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“This last year, Off The Record and I were the first Americans in history to win the CHIO4*-S in Aachen Germany. Moments like these are made possible with a great team and consistent training at our winter home in Ocala.” – WILL COLEMAN Photo courtesy of Shannon Brinkman 2 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES
OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 3 WHY WE’RE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.................................04 MEET OUR TEAM......................................................................................04 WE ARE OPENING A NEW OFFICE!................................................24 EVENTS GUIDE..........................................................................................42 WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER EVENTS......................................48 WE ARE ACTIVELY ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY.........................................................................56 WHY WE ARE INDUSTRY LEADERS...............................................62 WE ARE PERSONALLY INVESTED...................................................84 WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT HORSES........................................92 AREA DINING GUIDE............................................................................106 WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER Q+A............................................ 126 CONTENTS CLIENT SPOTLIGHT Throughout this magazine we highlight photos of our clients, like Charlotte Collier, enjoying their beautiful horses here in Ocala and around the world. We love being a part of this great community and enjoy seeing our fellow equestrians loving what they do!
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 4 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 CHRIS AND ROB DESINO As the principles of Ocala Horse Properties, the brothers are from Rochester, New York. Their drive and determination showed early on as the twins were WHY WE’RE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS top performers in every sport they played. But it was competitive rowing where they first made a mark on the national scene. While attending Hobart College, they were two-time National Collegiate Champions. After graduation, the brothers moved to Philadelphia where they trained and competed for the US National & World Championship Team. Prior to the 2000 Olympics, Rob suffered an unfortunate career ending injury and they turned their focus to another passion — restaurants. Rob and Chris created a chain of very successful restaurants throughout Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York, where they honed their exemplary customer service skills. They believe that restaurants were the best training for having an extreme focus on keeping guests happy. After selling their restaurants, they felt as if the horse farm real estate business was the next natural step and chose Ocala because they both had wintered here with their horses. Chris also spearheads the design and build part of their business. Over the last several years, they have developed, built and renovated some of the most exquisite farms sold in all of Marion County during that time. They also offer their guidance to their clients on the ins and outs of building and renovating farms to today’s standards. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES was formed in 2007 by twin brothers Chris and Rob Desino. In 2011, Matt Varney joined the team. The OHP Team has led the Ocala farm sales market since 2007, and year after year they are #1 in farm sales representing both sellers and buyers. In addition, they also own Wellington Equestrian Realty and Hudson Phillips Properties and between the three companies, represent the largest portfolio of premier horse properties in the world with the largest marketing budget in the nation. Rob, Chris and Matt are not just selling real estate, they are selling the equestrian lifestyle to those who have dreamt of it their entire lives. There is no other place quite like Ocala in the world, and the OHP team takes great pride at bringing dreams to a reality. As a client you work solely with Rob, Chris and Matt. When you hire the OHP Team, you don’t get just one agent, you get a team that operates as one and with one goal in mind —YOU. MEET OUR TEAM
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SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 6 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 MATT VARNEY Matt Varney is an accomplished real estate professional who started his career in residential site construction and estimating before working for a privately held Florida-based real estate developer where, at just 26, he quickly became the leading salesman in the company. In 2010, along with Chris and Rob Desino, Matt started Ocala Horse Properties’ sister company, Wellington Equestrian Realty. Even though Wellington is widely known as one of the most competitive places in the country to sell horse farms, Matt excelled quickly selling more farms than any other realtor in Palm Beach County. Matt has been entrusted to represent – and has sold to – many members of the Forbes Fortune 100 list and his success has been well documented, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and 60 Minutes Sports. In Ocala, Matt’s extensive transactional experience has helped further solidify Ocala Horse Properties’ position as the most successful horse farm brokerage
OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 7 Our boutique company has one goal: To completely satisfy each client, one at a time. the last decade—and counting. In 2020 and 2021, Matt was Marion County’s leading realtor with over $200,000,000 in market share (21). Matt is an avid sports fan, a respectable golfer, loves to fish and enjoys riding recreationally. He lives his equestrian competitiveness vicariously through his wife, Dr. Courtney Varney, DVM. Matt enjoys accompanying Dr. Varney, an accomplished FEI Dressage rider, USDF gold medalist, and equine veterinarian, to as many competitions as their busy schedules will allow. Matt and his family remain very active in helping preserve Marion County’s horse farms through organizations like Horse Farms Forever, where Courtney and he are founders. Matt was awarded the Carry Back Award by the Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ organization which honors those who make a considerable impact on the Florida Thoroughbred industry through their service. Matt’s enthusiasm is contagious and his ability to quickly decipher and cultivate a clients’ needs, while persistently educating them about smart investments, is what sets him apart. LISA ROGERS Lisa Rogers, a fifth generation Floridian, joined the team at Ocala Horse Properties in 2013 as our Business Manager. She is an invaluable member of our team, balancing a variety of tasks including coordination of our listings, greeting and scheduling client appointments, liaising with marketing and sponsorship, attending home inspections and appraisals, as well as managing the office reports and finances. Outside of the offices, Marion County locals also know that Lisa is a creative talent and hometown artist. She was selected as the 2018 Cover Artist for the Chain of Parks Art Festival and has showcased her work throughout Florida. SUSAN FURDEK Susan Furdek joined Ocala Horse Properties in 2017 as our Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator, working with buyers, sellers, closing agents and loan officers. As the main point of contact at our home offices, Susan strives to provide excellent customer service throughout the real estate process. Susan is a true Floridian, born and raised, and enjoys all of the recreation that Florida has to offer; the beaches, local springs, antiquing, festivals, and small-town shopping. She loves new adventures with her family, friends and dogs! PHOTO COURTESY OF MAVEN PHOTO & FILM
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES There’s no competition. With passion that endures and unmatched expertise. It’s why Ocala Horse Properties is #1. #1 Ocala Farm Realtors for 15 Years &Counting! Chris & Rob Desino & Matt Varney
OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 www.OcalaHorseProperties .com (352) 615-8891 Contact The OHP Team Day or Night to List Your Property Expertise- Whether buying or selling your home, at Ocala Horse Properties, you get a team of established real estate professionals who are dedicated to putting you first. Passion- OcalaHorsePropertieswas foundedbylocal real estate superstars and equine sportsmen Chris and Rob Desino. They, along with Matt Varney, are a passionate family of equestrians who strive to protect Marion County’s status as Horse Capital of the World. Results- With connections worldwide, the OHP team has been the #1 farm realtors for 15 years and counting. Competitive Commission Structure v The Largest Farm Marketing Campaign in the US v Dual-market Strategy with Sister Company in Wellington
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 10 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 EAGLE POINT RANCH 9950 NW 160TH AVENUE, MORRISTON NW Ocala | Offered at $6,000,000 and $4,500,000 for 83 acres THIS MAGNIFICENT 135-acre farm begins at the beautifully landscaped gated entrance; wind up the tree-lined paved drive to the stunning two-story home and adorable 2-stall barn. A separate gated entrance is provided to the 6-stall center-aisle barn that includes bath, tack room, wash rack, and office. The hilltop home is a feast for the eyes, with special architectural and design elements at every turn; from the grand entrance and foyer, to the spectacular chandeliers, the wood beams, to the glasswork on almost all of the doors and entryways. The elegant master suite features a fireplace, and his and hers walk-in closets, including washer and dryer. The huge kitchen with giant island, stone counters, large seating area, and stunning cabinetry, is beyond the dreams of even the most discerning chef. Doors open to the spectacular outdoor living, dining, and entertaining area with saltwater pool, landscaping, multiple seating areas, and spa. The home includes an office, with its own attached full bath. There are multiple washers and dryers, including in the master closet, craft room, and garage apartment. The property is board and wire fenced, and includes multiple paddocks with plenty of room for more. Also included in this listing is a 2 BR/ 2 BA mobile home, and two 3 BR/ BA mobile homes, a drive-through shelter, plus a pole barn that provides shelter for farm equipment. To learn more about this property contact Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891.
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 15 ®CUSTOM HOMES ®NEW CONSTRUCTION ®RENOVATIONS ®ADDITIONS ®EQUINE CONSTRUCTION ® LIGHT COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION Will Futch, Owner (352) 209-3989 Scott Schuck, Owner (352) 804-6577 [email protected] • www.shdflorida.com Quality and Honesty Shouldn’t Be Upgrades. Contact us today!
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 16 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 STANLEY G. WHITE GRANDEUR ARABIANS 1001 W HIGHWAY 316, CITRA NW Ocala | Offered at $3,995,000 MAKING ITS DEBUT on the market is the renowned Stanley G. White’s Grandeur Arabians. It’s a beautifully maintained and delightfully landscaped 137 acres, conveniently located to Ocala, Gainesville, and just 10 minutes to the Ocala Jockey Club! This sprawling farm includes multiple paddocks, 8 miles of board fencing, a ~40 acre hay field, lush green grass, and approximately a half mile of road frontage. This property is HIGH AND DRY! with both rolling hills and flatlands, and provides great footing throughout for any and every discipline. Featured is a center-aisle training barn and center-aisle breeding barn for a total of 82 stalls, and features an office, 3 bathrooms, feed rooms, and tack rooms, and 6 wash racks; there is a covered arena between the two barns creating an “H” shaped multi-purpose facility. It is an ideal setup for training, events, sales, entertaining, festivals, and more. There are covered round pens on each side of the facility as well as hot walkers. The main home, guest home, both barns, and both round pens were re-roofed June 2021. The 3 BR/1.5 BA guest home was fully renovated in 2017, and new a/c was installed in both it and the main home at that time. To learn more about this property contact Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891.
