The 98+/-acre Equestrian Dream Ranch is a self-sustaining equestrian facility. This one-of-a-kind property features a one-bedroom apartment, garage, shop, six-stall barn with runs, multiple turnouts and a large arena, with 80+/- acres of sprinkler irrigated grass-alfalfa hay land set in a beautiful pine tree setting within 30 minutes of Interstate 25. Loaded with free water and comprising nearly 98 acres, the property has two legal parcels and located in southern Colorado on the outskirts of Beulah, a small town in unincorporated Pueblo County.
Broker(s): John Stratman
The property is the heart of an old estate that was a prominent holding in the area. The property is bordered by the town site on two sides. The improvements and outdoor arena are situated on an 18-acre parcel (17.82 acres per County Records) and the sprinkler irrigated hay land on an adjoining 80-acre (79.96 acres per County Records) parcel. The 18-acre improved property has plenty of room to build your owner’s dream home overlooking the arena, barn and stalls. The irrigated hay property is just across the road and features excellent water rights with a series of side roll sprinklers and hay storage.
The 18-acre property is a “Lock and Go” facility which has a single 2,168 square foot Masonry block structure built in 2010. This building houses the apartment, garage, shop and barn. Adjoining the barn is a top-of-the-line expertly built large pipe roping arena with Priefert chutes, catch pens, run back alley and feed pens. The property is set up for roping and barrel racing, but due to the size and configuration could be used by nearly any equestrian discipline. Covered hay storage sits apart from the main building. You will find excellent newer perimeter and interior fencing throughout with several grass turnout pastures.
There is a well on site (State of Colorado Permit No. 286427) and also a spring which are interconnected for use from either source. The property runs entirely on the use of the spring water source (using the well as back-up). The spring box has been completely re-built and plumbed from its origin into a concrete cistern and gravity fed by pipeline to the 18 acres where valves allow for easy management to various locations. The system is easy to start up and shut down with the existing valve system. There are numerous water tanks and drinkers for horses and cattle throughout the property.
Apartment - The tastefully designed structure houses a 625 square foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with laundry facilities, kitchen with counter and living area. There are 730 square feet of covered porch areas offering a sitting area and fire pit. A tank less Rennai water system provides hot water for the building. The apartment operates on propane and septic.
Garage/Shop - 663 square foot separate Garage and Shop areas with Concrete floors, automatic roll up doors, man doors, 220 V electric.
Barn – A drive through aisle provides access to six side-by-side metal covered pens with runs open to the arena side. There is a tack room and storage room with a garage access on the inside of the aisle way.
There is also a covered metal shed with three pens away from the barn and adjoining them are four full RV hookups, which allows your friends to pull in, hook up and keep their horses separate. The gated entry and “Lock and Go” facility is designed for the seasonal user, however, the property is fully functional year-round. Not without forethought, there is plenty of room for building your main residence if desired.
OPERATIONS & WATER RIGHTS
The adjoining 80-acre property is an irrigated property with about 65 acres of mostly wheel line irrigation systems and some gated pipe irrigating the lush grass/alfalfa fields. The irrigation water is provided by free gravity flow adjudicated riparian water from Middle Creek via the Pioneer Ditch to the farm property. The sprinkler systems are pressurized from gravity, so no pumps are necessary which eliminates pumping costs. The gravity irrigation has screens and filters to clean the water ahead of the sprinkler systems.
The water rights are described as follows:
1.1 cfs of Priority No. 27, June 30, 1866
1.2 0.6 cfs of Priority No. 67, May 1, 1872
1.3 1.3 cfs of Priority No. 68, Dec 31, 1872
1.4 0.6 cfs of Priority No. 185, Dec 31, 1889
These are excellent priority adjudications providing ample water supplies from natural sources. Like all mountain stream water, the quantities vary year to year depending on moisture situations. Historically, water is typically available into September and adequate for two to three cuttings per year.
There is a large metal hay barn on the property to store the three cuttings of hay typically taken off the farm. Local growers are available to cash rent or crop share the hay production. Typical cash rents range from $15,000 to $20,000 per year depending upon the hay market. The historical production from the property has been around 3 - 4 Ton/Ac. The hay quality is excellent with a grass-alfalfa mix that sells readily to the Front Range hay market.
Buck Lair – Last but not least, is the old farmstead house and Silo which lies along a spring fed wetland and a row of cottonwoods. The old home is inhabited part-time by a group of mule deer bucks who enjoy the shade and sanctuary of the old home. The deer are very comfortable in their makeshift home and accustomed to a four-wheeler driving by for a photo opportunity.
LOCALE & CLIMATE
Beulah lies just into the foothills southwest of Pueblo and has been a destination and retirement area for Pueblo residents over the decades. Originally, named Maces Hole in 1862 after a local bandit, a priest later suggested the biblical name, Beulah and it was formally changed to that in 1876. The 2010 population was 556 inhabitants. The elevation is 6380 feet above sea level. The average temperature in July is 71.0°F (21.7°C), while December and January average just below freezing (31.4°F); Summers are mild with cool nights; daily minimum temperatures at or above 60°F occur on only about six days per year. High temperatures of 90°F or higher occur on about 33 days. The growing season is about 140 days in length from the first half of May until the end of September. Winters are mild and can feature days with temperatures exceeding 70°F, but periods of several consecutive days below freezing can occur and snow can fall from September through late May. Thunderstorms are common in warm months, averaging 42 days per year.
The Equestrian Dream Property is a very unique offering combining the essential elements of sustainable equestrian property. Rarely does an equestrian property come to market that has so much to offer as this one. The property combines excellent land water and improvements to maximize functionality and value.
• Top of the line newer improvements
• Free water sources with excellent infra-structure
• Seasonal or Year Round Use
• Investment Quality that will appreciate over time
• 2 parcels allows for selling individually
• Great Location with pine tree forest
• Easy access to Interstate 25 at Pueblo
(The 18-acre improvement property can be purchased separately for $400,000)
REAL ESTATE TAXES:
18 Acre Parcel - $2,167.24
80 Acre Parcel - $372.90