Ocala Horse Properties - 2023 Summer Farm Portfolio

SUMMER SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 112 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 Now the exclusive real estate company of theWinter Equestrian Festival,Wellington Equestrian Realty has been established since 2010. “There is no doubt that buyers continue to call us because of our knowledge of bothmarkets,” says Varney. “Not one other agent or real estate company inOcala can come close to the experience and sales recordwe have in bothmarkets. BothOcala andWellingtonmarkets actually complement each other, and the reality is we see people go back and forth to both places consistently.” BothOcala andWellington have long drawnwell known figures in the equestrian community, but since theWorld EquestrianCenter was built inOcala, growth in the area has increased exponentially.The billion-dollar complex features, in addition to world-class show facilities, a variety of restaurants, retail, lodging and entertainment. Highlighted in theWall Street Journal article is OcalaHorse Properties’ recent sale to prominent Canadian horse owner/breeder Ariel Grange, whose family owns Lothlorien Stables inCaledon, Ontario. Recently she sold her family’s properties inWellington to relocate toOcala with around 20 horses, commenting that she preferred themore relaxed lifestyle of Ocala to the fast pace ofWellington. While some individuals may prefer one or the other, Varney said that he thinks the two areas complement each other: “Ocala offers acreage and a phenomenal venue at WEC, while Wellington is established, offers incredible restaurants and shopping, and is near the beach. In our two brokerages we can successfully take people to both markets, and we have a deep understanding of both markets. There’s no one else who can say that. The best portfolio of properties in the state of Florida comes from our office.” “Before they built theWorld Equestrian Center in Ocala, people either moved toWellington or Ocala and there was nomiddle ground. Ocala was more affordable and low-key, whileWellington had the Palm Beach scene, so quite a few people fromWellington bought secondary farms inOcala just to have a weekend place to get away. But these days, people are moving to Ocala year-round.”