See our Featured Listings

  • Luxury and Nature Collide

    Luxury and Nature Collide in this Beautiful Setting and "One of a kind" 20 acre property with Phenomenal Views.

    Exquisitely custom built 8,100 plus square feet residence is truly about the details, high ceilings, special granite, extensive mill work as well as furniture quality cabinetry. Entry hall floor won a national award. Chef's kitchen designed for entertaining with beautiful island overlooks dining area and water features. Family room with two-story fireplace, ceiling with beams joins the entertaining area and also enjoys the same views.

    Master wing features office, expansive master bath sporting his/her vanities and closet.

    Lower level and third floor offer endless choices for your own personalization. Tucked into its own private area is an incredible 6,000 square foot building plus another 1,500 square foot building.

    Property is zoned A-1 and suitable for horses, cattle or animals of your choice.

    Very, Very Close to town!

  • SOLD - Private Setting - Reduced to $2,100,000

    A handsome gated entry and winding tree lined drive leads to very private 5,000 sq. ft. five bedroom brick residence situated on a knoll overlooking rolling land and a peaceful pond.

    A warm welcoming foyer leads to lovely living room, formal dining room and spacious family room featuring a wall of built-in bookcases with fireplace and media center.

    The chef's kitchen with custom cabinets and granite countertops sports adjoining wet bar and breakfast bar opening to family room. A bright glassed in porch opens to the colorful gardens surrounding the pool.

    The large master suite with glamorous bath is at one end of the first floor. A laundry room, powder room and back entry hall open to covered walkway leading to the 3-car garage.

    A most attractive stairway leads to the second floor study, four bedrooms and two baths. Designed for entertaining yet perfect for family living, the home features hardwood floors, crown molding, beveled glass, high ceilings and exquisite detailing.

    A charming two bedroom guest house nestled under majestic oak trees has large great room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, kitchen and dining area opening to screened porch overlooking pond.

    Additional 42 Acres available with 7-stall barn plus living quarters for $1,700,000.

  • Padua Stables

    Spanning 763+/- acres of rolling countryside in Ocala, Florida, Padua Stables is a prized thoroughbred horse farm and estate. Padua Stables is considered one of the most impressive equestrian facilities in the world. The farm has been the training grounds for numerous Graded Stakes winners and four Breeders Cup champions.

    In addition to superb training facilities, the property features a thrilling 8-bedroom, 5.5-bath estate home, guest home, staff housing, spring-fed ponds, boat dock with lift, and so much more.

    Padua Stables is the ultimate equestrian estate encompassed by serene, natural beauty and pristine, manicured grounds featuring State-of-the-art complexes for training, stallions, mares, foals and yearlings. Upscale executive office complex for daily business operations.

    A picturesque and nostalgic estate, Padua Stables features a sprawling landscape surrounded by meticulously kept walls and fencing, and rich with Florida sunshine, granddaddy oaks, limestone, and ponds.

    The world-class equestrian facilities at Padua Stables are unrivaled and ideal for training winners. The property boasts 11 premier barns with 202 stalls, as well as three quarter mile dirt track and 1 mile turf track both designed by Dennis Moore (Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso). In addition, there are numerous covered hot walkers and round pens, stallion breeding center, training facility, broodmare/foaling operation, and a well-established, state-of-the-art executive office complex with luxurious amenities. This turn-key operation offers a 7,000 SF dormitory with 22 rooms and 13 immaculate homes perfect for managers, staff, or guests. Also included are 3 maintenance buildings, hay/feed storage building, and 3 greenhouses that supply flowers for the properties landscaping.

    The premier equestrian facilities at Padua Stables are ideally suited for training winning thoroughbreds with superb race tracks designed by Dennis Moore and 11 impressive barns.

    Overlooking Lake Lotus is a massive 8-bedroom, 5.5 bath home with premier amenities and spacious layout. Occupying three stories, the home includes an attractive master suite, renovated kitchen, formal dining room, library, great room, and more. Ideal for entertaining, the home features a gorgeous pool/spa area and large lanai. The homes location allows residents and guests to bask in the beauty of the surrounding lake and farm, as well as take advantage of the boat dock and lift on Lake Lotus. Nearby is a very nice and charming 4-bedroom, 4-bath managerís residence that also overlooks the lake.

