Week two of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, held January 16-20, is proudly sponsored by Wellington Equestrian Realty. The week features the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix, CSI 2* on Saturday, January 19, as part of the “Saturday Night Lights” series. Wellington Equestrian Realty is also a First Founding Sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, which will be held January 31 to April 14.

As the equestrian eyes of the world have focused on Wellington, the demand for horse farm properties has increased dramatically. Rob and Chris Desino and Matt Varney of Wellington Equestrian Realty have become a valuable ally for buyers and sellers to maximize their goals in the new market. Matt Varney states, “We live and breathe this lifestyle and understand it on a deep level, helping buyers especially if they are in Wellington for the first time.”

The perfect Wellington property is not only a home for you and your horses but a major investment. With backgrounds in the equestrian sport as well as business and property development, Wellington Equestrian Realty brings a unique ability to understand their clients’ needs and goals.

“I will do anything I can to close a deal that’s going to make my seller and my buyer happy, no matter what the obstacles are,” states Varney. That’s where their relationship with lenders and the Village of Wellington are important, as well as understanding contractual nuances, especially when it comes to international buyers.

Wellington Equestrian Realty always brings their ‘A’ game whether it’s a $200,000 property or one for $30 million. “What makes the farm market so interesting is that every property is its own entity,” explains Varney, “It’s different from walking into a subdivision and showing someone things which look very similar. Farm properties are very different, and horse people are very different. One of the things you have to do is help a client understand what they want and what’s the most important thing to them.” Education is a crucial component to their success says Varney, “When our customers are done with us we want them to feel very comfortable with what they’re buying.”
And for Wellington Equestrian Realty they don’t just talk the horse farm talk, they walk the walk, investing themselves in Wellington equestrian development. They recently sold a farm they built on spec in Palm Beach Point, manifesting exactly what the buyers in town wanted. Varney observes, “It builds the confidence in a consumer that what we’re telling them is not just rhetoric. They feel a lot more confident when we show them what we’ve invested in our sponsorship, our company and office space, and our own projects here in Wellington.”

That investment also extends to marketing where Wellington Equestrian Realty spends an enormous amount on exposing their properties around the world which is an incentive to sellers. The days of putting a sign in the ground and waiting for buyers are long gone.

Wellington Equestrian Realty invites everyone to visit them at their office between the Wellie Deli and Tackeria. “Walk in and say hi and ask us questions,” says Matt. “We make ourselves extremely accessible even if you just want information on Wellington. We love talking real estate and horses and the investment side more than ever.”

For more information: www.wellingtonequestrianrealty.com, 561-779-9992, 13501 South Shore Blvd., Suite 108, Wellington FL.

Featured Property: Eladon Farm

For the most discriminating taste, where quality and amazing detail are expected, we present Eladon Farm. Inspired by breathtaking Tuscan architecture, this beautiful equestrian courtyard property is meticulously landscaped, featuring lush gardens, waterfalls, fountains and statues. The home interior boasts elaborate custom wood work throughout including Brazilian walnut and French limestone floors, an onyx fireplace, a gorgeous chef kitchen with Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, architecturally inspired ceiling detail, 12″ base boards and crown moldings and the list goes on and on.

Ideally located on the equestrian trail and nestled between a polo field and larger parcels, this 5.2- acre property offers serene privacy, with breathtaking views from every window. The barn was designed with the well-being of both horse and rider in mind. The barn amenities include rubber paver aisle-ways from stall exit to paddock entrance, custom granite feed room, private tack room and elegant apartment. Also enjoy watching your horse work or see a polo match from the arena’s viewing gazebo. There is no doubt that Eladon Farm is one of the finest properties in Wellington.

Offered at $5,998,500

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information on the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival.

20130115-145702.jpgRob Desino, Matt Varney, and Chris Desino
of Wellington Equestrian Realty.