This Marion County equine estate sits on approximately 26 acres and serves the owners as their primary residence, as well as their personal dressage training facility. MPA was initially tasked with designing the entrance drive, connection to the garage, guest parking court, and entrance walkway to the house, as the owners wanted to keep each of these areas, while connected, separate and unique to themselves. The entrance drive from the street is a curbed, crushed stone driveway which provides feeling and hearing sensory experiences as the tires roll over the granite. The driveway leads to a circular round-a-bout which acts as a natural directional wayfinder, separating the parking court from the driveway leading to the garage. The parking court remains unique and separated, yet still connected to the entrance walkway by using sculpture, paving patterns, and landscaping. The formal gardens to the rear of the residence are a natural expression of the owners’ desires for a formal, well-grounded landscape that separates and directs users to the outdoor spaces. This is accomplished by using art, water features, and landscaping to focus, direct, and separate. The master suite opens to the private pool area on the side of the residence, opposite the entrance drive and parking court, ensuring maximum privacy and seclusion. The barn was sited at the end of a long and wide Magnolia-lined allée, which moves you from the personal and more formal living area of the estate to the barn and working parts of the dressage training facility.