Here’s our other renovation project, our barn in Wellington, FL, adjacent to the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds. My mother and I bought this property in the late ’90s and built the barn. At the time, empty lots surrounded us. Now we’re in the heart of prime ski-on, ski-off real estate, as Philip calls it. You can ride to the horse show next door and compete; then an hour later, your horse can be lounging in the grass paddock.
We’ve always loved the peaceful feeling here—these water views and breezes, the openness of the stalls and lush courtyard. Horses are extra-happy here. And people, too, of course. We’ve upgraded the barn with all new finishings, custom stalls by Lucas Equine, a new six-stall center-aisle wing with tack room and feed storage (bringing the stall total to 18), a trellised patio by the lake, and a viewing deck for the riding arena.
The property’s on the market now, and we’ll be sad to see it go. I’ve spent some of the best times of my riding career here. But we’ve got plenty of other projects in the works—most importantly, our diamond-in-the-rough Connecticut farm.
In the meantime, all of Team Turnabout is enjoying a few weeks in this horsey paradise.