If you were wondering what former pro baseball player Greg Vaughn has been up to since he retired in 2003, at least part of the time he’s been horsing around.
Vaughn, who started his pro career with the Milwaukee Brewers and played for the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before retiring with the Colorado Rockies, has owned Starr Vaughn Equestrian since he and his wife bought the land in Elk Grove, California, in 1998.
The 20-year-old business itself appears to be a family affair, with his wife Michelle and daughter Genay running it.
The 72-acre facility was first listed in 2015, and Realtor.com says they are not in a rush to sell.
The property has a covered arena with seating for 500, a commercial kitchen, 80 horse stalls, six outdoor arenas, barns, fenced paddocks, and offices.
It’s capable, listing agent George Popescu with Town & Country Real Estate Brokers said, boarding 100 horses at a time, and is set up for world-class horse shows and competitions.
There is also a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath home with a pool.
It also has another 110 portable stalls, a heated grooming area, and RV parking.
According to Starr Vaughn’s website, the equestrian facility ”operates events year round, from Hunter/Jumper rated and schooling shows, to USDF/USEF Dressage shows, Clinics, and Symposiums. Michele and Genay specialize in Training, Boarding, Horse Retirement, and Rehabilitation.”
Popescu said that so much of the land is still undeveloped, which means a buyer could really take advantage of the huge parcel.
“With more than 70, 000 square feet of various structures under roof — there are so many possibilities here,” he said. “Think outside the box! The property may also be repurposed as a world-class exotic animal rescue or sanctuary. It can also accommodate the needs of a private or public zoo.”
Listed for $8,395,000, it’s minutes to downtown Sacramento and several airports, and is a roughly two-hour drive to Lake Tahoe.
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