Ocala Equestrian Lifestyle

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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Get VOCAL and Help Foster Marion County Pets in Need!

VOCAL (Voices of Change Animal League), our chosen charity this year, continues to champion efforts to lower the number of homeless animals in our region. The board members and volunteers at VOCAL are on their mission to offer affordable spaying and neutering options as well as facilitating the... more

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2018 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Wrap Up

2018 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix... more

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Live Oak International Video & Schedule

Ocala Horse Properties is proud to be the Exclusive Realtor of Live Oak International. Watch an amazing video and preview the upcoming schedule... more

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Expanding With a New Location

We are excited to announce that we are moving into the Golden Hills Shopping Center plaza in February, 2018 and renovating more than 3,000 square feet of space in this critical northwest hub. The Castro Family, longtime Ocala/Marion County residents continue to contribute to the improvement of... more

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Winter Arts, Culture, and Entertainment in Downtown Ocala

The winter months in Ocala offer many opportunities to soak in our local culture, by experiencing the arts in downtown Ocala. Discover why entertainment options within the city limits of Ocala perfectly compliment the lifestyle and rural beauty of Marion County. First Impressions at the Brick City... more

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The VOCAL Pup of the Week is Ready for Adoption!

Love Animals? Get Involved and Get VOCAL! Last month we announced our partnership with VOCAL; the Voices of Change Animal League in Marion County which is dedicated to homeless animal prevention. VOCAL is on a no-kill mission to help our community reduce the homeless animal population through... more

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate, Ocala!

During the holidays, Ocala Horse Properties reminds everyone to take time to relax and enjoy festive moments with loved ones. There are plenty of fun activities scheduled in Marion County, so plan a day or evening out celebrating in our community. The Following is a Family Friendly Event Schedule... more

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VOCAL; Voices of Change Animal League

OHP Gets VOCAL About Animal Adoption Ocala Horse Properties is on a mission, and it’s one that rings true with so many animal lovers in Marion County. Our rural region is home to many animals, some of which are in need of adoption and care. Matt Varney, and the Desino Brothers share more than a... more

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Your Dream Farm – In The Sun!

Everything is covered in snow – except for warm, beautiful Ocala! You and your horses deserve to be warm and dry. Find your dream farm in the sun! Winter Storm Benji has brought snow to parts of south and coastal Texas and will blanket a 2,000 mile-long path from the Deep South and Northeast... more

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The Upcoming Ocala Jockey Club International 3 Day Event

Ocala Jockey Club Honors The Thoroughbred There’s $100K in prize money offered at this year’s event, of which $25K is allocated to the Thoroughbred Eventing Championship division, a reflection of the region’s dedication to the Thoroughbred breed. The Thoroughbred industry is quite robust in... more

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36th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-off Nov. 4th

Educators Become Creative Hosts During the 36th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off! The Cornerstone School is an independent Pre-K through Middle school located in Ocala which fosters creative learning within our community. The school has been a wonderful resource for residents looking for an... more

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Brace Yourselves For An Intense Winter!

Winter is Coming! This year, most of the southern states are predicted to have a dry, mild winter, while the northern part of the nation will be hit with exceptionally wet and cold conditions. Winter officially begins on December 1st. But depending on the location you live, the cold weather can... more

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Prime Season is Right Around The Corner!

The summer is winding down and fall activities in Ocala are ramping up. Soon we will experience the mass migration of equestrians moving to Marion County for the beginning of the 2017/18 show season! Each year we see a steady rise in the number of avid equestrians relocating their training... more

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Fun Fall Festivals and Events in Ocala

Summer is Coming to An End The height of summer is waning, and during the warmer August days, there’s a subtle shift in our region, as locals and businesses gear up for the beginning of next season here in Ocala. Ocala Horse Properties is looking forward to the fall, when the light takes on a... more

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Great News for Ocala Wine Lovers!

Downtown Ocala continues to expand, and adding to your options for new experiences in the Downtown Square is the grand opening of the Sokol Vineyards Tasting Room on July 27th, 2017! In the same vicinity as the new Downtown Hotel, the Sokol Vineyards Tasting Room project has been underway for the... more

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BBQ, Whiskey, & Summer Eats In Ocala!

Summer is approaching, and that conjures up thoughts of easy summer evenings and a casual night out on the town with friends. So slide on your flip flops and meet us downtown to continue our tour of Ocala’s best restaurants and gathering places. In our most recent article on Downtown Ocala, we... more

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Renovations to Renowned Equestrian Hot Spot Underway!

If you’re in Ocala on vacation, for the winter season, or if you’re a bonafide local, one thing is for certain, you’ve been to the Horse & Hounds for a meal and a drink. Located at the intersection of US Highway 27 and 225-A NW 70th Avenue, the Golden Hills Center is home to a... more

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Dining Diversity in Ocala’s Historic Downtown Square #LivinginOcala

There are several restaurants located in Downtown Square that we love to frequent. Each has it’s own distinct menu, specialty drinks, and ambiance, serving up a variety of fantastic dining experiences and fun evenings out on the town. Through our series of articles, Living In Ocala, we’re... more

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Day Tripping To Ocala National Forest and The Springs! #LivinginOcala

Ocala topography is unique to Florida in its wide open spaces and rolling hills, which is ideal for raising cattle and equine livestock. Known as the “Horse Capital of the World”, that title is easily identifiable as one travels the roads of Ocala, taking in the magnificent views of horse... more

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Combined Driving, Bike Riding, and Symphonic Pleasures! #LivinginOcala

Weekend Entertainment Abounds in Marion County with International Driving Competition, Fat Tire Fun, Plus An Evening at the Symphony! Diversity in choices in Ocala is the theme of this weekend’s line-up of entertainment. There’s a healthy dose of outdoor fun on the calendar, with the FEI... more

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Culinary Festivals This Week! #LivinginOcala

Culinary Festivals Top This Week’s Entertainment Options in Ocala! It’s true Ocala is “The Horse Capital of the World”, but the greater Marion County region has much more to offer beyond the horse shows and equestrian activities. Our urban center continues to flourish with a multitude of... more

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Some of OHP’s favorite things about Ocala and HITS #LivinginOcala

When we’re not playing matchmakers to buyers and their new homes, we’re hitting up our favorite hometown spots with each other, our friends, and our families. My favorite slice in Ocala: Chris & Rob – Both of us love Blue Highway Pizza. Having been in the business years ago, it always... more

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Ocala Culture & Community – History of the Horse & Beyond!

It is true that many people flock to Ocala for the equestrian environment, but there is more to the greater Marion County community than just the horses! When contemplating a move to Florida for your equestrian interests, consider the rich history of Ocala and all the region has to offer. A quick... more

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Heaven on Earth

Chris and Rob Desino talk about their new “digs” at Hampton Lane, a new horse farm estate development imagined by them and for people who, like them, expect the best in equine living in Ocala/Marion County. It’s heaven on earth in the heart of horse country. “We love the style,... more

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Look Who’s On the Cover of Ocala Style!

Touted as Ocala’s “Property Brothers”, Chris, Rob and Matt grace the cover of the June edition of Ocala Style Magazine and have feature articles which focus on their success in the Florida real estate market and the life style that they’ve created here in the greater Ocala region. Ocala... more

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