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Robert Redford’s Utah Horse Ranch Hits The Market For $4.9 Million

By Rock Withers 

Robert Redford Ranch for sale in Utah

Actor and director Robert Redford, who turned an area of ​​northern Utah into a skiing and lifestyle empire, sells a 12-acre horse ranch informally named after his 1998 film The Horse Whisperer .

Horse Whisper Ranch is about 25 miles north of Sundance, where Mr. Redford began skiing and resorting community. The target is $ 4.9 million, according to marketing materials. Mr. Redford bought the property in 1996 so his horses could train in the winter, said Steve Mavromihalis of Compass, who runs the property with Jaisa Bishop of Windermere Utah.

Robert Redford’s Horse Whisper Ranch in Utah

About 15 miles from Sundance, this 30 acre property was bought by the actor and director in 1996.

Actor and director Robert Redford requests $ 4.9 million for a 30-acre ranch in Utah.

Mr. Redford said Horse Whisper Ranch was a play based on the title of the film, based on a novel by Nicholas Evans about the relationship between a girl and her horse. Mr. Redford said horses have been important to him since childhood. Mr. Redford began piling up land in Utah in the 1960s when he bought 2 acres in Provo Canyon and built an A-frame cabin for his family. His acting career began in 1969, the year he starred in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” about a gang of western outlaws.

In the late 1960s, he bought the first lots that became the Sundance Mountain Resort. In addition to founding the Sundance Film Festival, Mr. Redford founded the Sundance Institute, a nonprofit arts organization and mail order catalog. In 2004, Mr. Redford sold the Sundance catalog to ACI Capital and Webster Capital for $ 20 million to $ 40 million, the Wall Street Journal reported at the time.

Last year, Mr. Redford sold the 2,600 acre Sundance Mountain Resort for an undisclosed amount to Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners.

According to Mr. Mavromihalis, Mr. Redford still owns approximately 1,800 acres in Utah, including his family’s ranch in Sundance.