Like riding your horse year round? Going to need an arena in Oregon!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital City 970700173

If you like riding your horse year round, you are going to need a covered arena if you live anywhere in the Western portion of Oregon.  Why?  Because it rains, and it rains a lot!  

"So what, I am tough, I don't  mind a little rain!" You say.

"That may be true, but consider the ground.  Unless you have a VERY well designed outdoor arena with proper footing and drainage, you will likely end up trying to ride in an ice rink."  I point out.

"You mean it freezes a lot?"  You ask.

"No, in fact it rarely freezes, maybe just 5-7 days per year in the valley.  What I am talking about is the soil itself.  We have a lot of clay in the area, which combined with just a little rain and you have a slip and slide!" I explain.

horse property with arenas in oregon

So, let us help you out!  Let's find you a house, on  a little land with a covered arena!  A place for you and your horse to call home.  There is a wide variety of horse properties for sale, depending on where you want to live.  So tell us what you are looking for and we can get started today!


Comments (6)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


There are so many people who love horses but don't understand what it takes to own a horse and provide for them too. Rare is the REALTOR who has an understanding for the land, the horses, and what it takes to provide shelter for man and/or woman and horses. You truly are the best at what you do!!!

Jun 13, 2014 05:44 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Catherine, such a smart accoutrement to have in Oregon! Horsey people don't just want to ride when it is sunny and dry. Duh! 

Jun 13, 2014 06:22 AM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Wow that Catherine thinks of all your needs before you do for your precious horses. 

Jun 13, 2014 12:22 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing your insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 14, 2014 11:54 AM
Allen Lomax
Steed Talker Realty is with two hours of Tryon International Equestrian Center and we offer the best properties in th... - Sylva, NC
WNC Mountain Homes & Horse Farms Specialists

I wish I had a covered arena.  We don't get anywhere near the amount of rain that you get in Oregon but we get enough in the winter that riding is out of the question for weeks at a time.  Unfortunately, there are not a lot of properties in our area with arenas.

Jun 18, 2014 01:38 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Thanks Patricia!

So true Gayle!

Of course Kevin!

Thanks Lou!

Yes, we have to take several months off here during the wet, winter months.  :(

Jun 18, 2014 04:39 AM

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?