Ocala Horse Properties - 2023 Winter Farm Portfolio

REALIZING FOREVER Bernie Little helps Horse Farms Forever stay true to its mission SWING EASY Matt Varney shares his favorite Ocala golf courses FOREST FEVER Why Ocala National Forest is a must visit for any discipline IT’S A JEEP THING Take a peek into the wild and dirty world of Jeeptoberfest We’re not just Realtors, We’re Equestrians | Luxury Homes & Farms since 2007 Who’s Ready for 2023?

We are thrilled to present to you our 2023 Winter Ocala Farm Portfolio. Ocala is a grand mix of long-time residents and new. As we continue to welcome new friends and clients, we are reminded of its beauty and dynamism. We hope that these stories instill in you the same pride and sense of place we feel every day. For example, our community has plenty of activities to enjoy both in and out of the saddle. We hope you are inspired by the accounts of locals who find ways to serve their community and ways to unwind. Take advantage of the spectacular winter horse shows and get a taste of our area’s upscale wine and dining experiences – both new and iconic. Through these stories, we honor your continued support because, together, we make this place our home. -The OHP Team OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 1

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Ocala Horse Properties newest horse, Miks Master C, competing at the 2022 FEI Eventing Nations Cup CCIO 4*-L in Boekelo, Netherlands. Liz and Mikkey’s flourishing relationship has led to much success this season and specifically a 5th place finish at Nations Cup in Boekelo. PHOTO CREDIT: TILLY BERENDT 2 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES

AT HOME IN LUXURY.........................................................38 Meet the team of Hudson Phillips Properties by Ocala Horse Properties. REALIZING “FOREVER” ....................................................................48 Bernie Little helps Horse Farms Forever stay true to its mission. PLAY WELL & SWING EASY ..........................................................82 Forced to pick his top three, Matt Varney gives us his tips for enjoying a round at his favorite golf courses. FOREST FEVER ......................................................................................88 The oldest national forest in the eastern United States is found right in Marion County and for every horse lover, it ’s a must-visit. FUNKY UNICORN TREATS ............................................................ 126 You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink—unless, of course, you’re Renee Genther, who has turned horse hydration into a booming business. IT’S A JEEP THING ..............................................................................144 Jeep enthusisists are a loyal group. They meet up, they party, they drive. The more mud, the better. And Ocala is no different. Take a peek into the wild and dirty world of Ocala Jeep Club’s annual JeeptoberFest! CANYON COUNTRY ...........................................................................164 Ready to take fun to new heights? Zip into thrills at The Canyons! CONTENTS LET’S GO!! Throughout this magazine we highlight just some of our wonderful clients along with their families and their beautiful horses, here in Ocala. We love that they love Ocala! MEET OUR TEAM 32 | EVENTS GUIDE 74 | WEC EVENTS 78 DINING GUIDE 104 IN EACH ISSUE: OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 3

Which Equestrian Agent would You Hire to Sell Your Property? *1/1/22 TO 11/8/22. OCALA MARION. MLS RANKINGS REPORT. EQUESTRIAN AGENTS WERE CHOSEN AS THEY REGULARLY ADVERTISE THEMSELVES AS SUCH. AGENTS RANKED BY TOTAL VOLUME. Ü Largest U.S. Farm Marketing Budget Ü # 1 Google Search Ü # 1 in Farm Sales 15 Years & Counting CALL OR TEXT TEAM OHP AT (352) 615-8891 TO LIST YOUR FARM! These results are straight from the Ocala MLS 2022!* Chris & Rob Desino & Matt Varney Fo und i n g Memb e r s

Matt Varney Ocala Horse Properties AVERAGE SALE: $2,943,826 TOTAL VOLUME: $138,359,800 PLACE AGENT AVERAGE SALE: $802,785 TOTAL VOLUME: $44,153,200 AVERAGE SALE: $832,553 TOTAL VOLUME: $41,627,655 AVERAGE SALE: $527,743 TOTAL VOLUME: $28,233,804 2ND 3RD 4TH PLACE AGENT PLACE AGENT PLACE AGENT 1ST (352) 615-8891 www. OcalaHorsePropert i es . com Call or Text The OHP Team Day or Night!

