For many, waking up and watching horses grazing peacefully in their back yard is a dream come true. But, the cost and maintanence of a large farm can be challenging.  Horse properties under ten acres let you enjoy the leisurely equestrian lifestyle you love with minimal maintenance and effort. Additionally, Mini-farms and small farm properties are the perfect seasonal solution, offering equestrian competitors a luxurious home away from home for both themselves and their horses. These 7 turn key mini farms are perfect for first-time farm buyers or farm owners looking to down size:

Bridle Ridge

 MLS #518785

This 7.5-acre farm in Ocala’s Bridle Ridge features every amenity of Florida horse country. It offers a four-stall barn with a tack and feed room. There is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house with kitchen. The 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and 2 half-bathroom main home features a classic gabled roof and columned porch. The interior includes a sitting room, a formal dining room, and a spacious great room with a stone fireplace plus a bonus room. Stainless appliances and quartz counter-tops are featured in the kitchen, along with a breakfast nook and island range. The master suite, which includes a spa bath with a soaking tub, an open walk-in shower, and double vanities with quartz basin sinks. Also featured is a deck area with hot tub that leads to an above ground pool, as well as a fire pit area

Stepping Stone

 MLS #531394

Amazing Farm in Ocala Downs! This property is situated on well-maintained 10 beautiful acres in Ocala Downs equestrian community, one of the finest and best-known equestrian communities in the Ocala, Florida area. Centrally located 20 minutes from Ocala and 30 minutes to Gainesville for convenience to great shopping, dining and entertainment. It has a three-stall barn, new three-board fencing encompassing the property. There is also a workshop equipped with electricity and running water. The three bedroom and three bathroom home features an updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, fresh paint, new wood floors, and a newly-installed 40-year roof. It also has a pool with spa, and the surrounding neighborhood offers lovely riding trails.

Blue Breeze Farm

 MLS #542684

If you dream of waterfront views, look no further- Blue Breeze Farm, located on Little Lake Kerr, offers 8.2 acres of lush pasture. The 3-bedroom, 3 and a half-bath home is custom built, with cathedral ceilings in the great room and a spacious kitchen complete with corian counters and wood cabinets. The 4-stall barn offers ample space for your horses, plus tack room, and the 3 paddocks are complete with 4-board fencing. Host your next barbecue in style with the separate AC’ed cookhouse, using vegetables grown in your own garden with sprinkler system. There is an additional 50x60 steel building on property, with RV roll-up door, new AC, and plenty of space. Blue Breeze Farm is located just across the street from horse trails within the Ocala National Forest, and convenient to Salt Springs.

Dancing Horse Farm

 MLS #539809

Dancing Horse Farm is fabulous 4+ Acre farm, located in the desirable NW of Ocala. The farm is inside a wonderful neighborhood minutes from the New World Equestrian Center and known for its lovely oak trees and the ability to ride throughout. This small turnkey farm has everything you need, including a 4 stall center island barn with warmblood sized stalls feed and tack rooms, wash rack and a 20 x 60 meter Olympic size Dressage arena with mirrors. The 5 bedroom home if perfect for guests or students with multiple wings for privacy. The home has been remodeled with a brand new open kitchen and new wood flooring though out! All of this with a relaxing screened salt pool and spa!

Micanopy Retreat

 MLS #531333

Nestled within almost 10 beautiful acres this custom built home hosts handcrafted interior finishes and hardwood floors in historic charming Micanopy, Florida. Chef’s kitchen with granite counter tops, travertine back splash and stainless appliances. Guest suite with separate entrance with full kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths. Micanopy Retreat is the perfect home for you and your horses. Fenced and cross fenced with no climb fencing, barn with stalls, hay storage and round pen. Ride within the neighborhood and Mosswood Farm with a Parelli instructor and large arena. Spend your weekends in the pool or hosting a BBQ on the large lanai. Live in country while being minutes from Gaineville’s shopping, medical facilities and vet offices.

Manhattan Acres

 MLS #542974

At the heart of Ocala’s Horse Country, this gorgeous, gated mini horse farm has plenty to offer. Resting on 2.6 acres in the sought-after North West region of Ocala, this farm offers a 3-stall shed-row style barn complete with feed and tack room. 3 improved paddocks encompass the property, complete with 3-board fencing and an additional round pen. Nestled in the middle of the property is the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, complete with cathedral ceilings in the main living area, and wooden accents throughout. Gorgeous views of the farm can be had from anywhere in the home, or from the cozy covered front porch. Conveniently located just minutes from HITS and the upcoming World Equestrian Center, don’t miss out on this slice of horse country living.

Misty Meadows

 MLS #541770

This turn key mini farm has everything you need on 2 acres, the Adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath home has all new vinyl wood plank flooring and new paint inside and out with a cute open bright floor plan. The home opens up thru new french doors to a solar heated screened 30x15 pool. The property is fully fenced with 3 paddocks, and a 3 stall shed row barn with hay and equipment area. The perfect little farm is located minutes from the new World Equestrian Center, fabulous restaurants and shopping. This one won’t last!

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At Showcase, we’re excited to list some of the most beautiful and well-equipped farms in the Ocala area. We have many options to choice from such as:

 Farms Over 500,000

Farms Under 500,000

  Horse Farms

 Track Properties

 Cattle Farms

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