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Spring Hollow Equestrian Park

Hesperus, Colorado | County: La Plata | 264 Acres

$13,950,000
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Spring Hollow Ranch and Equestrian Park is the premier event center in the Four Corners Region, situated 30 minutes southwest of Durango, Colorado or 40 minutes north of Farmington, New Mexico. Consisting of 266+/- acres, the Ranch offers a 140’ x 240’ indoor riding arena that is outfitted with nine indoor stalls, heated wash bay, veterinarian office with birthing window, and 7,000+ square feet of finished space including four apartments, hospitality suite, bathrooms and offices. Additional improvements include a 3,887 square foot luxury home, 200 Horse stalls, 70 RV/Trailer Hookups and a forthcoming 300’ x 500’ outdoor rodeo arena (under construction). Numerous opportunities exist to continue to grow the facility and its clientele or establish your own training/breeding facility.

This top of the line equestrian event center has hosted many exclusive events including but are not limited to cutting, show jumping, dressage, team roping, barrel racing, dog agility, and the USA Vaulting National Championships.
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LOCATION

Spring Hollow Ranch located in southwest Colorado, 30 minutes from Durango, 45 minutes from the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) with service from four major airlines and is 40 minutes north of Farmington, New Mexico. Located two miles to the east of State Highway 140 and the unincorporated town of Kline, Colorado, the ranch is easily accessible and visible as you approach from the west.

ACREAGE AND DESCRIPTION

Spring Hollow Ranch consists of 266+/- acres, at an elevation of just under 7,000’ with vegetation common in high desert climates. The topography is mainly flat with a gentle slope falling to the east and south, before dropping off into the Spring Hollow, from which the ranch draws its name.  The Hollow adds to the varying topography of the Ranch, which is nicely incorporated into the ranches riding and hiking trail system.  The scenery across the ranch is encased by the majestic La Plata Mountains and San Juan National Forest to the north, Bridge Timber Mountain to the east, stunning views across the Red Mesa and La Plata River Basin to the west and looking down into the red hills and mesas of northern New Mexico. As the seasons change, so do the incredible views from the Ranch.

OPERATIONS

The heart of the ranch is its 140’ x 240’ indoor riding arena, with current focus on hosting events from local and national organizations. Events held here recently include cutting, show jumping, dressage, team roping, barrel racing, dog agility, and the USA Vaulting National Championships Operations are spearheaded by full-time General Manager, overseeing all staff, working with clientele to book events, directing marketing, attracting sponsors and coordinating all construction activities.

Additionally, the four-bedroom Executive home, two two-bedroom apartments and two studios generate rental income when not occupied by event coordinators and contestants. With the addition of the 70 RV/Trailer hook-up sites, the facilities also serve as a boarding facility for those traveling with their horses.

The heated indoor arena is capable of hosting catered dinners for up to 1,500 and is the only venue capable of seating more than 200 people in the Durango area.

Looking to impact your local community? The venue has also served the community and its kids by hosting 4-H events and activities.

The forthcoming outdoor rodeo arena with a size of 300’ x 500’, will only add to the vast array of events and clientele the Park can accommodate with plenty of room to park it all.

WILDLIFE AND RECREATION

While not the primary focus of Spring Hollow Ranch and Equestrian Park, you may expect to see local wildlife pass through the ranch throughout the year. The Spring Hollow and its topography create a natural corridor for animal use. Examples of animals that may be found passing through the area include:  Antelope, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, coyotes, bobcats, fox and raptors.

WATER RIGHTS AND RESOURCES

Activities at Spring Hollow Ranch are serviced by four water wells, providing ample water. Two commercial wells serve the arena and its activities and a domestic well serves the Executive Home.  Additionally, La Plata West Water Authority has a 4 in. service line less than an 1/8th of a mile from the ranch, which could be an option for future use Water is stored in two underground cisterns and distributed across the Arena, horse stalls and RV hook-ups.

IMPROVEMENTS

With over 49,000+ square feet of covered space, the Arena building is one-of-a-kind! At the heart is the 140’ x 240’ arena and serves as host to an array of events throughout the year. The arena is outfitted with infrared radiant tube heaters, exhaust fans, metal pipe barriers and return runs. Hospitality suite with wet bar, restrooms, TV and an AV system streaming the live action from the arena will ensure no one misses out on the action.  There are three offices attached to the hospitality suite, one serving as the GM’s office, a spare office and a secretary’s office with door and window access to the arena. In addition, there are two two-bedroom apartments and two studios all nicely appointed with solid wood cabinets, stone countertops, air conditioning and high ceilings. The apartments are highly praised and serve as great amenities for event coordinators that require on-site staff.  Furthermore, the arena is complimented by nine horse stalls with outdoor runs, a veterinarian office with birthing window/bay, an additional area for a hay storage/tack, heated wash bay and a matted rubber floor covering the corridor.

Additional improvements include, four covered and lighted 40-stall outbuildings, with water hydrants and electricity available. For those events with contestants traveling with trailers or RVs, the Ranch features 70 spots with electric and water hookups.  A covered outdoor hospitality area serves as an outdoor BBQ/seating area. More outbuildings serve as additional horse boarding and ranch shop.

Sitting atop the west bank the Spring Hollow is the Executive Home, a luxurious adobe-style residence with 3,887+ square feet of finished space.  At the center of the home is an immaculate grand room that is host to living, dining and kitchen areas.  The grand room boasts high ceilings, a kitchen area encased by a high-top breakfast bar with 2-in rough edge counter tops complimented with leather wrapped stools that inviting everyone to mingle while enjoying the activities in the kitchen and its executive cooking area encased under a large vent hood. Your guests will be easily entertained while dining at the large, custom, wood dining table that runs down the center of the room with views that naturally draw the eye out into the backyard courtyard, grass, water fall and mountainous skyline.  After dinner, relax next to the adobe gas fireplace while lounging on the white, Italian-leather couch, adding an element of prestige while nicely blending modern with rustic.

At either end of the Grand Room lies a bedroom with, comprised of a master bedroom with attached office space and bath suite along with a separate bedroom and bath. The master bedrooms open to the back courtyard and with the other two bedrooms and baths facing the front of the home.

View 3d tour and interior of home

INVESTMENT CONSIDERATIONS

With the Ranch capable of hosting the largest events in the area, the growing number of events held and positive feedback from some of the top equestrian names in the Country, Spring Hollow ranch will continue to position itself as the premier event center of the Four Corners Region.  Its prime location in relation to the historic town of Durango and all the associated outdoor recreation opportunities, Spring Hollow Ranch is like no other and adds to the attraction of hosting events at this facility.  Further growth will only continue, as ownership and management work to add the Rodeo Arena and begin to bring those events and clientele into the fold of an already busy schedule.

Moreover, and something not to be overlooked, is the General Manager, with a unique and qualified background, is looking to continue their role, helping to keep the momentum and flow of the ranch running smoothly into the future.

TAXES:$9,974/year (2021)

SUMMARY

Only a handful of properties like this exist across the country, this is the opportunity to own the only one in the Four Corners Region (CO, NM, AZ,UT). Located just outside of Durango, CO, one of Colorado’s premier outdoor recreation hubs offering hiking, biking, rafting, skiing, hunting and fishing that only adds to the “draw” of Spring Hollow Ranch and Equestrian Park. The premier destination for all Agricultural and Equestrian Events, and with the forthcoming brand new 300’x500’ rodeo outdoor rodeo additional opportunities are just around the corner.