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FEATURED FARM WESTWIND FARM 7780 NW 115TH AVE, OCALA NW Ocala | Offered at $4,700,000 LOCATEDDEEP IN THE HEART of NWOcala’s horse country, less than 10minutes to theWorld Equestrian Center, is this gorgeous 21+ acre European Country estate. The elegant custom home spares no details, and features hardwood floors, travertine, crown moldings, beamed ceiling, and tons of large windows providing beautiful views of the pastures beyond. The chef ’s kitchen goes above and beyond in functionality and beauty, and would satisfy the tastes of the most discerning chef. The stunning master suite opens to the back patio, and you’ll never want to leave the luxurious bath. This farm provides a gated entrance and beautifully maintained board-fencing throughout. There are 8 lush green paddocks, round pen, and a WordleyMartin irrigated arena. The barn emulates the design of the home, and features 10 European-designed custom stalls, studio apartment with full bath and walk-in closet, office/tack room with 1/2 bath, laundry, fly spray, and plenty of storage. There are 3 run-in sheds in the paddocks, providing 3 additional stalls. This farm is meticulously maintained and ready for you and your horses to enjoy. To learn more about this property, call/text Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. 16 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891 WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES

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WESTWIND FARM AT A GLANCE Less than 10 minutes to the WEC 21+ acre European Country Estate 10-stall custom barn WordleyMartin arena OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 19 OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023

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FEATURED FARM DESTINY FARM 8219 NW HIGHWAY 225A, OCALA NW Ocala | Offered at $4,650,000 THIS EXTRAORDINARY 29+ acre farm is located in the Golden Corridor of NW Ocala’s acclaimed horse country, just 5 minutes to the World Equestrian Center. The property is dotted with huge Granddaddy Oaks and is arguably one of the prettiest farms in the area on which to build the home of your dreams! Beyond the beautifully landscaped gated entrance, you will find everything perfectly situated and ready to go! The beautiful lush green rolling pastures are all board fenced, and supply 6 paddocks, as well as a professionally installed irrigated arena. Nestled amongst the beautiful oaks is a gorgeous & well equipped 8-stall center aisle barn that boasts tongue and groove woodwork, tack and feed rooms, washracks, and a/c office with full bath and laundry. The large equipment building has been recently renovated into a huge living space, with room for entertaining, games, multiple seating areas, plus a full bath. The attached 1 BR/1 BA apartment is absolutely gorgeous, and can provide everything you need while you watch the building of your home. Everything on the property is first class and perfectly maintained like a park. There is a perfect site to build the home of your dreams at the back corner of the property; it’s situated on a high point overlooking acres and acres of gorgeous ancient oaks, and is very private and quiet. To learn more about this property contact Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 22 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES Whatever your vision may be, owners Will and Scott at Southern Heritage Developers will stand by their commitment to providing quality craftsmanship and earnest, reliable communication — the cornerstone to making your dream a reality. If You can Dream It, We can Build It!

