Reclusive DHL Founder Asking $32 Million for Ranches

The Wall Street Journal

William Armsted Robinson a founder of DHL Worldwide Express delivery, is asking for $17 million for his horse ranch and $15 million for a fishing property, both in Idaho.

The reclusive businessman, one of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s big donors, breeds the exotic Lusitano show horse. The 940-acre horse ranch includes indoor and outdoor pens and arenas, a veterinary clinic, a breeding room and stables. There’s a 10,000-square-foot main house, a roughly four-acre man-made pond and an airstrip and hangar for a small aircraft. About 180 acres can be developed; the rest are under a conservation easement. The property borders a national forest. The 70-odd Lusitanos on the property aren’t included in the offer.

About 20 miles north, Mr. Robinson’s 600-acre fishing ranch has a four-bedroom house along the Falls River, plus a separate guest house. There’s a four-stall barn and several miles of trails, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are close by.

Mr. Robinson, who sold his stake in the express-delivery company in 2003, bought the properties vacant in the 1990s and built all of the infrastructure and facilities, according to agent Roger Brink. He and Vance Moulton, both of Alta Realty in association with Quintessentially Estates, have the listing.