Ocala Equestrian Lifestyle

Halliday-Sharp Finishes All 3 Horses Inside Top 5 at Liftmaster’s Grand-Prix of Eventing!

This past weekend, Ocala Horse Properties traveled to Aiken, South Carolina as a sponsor of the Liftmaster’s Grand-Prix of Eventing, and to cheer for Liz Halliday-Sharp and all of our friends and clients hailing from Ocala. This was an incredible USEF sanctioned event, which offered $50K in prize... more

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Client Spotlight: Nancy Ditty’s Family Legacy of Producing Champion Quarter Horses Thrives in Ocala

At Ocala Horse Properties, one of our most satisfying experiences as Marion County realtors is getting to know our clients and community members. The Ocala equestrian world is a diverse one, representing multiple breeds and disciplines, which is what makes “The Horse Capitol of the World” so... more

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Ocala Horse Properties Hosts 2021 USEF Eventing Training Sessions at Hampton Lane

Ocala Horse Properties recently had the honor of hosting the USEF Elite and Pre-Elite Training Sessions, held February 1st-4th, at our own Hampton Lane equestrian facility in Ocala. Hampton Lane, a 29 acre farm located across the street from the new World Equestrian Center, offered the perfect... more

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World Equestrian Center Ocala

World Equestrian Center Ocala – A look inside an equestrian masterpiece

I’ve visited the World Equestrian Center Ocala just a few months ago and multiple times throughout the construction, and my wife Courtney and I were again immensely... more

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Halliday-Sharp Awarded USEA Rider of Year Breaking 39 Year Streak for Men at the Top of the Sport

Liz Halliday-Sharp has had a phenomenal year since taking the leap and relocating with permanence to the United States in 2020. Producing a massively talented string of horses, Halliday-Sharp earned the most accumulated points of any rider in the USA, breaking the 39 year streak for men topping the... more

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Ocala Tops List of Small Businesses Per Capita in the USA!

Marion County has yet another reason to celebrate, topping the charts of a recent article by AdvisorSmith, shining a light on Ocala’s robust small business community! The report, released by AdvisorSmith, revealed that Ocala is ranked #1 for having the largest volume of active small businesses... more

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Halliday-Sharp Concludes Incredible 2020 Eventing Season at Tryon National Championships

The 2020 eventing season is a wrap, culminating with an incredible adventure to the Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship at the MARS Tryon International Three-Day Event. For Ocala Horse Properties, the weekend was a true testament to the teamwork and camaraderie that makes... more

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OHP Supports WEC & Encourages USEF Resolution

Ocala Horse Properties has been fortunate enough to sponsor some of the best horse shows in the country, many of which are USEF sanctioned events held right here in Ocala, Florida.  We love Ocala and believe that no other area in the world is more suited for equestrian enthusiasts. From an Ocala... more

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Ocala Garners Top 10 Rankings – US News & World Report!

For 30 years, US News and World Report has been an expert resource offering statistical rankings on the nation’s top regions for real estate, schools, healthcare, automobiles, investments, and vacation destinations. Ocala Horse Properties is proud to announce that US News and World Report has... more

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Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z and Halliday-Sharp Bring Home Wire to Wire Win at Plantation Field International!

Fresh off her incredible record breaking win with Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z at Great Meadow International, Liz Halliday-Sharp came to Unionville with the plan to repeat that performance. With her entire team of owners present from Ocala Horse Properties and the Monster Partnership, a... more

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Halliday-Sharp and Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z Set CCI 4* Record at Great Meadow International!

The 2019 eventing season wrapped up on a positive note for Liz and Ocala Horse Properties’ horse Deniro Z, with an incredible 15th place finish at Burghley last September. The original plan was to give Niro a well deserved break in Ocala before tackling the 2020 eventing season, but then the... more

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Outdoor Restaurant Spaces

The greater Marion County region is home to wide open agricultural spaces, with a plethora of options for outdoor recreation and entertainment. The beauty of our region is that residents can enjoy a day in the great outdoors, and an evening of dining in downtown Ocala! These are certainly unusual... more

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Discover The Great Outdoors In Ocala, Florida!