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CHRIS AND ROB DESINO As the principles of Ocala Horse Properties, the brothers are from Rochester, New York. Their drive and determination showed early on as the twins were WHY WE’RE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS top performers in every sport they played. But it was competitive rowing where they first made a mark on the national scene. While attending Hobart College, they were two-time National Collegiate Champions. After graduation, the brothers moved to Philadelphia where they trained and competed for the US National & World Championship Team. Prior to the 2000 Olympics, Rob suffered an unfortunate career ending injury and they turned their focus to another passion — restaurants. Rob and Chris created a chain of very successful restaurants throughout Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse, New York, where they honed their exemplary customer service skills. They believe that restaurants were the best training for having an extreme focus on keeping guests happy. After selling their restaurants, they felt as if the horse farm real estate business was the next natural step and chose Ocala because they both had wintered here with their horses. Chris also spearheads the design and build part of their business. Over the last several years, they have developed, built and renovated some of the most exquisite farms sold in all of Marion County during that time. They also offer their guidance to their clients on the ins and outs of building and renovating farms to today’s standards. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES was formed in 2007 by twin brothers Chris and Rob Desino. In 2011, Matt Varney joined the team. The OHP Team has led the Ocala farm sales market since 2007, and year after year they are #1 in farm sales representing both sellers and buyers. In addition, they also own Wellington Equestrian Realty and Hudson Phillips Properties and between the three companies, represent the largest portfolio of premier horse properties in the world with the largest marketing budget in the nation. Rob, Chris and Matt are not just selling real estate, they are selling the equestrian lifestyle to those who have dreamt of it their entire lives. There is no other place quite like Ocala in the world, and the OHP team takes great pride at bringing dreams to a reality. As a client you work solely with Rob, Chris and Matt. When you hire the OHP Team, you don’t get just one agent, you get a team that operates as one and with one goal in mind —YOU. MEET OUR TEAM WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 32 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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MATT VARNEY Matt Varney is an accomplished real estate professional who started his career in residential site construction and estimating before working for a privately held Florida-based real estate developer where, at just 26, he quickly became the leading salesman in the company. In 2010, along with Chris and Rob Desino, Matt started Ocala Horse Properties’ sister company, Wellington Equestrian Realty. Even though Wellington is widely known as one of the most competitive places in the country to sell horse farms, Matt excelled quickly selling more farms than any other realtor in Palm Beach County. Matt has been entrusted to represent – and has sold to – many members of the Forbes Fortune 100 list and his success has been well documented, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and 60 Minutes Sports. In Ocala, Matt’s extensive transactional experience has helped further solidify Ocala Horse Properties’ position as the most successful horse farm brokerage the last decade—and counting. In 2020 and 2021, Matt was Marion County’s leading realtor with over $200,000,000 in market share (21). Matt is an avid sports fan, a respectable golfer, loves to fish and enjoys riding recreationally. He lives his equestrian competitiveness vicariously through his wife, Dr. Courtney Varney, DVM. Matt enjoys accompanying Dr. Varney, an accomplished FEI Dressage rider, USDF gold medalist, and equine veterinarian, to as many competitions as their busy schedules will allow. Matt and his family remain very active in helping preserve Marion County’s horse farms through organizations like Horse Farms Forever, where Courtney and he are founders. Matt was awarded the Carry Back Award by the Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ organization which honors those who make a considerable impact on the Florida Thoroughbred industry through their service. Matt’s enthusiasm is contagious and his ability to quickly decipher and cultivate a clients’ needs, while persistently educating them about smart investments, is what sets him apart. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAVEN PHOTO & FILM WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 34 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

Our boutique company has one goal: To completely satisfy each client, one at a time. SUSAN FURDEK Susan Furdek joined Ocala Horse Properties in 2017 as our Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator, working with buyers, sellers, closing agents and loan officers. As the main point of contact at our home offices, Susan strives to provide excellent customer service throughout the real estate process. Susan is a true Floridian, born and raised, and enjoys all of the recreation that Florida has to offer; the beaches, local springs, antiquing, festivals, and small-town shopping. She loves new adventures with her family, friends and dogs! LISA ROGERS Lisa Rogers, a fifth generation Floridian, joined the team at Ocala Horse Properties in 2013 as our Business Manager. She is an invaluable member of our team, balancing a variety of tasks including coordination of our listings, greeting and scheduling client appointments, liaising with marketing and sponsorship, attending home inspections and appraisals, as well as managing the office reports and finances. Outside of the offices, Marion County locals also know that Lisa is a creative talent and hometown artist. She was selected as the 2018 Cover Artist for the Chain of Parks Art Festival and has showcased her work throughout Florida. NIKI TRIPODI Niki Tripodi joined the Ocala Horse Properties team with 20+ year’s experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. This positions Niki as a key player on the OHP executive team. As the eyes and ears of the agency, Niki assists in the company’s marketing plans, sponsorship opportunities and community outreach. In addition to organizing and executing vital weekly team meetings, Niki assists in communicating the daily activity in and out of the office to ensure our team reaches the fullness of each day. As Office Director, Niki holds close her responsibility to guarantee that our clients experience excellence in their partnership with us. Upon Niki’s arrival she quickly created and implemented a high level 5-star client retention program to customize each OHP client relationship. Niki strives to ensure that our team makes a meaningful and measurable impact on each client during their real estate transaction. Along with the entire team at OHP, Niki believes that in achieving success there can be no shortcuts. This directly aligns with our model as an organization. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 35