    Padua Stables is an equestrian enthusiastís dream estate in the heart of central Floridaís equine country.

    A detailed breakdown of all improvements is listed below:


    5256 SF Office
    Covered entry and patio
    Lobby/Reception Area
    Lounge/ Meeting room
    Large conference room with video conference
    9 Private offices with shower in one office
    Fireplace in office
    Wet bar
    Full service kitchen plus a half kitchen
    Copy/fax room
    Storage and file area
    4 Restrooms
    Overlooks Lake Lotus


    22 (12 ft x 12 ft) stall barn
    Incubator (12 ft x 12 ft) stall
    Each stall includes: electrical outlets, fan, lights, brass plates at the stall door, matted flooring and wood kick walls over painted CB
    Efficiency apartment with full bath
    8672 SF
    Constructed in 1992 and has undergone complete renovation
    CB construction with brick accents on exterior walls
    Half Bathroom
    Brick paver entrance
    Paved drive around perimeter of barn
    Decorative cupolas on the barn
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    1 - 24 Acre paddock
    1 - 15 Acre paddock
    1 - 4 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.7 Acre paddock
    1 - 1 Acre paddock
    4 - Small turnout paddocks


    5-Stall barn
    1798 SF
    Constructed in1992 and has undergone complete renovation
    CBS construction w/ brick pillars and accents and an asphalt shingle roof
    Feed room
    Storage room
    Cupola on barn
    Round pen
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    1 - .7 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.7 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.0 Acre paddock


    10 Stall barn (14 ft x 18 ft) 6456 SF
    Cupolas on barn
    Brick pavers in barn
    2 Wash racks
    Foyer with brick pavers
    Large storage room
    Large waiting room with entertaining kitchen
    2 Restrooms - one with a shower
    Viewing area for stallions with the lake as the background
    Additional entrance in rear of barn for stallion shows
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    1 - 3.9 Acre paddock
    1 - 2.6 Acre paddock
    1 - 2.4 Acre paddock
    1 - 2.3 Acre paddock
    1 - 2.2 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.8 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.6 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.5 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.3 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.4 Acre paddock
    1 - 1.2 Acre paddock


    4 Holding stalls
    Cupolas on barn
    Office with brick pavers and storage area
    2 Storage rooms
    Lab area
    Half Bath
    Teasing stall
    Stationary standing stall
    Large breeding area
    Room used for hay or could be 2nd breeding area
    3 Loading ramps for trailer or vans


    Each barn has 24 stall barns with perimeter shed row configuration
    There are a total of 96 stalls 11,690 SF
    Matted floors, kick boards
    Auto water each stall
    Fly spray
    Half bath in each barn
    4 CB wash stalls at each end
    Walk oval between each set of 2 barns
    Landscaped between the barns
    Each barn is equipped with ceiling and greenhouse fan
    Eaves troughs
    Shingle roofing
    Night lighting
    Curb pavers around barns and landscaping
    Concrete on the end of all the barns and leading into walkers
    3 Cupolas on each barn with attic fans
    Gated entrance to training barns for security of horses
    2 Viewing stands to race track
    At top of turn by 4 training barns
    At finish line
    Office in the barn with restroom
    Tack room in one barn
    Laboratory room
    Personnel room
    Laundry/storage room
    Vet/farrier room
    Storage room
    4 CB and covered 55' Walkers
    2 Covered round pens with breaking pens
    Separate gate to jog path leading to turf track
    Loading ramp
    Parking area for U-dump trailers
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    20 "Fibar" pens each with individual .30 Acre paddocks
    Each with its own individual run-in stall
    Automatic water inside and outside of stall
    Fan installed in each stall, matted floors, and kick boards
    Feed tub in each stall
    Lighted arena
    2.50 Acres
    Pop-up irrigation


    21 Stall barn (12' x 12) 5,616 SF
    Wooden stalls and petitions
    Feed room
    Lighted paddock which could be used for broodmares
    Round pen
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    1 - 40.2 Acre paddock
    1 - 39.0 Acre paddock
    3 - 1.4 Acre paddocks
    1 - 1.3 Acre paddock
    2 - 1.2 Acre paddocks
    3 - 1.0 Acre paddocks
    8 - 10.7 Acre paddocks


