We know that Ocala & Marion County are home to exquisite equine properties with the type of estates, farms, ranches, training facilities and arenas that every equestrian dreams of.
But now it’s also home to the best horse show center in the world — the World Equestrian Center Ocala. This new equestrian center has had a huge impact on farm real estate in the Ocala area.
“In the past six to eight months, we’ve seen real estate prices in Ocala steadily increase because of the new World Equestrian Center Ocala and its proximity to these dream farm properties,” Chris Desino of Ocala Horse Properties says.
“Buyers are even purchasing homes & farms in Ocala while located across the country and the world by using Facetime and Zoom in order to secure their dream home,” he says.
Matt Varney, a broker with Ocala Horse Properties, agrees and says there is no sign of this slowing down and that buyers are finding the location to the World Equestrian Center Ocala even more enticing.
Varney got another first-hand sneak peek of the magnificent World Equestrian Center at an exclusive Open House on Monday, Dec. 7.
“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 impressed.”
As horse people who have competed and visited arenas around the world, Matt says that they were taken back by the thoughtfulness put into the design and flow of the grounds.
“It’s a large venue and the scale is extremely impressive,” Varney says. “But, what’s more, is that it’s very clear that the health and wellbeing of both horse and rider have been prioritized here.”
During the open house, special guests like the Ocala Horse Properties team, were able to tour the grounds, experience the restaurants and explore the barns and showgrounds.
“It was really fun to see the lights on as the sun set,” Matt says.
This new community asset is as much for the sportsman as it is for the spectator.
What is also unique to the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Marion County’s horse country, is that both amateur and professional, local, national and international horses and competitors can come here to compete in this setting.
And this exposure is in the heart of horse country – our home in Ocala, Marion County. Click here to browse the finest farms and estates near the World Equestrian Center Ocala.
“You’d have to travel across the world to find a place to compete like this —this kind of exposure is wonderful for the horse,” Matt says.