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Top 5 East End Estates for Equestrians

By: Brendan J. O’Reilly
Published: 8/21/2015

The East End is Long Island’s horse country. In addition to being the home of the Hampton Classic Horse Show—returning for its 20th annual event August 23-30 at its world-class showgrounds in Bridgehampton—private equestrian facilities and family estate stables abound here. Select Hamptons and North Fork properties, from large farms to single-family estates, are on the market now featuring either their own equestrian facilities or proximity to some of the best places to board beloved horses with professional caretakers and grooms.



Big E Farm
6133 Sound Avenue, Jamesport

This magnificent 205-acre property belonging to the Entenmanns—the family that founded Long Island’s famous Entenmann’s baked goods—is one of the largest East End parcels on the market by far.“It’s truly fantastic,” says licensed associate real estate broker Sheri Winter Clarry of Corcoran Group Real Estate. “There’s really nothing like it, to be honest.” The grand estate farm was established when Robert Entenmann purchased a potato farm in 1980 and began to raise thoroughbred race horses there. In 1995 he planted 18 acres of grapes and over the next four years expanded the vineyards to more than 100 acres and founded Martha Clara Vineyards, named for his mother. In addition, Big E Farm includes multiple barns, stables and paddocks and three cottages. The main residence, a manor house, has a professional chef’s kitchen, a commercial baking room, a club room, five bedrooms including a master suite with his and hers bathroom and closet, four more full baths and a half bath, four fireplaces, a foyer/solarium, a porte-cochère, an elevator and a full basement with a therapy and fitness pool, sauna, spa room, exercise studio and wine cellar.