A LEGENDARY EQUESTRIAN ESTATE
Bridgehampton, New York | $40,000,000
By: E.J. Webber
Amid the splendor of the fashionable Bridgehampton summer scene that is a culture unto itself, world-class athletes - including horses of course - gather to compete in the Hampton Classic Horse Show every August prior to Labor Day. The competition’s most treasured prizes are awarded here. The circuit then moves to Tryon, North Carolina this year in September, for the FEI World Equestrian Games that are the major international championships for equestrianism, and are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Next it’s off to Wellington, Florida for four months every year January through April. The Hampton Classic horse event and the society it inspires in Bridgehampton and its surrounding areas, in addition offers the ever popular polo matches on summer weekends that have handsome gentlemen and elegant ladies displaying their fine steeds, fine attire, and favorite riders.
Truly unparalleled, this equestrian facility and its five buildings, are configured around a central courtyard. Guests arrive via a grand gated main entrance with a bricked pathway leading to additional intimate courtyards and manicured landscaping. The 27 custom-made chandeliered stables are rich in woodsy detail with heavy timber beams accented with black wrought iron work, and a herringbone patterned brick central aisle. The traditional proportions of the facades feature white clapboard with hunter green standing seam roofs and crimson red trim.
This entire facility in real estate parlance is known as the Bridgehampton Equestrian Estate, but those who use it to train and board their equines, know it as Campbell Stables. The neighboring extraordinary estates that surround the farm area are in the five to ten million-dollar range, so it is certainly a great incentive to own the most sought-after horse farm in this area of the Hamptons. Licensed real estate salesperson, Faye S. Weisberg, of Saunders & Associates in Bridgehampton, has the exclusive listing of this more than epic horse property, and explains the amenities of this grand property: “The year-round usage facilities include a central stable with 27 stalls complete with drainage systems, a 15,000+ square foot indoor ring with a second floor viewing and entertainment lounge, three outdoor rings, two tack rooms, bathing stalls, the ‘walker’ area that is tented, management offices, and staff housing. And that’s not all of the wonder this property represents. In addition, and offered separately to possibly accompany this magnificent facility, is a vacant 1.44+/-acre buildable lot suitable for a luxury residence adjacent to the world class horse complex.”
Another amenity for the location of the property is that it sits nearby magnificent famous Hamptons ocean beaches. The history of the area goes back a long way to 1640 when the town was settled and called Hayground, reflecting the agrarian character of the land. In addition, in those years local farmers and fishermen primarily used the bounty of land and sea. In later years, the area’s history celebrated a once busy potato farming community.
The story of Campbell Stables and the land it is nestled on has its own tale to tell. “I have been in the real estate business for 21 years now and it is true that the Hamptons has mansions for people, but there is a high quality mansion here for horses as well,” Ms. Weisberg told us. “The estate style horse farm zoned as an agricultural reserve, with all of its equine luxuries, combines the elite lifestyle of the Hamptons with the true equestrian spirit. The design and development of this venue was fueled by a love for horses and the sport.”
In spite of Bridgehampton town being a place of quaint inns and museums, one can also participate in the many shopping options including a mix of small boutiques along Main Street and the Bridgehampton Commons just west of downtown. Interestingly enough, paths can lead one back to roadside farm stands that the area has always been noted for - unless you care to fine dine instead in any one of the posh restaurants before getting into the saddle for the ride home.
Offered at $40,000,000
To schedule a private showing contact:
Saunders & Associates
Faye S. Weisberg, Exclusive Listing Agent
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson