Sandy Ballou

Sandy Ballou has led an exciting life in various professions, grounded by his respect and belief in agriculture and the benefits of an outdoor lifestyle. Growing up on horseback, Sandy incorporated his love of the outdoors in every step of life. While attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Sandy would leave for Wyoming the day school got out every year to work at the R Lazy S Ranch and returned the day before school began. After college, Sandy returned to The Thacher School, where he had also completed a year-long internship to teach students horsemanship and packing. Following Thacher, he spent the next eight years in Oregon working as a fresh produce shipper, packer, and broker. In 1997, Sandy and his family returned to Grass Valley, California, and bought some of his grandfather's ranch.

Along with his wife Sarah, Sandy started a boarding and training facility. Several years later, Sandy purchased the local saddle shop and created Sierra Saddlery and Farrier Supply. Sandy has received gubernatorial appointments from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gov. Edmond G. Brown to serve on the 17th District Agricultural Association fair board, where Sandy served for 13 years. Sandy was also a member of Nevada County Farm Bureau, serving on the board of directors for nine years and serving two years as president. Sandy continues to enjoy training horses, running a few cows, and hunting and fishing as time allows. Sandy advocates the outdoor lifestyle believing that animals, dirt, and nature teach the best lessons in life.

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Land for Sale by Sandy Ballou

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Nevada County, CA
Rock Creek Ranch is a stunning property nestled in the Sierra Foothills. The property's centerpiece boasts a 6750 square foot residence with a 1500 square foot guest house. There is also a home for a caretaker on the property away from the main resid...
171.39± Acres
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$4,775,000
Price Reduced
Placer County, CA
Foresthill Divide is a remarkable piece of real estate that has potential to go in many directions. There are 8 parcels comprising 454.95+- acres. The property has excellent recreation with miles of trails for horses, ATV's, and hiking. Sitting on to...
454.95± Acres
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$2,229,000
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Nevada County, CA
Nestled within the serene landscape of Northern California, Hyatt Ranch offers a picturesque retreat just a stone's throw away from urban amenities. Spread across 290 acres and bordered by the tranquil waters of Dry Creek, this hidden gem is a sanctu...
300± Acres
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$1,550,000
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San Joaquin County, CA
Extremely rare opportunity to own property with appx. 487 feet of river frontage on the Mokelumne River, with historic riparian water rights dating back to the 1800s, and a shared lake stocked with bass and catfish. Fantastic potential for deer and t...
41.48± Acres
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$1,350,000
Price Reduced
Placer County, CA
Foresthill North is a remarkable piece of real estate that has potential to go in many directions. There are 7 parcels comprising 441+- acres. The property has excellent recreation with miles of trails for horses, ATV's and hiking. Sitting on top of ...
441.2± Acres
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$949,000
Tuolumne County, CA
Dream lake-front home lot on 30.6 acres. Peoria Creek waterfall and clearwater cove on your own property. Many possible spots for custom home and private boat dock. Swim, fish, boat, or bask in the sun. Views of nature and water make it a haven. Gate...
30.6± Acres
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$795,000
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