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 19 STANLEY G. WHITE GRANDEUR ARABIANS AT A GLANCE 10 minutes to Ocala Jockey Club High and Dry Multi-purpose covered arena facility Two barns - 82 stalls
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 20 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 Ocala West - Next to Gold's Gym 4419 NW Blitchon Rd, Ocala, FL 34482 Ocala East 47 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, FL 34471 Lady Lake - Sunset Professional Center 809 CR 466, C 303, Lady Lake, FL, 32159 RECHARGE YOUR... LOOK LIBIDO ENERGY MOOD METABALISM HEALTH LIFE. Dr. Steve Tieche, M.D. RechargeOcalaClinic.com Medical Weight Loss Laser Treatments PRP Injectables Photo Facials Hormone Replacement Medical Marijuana Recharge TeleMedicine FOR A FREE CONSULTATION CALL 352-512-9996 Ocala West - Next to Gold's Gym 4419 NW Blitchon Rd, Ocala, FL 34482 Ocala East 47 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, FL 34471 Lady Lake - Sunset Professional Center 809 CR 466, C 303, Lady Lake, FL, 32159 RECHARGE Y UR... LOOK LIBIDO ENERGY MOOD METABALISM HEALTH LIFE. Dr. Steve Tieche, M.D. RechargeOcalaClinic.com Medical Weight Loss Laser Treatments PRP Injectables Photo Facials Hormone Replacement Medical Marijuana Recharge TeleMedicine FOR A FREE CONSULTATION CALL 352-512-9996 Ocala West - Nex to Gold's Gym 419 NW Blitchon Rd, Oc la, FL 3 482 Ocala East 47 SW 17th Str et, Suite A, Ocal , FL 34471 Lady Lake - Sunset Profe sional Center 809 CR 4 6, C 303, Lady Lake, FL, 32159 R ARGE Y ... LO K LIBID ENERGY ET LI E L I r. St v Ti , . . Recharg O Medical Weight Loss Las r Treatments PRP Injectables Photo Facials Hormon Replacement M i l rij r l i i F A FREE CONSULTATION CALL
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22 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES “My buddy Keystone and I during one of our many hacks around our farm. There is simply nothing better than enjoying Ocala’s open spaces and beautiful places on horseback.“ – MARY JANE HUNT Photo courtesy of Elma Garcia Photo
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 25 We’ve said it before: Ocala’s popularity has grown steady year-after-year. This has been exciting to experience, and we have proactively adapted to the market for our buyers and sellers. Whether a buyer or a seller, we know that renovations and new builds have become all the more important as the popularity of our area has decreased the availability of fully equipped farms. We have answered this call by developing a new, unique design services center within our new office located directly across from the Publix shopping center on Highway 27! We also plan to keep our current office location, and this new space will help us expand the level of services that we offer our clients, including an extensive area for design services. Whether designing from the ground up or renovating a farm, home or barn, this exciting new offfice will ensure that Ocala Horse Properties offers a unique boutique experience for new buyers coming to the area as well as sellers. “Getting creative and adapting to changes in market conditions to be successful for all of our clients is one of our greatest advantages,” Chris says. WE ARE OPENING A NEW OFFICE! Our new office is taking shape! Located directly across from the Publix shopping center on Highway 27.
