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River Edge Farm

0-950 East Hwy 246

Approximately 233+/- acres

Solvang, California 93463


Offered at $12,145,000


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

The Santa Ynez Valley’s ‘River Edge Farm’ is one of California’s leading thoroughbred breeding farms located within the famous tree lined corridor between Solvang and Buellton. This one-of-a-kind historic ranch comprises 233+/- acres of verdant land with 7 legal, separate parcels including 5 residences and substantial improvements to facilitate the breeding operation; 4 barns totaling 80 stalls, a foaling and breeding barn, a stallion barn, veterinary lab and offices, arena, 2 hay barns, round pens, shop, equipment sheds, and numerous irrigated pastures and shelters. The property is on both the North and South side of Hwy 246 with parcels ranging in size from approximately 9 acres to over 63 acres.

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



River Edge Farm is being offered in 5 different arrangements. This offering is for the entire ranch. Can be purchased in whole or in part. See listing agents for details. 3 of the 7 parcels are in the Williamson Act, Ag Preserve.




Parcel Breakdown:

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

Parcel #4 (APN 137-250-069) 63+-acres Williamson Act (AG Preserve)

Directly across from the main farm entrance this parcel is comprised of two residences, a 10 stall barn, utility buildings, and large irrigated pastures and is contiguous to the Santa Ynez River.

Parcel #5 (APN 137-250-070) 16+- acres
Comprised of pastures and shelters

Parcel #6 (APN 137-250-071) 18+- acres
2 residences, 24 stall barn with a breeding area and clinic, hay barn, maintenance building, paddocks, and pastures.

Parcel #7 (137-250-072) 9+- acres
Pastures and paddocks











Property Utilities:
  • Water: Irrigation water supplied by 6 wells. The well on the north ‘Main Ranch Pasture’ parcel is connected via and underground line running under Hwy 246 to irrigation well on the ‘Annex’ parcel. There is also an irrigation well on each of the ‘Anvil Ranch’ parcels (3). Domestic wells are located on the ‘Main Ranch’ parcel and the ‘Anvil Ranch’ parcel.

The 25 acre ‘Mesa Parcel’ receives water through a mutual water company via Mesa Hills.

  • Electricity: Pacific Gas & Electric

  • Natural Gas: Southern California Gas & Electric

  • Telephone: Verizon


NOTE: Parcels 2, 3 & 4 are in the Williamson Act (AG Preserve) These parcels receive favorable property tax treatment, where the assessed value for the land is limited to its agricultural use.

Square footage numbers came from appraisal.

Total SF= 74,586





Approximately 233+/- acres

River Edge Farm

0-950 East Hwy 246, Solvang, CA 93463

Offered at $12,145,000

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


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