long trailride. Everyone knows that the “horse does all the work,” but in case yours doesn’t, the master bath focuses around an incredible soaking tub to relax sore muscles, providing an excellent opportunity to brush up on the latest in rider fitness.

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Stepping outside, the backyard is perfect for roasting marshmallows around the fire pit and relaxing with a glass of wine in the gazebo after a long day.

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Getting to the good stuff, Christopher Court features an amazing shop-and-barn combination that will suit everyone’s interests. For the craftsman, the 30×30 shop has water, electric, and a small restroom.

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The adjoining barn is a no-expense-spared paradise for the equine children in your life, with 3 oversize wooden stalls (two of which have attached covered runs), concrete aisle, tack room, and automatic Ritchie waterer.

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Outside the barn, you’ll find all pipe fencing and a large sand arena with lights, perfect for schooling after work in the wintertime or at midnight in the summer.

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Needless to say, Christopher Court is the right combination of features to make your horsey friends jealous, while still close enough to civilization that your Dallas friends will come visit you. In short, the perfect hobby horse farm.

This stunning property is offered for $489,000 by Ebby Halliday Realtor Dee Evans.

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Kathryn Roan 1Kathryn Roan is an Ebby Halliday Realtor focusing on farms, ranches, and equestrian properties. Kathryn lives in Poetry with her 7 horses. Contact Kathryn at kathrynroan@ebby.com.