Double H Farm’s Connecticut Location Offered for Sale

Double H Farm’s Connecticut Location Offered for Sale

Anyone with a love of horses and show jumping or a child with dreams of future Olympic equestrian competition will be very interested to learn that Hunter Harrison’s Connecticut estate in Ridgefield, Double H Farm, has just gone on the market. This amazing property has three houses, a Grand Prix jumping field, two barns and an Olympic level equestrian training facility, all set amid 87 acres of open spaces, lush lawns and riding trails. This can all be had for the tidy sum of $55 million.

The 14,500 sq. ft. main house was built in 2009 but there are two other homes on the property, one of them a renovated 18th century house. However, the stand-out features of the estate are the equestrian facilities.
Originally the oldest working dairy farm in the state, dating from around 1765, the property was renovated in 2005 and now includes two barns with close to 40 stalls, an indoor ring, an outdoor ring, two horse walkers and a treadmill. The 3.5 acre Grand Prix jumping field features all of the jumps that a competitor would ordinarily find in European competitions and is overlooked by a viewing stand. Paths meander along the farm’s many wooded areas and with almost 90 acres, riders will not want for privacy.

Great care was taken with the design of the stone and timber main house, which includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, to ensure it would be environmentally friendly. The house’s heating system is a state-of-the-art geothermal system. In addition to indoor and outdoor kitchens, formal dining room and a living room with 38-ft. ceilings, the house boasts a media room, wine cellar and gym/massage room. A highlight of the house is the golf room complete with putting green and golf simulator. The garage has space for seven cars. The house itself offers fabulous hilltop views, though the entire estate enjoys marvelous vistas of rolling hills and grassy areas.

Hunter Harrison is the former CEO of Canadian National Railway and is the current chief executive at Canadian Pacific. His interest in horses and show jumping started when his daughter Cayce’s love of the sport became serious. She is now an accomplished equestrian and is married to Quentin Judge, a professional rider and trainer who competes regularly on the top circuits. They were married on the estate in a beautiful ceremony held on the Grand Prix field in October 2011.