Ocala Equestrian Lifestyle

Ask The Vet: Should You Be Concerned About Windpuffs?

When you observe the fetlock region of your horse, you may find a puffiness or fluid-filled area on the back side (palmar/plantar region) of his fetlock. This fluid-filled area may be what is referred to as a windpuff. Windpuffs, or wind galls, are a result of fluid distention of the digital flexor... more

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A Weekend of Burghley Firsts for Liz Halliday Sharp & Deniro Z!

Liz Halliday-Sharp’s and Deniro Z’s steady rise to success at the international level is the result of natural talent combined with an unyielding dedication to becoming world class competitors.  This past weekend at their first appearance at the Burghley Horse Trials in England, this... more

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It’s Show Time at Burghley!

We are buzzing with excitement for Liz Halliday-Sharp and Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z, as they head into their weekend at the infamous Burghley Horse Trials!  The trot up and day 1 of dressage is completed, with Liz and Deniro Z trotting down the grass center line Friday morning at... more

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Checkout The New Buzz in Downtown Ocala!

Historic Downtown Ocala offers an appealing small city vibe, perfectly offset by the bucolic views of Marion County’s horse country surrounding the city.  What better way to top off a gorgeous fall day than a trip into the Historic District to grab a  meal and to quench your thirst.  With... more

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Liz Halliday-Sharp & Cooley Quicksilver Named To U.S. Eventing Team Ahead Of Military Boekelo

US Equestrian announced the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations CUP the Netherlands at the Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L, and we are so proud here at Ocala Horse Properties that Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver have been named to the team! Cooley Quicksilver is owned in part... more

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Horse Farms Forever – Preserving Ocala’s Equestrian Farmland and Heritage

The scope and depth of  the impact that the equine industry has in Ocala Florida is far reaching in our community.  Did you know that the horse industry in Marion County has created more than 21,000 jobs and there are more than 80,000 horses in our region?  The financial impact on our region has... more

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Vision of WEC Coming to Life in Marion County!

The World Equestrian Center is making headlines as our region prepares to unveil this world class sports venue!  Featured in this recent broadcast by Fox 35 News Orlando,  the expansive 4000 acre project includes a broader vision to attract more than just the equestrian community.  Plans for... more

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Reflections on CHIO Aachen and Onward to the Pan Am Games!

This past weekend in Aachen exemplifies the reason why the team at Ocala Horse Properties is involved in the sport of eventing.  Not every weekend will end as one hopes – proven this past weekend by a thrown shoe and unfortunate slip late during their brilliant XC round.  But by reflecting... more

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Greetings From the Nations Cup CHIO Aachen!

The team at Ocala Horse Properties is on the road to cheer on the US Equestrian Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Aachen CCIO4*-S during CHIO Aachen, being held July 19-20 in Aachen, Germany.  It is truly an honor to watch Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z, owned... more

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Golden Retrievers Get First Peek at WEC!

A “soft opening” has been scheduled at the World Equestrian Center, and it will be for another species of 4 legged animals – the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty event will be held from October 19th-22nd, 2020.  We can think of no better way to unveil the... more

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Liz Halliday-Sharp Named to Two US Eventing Teams!

Liz Halliday-Sharp is going to have a very busy summer, and the team at Ocala Horse Properties can’t wait to follow her on these competitive adventures!  Liz has worked exceptionally hard to produce her current string of horses, and due to her talent and steadfast dedication to her horses... more

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Ocala Horse Racing Shines in the Headlines!

Mark Casse has been in the horse racing business for a long time, and his determined efforts, and exceptional resume, finally paid off in a remarkable win with War of Will in the 2019 Preakness. Casse, who has lived in Ocala for most of his life, is hitting his stride this race season with several... more

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The 2019 Ocala Style Women’s Expo is Saturday May 18th!

Right on the heels of an amazing Mother’s Day weekend, Ocala Horse Properties wants to share some more exciting news for Marion County women.   The 2019 Ocala Style Women’s Expo is being held on May 18th from 11-4pm, at the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida.  This is a one... more

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Make Mother’s Day Weekend Special!

Sunday May 12th is officially Mother’s Day, but at Ocala Horse Properties, we think Mom should be celebrated all weekend long.  With that in mind, here’s our recommendations for unique regional events to make this weekend a memorable one! Friday May 10th – Take her to downtown... more

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OHP Heads to #LRK3DE with Halliday Sharp & Deniro Z!

It’s that time of year, when the Kentucky blue grass is lush and all eventing enthusiasts start they’re annual pilgrimage to the biggest competition of the year at the Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event. This year is especially poignant for the team at Ocala Horse Properties, since they will all... more

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VOCAL Inspires Our Community to Improve Animal Welfare in Ocala!

Over the past several years, Ocala Horse Properties has supported VOCAL (Voices of Change Animal League) because of their wonderful efforts towards animal welfare in our region. We are in awe of our community members who have stepped up by volunteering time and financial resources to make such a... more

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This Weekend is the 2019 Ocala International 3 Day Event!

The season finale for the winter season is this weekend at the Florida Horse Park, and while some of the snowbirds have migrated north, plenty of top riders remain in Ocala. This event is the final run for many horses headed the the Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event, so plan on coming out to... more

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Liz Halliday Sharp and Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z are Blazing A Trail to Kentucky!

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z began their road to Kentucky in 2015, after Liz took notice of this young horses’ emerging talent as a green show jumper back in England. He had been imported from Holland by fellow eventer, Francis Wittington to be sold and Liz jumped on the opportunity. Since... more

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Nayel Nassar Cruises to HITS $1M Win in Ocala Horse Properties’ Stadium!

