We show every listing that we feel will fit your needs, regardless of whether it is our listing or another agent’s.

We take our responsibility to you seriously. We will do everything possible to find or sell your farm.

Nowhere else will you find Ocala’s superior footing, beautiful weather, & countless equine competitions.

From pleasure riders and amateurs to professional equestrians, Ocala has long been a preeminent equestrian destination. However, outside the stables, we’re equally excited to see Ocala grow and thrive in exciting ways with new dining, shopping, arts, entertainment, and outdoor adventures suitable for all ages.

Consider this publication your personal invitation to explore the incredible opportunities that Ocala and Marion County have to offer in the coming year. Sharing these stories and our vibrant community with you is both a pleasure and a privilege.

The cover artwork was designed by Sally Chapman of the Chapman Collection and depicts the equine family owned by OHP. These horses are not just our companions; they are champions in their own right, having competed in some of the world’s most prestigious three-day events. From the thrilling jumps at Burghley, to the challenging courses of Pau, Maryland, Luhmühlen, Aachen, Boekelo, and Kentucky — each horse has a tale of bravery and excellence.

Ocala's #1 Farm Realtors 16 Years & Counting

$400 Million in Ocala Farm Sales Since Jan. ’21

The Largest Portfolio of Ocala Farms for Sale Available

The Largest Dedicated Advertising Budget in the Ocala Farm Sales Industry

Proud, Original Founders of the Horse Farms Forever Organization

Ocala Farm Realtors; Rob and Chris Desino & Matt Varney
Ocala Farm Realtors; Rob and Chris Desino & Matt Varney

Why Choose the Ocala Realtors @ Ocala Horse Properties?

As Ocala Florida horse farm owners and equestrians, we LIVE the Marion County horse farm and luxury home market. We don’t want you to buy just any horse farm or training center in Ocala; we want you to buy the right Marion County farm… in the right part of Ocala… with the right amount of acreage… near the right venues… the right distance from downtown Ocala.

“We know which areas are increasing in value and which areas to avoid. It is our responsibility to teach our clientele everything you need to know prior to buying your Ocala horse farm or training center.”

We search for that dream Ocala horse farm or Marion County horse farm as if we were searching for our own. We show every listing that we feel will fit your needs – regardless of whether it is our listing or another agent’s. Buying a horse farm in Ocala / Marion County is one of life’s big decisions and we take our responsibility to you seriously.

Support The Ocala Farm Realtors That Support YOU!

The Ocala Horse Properties Team tirelessly continue to advocate for Ocala’s horse farms.

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Boutique Ocala Area Hotels

Boutique Hotels

Need a break from the stables? Check out OHP’s eight favorite boutique hotels all within a staycations’ drive from Ocala and Marion County.

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Here We Grow Again – John Harms’ Plan for New NW Ocala Restaurant & Retail Space

OHP’s client, John Harms has lofty plans for northwest Ocala — and the experience to make it happen. BY HEATHER LEE | AN OHP EXCLUSIVE There’s a NEW OASIS coming to Northwest Ocala, and you can thank John Harms for that. The entrepreneur and developer purchased the property at 5406 North US Highway 27, and…

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In the Saddle – An Exclusive Sit-Down Interview With Alyssa Phillips

BY AMBER HEINTZBERGER | AN OHP EXCLUSIVE Alyssa Phillips with her 2023 Pan Am Games partner OskarIMAGE COURTESY OF ALEX BANKS A new farm, a spectacular international eventing career, and a stable of new clients — OHP’s dear friend Alyssa Phillips is ready to launch. GROWING UP IN TEXAS, Alyssa Phillips’ equestrian role models tended…

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Ocala Horse Properties Announces Two New Additions to Our Ocala Real Estate Team!

Ocala Horse Properties is excited to announce a strategic enhancement to our team with the addition of our colleagues from Hudson Phillips Properties Ocala, Amy Atkins & Stacy Larsson.

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Why Ocala Is a Safe Haven From Hurricanes – WSJ Feature

Ocala is at less risk from coastal flooding than other parts of the state, according to a new analysis, making it a popular option for storm-weary home buyers. Not all parts of Florida are equally at risk of natural disasters. The Wall Street Journal asked Climate Alpha-a company that uses AI to build forecasting models…

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Tiny Horses Big Impact

The Miniature Therapy Horses at Gentle Carousel Miniature Horse Therapy have big jobs — both promoting literacy here in Ocala and helping heal those in need throughout the country. BY AMBER HEINTZBERGER | PHOTOS COURTESY OF GENTLE CAROUSEL Imagine a classroom full of young children, engaged in a storybook about a tiny hero: a miniature…

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Putting Ocala on the Map – OHP Interviewed by BloodHorse & Wall Street Journal

As the premier equestrian real estate brokerages in both Wellington and Ocala, Florida it is no surprise that Ocala Horse Properties and Wellington Equestrian Realty have been making headlines recently. We are honored that our brokers were interviewed for both The Wall Street Journal and Bloodhorse magazine about the Florida equestrian real estate market. BY…

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Matt Varney – Ocala’s Top Real Estate Agent in 2022

“There are a lot of listing agents and selling agent out there,” he said. “The reality is, we do both very well at Ocala Horse Properties: we are good at bringing buyers and sellers together and we the most extensive portfolio of equestrian properties in the country at our disposal. Being incredibly involved in the…

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World Equestrian Center Ocala Food & Wine Festival is Back!

For Immediate Release — OCALA, Florida – September 8, 2022 – The 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds is back for a second year at World Equestrian Center Ocala. Three-Day Culinary Celebration Proceeds to Support Local Industry Drawing more than 800 attendees in a single-day event in 2021, this year’s event…

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Brittany Crandall & Cooley Almighty Touch Down at Rebecca Farm

Let the countdown begin. In just 2 days, all eyes will be on one of Ocala Horse Properties’ 2022 Rebecca Farm Flight Grant winners – Brittany Crandall and her 9-year-old KWPN gelding Cooley Almighty – at The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, on July 20-24. Brittany, who will also be celebrating her 35th…

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Jules Batters & Cooley O Take A New Route to Rebecca Farm

Jules Ennis Batters and her 14-year-old Anglo European Sporthorse, Cooley O, aren’t newcomers to the Event at Rebecca Farm. In fact, Jules and her top competitive partner have twice made the long haul from the East Coast to Montana, competing in the CCI4* divisions in 2019 and 2021. Each of those years, Jules and her…

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OHP Rebecca Farm Flight Grant Recipients Announced

The recipients of the 2022 Ocala Horse Properties Rebecca Farm Flight Grant were chosen in a drawing at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian. Rob and Chris Desino from Ocala Horse Properties and Sarah and Rebecca Broussard from The Event at Rebecca Farm made the selections by randomly choosing miniature airplanes…