November 2016 - Homes, Horses & Community Heroes

Realtor extraordinaire Sean Caddell caters to the equestrian chic lifestyle of Rancho Santa Fe.

by Cheryl Erpelding

Rancho Santa Fe is one of San Diego County’s most luxurious locations for equestrian estates. With the best weather in the country, access to top horse shows and Olympic level equestrians, it is a horse lover’s dream to own property in this most exquisite area.

Photo: Jim Dratfield

As real estate values continue to rise in many areas, Sean Caddell, realtor for Willis Allen/Christie’s International Real Estate, says there are still some amazing values in Rancho Santa Fe.

He recently closed escrow on the Leatherdale Farm, a property he initially sold to the sport horse breeding family and previous home to Olympic dressage rider Sue Blink’s training business.

Sean is the recipient of the Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist Award, which is given to only a few selected from the top agents based on sales qualifications. Sean was awarded this designation two years in a row, and is one of three San Diego realtors so honored. Willis Allen, an over 100-year-old real estate company in San Diego, was selected three years ago to become affiliated with top tiered Christie’s International Real Estate.

Just listed in Rancho Santa Fe are two beautiful four-acre homes perfect for the equestrian looking for chic living for their families and their horses. Ranging from $3,000,000 to over $7,000,000 these two estates offer the ultimate in lifestyles for horse lovers. Located at 17639 Loma Linda, this estate has the full package: equestrian facilities, tennis court, pool, outdoor bar with a magnificent 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms 11,873 sq. ft. home.

17936 Loma Linda Drive

The second estate is located at 17620 La Bajada, recently designed by top interior designer Stephanie Parisi. This three bedroom, three and a half bath, 3,500 sq. ft. home was recently rebuilt and has a newly built four-stall barn. It has an L designator, which has potential to house more than the one horse/acre stated by the Rancho Santa Fe covenant.

Sean enjoys working in the equestrian property market and making sure his buyers and sellers get his specialized attention to detail in the entire sales process. He is the spouse to three-time Olympic dressage rider and bronze medal winner Guenter Seidel, who trains out of Albert Court.

After a successful partnership, Guenter recently sold the Mashburn/Boddaert family’s Grand Prix horse Zero Gravity to one of his clients, so now is on the hunt for his next Olympic star.

Together for 23 years, Sean and Guenter are active in community service and they are huge supporters of Ocean Discovery Institute, which uses science to engage young people from urban and underserved backgrounds and empowers them to transform their lives, their community, and ultimately the world as scientific and environmental leaders. Last month, Sean, who is also a board member, headed up the annual “Bubble Up! Gala” which had a record breaking fundraiser of $310,000. Sean is also a sponsor for the Spooktacular Dressage Show held every Oct. in Del Mar and has helped in USET Fundraisers to help get the dressage team to the Games.

6845 Via Del Charro

17936 Loma Linda Drive

17936 Loma Linda Drive

17620 La Bajada

Sean appreciates the multifaceted needs of his clients who are looking for the perfect property that will accommodate their families and their equines in the lifestyles that the Rancho Santa Fe area can offer.

For more information on Sean Caddell’s properties and full-service real estate approach, call 858-472-1074, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit, or CalBRE# 01192842