Ocala, Florida

Acres of lush rolling hills, a pleasant year-round climate and a vibrant equestrian community create the perfect setting for horse and nature enthusiasts alike in the Central Florida city of Ocala. Located halfway between Gainesville and Orlando, Ocala boasts Southern hospitality and small-town charm amid a landscape punctuated by stately Grandfather oaks draped in Spanish moss and green pastures filled with grazing horses. According to real estate broker Joan Pletcher, “it’s very magical here.” (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Cattle drives and grazing horses. Fenced green pastures and tree-shaded lanes. Rolling hills as far as the eye can see. These are the things of which legendary ranches are made. Welcome to Furst Ranch, a truly unique property that offers peaceful country seclusion yet is just minutes to city conveniences, major business districts and the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

As majestic as an American bald eagle soaring through clear blue skies and as gentle and loyal as the family Golden Retriever, horses have been a visual inspiration and a vital part of history for centuries. We’ve compiled a list of luxury décor pieces for those who continue to be inspired by these impressive creatures both inside the home and out to the dressage arena on a sprawling equestrian property. (more…)

By Janan Talafer

Nestled into the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Elk River Club offers sweeping vistas of pristine forests, a mountain-top equestrian facility, shimmering lakes and the meandering Elk River, prized for its trout fishing. Jack Nicklaus designed his first North Carolina Signature golf course here, and it’s often described as one of the most beautiful in the Southeast – consistently ranked among the top 10 in the state. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Approached by a private tree-shaded drive, this sprawling 100-acre estate is ideally suited for the accomplished equestrian or gentleman rancher. Entirely fenced, the property features a 22-stall horse barn with caretaker’s apartment, a 5-furlong track with chute, fenced paddocks, a 600-foot well and a John Deere customized equipment building. Combined with Florida’s temperate climate, “DeVita Ranch” is the premier year-round facility for horse breeders, eventers and equine enthusiasts. (more…)

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