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Johnny Depp’s Horse Farm Will Go To Auction

Johnny Depp’s Horse Farm Will Go To Auction

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What happens when your son gets rich and famous? If you’re Johnny Depp’s mom, you get a hobby horse farm. The celebrated Hollywoodian star bought his mother a horse farm of dreams, just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, at Versailles Road, in 1995.

The farm was sold in 2001, and then re-bought by Depp in 2005. More than 10 years on, Johnny Depp’s horse farm will go to auction this September.

Johnny Depp’s Horse Farm September Auction

With 41 acres, the horse farm sports fifteen stalls, 10 paddocks with automatic watering and three barns. The six-bedroom, 6,000 sq.ft. brick house was built in 1915.

The property includes a guest house, a four-car garage, and a swimming pool. The sale, however, does not include any horses. The Bluegrass Farm will go on auction on Sept. 15th. The Halfhill Auction Group will conduct the auction.

If you would like to see more, check out the video at the end of this article.

Johnny Depp's horse farm in Kentucky (September 15th auction)
The Kentucky property will go on auction on Sept. 15. Image by Halfhill Auctions.
Johnny Depp's Horse Farm Pool
Image by Halfhill Auctions.
Johnny Depp's Horse Farm Living Area
Image by Halfhill Auctions.
Johnny Depp's Horse Farm Bedroom
Image by Halfhill Auctions.
Johnny Depp's Horse Farm Grounds
Image by Halfhill Auctions.
Johnny Depp sells his horse farm
The horses are not included in the auction | Image by Halfhill Auctions.

Although county officials evaluated the property at $2.3 million, it is currently listed at a price of $2.9 million. This is already lower than the original listing of $3.4 million.

Located near Bluegrass Airport, it’s deep into the Thoroughbred land, being close to the Keeneland Racetrack. It also borders the Westmoreland Subdivision. This means it could be used for residential development.

The celebrated actor’s property has already attracted three potential buyers, though none ended in a sale. Depp’s mother, Betty Sue, owned the farm. He is a Kentucky native, though he lived a good period of his life in Florida. Depp and his mother were very close, and she sometimes went with him to red carpet events as his date.

Betty Sue passed away May last year.

Money troubles

The likely cause for the sale is the actor’s ongoing money problems. The A-Lister’s financial issues had made the news.

According to Variety, the actor could be $40 million in debt, and in legal battles with his former business managers. The farm is one of many properties the actor wants to sell. Following his mother’s death and a troubled divorce from his wife, Amber, the farm isn’t the only property for sale.

As well as the farm, Depp is selling other properties, including five penthouses for a total $12 million. He has sold three of the five already. Also for sale is his charming French villa.

Interested? Curious? Want to take a look at the famous star’s home? The house will be open for public review Sept. 3rd and Sept. 10th from 2 to 4 P.M. The auction will happen on Sept. 15, 11:00 A.M. Check out the video by the Halfhill Auction Group, presenting the property:

What are your thoughts on Johnny Depp’s horse farm? Let us know in the comments below.


Tuesday 19th of September 2017

This is a beautiful piece of property and an amazing gesture from a son to his mother. I wish I could afford a set up like this and rescue draft horses.

Maureen C. Allen

Saturday 9th of September 2017

Those of us for whom American English is our first language -- especially if it is our only language -- would do well to respect and encourage those learning American English in addition to their first language. Let us all remember: we are the nation of immigrants! ????????❤??

Sam Harris

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

I'd cut down those trees in front of the house for sure. They should have been planted further out. Front of house too lovely for such distraction. It's a lovely location. Buyer should be a horse person big time. House is a little spacey for a farm. I like that there are not a lot of frills. Lots of mowing, hey? Good luck.

Barbara Bassett

Monday 4th of September 2017

no video of the kitchen or bathrooms ? Makes me wonder why.I have a feeling they are outdated. The house would need some updating ( hate the brown carpet and after you take all that stuff off the walls, they will definitely need painting) but the fences and stable looked great! Does the land have access to water in the fields? Any ponds or streams?

Andreia Marques

Monday 4th of September 2017

They have an automatic watering system, from what I've read :)


Monday 4th of September 2017

Yes it was distracting to read the article with it's spelling and grammar issues. That being said, I would be ecstatic to own it. Always love a thoroughbred and I could have several here.!