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 26 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 “Our office, which should be opening in March, will be more than just a real estate office,” he says. “In essence, it will be a one-stop shopping experience for anyone in the market for a luxury home or farm “ready to go”, or a property that needs some updating. We will be positioned to be able to assist our clients to add barns, arenas, gates, landscaping and even a home.” This is something that Rob and Chris have done numerous times since 2008. “We know the ins and outs and can show our clients what they can do with the right people – they should have 100% confidence in building the farm of their dreams,” Chris says. Out-of-town buyers should have complete confidence in buying raw land or a property that needs updating. So how does it work? Clients will be set up with the right architect, the right general contractor, and other partners that OHP has worked with and trusts. When building from the ground up, clients may expect to be shown all the choice pieces of land that are available, to be provided with numerous home and barn plans, and be introduced to the right design team of architects, general contractors and designers that can take clients from A-Z in a seamless and enjoyable process. A new build may seem daunting, but the path is exciting and the results are rewarding. Clients will get exactly what they want, and have a positive investment in a property that has an immediate upside. The first step is easy — just a call directly to OHP to schedule an in-person consultation to visit our design center to meet the team and learn more about the many land options. SO HOW DOES IT WORK? Clients will be set up with the right architect, the right general contractor, and other partners that OHP has worked with and trusts. When building from the ground up, clients may expect to be shown all the choice pieces of land that are available, to be provided with numerous home and barn plans, and be introduced to the right design team of architects, general contractors and designers that can take clients from A-Z in a seamless and enjoyable process. A new build may seem daunting, but the path is exciting and the results are rewarding. Clients will get exactly what they want, and have a positive investment in a property that has an immediate upside. THE FIRST STEP IS EASY — just a call directly to OHP to schedule an in-person consultation to visit our design center to meet the team and learn more about the many land options.
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www.OcalaHorseProperties .com WE HAVE SEVERAL POCKET LISTINGS OF LAND FROM 10 TO OVER 100 ACRES! Chris & Rob Desino & Matt Varney LAND LISTINGS: 54 ACRES Can be divided into two lots. 100% private, huge oak trees, gently rolling land & beautiful farms. 10 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. 14 ACRES Gorgeous, extremely private, huge ancient grand daddy oaks located on a very quiet street surrounded by beautiful farms, close to everything and only 3 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. Well & electric already in place. 50 ACRES Offered as (2) 25 acre lots. Located only three minutes to the World Equestrian Center. Very private, massive Grand Daddy Oaks, beautiful farms and soil. DIFFICULTY FINDING YOUR DREAM FARM?
Call us today to learn more! (352) 615-8891 140 ACRES Offered in (5) 25-30 acre lots. Rolling hills with gorgeous vista views, great soil & massive oak trees. Located 12 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. 100 ACRES Offered for sale at the minimum of 25 acre purchase. Perfect Grand Daddy Oaks, great soil. Located 8 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. 226 ACRES Offered in 10 to 25 acre lots. Very private. Will be gated as a very upscale equestrian development and will include bridle paths. Dotted with large Grand Daddy Oaks. Located only 7 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. ALL PARCELS: Are located close to the World Equestrian Center. Are surrounded by other beautiful farms. Are located within the Farmland Preservation Area heavily protected by Horse Farms Forever.
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 31 Protect ❦ Promote ❦ Preserve ❦ Plan www.horsefarmsforever . com © Kerry Heubeck Survey Says: “Marion County’s Farmland Preservation Area is home to some of the richest soils and pristine fresh water aquifers in the world. It is crucial that we maintain this area and its resources to ensure that our legacy as the Horse Capital of the World® will remain for future generations.” 2.1% DISAGREE 0.9% DON’T KNOW/ NO ANSWER 6.8% NEUTRAL 90.2% AGREE THE PEOPLE OF MARION COUNT Y HAVE SPOKEN. See more survey results on our website.
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36 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 EQUINE ESTATES FARM 10579 SW 11TH TER, OCALA SW Ocala | Offered at $1,395,000 LOCATED JUST STEPS away from the Florida Horse Park, and within the gates of the horse-friendly community of Equine Estates, is this beautiful 10 acre gem! Ride peacefully and safely on the bridle path around this lovely community. You also have the luxury of riding right into the Florida Greenways and Trails where miles of hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding can all be enjoyed. The 3-stall concrete block barn includes fly spray, feed/tack room, and a garage for equipment storage. The 2017 custom home is spacious and airy, has 10 foot ceilings throughout, crown molding, 5.5” baseboards, and is very energy efficient. The common areas feature tray ceilings; in the office and breakfast nook you’ll find custom built wood beams. The bright and roomy master includes separate his and her closets, and a sitting area with windows overlooking the paddocks; it also provides glass sliders to the lanai. The extra large en suite bath features dual counters and sinks, garden tub, and a triple sized open shower. The lanai provides the perfect spot to catch the sunrise, and overlooks the barn and paddocks beyond; it also features a 6 person hot tub, and a generator outlet. The farm is landscaped for privacy, and it, as well as all the neighboring farms, are meticulously maintained. To learn more about this property contact Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 39 EQUINE ESTATES FARM AT A GLANCE Pristine gated equine community 2017 custom home Steps from Florida Horse Park Adjacent to Florida Greenways & Trails