Tali Terlizzi pictured with one of her broodmares, Enchanted Irons “Daffy” at Terlizzi Quarter Horses, with daughter Trevi Harms and her pony Chewy, and son Knox Harms and his pony Trigger. PHOTO CREDIT: KIRSTIE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 36 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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At Home in Luxury. WHETHER BUYING OR SELLING your home, at Hudson Phillips Properties you get a team of well-known professionals who help you love where you live. Hudson Phillips Properties was founded byMatt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino of Ocala Horse Properties. They started the organization to help fill a void within the market that their clients so desperately asked for, which was luxury homes and small farms. In a short time, the Hudson Phillips teamhas been extremely successful in the Marion County market by cultivating relationships and bringing a long list of clients to the table. Everyone at Hudson Phillips lives, breathes and loves Ocala/Marion County. AMY ATKINS REALTOR Amy Atkins and her husband Peter began wintering with their horses in Ocala in the late 1990s. The warm climate and access to local competitions won them over, and they moved to Marion County permanently in 2003. They purchased their 10-acre farm just north of Ocala in 2006 and their son Owen was born a year later. An avid rider from an early age, Amy has competed in eventing at the intermediate level, and recently earned her United States Dressage Federation GoldMedal. She is also an accomplished endurance rider with international success. In 2018, she completed the 100-mile Quilty Endurance race in Tasmania, Australia. Amy was the only American to successfully complete the race and be awarded the coveted Quilty Buckle. Her husband Peter is a professional event rider who rode for TeamAustralia in the 2010World Games. Together they run a successful training business with numerous long-time clients. Amy is a very diverse horsewoman who loves all aspects of the horse world and found Ocala to be the perfect place to settle. As time went on, she grew to love introducing others to the rolling “farmscapes” and beauty of the greater Ocala area. Over the past few years Amy has become a highly successful sales and listing agent who specializes in luxury homes and small farms. When Amy isn’t looking for the perfect property for a client, or training for her next competition, she loves trail riding through the spectacular Goethe Forest, kayaking the many natural springs or enjoying the vast biking trails that Ocala has to offer. Amy is dedicated to her clients and their relationships span many years. She is a straightforward problem solver who always approaches challenges with a positive attitude. Amy truly enjoys working with real estate clients and she is proud to share all that Ocala has to offer people looking to buy or relocate here. Meet Hudson Phillips Properties by Ocala Horse Properties. Where loyalty, luxury and dedication are all under one roof. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 39

STACY LARSSON REALTOR Stacy Larsson and her husband Olof, have been residents of Marion County for 22 years, relocating here to pursue their careers as horse professionals. Stacy is an International Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer, while Olof is a worldrenowned champion 4-InHand driving competitor and clinician. Together they run Hidden Acres Dressage Inc., a successful training and sales operation in one of the most prestigious areas of horse farms in Marion County. Stacy has built an impeccable reputation for being honest in her horse sales business and always looks out for her customer’s best interest when choosing the right horse. Because of her love of building her own farm, real estate has become a passion and natural second career for her. In business, Stacy seeks to achieve excellence. She is parlaying these business skills and positive reputation fromwithin the equestrian world into her real estate career at Hudson Phillips. Since joining the team, Stacy has become one of the top 50, highest producers inMarion County in a very competitive market. Since settling in Ocala in 2000, Stacy has watched Ocala grow and flourish. The Larsson’s settled in Ocala due to the beautiful year-round climate, proximity to the equestrian lifestyle, access to nature and outdoor recreation, and a wonderful community in which they are raising their boys. CAMERON SCOTT REALTOR Cameron “Cam” Scott, originally fromRichmond, Virginia, has been immersed in the horse world most of his life. During his high school years, he commuted to Richmond every day for school while living with living with his grandmother in the countryside of Orange County so that he could ride often. During this time, Cam rode with several hunter-jumper barns in Virginia, competing in the junior hunters throughout his school years. While in Orange County, he began riding with Sally Lamb, who encouraged him to hunt so he could improve his skills and feel brave about riding across the country. While riding with the Keswick Hunt he earned his colors and was the first young rider to be hired professionally on the hunt staff as theirWhipper-In. Cam’s professional grooming, barn management and riding career has taken him on adventures throughout the U.S. and abroad, including a six months riding young horses for Linda Courtney Cadem (LCC Show Jumping) outside of Belfast, Ireland. He returned to Keswick, Virginia, where he gained invaluable A circuit experience with “the king of the working hunter ring,” Tommy Serio. Cam continued to work with several A circuit trainers, including the infamous Bill Schaub, who Cam assisted one year at Pony Finals where they had dozens of pony entries. This is howCam became an expert at multi-tasking and managing different client needs and personalities. Camhas been traveling toWellington for the past six winters for work, and this is where hemet the Desino brothers andMatt Varney. Due to Cam’s deep knowledge of and connections within the horse world, the Desinos recognized his potential within the real estate industry. In 2016 he was hired by the Desinos towork inMarketing, managing the Wellington Equestrian Realty booth in Tryon for 2 summers to market and promote Florida real estate to equestrian clientele. Through the Desino’s support, Cam completed his real estate licensing in 2017, working out of theWER office in Wellington for that season. He relocated to Ocala in 2018 to join in the start-up of their newest business venture, Hudson Phillips Properties. Cam’s focus is onmarketing and sales of luxury residential properties and small horse farms in Marion County. Cam loves living in Ocala because it is quiet and quaint and offers a variety of outdoor activities. When not working he paddle boards, kayaks, goes to the beach, and enjoys attending horse events. “Whether buying or selling your home, at Hudson Phillips Properties you get a team of well-known and world-renowned professionals who help you love where you live.” WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 40 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