Nayel Nassar and Lucifer V, owned by Evergate Stables LLC, cruised to the win on Sunday March 24th at the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in the Ocala Horse Properties’ Stadium at HITS Post Time Farm. This is Nassar’s third HITS Million Grand Prix victory, which also includes a win at... more

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Join Us This Weekend at HITS for the Great American $1 Million Held in Ocala Horse Properties’ Stadium!

March 22nd – 24th is definitively the biggest weekend of the winter season with the HITS Equitation Championships happening Friday, the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix Friday night, the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday and the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday. ... more

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Live Oak International Delights Record Number of Spectators in Ocala!

Once again, the experience attending Live Oak International has proven why it is one of the most celebrated multi-discipline FEI events in the country! Each year, Ocala Horse Properties is so impressed by how the entire community comes together to make this event a destination weekend in Ocala. The... more

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Ocala Horse Properties’ Winter Celebration Benefits Horse Farms Forever

Last Sunday, at the conclusion of a magnificent weekend at Live Oak International, Ocala Horse Properties held their winter celebration at Hampton Lane.  The evening was a wonderful evening of celebration for members of our community who have embraced and joined forces with Horse Farms Forever. ... more

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2019 Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix a Soaring Success!

The 2019 Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix Invitational was a huge success, celebrating the camaraderie which exists in our Marion County eventing community!  The VIP tent and the grand stands were packed with enthusiastic spectators who support this wonderful event that Max Corcoran and... more

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Matt Varney of OHP and Horse Farms Forever honored with ‘Carry Back Award’!

On Saturday February 23rd, Matt Varney was honored when he received the 2018 “Carry Back Award” from the Florida Thoroughbred Farm Managers, Inc. This award, which was established over 2 decades ago, honors a person in the Ocala horse community whom they believe has impacted the thoroughbred... more

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Ocala Horse Properties Returns As Official Realtor Of 2019 Live Oak International!

Live Oak International is the largest Combined Driving and Show Jumping competition in the country, drawing competitors from more than 20 countries. As one of the top multi-discipline FEI events in the country, it is an event that celebrates our local horse community. Ocala Horse Properties proudly... more

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VOCAL For Pets: Champions of Animal Welfare in Marion County!

Our friends at VOCAL For Pets continue to champion their cause to improve the welfare of animals in our local Ocala community. Over the past several years, they have made enormous strides in raising funds to help combat the issue of overpopulation of stray animals, and they have rallied a community... more

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Ocala Horse Properties Returns as Title Sponsor for 6th Annual Ocala Eventing Prix Invitational

The Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix, being held March 4th & 5th, has evolved over the years to become one of our communities most loved events. The entry list showcases top equestrian talent from the US, Canada, England, New Zealand and Australia, proving why our region is a hotbed for... more

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Get to Know Ocala’s Paso Fino Community

A Mutual Love For Horses Suzanne and Jim Cantrell were brought together by their mutual love for horses. Suzanne, originally from Brisbane Australia, spent her childhood involved in pony club and competing in the hunter/jumpers. Jim was raised on a Quarter Horse farm in Illinois, spending his... more

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World Equestrian Center Ocala Opening Jan 2021

Now is the time to buy a farm in Ocala! In addition to our current Ocala horse farm listings in the vicinity of the new World Equestrian Center, there are currently many residential properties available at neighboring Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, and plans are in development for 300... more

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Frosty Forecast Melts Rumors of Mild Winter

Winter is coming! And according to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow. Life is too short to live in a FREEZER!  Run away to warm, sunny Ocala, Florida before it’s too... more

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Fall 2018 Ocala Horse Events

It’s fall in Ocala and that means more horse competitions! Take a gander at several key fall venues which have scheduled events in the near future.... more

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Fall in Ocala – Events, Festivals, & Halloween Activities

Fall is one of the best seasons in Ocala, when locals are out enjoying all that our countryside and city has to offer. There’s a big variety of activities in the area for family members of all ages, so checkout the weekend fun that’s on tap for this month in our town! Halloween Themed... more

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Ocala Brings Home Gold at World Equestrian Games

What a heart-stopping end to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, as our hometown combined driving hero, Chester Weber, helped anchor the team gold for the US team! Weber, who is based out of his families’ Live Oak farm in Northwest Ocala, is credited with the winning team performance during the... more

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OHP Heads to 2018 World Equestrian Games In Tryon

OUR GUIDE TO MEDIA AND LIVE COVERAGE OF THE WEG There is a large amount of information to digest regarding all the different team competitions, so we’ve simplified things by breaking down the most important information. Please see below for a complete list of the US Teams per discipline, and our... more

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Horse Farms Forever Celebrates Halt of Coastal Connector

Preserving and protecting the natural resources in Marion County, which is famous for its flourishing equestrian industry, is a passionate commitment shared by the entire team at Ocala Horse Properties. The recent opposition was voiced by Ocala residents in reaction to the Florida Department of... more

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World Equestrian Center Releases Luxury Hotel Renditions!

Ocala is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” Whether you are spending the afternoon watching a horse show or the evening on the nearby trails, Marion County is the place to be! Ocala is proud to be home to the winter circuit hunter/jumper show, HITS; the Florida Horse Park, and now the... more

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Spotlight on Lisa Rogers!

OHP’s Right-Hand Woman and Resident Artist Lisa Rogers, a 5th generation Floridian, joined the team at Ocala Horse Properties five years ago as our Business Manager.  She is an invaluable member of our team, wearing multiple hats and balancing a variety of tasks including coordination of our... more

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Hitting the Water In Marion County and Beyond!

Looking to beat the heat and to enjoy fun summer days with family and friends? There’s so much to explore in our region during these lazy days of summer.... more

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What’s it Like to Ride a World-Class Eventer?

Check out this helmet cam footage of our amazing horse, Deniro Z, navigating huge jumps and complicated... more

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