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River Edge Farm

0-801 East Hwy 246

Approximately 125+/- acres

Solvang, California 93463


Offered at $6,525,000 ~ SOLD ~


Santa Ynez Valley is a bucolic rural upscale community a short drive from Santa Barbara, California. The valley is a composite of world class vineyards, horse farms, cattle ranches and ranchettes and is the second largest wine growing region in California. Local residents include many entertainment notables and senior executive members of all types of industry and commerce.

Ranch History

The Santa Ynez Valley’s acclaimed River Edge Farm was originally purchased in 1975 by the current owners and over the ensuing years they expanded the farm and developed River Edge Farms into a leading breeder of Thoroughbred horses with a host of California-bred winners. The farm was home to ‘Pirate’s Bounty’, three time leading California sire, and top stallions; ‘Benchmark’, ‘Bertrando’ and ‘Tribal Rule’. Their offspring have raced over 100 stake horses nationwide.



The Property

This 125+/- acre ranch is home to ‘River Edge Farm’; one of California’s leading thoroughbred breeding farms since it was founded in 1975. (This is the Northern Main Ranch Parcels being offered separately as Offering No. 6. The entire ranch can be purchased together for a total of 170+/- acres.)

Located within the famous tree lined corridor between Solvang and Buellton, this one-of-a-kind historic ranch is an existing full scale breeding facility and farm comprised of a 24 stall center aisle barn, an 28 stall mare and foal barn, and a breeding facility comprised of a breeding barn, veterinary lab and offices, 6 stall stallion area, and 6 stall foaling area. This provides an efficient center to operate and oversee the farm functions. Additionally there is a 4 bedroom 3 bath manager’s house, arena, round pen, equipment buildings, and several fenced and irrigated pastures.

The property includes a vacant 25+/- acre parcel on the mesa high overlooking the ranch and provides sweeping panorama views of Santa Ynez Mountains and the farm below. This magical spot is destined for an exquisite home site. It has its own entrance off Ballard Canyon Road, and also is accessed by a paved road from River Edge Farm below. It is part of the Mesa Hills HOA, which provides domestic water for the parcel. Water is supplied to the lower ranch parcels via two abundant private water wells.

This phenomenal ranch has tremendous location advantages between the cities of Solvang and Buellton, with proximity and easy access to Highway 101. It is close to all the premiere vet facilities and other historic equestrian ranches.










Property Utilities:
  • Water: 2 Private wells on lower parcels. Mesa Hills Water Company provides water to upper parcel.

  • Electricity: Pacific Gas & Electric

  • Natural Gas: Southern California Gas & Electric

  • Telephone: Verizon






River Edge Farm is being offered in 6 different arrangements. This offering is No. 6. And can be purchased in whole or in part. See listing agents for details. The lower main ranch parcels are part of the Williamson Act.






OFFERING #6: ‘North Main Ranch Parcels’ 0-801 East Hwy 246, Solvang $6,525,000

Parcel #1 (APN 137-120-034) 25+- acres

Classified as the “Mesa” parcel and accessible from Parcel #2 or through Ballard Canyon’s Mesa Hills. It is a beautiful plateau with exceptional views overlooking the ranch and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range. A prime location for an estate home.

Parcel #2 (APN 137-250-069) 51+-acres Williamson Act (AG Preserve)

A spectacular tree lined gated drive leads to the main farm complex.

  • Manager’s House: 4 bedroom 3 Bath

  • Main Barn: 24 stall center aisle

  • Breeding Barn, Veterinary lab and Offices: A 6 stall stallion area and 6 stall foaling area. This provides an efficient center to operate and oversee the farm functions, which at times entailed the oversight of 400 horses!

  • Mare and foal barn: 28 stalls

Parcel #3 (APN 137-250-068) 48+-acres Williamson Act (AG Preserve)

Mainly large irrigated pastures and paddocks











Approximately 125+/- acres


0-801 East Hwy 246, Solvang, CA 93463

Offered at $6,525,000

Solvang Real Estate Represented by:


Carey Kendall
Associate Broker

Cal BRE License # 00753349

Village Properties Office
3615 Sagunto Street, Suite A,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

From Santa Barbara to Santa Ynez
Selling Legacy Properties for Over 30 Years


All information provided is deemed reliable, but we do not guarantee it. We recommend that buyers make their own inquiries.



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