NIKI TRIPODI REALTOR Niki Tripodi joined the Hudson Phillips Ocala Properties team with 20+ years of experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. In 2016, Niki became the development director at Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection, a beloved nonprofit serving children inMarion County impacted by abuse and neglect. During her tenure, Niki raised over $1 million by fostering relationships, forging strategic partnerships, and helping donors leverage their charitable giving to make a meaningful, measurable impact in their community. As development director, Niki formed an extensive network of relationships in the equine community. She is an expert at helping people overcome apprehension and gain the insight and clarity needed to make significant financial decisions so they can align their lives with their deepest values and highest commitments. Her network of relationships and experience in the equine community uniquely positions her as a trustworthy guide who educates, consults, andmanages clients through the process with confidence and peace of mind. Her guiding principles and values are “passion, purpose and performance.” Prior to working for the nonprofit, Niki served as the corporate director of Zone Health and Fitness where she helped establish a vibrant company culture. She is also the owner of Neptune Advertising, a full-service marketing and advertising agency she helped create in 2006. Niki was very intentional when choosing a brokerage firm to teamupwith. Matt, Chris and Rob have proven to be the best in the business and have an established culture in excellence. Niki believes that in achieving success there can be no shortcuts andMatt and the Desino brothers are confident that Niki will excel at guiding clients in buying or selling their home. Niki is known in the community for her positive energy and tenacious work ethic and has earned a reputation for professionalismand integrity. Undergirding her love of community and family, Niki’s life is deeply shaped by her faith and spirituality. She views work not simply as an arena inwhich to succeed, but as an opportunity to serve and care for others. Niki focuses on luxury homes and small farms in Ocala and Marion County. Loca l expe r t s , g l oba l reach . THE HOME TEAM ADVANTAGE Ocala is our home & Ocala real estate is our passion. Our dedicated team is second to none & ready to make your real estate dreams a reality. OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 41