Are you on the market for a new home or horse farm in Ocala, Florida?  While the Ocala region is well known as ‘The Horse Capitol of the World’, our region also offers a multitude of outdoor recreational activities for those who enjoy nature. Now more than ever, having access to wide... more

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How to Find the Perfect Ocala, FL Farm

Ocala Horse Properties is The Authority on buying and selling Marion County Horse Farms. Over the past 13 years we have helped advise countless clients who are on the market for equestrian facilities in this region. We have the largest portfolio of farms for sale in Ocala, and as horse farm owners... more

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5 Action Steps to Sell Your Ocala, FL Horse Farm!

Contemplating selling your Ocala, Florida farm, but intimidated by the process?  Ocala Horse Properties, the Ocala horse farm experts, can help alleviate that stress by guiding you through our list of suggestions which will help prepare you to put your equestian property on the market! CREATE A... more

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Depth of Talent Characterizes Liz Halliday-Sharp’s String of Young Horses

Liz Halliday-Sharp had big plans this spring. Plans that included a trip this past weekend to the Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event with her top competitive partner, Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z.  While FEI competitions have been suspended and the world awaits a return to normalcy,... more

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A Story Of Community and Partnership

In light of the recent developments in our world, we wanted to bring you a story of community and partnership in our Marion County equestrian community. This article features Anna Christina Gansauer, a grand prix show jumper who became a client of Ocala Horse Properties in 2013, when she decided to... more

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Live Oak International Thrills Competitors and Spectators in 2020!

Live Oak International remains one of the most impressive FEI level events in our Marion County community and beyond. Drawing championship level driving competitors and international show jumpers seeking qualification for the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final in Las Vegas, the list of... more

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Ocala Horse Properties and Hudson Phillips Official Realtors of Live Oak International!

This year, Ocala Horse Property proudly joins forces with Hudson Phillips as Official Realtors of Live Oak International!  This spectacular event is a focal point of our incredible equestrian community in Marion County, and is proof that Ocala truly is the Horse Capital of the World!  We hope... more

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Another 2020 Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix is in the Books!

Ocala Horse Properties congratulates our client Will Coleman for his impressive 3rd consecutive win at the Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix, held yesterday at Southern Cross Farm in Reddick.  It takes exceptional talent to withstand the pressure of a traditional jump off, and Coleman... more

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Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z Snags Halliday-Sharp Second Win at Aiken Showcase!

Liz has returned from her weekend road trip to Aiken, clinching her second win at the $50K Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field aboard Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z.   This is her second showcase of the 2020 season, and Deniro Z is showing his competitive aptitude in his lead up to... more

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Dressage Begins The Steady Migration to Ocala!

The Ocala horse community has long been known for it’s diversity in disciplines, as the open space and rich soil in Marion County offers the perfect environment for a number of breeding and training operations for thoroughbred racing, hunter/jumper, western, Quarter Horse and Paso Fino... more

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Join Us for the 2020 Ocala Horse Properties’ Eventing Prix!

Ocala Horse Properties takes great pride in our community involvement, and one of our favorite events during the year is right around the corner!  Tuesday March 3rd, we hope that you will join us at Southern Cross Equestrian to watch this region’s top ranked event riders battle it out for... more

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Team Halliday-Sharp Shines at 2020 Wellington Eventing Showcase!

This past weekend, a large group of supporters from both Ocala Horse Properties and Wellington Equestrian Realty came together at the 2020 Mars Wellington Eventing Showcase to witness a brilliant display of some of the top eventing talent in this country. Topping that list was our own, Liz... more

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OHP Rider Liz Halliday-Sharp Set to Contest $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase in Wellington

Join Ocala Horse Properties as we travel to the $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase, this weekend February 8 – 9, in Wellington at the AGDF showgrounds!  The Wellington Eventing Showcase was founded in 2015 by Mark Bellissimo who had the intention of bringing the sport of eventing to a wider audience... more

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World Equestrian Center Ocala Rolls Out Expanded Website and 2021 Show Schedule!

Eleven months and counting until the official grand opening of the World Equestrian Center in Ocala! The World Equestrian Center Ocala has officially released their expanded website and 2021 show schedule to include 12 weeks of USEF hunter/jumper competition running January 5 to March 28, 2021.... more

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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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