The Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society recently announced a gem in the crown of its first Boots and Bridles Barn Tour.
Tres Palomas, a thoroughbred farm with a meticulously manicured 15-acre property with barns and fences neatly trimmed in hunter green and white, is a paradise for horses and people. On July 11, the estate will be open to the public in support of the Historical Society and in honor of the community’s equestrian heritage.
In addition to Tres Palomas, there will be four other barn estates ranging from very large to small family compounds. If you think you know barns, think again. In Rancho Santa Fe, horse facilities come equipped with fireplaces, Oriental carpets and even apartments. For the equines, there are treadmills, massage treatments, showers, heat lamps and laser treatments to keep these athletes in top physical condition.
Golf and tennis have always been a big part of the Ranch, but the society is proud to focus on equestrian life this year, said event chairwoman Peggy Brooks. Rancho Santa Fe has more than 50 miles of horse trails, in addition to show facilities to test every discipline from Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage and Western.
Comfortable shuttle buses will run between the estates from 1:30-5 p.m., when the open-air party starts in the middle of town. The “Barn Party” will have live kickin’ music, food and libations, so wear your boots and get ready to line dance. To buy tickets, call the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society at 858-756-9291 or visit ranchosantafehistoricalsociety.org.