FEATURED FARM BESILU SOUTH 1500 SE 59TH ST, OCALA SE Ocala | Offered at $15,995,000 MAKING ITS DEBUT on the market is Besilu South! This 153+/- acre farm is nothing short of a five-star equestrian resort! No stone was left unturned by its present owner when it came to transforming this farm into a thing of function, accessibility, comfort, and beauty. Enter the paved, double gated, tree lined entrance to the land of enhancement. The training facility can be your first stop; 39 stalls fill the space, together with every amenity you would expect, including laundry, bathroom, kitchen, fans, fly spray, auto water, and washracks. There is a covered programmable Eurosizer, a separate building housing the Hyrda horsepool, an exercise pool, and a oversized covered arena with theater-style seating in the viewing area, fans, LED lights, surround sound, and an ultra high-tech dynamic camera system, so that training sessions and workouts can be observed remotely from afar. There is a covered patio adjacent to the arena for additional gathering and seating. Attached to the stables via portico is a meeting/events center with a full chef ’s kitchen and meeting room, as well as three 1 BR/1BA VIP guest apartments. Move on across to the West to the outdoor living pavilion overlooking the pond for fun, relaxation, and outdoor events. The office has multiple office/meeting rooms, including conference room, front reception, kitchen, dining, laundry, lodging, and tons of windows for all the great views beyond. The “Filly” house has a screened pool and has been renovated into four apartments, one is a 2 BR/2BA with full kitchen, and three are 1 BR/1BA with kitchenettes. The main house is located via its own private gate to the Country Club. It has high ceilings, 3 fireplaces, pool and outdoor seating, and a bonus bedroom and full bath upstairs via spiral staircase. The office, home and other accommodations all have “smart” technology, including lights, window shades, and more. The entire farm has been enhanced with outdoor lighting which is evident by the photos. This farm is so much more than words can describe, but rest assured, it will leave you speechless. Details of renovations, smart technology, and more will be provided as an attachment. To learn more about this property, call/text Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 42 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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Bernie Little helps Horse Farms Forever stay true to its mission BEFORE 2018, most residents of Ocala/Marion County connected the name Bernie Little with the wholesale beverage distribution business. For the past 40-plus years, he grew his family beverage distribution business from a three-county area in central Florida to one of the largest in the country selling more than a million bottles of beer a day. Today, he is recognized as one of the area’s most effective and committed preservationist of horse farms as one of the founders of Horse Farms Forever. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 48 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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HFF STARTED IN 2018 after rallying a team of community members to stop the proposed Coastal Connector Alternative Corridor from being routed through U.S. Highway 27 and near Northwest 90th Avenue — the heart of horse country and the county’s precious Farmland Preservation Area. Four years later, Little – also a horse and cattle farm owner – and his impressive board of directors, staff and membership remain laser focused on the protection of horse farms in Ocala/Marion County, especially in the Farmland Preservation Area. Most recently, HFF amended the Marion County Comprehensive Plan adding further protection to the Farmland Preservation Area, protecting it from incompatible uses like building a manufacturing facility close to a pasture. “A lot of what we do is not glamorous,” Little says humbly. HFF has become a voice for horse farm owners by being strategic, organized and effective. So, while a strategic plan isn’t “glamorous” it’s also what has made them successful and sustainable. Little knows that this success lies in organization and strategy, an approach they’ve taken with the HFF fiveyear strategic plan, which is explained in four-phases – and equated to the layers of a tiered wedding cake. “HFF is neither anti-growth nor anti-development, rather encouraging urban growth to remain inside the Urban Growth Boundary. Sprawl is the enemy.” -BERNIE LITTLE, CO-FOUNDER HORSE FARMS FOREVER WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 50 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

PROMOTE The base layer of the cake, Little describes, is Promote. Through ongoing and strategic community awareness and education this layer establishes their reputation, creates relevance and provides us with a seat at the table. In this layer, we educate about the Farmland Preservation Area, why we are the Horse Capital of the World, and why HFF is needed to defend Marion County’s global brand. PROTECT The second cake layer is what they’re most known for: Protect. This is the threat identification and response function of HFF. The “watch dog” role, he says. This work is continuous, and staff divide and conquer zoning meetings, council meetings and workshops to review every application for planning and zoning with dozens coming in each week. “We read the applications, look at the maps and talk to the Growth Services staff about them. This was harder four years ago when the county didn’t know us well. Today, we have a seat at the table and we are well-respected as a fact-based organization — not a political one.” Little emphasizes this last point. It’s important to him that people understand that staying true to this position has earned HFF the respect of elected and professional leadership in the county – in any county. It’s the long game, he says. “Any developer today who is planning something that requires land use or zoning changes in the rural area, especially the FPA, knows that their first hurdle is HFF. So, we are actively engaged with these people.” There are some groups within Marion County that have been critical of HFF. But, Little reminds everyone that the goal is to have a seat at the table with major stakeholders, and the way to do that is to be respectful of others’ opinions. “It doesn’t mean we agree. If our goal is to be effective, it’s not to see howmany people we can ostracize, it’s how to bring everyone together in a group and have them understand and appreciate your mission and stay true to that mission. Many of the groups being critical are more short term in their focus, and that impacts their effectiveness.” It’s natural, of course, to get defensive when people criticize something so close to your heart. Staying highly focused always wins the game because, as Little says, “They’re playing checkers, we’re playing chess.” PRESERVE Third layer is Preserve and reflects how the “forever” in their name takes the front seat. “The watch dog role is reactive; this is our proactive role.” HFF holds two main events each year – a speaker series in the spring and a summit in the fall. Conversations about Conservation is the umbrella theme for these events. The theme for this years’ summit was transportation. Something, folks might say, Little knows a lot about. “There are 42 transportation projects in currently in coordination between the county and the FDOT and we’re especially interested in what’s happening to I-75 and the plan to extend the turnpike to the northwest,” Little says. To realize “forever” means to change a culture then maintain that culture change. This is precisely the work that is done through Conversations about Conservation. PLAN The top and last layer is Plan. “In this top layer, we have our rural land management plan which seeks to strengthen the county’s plans to balance economic development with the county’s population growth while protecting horse farms. “We want to be a catalyst for rural land management.” They aim to do this by strengthening the county’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Codes. As the plan states, there needs to be a “compatible and harmonious” existence and balance between urban development, preservation of natural resources, and social and economic requirements. “We have stayed exceptionally true to our mission,” Little says reflecting on the new plan and their accomplishments over the years. Clarity around their influence and on their destination remains key. And noting this at the start of their written plan is fitting. It begins with this quote from educator, author and businessperson, Stephen Covey: “To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to knowwhere you’re going so that you better understand where you are now and so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.” FOUR “CAKE LAYERS” WITH A PURPOSE PROMOTE PROTECT PRESERVE PLAN HORSE FARMS FOREVER’S OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 51 OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023

