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#state_name# Property for Sale Suitable for the Horse

With so many, many miles of coastline, beaches, wetlands , open skies and the beauty of the Everglades,coupled with mild temperatures and mineral rich water and soil, it is easy to understand why horse-people and their horses like to live in this state. Florida is home to one of the three largest horse industries in the nation, one that is very diverse with a very large span of equestrian activities from rural breeding and training properties to the more urban operation of tracks and equine competitions of many types . Just one famous county in Florida has more horses than any other county nationwide!

Florida is definitely a major Thoroughbred center, from breeding, raising, training to performance. The state operates race tracks (flat racing and harness racing) and off-track betting. However the highest percent of horse activities is showing as well as recreational. Almost every single horse breed is represented in this state, including breeding establishments for each.

Florida boasts many proven champions, and champions of champions, with national and international recognition. From racing to reining; to dressage, combined driving, eventing, and hunt/jump competitions: from Polo to trail riding. It is probably safe to say, “You name it and Florida has it.” Many big and well-known events happen annually and competition comes from all over the country as well as from other countries. Florida also hosts the Horse Festival and the Sunshine State Games Equestrian Classic. To list all the equine events in Florida would take pages of typing, from local to international, and folks love the horse farm tours, the Florida Horse Park and museums like the 400 acre Florida Carriage Museum and Resort, to name but a few.

With temperatures from 83 degrees to just under 60 degrees, it is easy to understand why Florida enjoys BIG horse business - from professional equestrians to casual horse lovers.

Considering horse property in Florida, it might be wise to have two considerations: the landscape, or terrain you prefer, and the activities offered for your favorite breed and discipline. Contact Florida horse associations for info and well as realty companies. For sure they will have your favorite breed/discipline, but it would be good to have some detailed info per location of property. It’s a horse-busy state, but the level is very varied and therefore difficult not to find what suits, if you do some looking. Check out Sunshine State Horse Council, then breed/discipline associations, for information about local settings.

Using a Buyer’s Agent

For people with livestock and show horses, dealing with below zero temperatures, two feet of snow on the ground and ice is a challenge that makes us dream of sunny skies and warm balmy temperatures. A move to Florida sounds great, but where do you start? Who do you ask for advice on the right location, the best area for services and what about showing in the area? The first and best starting point is to find an ally in your realtor. A realtor with a working knowledge of horses and the horse industry in the area where you intend to move is key to avoiding a lot of wasted time and energy looking at places that are not suited to your needs. When you talk about stall requirements, wash racks, arenas, footing, pastures and fencing, the realtor needs to be on the same page.

Marion, Levy and Citrus Counties in Florida offer a multitude of options in horse properties from gated communities with 5 acre mini ranches to very impressive race horse facilities, training centers and race tracks...and everything in between. The sheer number of horse places in this area of Florida is truly impressive. Of course the lush rolling hills, pine and oak treed pastures make a perfect backdrop for any livestock operation.

Ocala, Florida is proudly advertised as the “Horse Capital of the World” for good reason. Located in north central Florida, it is easily accessible to northern states for summertime show circuits without traveling the first 6 hours just getting out of the state. In the winter months, Ocala is home to the HITS horse complex which has recently completed a new state of the art competition show arena and hosting hunter-jumper events in a very active show season between January and April.

The Florida Horse Park also located in Ocala is in the process of making improvements to the barns, arenas and exhibitors facilities after the State of Florida recently granted $4 Million dollars in funding for the Horse Park. The Florida Horse Park hosts world and Olympic equine sports competition from dressage to polo to versatility challenges.

In addition, the Ocala area offers the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway for a 110 mile corridor from the Gulf of Mexico to the St John’s River with many miles of mapped loop trails to safely explore Florida’s wild beauty from horseback.

If moving to Central Florida is in your future, please don’t hesitate to let me help you find your perfect destination. I have been involved in the horse profession since 1968 as a trainer, breeder and competition rider.

A buyers agent works for the buyer at no cost to the buyer. All fees are paid out of the seller’s proceeds. I will take you from your first offer to the closing date, including all property inspections, to guaranty you the property is perfect for you. I am familiar with builders, contractors, painters, farriers, vets, surveyors, attorneys and other professionals that will help you get from point A to Z. You can check out some horse properties currently for sale in the Ocala area by checking out my website located at DavidCroweRealEstate.com. Let’s do this together! Make your dream come true.

3608 W Daffodil Dr
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
Office 352-270-8405
Mobile 352-585-4449

Be sure to check HSC’s calendar of shows for this state.