    2 Barns each with 20 stalls
    Tack room
    Lounge room
    Feed room
    1 Stall with A/C
    Equipment room
    19 Run-in metal roof 3-sided shelters with vinyl board siding each with .40 acre paddock
    Automatic waterers in each paddock
    4 Board with no-climb fencing
    Covered walker
    Round pen
    Lighted paddock for broodmares
    Paddocks for this barn include:
    1 - 13.2 Acre paddock
    1 - 15.5 Acre paddock
    1 - 29.0 Acre paddock
    1 - 25.0 Acre paddock
    1 - 28.4 Acre paddock
    1 - 12.7 Acre paddock
    1 - 12.8 Acre paddock
    1 - 14.0 Acre paddock
    1 - .80 Acre paddock
    1 - 2.1 Acre paddock


    2 Maintenance Buildings
    6,000 SF with 20' eave height
    4,320 SF with 16' eave height
    Constructed in 1998-1999
    One includes 2 offices
    Concrete foundation, metal frame with insulated metal walls and ceilings with florescent lighting and fans.
    Employee lounge
    Divided off into sections:
    Fencing repair
    Vehicle maintenance, etc.


    3 Bay Equipment storage:
    2 Bays open on both sides of the building for drive-thru ease
    Half Bath
    Fuel tanks
    3600 SF
    Constructed in 1999
    Concrete foundation, metal walls and roof


    3 Greenhouses
    Dirt flooring
    Galvanized structural tubing posts
    Roof includes Klerk's Plastics 6 mil single poly
    Each sidewall and end wall are glazed solid with clear textured Lexan corrugated
    1 American Cool air aluminum evaporative cooling pad system
    Exhaust fans as well as a Lennox 300,000 BTU gas fired heater and micro-processor

    Covered drive between feed room and storage and office plus storage room building

    Designed by Dennis Moore (Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Remington, Sam Houston, Lone Star and Ruidoso)
    Three Quarter +/- mile dirt race track
    Approximately 50' wide
    Aluminum safety rails
    7 degree banked turns features straightaway 3 degree (3,5,7)
    Excellent cushion and superior drainage system
    2 Viewing stands- top of turn by training barns and finish line
    Lighted track
    2 ft Sand separation from base (fill) 110% compaction
    18 inch Screened lime rock base 110% compaction
    10 inch Cushion
    Race track is watered by water truck
    1 +/- mile turf gallop
    Approximately 70' wide
    Irregular "P" shaped track
    Tiff 419 Bermuda
    Irrigated with pop-up
    Aluminum safety rails

    Owner's Residence:
    8 Bedroom / 5 and one half bath
    7,759 +/- SF living area
    803 +/- SF finished garage
    In-ground pool and spa
    Overlooks Lake Lotus
    3 Story
    First Floor:
    Living room
    Dining room
    Great room
    Formal foyer
    1 bedroom and 1 bath as well as the Master Suite with a dressing room or nursery and master bath
    Second Floor:
    4 Bedrooms
    2 Baths
    Library area and coffee closet
    Third Floor:
    Sitting area
    2 Bedrooms
    1 Bath which could double as a servant's quarters
    Special features:
    Covered entry
    Magnificent views of farm and Lake Lotus
    Kitchen includes upgraded appliances and new granite countertops
    Kitchen renovated in 2007
    Boat dock and lift on Lake Lotus

    4 Bedroom / 4 bath
    4,619 SF living area
    Private entrance
    3-car attached garage with storage
    Upstairs bonus room with bath
    Screen enclosed lanai
    Overlooks Lake Lotus
    Rooms include:
    Living room
    Kitchen with dining area
    Formal dining room
    Family room
    Entry porch
    Pre-wired hook-ups for TV and sound on lanai


    3 Bedroom/ 2 bath
    1,665 SF living area
    Rooms include: Family room, living room, dining room and kitchen
    Attached 2-car garage is 400 SF
    Entry porch
    170 SF screened lanai
    Overlooks Lake Lotus
    Guest house was recently renovated with new kitchen, etc.


