byLindsay Brock| Jan 4, 2018
Manicured hedges, pristine arenas, and “to-die-for” barns! A drive along the roads of Wellington, Florida, or a quick stroll down one of the bridle paths gives onlookers an unguided tour of the world’s most luxurious farms and equestrian-inspired estates. Just a glimpse of these facilities will confirm why Wellington has been unofficially deemed the "winter equestrian capital of the world", and that's just what led leading South Florida real estate broker Martha W. Jolicoeur to Wellington.
Before devoting herself to real estate, Jolicoeur made a name for herself in the equestrian community as an international show jumper. After moving on from the ring, Jolicoeur stepped into her role at the elite Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sports and Entertainment division, where she exhibits the same passion she once had for competing with matching her real estate clients with the homes and farms of their dreams. Having first joined the Wellington real estate community in 2005, Jolicoeur has become the go-to broker for buying and selling equestrian properties.
With the start of the Winter Equestrian Festival just over a week away, Jolicoeur’s arsenal is at a magnificent high. Click through the slideshow above for an insider’s look at some of her most exciting Wellington farm listings.
For more information on Martha Jolicoeur and her listings, or to find out more about one of the properties featured in the slideshow here, visit www.marthasproperties.com.
Estate in Paddock Park 2 | 1761 Clydesdale Avenue
Convenience and privacy are realized in this seven-stall center-aisle barn. Gated within Paddock Park 2, the property is hacking distance to all the action at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, yet tucked away on a slice of equine-inspired paradise. Move-in ready for any training operation, the custom-built barn features a tack room and indoor and outdoor wash stalls, as well as a feed and laundry room. Just steps away from the barn, itself, is an expansive sand ring and large paddocks providing ample turn-out space.
Turning off Clydesdale Avenue, the lavish main house with impact-glass includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, fireplaces throughout, and a superb gourmet kitchen with custom granite countertops and a chef’s prep island. A divine outdoor heated pool and spa with marble pool deck and full summer kitchen make the most of a sprawling backyard. And it doesn’t stop there! The estate also includes a detached one bedroom, one bathroom guest cottage with a full modern kitchen and living area.
This Clydesdale Avenue Estate is perfect for anyone looking to horse show during the winter or to find a new place to call home in Wellington.
Chateau-Inspired Estate | 15490 Palma Lane
Is the French countryside your style? If so, this charming chateau-inspired estate within Palm Beach Point is the place for you. Built in 2011, this estate sits on 5.44 masterfully landscaped acres with five turn-out paddocks, a 120’x 230’ all-weather Riso arena, and a hot walker. Delivering convenience to the discerning equestrian, the barn itself includes a dozen 14’x 14’ stalls and a luxurious owner’s lounge with full bath, tack room, and laundry facilities.
The main house boasts four bedrooms, four baths, and a concrete tile roof. Custom accents inside the home include hardwood and marble floors, coffered ceilings, billiard room, sound system, and fireplaces both within the house and outdoors. With a front-row view of the barn, a large covered patio features a summer kitchen, infinity pool, and spa. While the property is just minutes from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Winter Equestrian Festival showgrounds, there is plenty to keep its next residents right at home!
Palm Beach Point Estate | 15491 Palma Lane
Just one door down, step out from an immaculately appointed home onto a covered Carrera marble patio and catch a glimpse of this eight-stall center-aisle barn. Custom wood paneling in an open-air setting make this barn feel like a vacation unto itself. For riding and training, the property includes a 135’x 230’ arena with all-weather sand textile-mix footing and a surround sound system. Adjacent to the barn are seven paddocks on 5.4 acres, creating a beautiful sight from the custom outdoor kitchen and saltwater pool.
Inside the home, an ideal blend of rustic and Mediterranean styles grace the completely updated residence. It features a split bedroom floor plan with sloped ceilings and decorative ledges that add personality to every room. The space boasts a formal dining area and eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. In the master bedroom, a Roman tub, separate shower, dual sinks, and a sitting area are stand-outs.
Whether hacking to a horse show or relaxing at home, this property is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the competition season.
Palm Beach Point East Farm | 4770 Stables Way
Nestled within Palm Beach Point East and a short hack from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, this incredible 10-acre farm is fit for the professional horse person. The 12-stall center-aisle stable recently underwent a full renovation with the finest amenities and is ready for the new season.
The property features a new tack room with granite countertops and unbeatable storage capacity, as well as a spacious owner’s lounge with a full kitchen and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Ample space for riding is available, courtesy of a large grand prix field and a new ring with top-grade fiber footing and an underground drainage and water system. The on-property tent pad holds 15 12’x 12’ stalls, and there are nine paddocks, a large lunging ring, and covered treadmill and blacksmith areas. This pristine farm is one any horse or horseman would be happy to come home to.
Spacious Stunner | 5851 140th Avenue S
The ideal professional equestrian facility, this property is located minutes from the International Polo Club, Winter Equestrian Festival, and Global Dressage Festival. Sitting on more than 15 acres of land, this fabulous facility has it all, including a brand-new covered arena complete with GGT footing, an outdoor GGT all-weather arena, grand prix field, four-horse hot walker, and a round pen. The airy and bright barn provides a staggering 42 stalls and 18 pristine paddocks of varying sizes.
The dazzling equestrian amenities are complemented by equally fanciful living quarters. Overlooking a beautiful lake with a western sunset view, the main house includes two fireplaces, soaring ceilings, French doors, marble floors, and a spectacular gourmet kitchen. The property also includes a well-appointed guest cottage as well as various staff quarters. All business with luxury to spare, this property is perfect for top sport horses.