Ocala Equestrian Lifestyle

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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