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FEATURED FARM HOME STRETCH FARM 15921 NW HIGHWAY 464B, MORRISTON NW Ocala | Offered at $1,675,000 COMPLETELY UPGRADED Move-in ready 10-acre horse farm close to the WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER! This farm has it all! The 4-bedroom 2-bathroom pool home has been completely upgraded with wood-look tile floors throughout. As well as upgraded kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and much more. The home features an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, and plenty of windows for natural light. The landscaping is also brand new with an irrigation system. Additionally, the home features all new rain gutters, HVAC, Roof/Skylights (2018), water heater, garage door (2020), appliances (with extended warranties), and so much more. The 6 Stall Barn has newly installed stalls with rubber mats throughout and has never been used. It also features a paver patio with a wash rack and a 12’ x 24’ tack-room with AC. The entire property is perimeter fenced and ready for your horses. All of this is located in Marion County’s Horse Preservation Area. To learn more about this property, call/text Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 54 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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FEATURED FARM SADDLEBROOK FARM 997 NW 63RD CT, OCALA NW Ocala | Offered at $1,595,000 LOCATION LOCATION!! Just around the corner from World Equestrian Center is this fantastic 6+ acre farm! It’s also just down the street from Ocala Breeders’ Sales, the Ocala Airport, and the very popular Elevation 89 restaurant located in the airport facility! Shopping, dining, and horse venues are also at your fingertips. This farm is located within the gates of Saddlebrook Equestrian Park, where horses and their safety is a priority. There is a bridle path around the community affording you the opportunity to ride to your heart’s content in a private, quiet, and safe environment. This farm is fenced and cross-fenced, and features a center-aisle, 7-stall barn with tack room, and large doors keeping it airy and cool. There are also exterior doors from the stalls to turnout. The glamorous home features a beautiful double door entry that leads to the great room with soaring ceiling and tons of windows with views of the pastures beyond. There are stairs to the second floor at both ends of the house; the eat-in island kitchen includes stainless appliances, granite counters, and stone accents. There is a very spacious studio apartment over the garage that includes full bath, dishwasher, sink and cabinets. There is also a laundry room with appliance ready hookups, as well as hookup for fridge; a balcony overlooking the farm completes the package. To learn more about this property, call/text Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 62 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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FEATURED FARM MEADOW VIEW FARM 13750 NW 115TH ST., OCALA NW Ocala | Offered at $599,000 LESS THAN 20 MINUTES to the World Equestrian Center, and nestled deep in the heart of NW Ocala’s Horse Country, is this handsome 10 acre farm. A gated entrance winds down a tree lined paved drive to the solar-powered house! This perfect retreat in the woods provides peace, comfort, and privacy, while also being convenient to main roads, and amenities. There is a storage building large enough to not only store your equipment and tools, but can also provide room for a work or hobby shop. There is a two-stall barn, as well as a pole barn with 4 bays. The home has a large great room and full kitchen with gas range, island, and rich wood cabinetry. The large main bedroom includes an eyecatching barn door to the bath. The screened lanai is the perfect spot to enjoy Florida’s year-round beautiful weather. This property would make a great seasonal getaway, or a full-time home. To learn more about this property, call/text Chris, Rob or Matt at (352) 615-8891. WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 66 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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Elevation 89 At The Ocala Airport is a destination. A place friends and family gather for good food, drinks and conversation in a unique environment featuring soaring views of planes taking off and landing along with the added bonus of beautiful sunsets. We look forward to seeing you at Elevation 89. OPEN DAILY: 11 AMTO 9 PM 1770 SW 60th Ave suite 800, Ocala (352) 655-2880 Scan to visit our website! OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES | WINTER/SPRING SEASON 2023 OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM | 73

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