Montecito , CA , 93108
Suzanne Perkins has been riding since she was a little girl. In her youth, she loved Roy Rogers and wanted to ride a golden Palomino just like Trigger. She worked hard to save fifty dollars for her very first horse, a Standardbred gelding named Sir.
Her extensive knowledge of the equine world makes her highly qualified to offer sage advice regarding the impressive ranches and equestrian properties she represents. Suzanne’s phenomenal success in the Santa Barbara market reached historic proportions. In January 2007, Suzanne represented the sellers of El Cojo and Jalama Ranches in the largest non-commercial transaction in California history. The combined listing value of the two properties was an astounding $155 million. In 2017, she was the #1 Agent in Santa Barbara County for Individual Sales Volume per REAL Trends. In 2017, she sold Rancho Sanja Cota, a 1227.34-acre ranch located in Santa Ynez, CA, for $34,250,000, in what was the highest priced sale in Santa Barbara County since 2008, according to the Santa Barbara MLS.
Suzanne moved to Montecito in 1982, and she began her real estate career in 1991. With her extensive knowledge of all things equestrian, her passion for horses makes her uniquely qualified to assist her clients looking for special equestrian operations or ranch properties. Horses remain an integral part of her life today. She and her husband, Perry, are passionate about breeding great horses and have bred, trained, and shown four generations of Champion Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, which have included several National Champions. Nearly every year, one or more of their horses reaches the winner’s circle at the U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
Suzanne was an accomplished former International Horse Show Judge, a licensed United States Equestrian Federation (formerly AHSA) Judge, and held multiple judges’ cards for three decades, including as a large “R” Judge in the following Divisions: Andalusian and Lusitano, Friesian, Western, Morgan, and Miniature Pony. Her judging jobs took her to regional championships around the world, including Australia, Brazil, and Canada.