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OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 43 FARMER’S MARKET Farmers’ markets packed with beautiful bounties are one of the great pleasures of living in the Sunshine State. Unhindered by snow and cold, Florida’s sun-soaked community markets have evolved into the heartbeat of downtown. And Ocala is no exception. On Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendors gather under the openair Market Pavilion and along the streets of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue, serving up a smorgasbord of fresh produce, seasonal ingredients, artisanal products, and community culture. Epicureans stuff their canvas totes with fresh ingredients for weekend meals and game-day delights. Kids clamor for food truck treats while friends and neighbors chatter about current events. On any given weekend, there’s a bevy of live music, artistic endeavors, juicy gossip, and delightful four-legged friends. VISIT WWW.OCALADOWNTOWNMARKET.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION! FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK From City Hall to the Downtown Square, Tuscawilla Park to Fort King Street, Ocala likes to celebrates art is all forms — canvas to couture, music to food. Which makes the City’s First Friday Art Walk appeal to such a diverse and curious crowd, eager to explore. From September through May, art galleries and shops all over Ocala’s Historic Corridor stay open late on First Fridays, inviting guests to peruse works ranging from painting to photography to sculpture. The casual atmospheres encourages art appreciation, lingering over libations at Ocala’s fantastic restaurants, and mingling with other like-minded connoisseurs. It’s the ultimate place to see and be scene while supporting Ocala’s creative talent and enjoying the ambiance of historic downtown. Event festivities include more than 30 artist displays, monthly live entertainment, free family art activities provided by local arts organizations and extended shopping hours. Pick up your map on the Square and be sure to tag #OcalaArtWalk in your posts! WWW.OCALAFL.ORG. Ocala Events Guide There’s so much to do and see right here in our vibrant city and it’s all within a short drive or even within the comfort of your own home! So, log on or get out there and check it out.
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 44 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 JAN 7-31ST: 33rd Annual ZORA! Festival Series Zora Neale Hurston National Museum, Eatonville JAN 21ST: Bluegrass & BBQ Tuscawilla Park @ 6:00 pm JAN 21ST: Lee Ann Womack Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm JAN 26TH: An Evening with Leo Kottke Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm JAN 27TH: Wynonna Judd with The Big Noise Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm JAN 27TH: Tango Fire Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm JAN 28TH: Darren Nicholson Band Phillips Center @ 7:00 + 9:00 pm FEB 3RD: Lemon Anderson Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 4TH: Changes in Latitude Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 5TH: Artrageous—Interactive Art & Music Experience Reilly Arts Center @ 3:00 pm FEB 12TH: Los Lobos Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 12TH: Cattle Drive & Cowboy Round Up Tuscawilla Park @ 10:00 am FEB 12TH: Dance Alive! Don Juan in Loveland Phillips Center @ 2:00 + 7:30 pm FEB 16TH: Branford Marsalis Quartet Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 8TH: Rent RENT’s 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production—so don’t miss it! Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm CURRENT-APRIL 24TH Heart of the Horse: Photographs by Juliet van Otteren Appleton Museum of Art
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SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 46 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 FEB 18TH: The Gainesville Orchestra—Water Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 23RD & 24TH: Lundú Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 25TH: 10,000 Maniacs Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm FEB 25TH: Gretchen Parlato Quartet ‘Flor’ Phillips Center @ 7:00 + 9:00 pm MAR 1ST: Pilobolus Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 3RD: Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 4TH-5TH-6TH: 1st Annual GNV Film Festival TBD. Visit gnvfilmfest.com MAR 5TH: Bowie & Glass Return Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30pm MAR 11TH: Dance Alive! presents Champagne Gala Legacy Park Multipurpose Center @ 6:00 pm MAR 11TH: Kevin Nealon Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 13TH: Quartet Amabile Phillips Center @ 2:00 pm MAR 15TH: BalletX Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 16TH: Blue Man Group Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 22ND: Chris Botti Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 24TH: No Exit Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm MAR 25TH & 26TH: Dance Alive! presents Carmina Burana Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm APR 4TH: An Evening with Kenny G Reilly Arts Center @ 8:00 pm APR 8TH: George Hinchliffe’s Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm APR 14TH: Zach Williams with Anne Wilson Phillips Center @ 7:00 pm MAY 6TH: The Gainesville Orchestra—Ether Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm MAY 20TH Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Reilly Arts Center @ 7:30 pm APR 5TH: Cirque Eloise— Hotel Cirque Eloize combines high-flying acrobatic feats with music, dance, comedy, and theater in performances brimming with magic Phillips Center @ 7:30 pm
