Ocala Equestrian Lifestyle

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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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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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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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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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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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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