World-class show jumping and dressage facility offered for sale in Deauville, France, the historic “Kingdom of the Horse”
Represented by Daniel Féau, this equestrian estate of almost 50 contiguous acres offers every amenity to train and breed horses for competition on the global stage
New York, New York (March 26, 2021) — This premier equestrian estate is located in Deauville, France, with its international reputation rivaling Lexington, Kentucky, and County Kildaire, Ireland, for producing top blood horses with its lush grass and pure sea salt air. Aga Khan Studs, founded by the Indian royal family and known for their generational horse savvy, has a breeding and training operation in the area as does Baron Guy de Rothschild, also globally respected for his success with Thoroughbred racehorse lineages.
This estate of both equestrian and residential structures is designed in traditional Normandy style with charming decorative half-timbering. It is currently used for the disciplines of show jumping and dressage and includes a competition-sized outdoor jumping arena, an indoor school with a viewing salon, a gallop track, breeding facilities, veterinary care area and pharmacy, 42 box stalls, numerous grazing paddocks as well as an owner’s residence, staff quarters and office space for managing the facility.
The Deauville equestrian estate is represented by David Mercier of Belles demeures de France Chateaux, a division of Daniel Féau Conseil Immobilier, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.
Charlotte Delaney of Christie’s International Real Estate said: “I can’t imagine a more perfect locale to pursue a passion for the horse. The facilities are beyond compare and meticulously maintained. Deauville’s natural beauty is unrivaled. While Deauville is secluded and charming, Paris, with all its vibrancy and sophistication is a little more than an hour away.”
The half-brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, Duc de Morny, decided in the mid-19th century, that Deauville would be an ideal place to establish an equestrian center and seaside resort to attract aristocrats from Paris and London. He proved to be quite the visionary. Marshes were drained to create sweeping sandy beaches. To welcome the British, he designed the town to evoke classic English seaside resorts. In 1862, he constructed the Hippodrome de la Touques race track, still hosting the summer series. Morny also conceived “La Terrasse,” a complex still popular today for hydrotherapeutic baths and other cures, as well as a three-and-one-half mile boardwalk along the seaside.
“Kingdom of the Horse” is the epicenter for racing, polo, dressage and show jumping during summer’s high season. International celebrities have quietly mingled with the townsfolk for centuries. Coco Chanel opened her first fashion boutique in Deauville. Yves Saint Laurent famously owed an estate nearby. Marcel Proust was a frequent visitor and Deauville is the setting for his novel “In Search of Lost Time.” There is a glorious black-tie casino, and Deauville’s international film festival, second only to Cannes in France, has been well-attended by Hollywood’s A-List, such as past honorees Elizabeth Taylor, Robert De Niro, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Sharon Stone. The 450 Art Deco changing cabanas along the beach promenade bear the names of the glitterati who have visited.
The equestrian estate is located just three miles from the Deauville town center. This turnkey commercial equestrian operation includes:
- Three lovely barns with generous skylights and connecting to the indoor arena
- Quarantine area with seven boxes
- Network of surveillance cameras for horse boxes
- Numerous large turnout and grazing paddocks
- Light-drenched indoor arena with automatic watering to maintain footing
- Large show jumping arena with fiber added to the sand
- Grass jumping arena
- Grand Prix dressage arena
- Gallop track
- Lunging area
- Covered hot walker
- Four boxes for broodmares in birth
- Stallion breeding area with protective floors and walls
- One gynecology room
- Primary manor of 250 square meters (or 2,690 square feet) with private garden and terrace
- The estate offers a total of 15 bedrooms and 11 baths to accommodate staff and guests
Daniel Féau’s David Mercier, who is representing the property, said: “Every detail of the estate has been executed to the highest levels of equine expertise and dedication. Its premium location, a 10-minute drive from the internationally renowned city of Deauville, is beyond compare. This estate is without question a trophy property.”
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