Welcome to the idyllic 823-acre White Oaks Ranch.
Just an hour north of Downtown Los Angeles, this property can be found cradled in the lush mountains and agricultural pastures overlooking the majestic Antelope Valley. Even the wildest imagination would have trouble envisioning an equestrian estate as rich in history as it is in amenities.
Former Vice President and Chief Executive of Hughes Aircraft Company, Lawrence A. (Pat) Hyland, was on a picnic excursion in the Lake Hughes area when he stopped at an apple stand inquiring about ranches for sale. When he was directed to the White Oaks Ranch, the rest was history. Hyland and his family purchased the land in 1959 to escape the pressures of the city.
While he had no intention of entering the horse breeding field, nor raising a potential world championship horse – as he was a man of technology – he purchased a few horses for his daughter and her friends to ride on weekends. After visiting a neighbor’s ranch to witness a foal evolve as one of the best quarter horses of its time, Hyland and his wife followed suit and went onto to raise a few of their own. Most notably, their racehorse Florentine was a favorite in the 1988 Breeders Championship Classic, winning 5 of 6 races.
The fully functional horse ranch where Florentine was raised includes a 10+ acre hybrid Bermuda grass Polo field, private horse trails on the hillside, a foaling barn, 15 horse pastures, three horse barns, an equipment and hay barn and a mare motel. Set amidst gently sloping grounds with picturesque vistas, this incredible equestrian retreat helps enhance the property’s rustic yet luxurious finishes.
Built in the 1800s, the main house is a recently remodeled Victorian estate. Wander through the property’s 823 acres to enjoy its four seasonal lakes, orchard, greenhouse, outdoor barbecue, vacant barn and animal sanctuary. A natural energy of peace and tranquility is abundant throughout the meticulously crafted compound. Mr. Hyland’s unwavering care has helped White Oaks Ranch become one of Southern California’s most breathtaking properties. An equestrian estate of this scale affords the discerning buyer the opportunity to step into this quintessential lifestyle at a level that rarely comes to market.
DETAIL/SPECS: 823 acres plus land, 12 habitable structures, main house is a Victorian style built in the 1800s, four lakes, outdoor BBQ area and a vacant barn ideal for parties, orchard, greenhouse, animal sanctuary.
HORSE AMENITIES: horse field, private horse trails on the hillsides, equipment / hay barn, 10 acres plus laser-leveled polo field, mare motel, foaling barn, horse paddocks.