Bedford Estate Owners Jockey for $65 Million on Equestrian Property

A photo illustration of 787 South Bedford Road in Bedford (Sotheby’s International Realty, Getty Images)

Got a horse and $65 million sitting down? Some Westchester County property could take care of that.

Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford is asking about $304,000 per acre, with $214 in all. That figure makes it the most expensive list in the city adorned with celebrities, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The property is best suited for a horse and pony show – literally. There are riding facilities throughout the property and several barns with enough stalls for 70 horses. There are indoor and outdoor riding arenas, over 100 acres of paddocks and a Grand Prix course for horses ready to train at the highest level of show jumping.

Thoroughbreds have been bred and bred on the property, some of which go down in the annals of horse racing history. Several horses belonging to the owners, the Nielsen family, competed in the Kentucky Derby. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah sired two foals who lived on the estate.

Krissy Blake of Sotheby's International Realty (Sotheby's)

Krissy Blake of Sotheby’s International Realty (Sotheby’s)

Humans can also feel at home at 787 South Bedford Road. There is a four bedroom main house, a guest house and three smaller staff houses.

Other points of interest on the property include access to a network of local trails and the nearby location of the 75-acre Guard Hill Reserve.

The Nielsen family patriarch bought the estate in 1976 at a bank auction, along with three other families. The Nielsens eventually bought out the other partners, taking control of a property that once belonged to A&P grocery heiress Josephine McIntosh.

The family sells the property because they don’t use it as much as they used to. Krissy Blake of Sotheby’s International Realty has the list.

—Holden Walter-Warner

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