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Monster, (Cooley Quicksilver) at Les 5 Etoiles De Pau in Pau France. This was Monster ’s 2nd 5*. Photo courtesy of Tilly Berendt OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 47
Did you know? Equestrian is a Latin word which has been originated from Equestrianism and it actually means riding on the horse. Equestr in Latin means a horse by the way. World Equestrian Center Filling out the most exciting WEC schedule yet are a full list of USEF-rated Dressage shows, the unique Brick City Anime Festival and popular Belgian Malinois National Specialty Show. 2022 EVENTS SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 48 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891
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SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 50 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 WILLOW WINDS FARM 8894 NW HIGHWAY 320, MICANOPY NW Ocala | Offered at $13,995,000 THIS EXTRAORDINARY 193+ acre farm is bursting with amenities, world-class features, and is adorned with stunning oaks, rolling hills, and meticulously-kept landscaping; plus it’s less than 3 miles to the Ocala Jockey Club! Enter this farm, and wind down the paved drive to find the main home on your left; you’ll become immediately enchanted by the main entrance which includes a Porte Cochere, a 12’x50’ water feature, and a breathtaking custom front door. Step inside and immerse yourself in the beauty of this handsome home where no detail has been overlooked. The living room features a cathedral ceiling, an expanse of windows overlooking the pool, marble walls, and a bar with a back-lit mirrored wall and shelves for bottle storage; the powder roomis aworkof art in itself - a suspended glass floor covers wood shavings to evoke the image of a stall. This spectacular smarthome also features several dining areas, a contemporary kitchen, with high-end appliances, overlooking the pool area, and a master wing featuring an exercise room, office, en suite bedroom, and his & her walk-in closet. A separate wing of the house features 3 bedrooms, common room, and kitchenette. The bedrooms all include recessed lighting, and walk-in closets with built-in storage. Step out back, and follow the walkways through terraced decks to the luxurious 97’x30’ foot infinity pool featuring 4 walk-ins, and a 12 person spa. Nothing short of a resort-like atmosphere, this backyard paradise includes a full kitchen, grilling station, music system, 2 storage rooms, mechanical room, and both a women’s and men’s restroom. Steps away you’ll find a fitness room, wine room, maid’s quarters and workshop. The barns include a 6-stall stallion barn, 20-stall weanling barn, 17-stall mare barn, and a spectacular 60-stall H-shaped training barn with covered exercise area, hot walkers, Eurosizers, round pen, loading chutes, office, lounge restrooms, storage rooms, wash racks, and much much more. This farm also features a 1/2 mile track, a 3/2.5 guest house, 1 BR/1 BA cottage on the hill overlooking the track, and a 3 BR/2.5 BA manager’s residence. The special features, design elements, landscape lighting, horse amenities, and breathtaking views, are much too vast to describe. A tour of this move-in ready farm is a must. To learn more about this property contact Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891.
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Because we want More of this... and Less of this... OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES AND HORSE FARMS FOREVER ADVOCATES FOR PRESERVING THE CHARACTER AND CULTURE OF OCALA/MARION COUNTY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 56 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891
OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 57 A BETTER TOMORROW Our horses, our land, our businesses, our livelihood. This is what we — Ocala Horse Properties and Horse Farms Forever — seek to protect. We know the value we and our community bring to this area. That value results in a thriving, stable economy. By founding endeavors like Horse Farms Forever, we have helped the horse industry create more than 21,000 jobs in Marion County with an overall economic impact of $2.3 billion dollars. But beyond the financial gains, protecting our land has fostered over 80,000 horses in our region with all thoroughbreds represented and preserving our culture and the uniqueness that makes Ocala great! HOW IT BEGAN After hearing about possible FDOT routes that would destroy the NWHorse Farms, Chris, Rob and Matt quickly jumped into action rallying the community and communicating with Tallahassee. Weeks later and in front of a packed house at the County Commission Chambers, Matt delivered a powerful speech that laid out the frustrations of the community, the fault of the FDOT study and challenged the county commission to act immediately and decisively. The result of that meeting was unanimous, the commissioners were on board and had listened to OHP and the community and they began drafting a resolution against the Coastal Connector. Knowing the resolution was only the start – and knowing this was ultimately a state issue, not a county one – OHP quickly came together with Bernie Little along with many other farm owners to create Horse Farms Forever. Rob, co-founder and vice president of Horse Farms Forever, was instrumental in lobbying the Governor’s office to abandon all routes for the Coastal Connector, while Matt’s previous development experience helped him lobby for proactive and protective solutions. Dear Rob, Chris & Matt, Im sitting here on my Veranda , on this amazing 75 degree day, looking out over the beautiful Horse pastures, and rolling hills dotted with Oaks. It’s the beginning of the Fall/Winter Season in