WYNN-SMITH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, INC.

Buena Vida Horse Ranch

Ramona, California

Wynn-Smith Landscape Architecture, Inc. is the lead design consultant for this 10 acre ranch for Andalusian horses. See more examples of our equestrian work by visiting the featured project galleries below. See more examples of our equestrian work by visiting the featured project galleries below.




Leading a team consisting of Barn designers and Civil Engineers, a master plan was created and then construction documents for permitting through the County of San Diego Building Department and Department of Public Works.

The project proposes two large barns, two mare motels, two tack sheds, one breeding shed, stallion corrals, turnout paddocks, six training rings, one exhibition ring, one residence and designated parking areas.

The design works with the existing grade where possible to minimize the amount of disturbance to the natural grade and control storm water flow.

Structures and pathways were sited to respect the existing Oak and Manzanita trees as well as protecting the existing creek that runs through the property.

In a central gathering space near the main working area, a garden space is proposed to invite visitors to relax while watching the horses train in the beautiful garden setting.

Safety is the primary goal for the horses as well as the people around them. Careful consideration has been taken to avoid conflict between drivers and horse paths, to ensure that there is nothing on which a person or a horse could injure themselves and that no toxic plant material is used anywhere on the property.