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

Moss Oak Farm

 MLS #551707

On a vibrant 5-acres near the Santos Trailhead of the Florida Greenway and Florida Horse Park in SE Ocala, Moss Oak Farm is the perfect mini-farm with a prime location. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath home offers a variety of amenities- original hardwood flooring, split bedroom floor plan, cozy fireplace, updated kitchen, and modern spa-like bathrooms. The 3-stall concrete barn is perfect for horses and owners, with a huge tack room and two-story guest apartment. The property is made for riding, with perimeter fencing, and paddocks with cross-fencing and no climb, all gently shaded by live oaks. With well designed layouts and meticulously maintained, this farm is a lovely backdrop for those looking to pursue an active equestrian lifestyle without sacrificing convenience and ease.

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 50×60 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!

Summer Run Farm

 MLS #551763

Resting on a tranquil 5+ acres, Summer Run Farm is perfectly located between Ocala and Gainesville, just a short drive to the Ocala Jockey Club and Exmoor’s Majestic Oaks Ocala. Fully gated, flowering trees line the drive way leading to the ranch-style home with 2-car garage. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers cathedral ceilings in the living area, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and a split bedroom floor plan for privacy. The spacious kitchen has ample storage space with two extra pantries and numerous cabinets, plus breakfast nook. The master suite includes an en-suite with garden tub and walk-in shower, perfect for recouping after a long day riding any of the surrounding area’s many trails. This property has plenty of potential for a barn, and the home offers additional office space.

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 30×15 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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