Ocala, and I’m thinking how fortunate I am to live in such an amazing environment. I also reflected on the past year and how Ocala ,and it’s residents came so close to losing this Paradise to a Toll Road.....The Costal Connector. I know I have said Thank you a dozen times, but today I need to say it again. Thank you all for the extraordinary effort you put into stopping what would have have been the destruction of this Paradise. Thank you for the time, the energy and the fight you led to insure our beautiful County stayed in tact and not ripped apart by the Coastal Connector . Thank you for your countless trips to Tallahassee, Thank you for securing a Lobbyist to help fight for the landowners, and businesses. It is obvious to me that your passion for insuring our lifestyle in Ocala came from the heart. You led the charge because this is your home too. Every effort needs leadership and focus and you provided it in the charge to save our lifestyle. You stepped up to the plate to invest your time and effort and personal finances to ensure that all we love in Ocala stayed in tact. I don’t know if many realize how much you emotionally invested to save our way of life, but I do. Now, I’m heading over to my barn to throw a saddle on one of my horses and hack on down our beautiful roads. Gratefully, Pat West Stoney Point Farm WE ARE ACTIVELY ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES “We love working with groups like Horse Farms Forever that strive to conserve the beautiful green spaces that make Marion County a special place to live. We want to protect that sense of space for generations to come.” MATT VARNEY Scenes from this most recent 2021 Conservation Summit held at OBS. Photos by Bruce Ackerman, Russell Crowder, Karolina Wignall. 58 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891
OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 59 “Horse Farms Forever would not have been able to make such an impact so quickly without the expertise, leadership, and tireless efforts of Ocala Horse Properties.” says Bernie Little, president of Horse Farms Forever. The team continues their work as Vice President (Rob Desino), founders, active advocates, spokespeople and sponsors. “We are proud of the actions we have taken to help solidify the future of Marion County’s horse farms,” says Matt. And, as a result, the OHP team has helped the horse industry create more than 21,000 jobs throughout the county with an overall economic impact of $2.3 billion dollars. It is in the same spirit of advocacy that Matt was honored with the Carry Back Award by the Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ organization, which honors those who make a considerable impact on the Florida thoroughbred industry through their service. In November, Horse Farms forever held their Second Annual Conservation Summit, “Conversations about Conservation” at Ocala Breeders’ Sales. OHP were Gold Sponsors of the summit which addressed the balance between growth and preservation of Marion County’s 193,00-acre Farmland Preservation Area. At the top of the agenda, Charlotte Weber was awarded the first annual Acorn Conservation Award. John C. Malone, Liberty media Chairman, businessman, philanthropist and conservationist, was the keynote speaker. Malone is the largest private landowner in North America with more than 2.2 million acres including Ocala’s Bridlewood Farm. “We [Ocala Horse Properties] brought John Malone to Ocala. He was a client of ours originally fromWellingon. He is one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met,” says Matt. “His passion for land and knowledge for conservation is at a completely different level — something we should all strive for. He is a role model.” The major topic of discussion, led by Ocala Metro Chamber and Economic Partnership President and CEO Kevin Sheilley, was the results of the recent Quality of Life Survey which was conducted last summer. “It’s always important to take the pulse of the community and have that perspective in order to make smart decisions,” says Matt. “The survey will help us to look at where the county is growing and where it needs to grow. Ocala is incredibly unique in that it is growing in 2 different ways. On one hand, we are adding diverse industry, housing and jobs - classic urban growth. But also, we have one of the largest regional farmland preservation areas in the country and a thriving equine industry dependent on those farms,” he continues. The survey, organized by Horse Farms Forever and sponsored by Ocala Horse Properties, will help key organizations and leaders understand the needs and desires of Marion County residents and define the issues facing the area. “Marion County can responsibly grow in a lot of different directions. I’m from a family of developers and have seen the effects of shortsighted development. We are unbelievably fortunate to have the Farmland Preservation Area and Urban Growth Area here, and leadership that values them equally,” says Matt. HORSE FARMS FOREVER MISSION Horse Farms Forever ’s mission is to preserve the character and culture that horses, horse farms and the 193,000 acre Farmland Preservation Area (FPA) bring to Marion County. The organization is focused on raising awareness about protecting horse farms and advocating for the protection of the FPA from the threat of unplanned growth and road development. Members of HFF include some of the top farm owners and equine related businesses in our region. Together we share the same vision to carry forward the tradition of preserving land, and thus the health of the horse industry. “We truly believe that horses, horse farms and the horse industry create the character and culture that makes Ocala/Marion County unique and noteworthy. For there to be horses and an equine industry, there must be farmland available for horse farms. The Farmland Preservation Area in northwest Marion County serves that purpose, and thus it is precious and must be protected and preserved to sustain this sense of place.”