    3 Senior Management Homes
    Separate entrance from Hwy 301
    4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
    3,153+/- SF of living area
    Living room, family room/kitchen area, fireplace, covered entry
    Open floor plan
    Garage is a 2- car garage with storage
    305 +/- SF Screened porch
    4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
    3,153+/- SF of living area
    Family room/kitchen area, office, Florida room, gas fireplace, covered entry
    Garage is 598 +/- SF 2- car garage with storage
    305 +/- SF Screened porch
    4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home built in 1998
    3,153+/- SF of living area
    Living room, family room/kitchen area, fireplace, covered entry, screened porch
    Garage is 598 +/- SF 2- car garage with storage
    305 +/- SF Screened porch


    3 Bedroom/ 2 bath home built in 1992
    1,638 +/- SF living area
    Screened lanai
    Garage is 440 +/- SF
    262 +/- SF Other area
    3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
    Office and family room
    1,638 +/- SF living area
    Garage is 440 +/- SF
    250 +/- SF Other area
    3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
    1,669 +/- SF of living area
    Garage is 400 +/- SF
    316 +/- SF Other area
    3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
    1,669 +/- SF of living area
    Garage is 400 +/- SF
    316 +/- SF Other area
    3 Bedroom / 2 bath home built in 1998
    1,669 +/- SF of living area
    Garage is 400 +/- SF
    316 +/- SF Other area
    Residence @ Turf Track
    3 Bedroom / 2 baths
    2,121 SF living area
    Rooms include: Family room, living room, dining room, and kitchen and fireplace
    Detached oversized 2-car garage - 400 SF
    Entry porch
    Screen enclosed porch


    Wooden "Stilt" Home
    1 Bedroom/ 1 bath home - 553 SF living area
    Screened porch
    Lower level includes carport and storage room
    Wood foundation, sides and metal roof
    Completely gutted and renovated in 2005
    Concrete Block Home:
    1 Bedroom/ 1 bath CB residence - 864 SF residence
    Rooms: kitchen, dining area and living area
    Manufactured Home
    3 bedroom / 2 bath home - 2,268 SF living area
    Rooms include: Living room, dining room, family/dining/kitchen, laundry and screen enclosed porch
    Manufactured in 1995 and renovated in 2005


    2 Bedroom/1 bath manufactured home

    22 Rooms is designed for 2 bunk beds in each room
    6,924 SF living area
    11 baths (shared)
    11 baths (shared)
    Covered entry
    Includes an oversized kitchen, common area, and separate laundry room
    Adequate parking


    96 catch pens near the large paddocks
    All paddocks have automatic waterers
    Guard House- built in 1992 is 80 +/- SF
    Access to the property from Hwy 301, Hwy 42, SE 47th Ave.


    18,502 +/- SF of Masonry fence
    77,385 +/- LF Board fence
    846 +/- SF Retaining wall
    632,178 +/- SF of Asphalt
    49,125 +/- SF of Concrete paving
    551 +/- SF of Brick paving
    5 Wells 6" Service
    7 Wells 4" Service
    All wells are approved with the St. John Water Management District
    24 Septic tanks
    Approximately 150 fence feeders
    Intercom Gate Entrances
    4 on Hwy 301
    1 on Hwy 42
    Lift Station with Flood control
    St. Johns Water "Allotment"
    2 Emergency generators
    One for office
    One for water well/ sewer
    Lightening controls on all buildings
    Surge Protection before breaker panel on all manager's homes

Contact Joan

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher


Ocala, Florida is the site of the most beautiful homes, equestrian estates, and horse farms in the United States. The natural beauty of the area with its rich tradition of equine-centered activities makes Ocala a place you just want to call home. With more than $200,000,000 in horse properties, luxury, estates, acreage, and Ocala horse farm property listings, Joan Pletcher is the resource.

© Joan Pletcher, Realtor

Address: 13373 S. Magnolia AvenueOcala, FL 34473

Phone: (352) 347-1777

Mobile: (352) 804-8989

Mobile: (352) 266-9100

Fax: (352) 347-7008

Email: joanpletcher@aol.com

What they say!

“I can't thank Joan and her staff enough for their tireless and thorough efforts in the purchase of both my thoroughbred training center and personal residence. The process was greatly simplified by her exceptional knowledge of the market and her ability to relate to exactly what I was looking for.”
- Roger Lauren