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LIKE OTHERS AT THE TOP of their field, the team at OHP work around the clock because their life and work passions are inseparable and revolve around horses and equestrian farms. They are also personally invested in protecting Marion County’s status as the Horse Capital of the World. #1 IN SALES IN 2021 Matt is leading Marion County Sales again in 2021 .with a sold volume (brought the buyer) totaling $105 million and with a total sales volume of nearly $185 million. To put that in perspective next closest Marion County agent sold $29 million. “We know every detail about how the horse and real estate industries work,” says Chris. “And we use our passion to educate and advise our clients on how to make the best investment in their property.” “We are able to take an extremely proactive approach with our clients because there is very little that a buyer or seller can do to their property that Chris, Matt and myself haven’t done on our own personal properties,” says Rob. “We build, we renovate, we develop, and we’ve done a lot of construction. For our clients, this gives us a significant edge.” “Buyers and Sellers come to us repeatedly because we educate them on wise investments throughout their property ownership. This is why we are #1 in sales — because we have a level of intimate knowledge that others simply do not.” — MATT VARNEY WE ARE INDUSTRY LEADERS This is neither an overstatement nor an insincere superlative: The numbers show that a company that can successfully both list and sell a property is extremely rare. It takes an incredible work ethic, large capital investment in your clients, and an unmatched knowledge of the industry to excel. Enter, Ocala Horse Properties. SEASON 22 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 62 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891
Members of the OHP team have “walked the walk,” opting for preservation over personal profit. Take the recent sale of Chris and Rob’s Hampton Lane farm. Their 180-acre land was originally zoned for 200 half-acre lots. The potential profit from selling off these lots is exponential, to say the least. However, rather than valuing the profit, the Desino’s valued preservation and rezoned the land to keep this beautiful acreage as farmland. And they did this back in 2014 – long before Ocala’s horse country needed to be saved from the Coastal Connector. “This is something we did way ahead of the curve,” said Chris. When the Desino’s purchased the land in 2014 they changed the usage to agricultural and divided the land into six lots and built a farm to live on for a period. “We truly enjoyed the open spaces and always enjoyed taking in the land,” says Chris. “We wanted to keep this a place of peace and create a little hamlet of small equestrian farms.” This illustrates the intersection between Ocala Horse Properties’ personal commitment and their impact on preservation for the entire community. PRESERVATION OVER PROFITS “We had already built up a substantial clientele coming to us not only to buy or sell, but also for advice and expertise. With the World Equestrian Center opening in Ocala, we have since made even more sales because of our extensive experience,” Matt says. OCALA IS GROWING Interested buyers are moving from across the country to Ocala and the publicity around the recently opened World Equestrian Center is attracting buyers in an already heated market. Matt explains that OHP— with their sister companies Wellington Equestrian Realty and Hudson Phillips Properties — are uniquely positioned to take on and attract prospective buyers coming to the area for the first time. He added that he appreciates and understands all aspects of equestrian life and expressed enthusiasm about Ocala’s recent growth. “Ocala really is a melting pot of every single type of horse discipline you can imagine,” he says. “You don’t have to enjoy a specific equestrian discipline to be a part of the Ocala community, and, for that matter, you don’t even have to own a horse. We sell to serious horse show people and to buyers who simply want to enjoy a little piece of the country.” Speaking of growing, we are pleased to announce that we just broke ground on a new office location directly across from the Publix shopping center on Highway 27! We plan to keep our current office location and this new space will help us expand the level of services that we offer our clients, including an extensive area for design services for clients — whether they are designing from the ground up or renovating a farm, home or barn, this exciting new design center will ensure that Ocala Horse Properties offers a unique boutique experience for new buyers coming to the area. $104,138,731 IN FARMS SOLD!* This figure tells you who is actually bringing the Buyers as of 12/17/21. $183,910,731 IN MARKET SHARE!* This figure was generated by agent market share (listings and solds) as of 12/17/21. MATT VARNEY LEADS MARION COUNTY REALTORS AGAIN IN 2021: *AGENT AWARDS REPORT, OMCAR, 1/1/21-12/17/21 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 63 OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | SEASON 22ocalahorseproperties.com