Joan Pletcher


With over 36 years of unparalleled expertise in Ocala Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Luxury Homes and Land in Marion County real estate, Joan Pletcher is legendary for her integrity, passion, and relentless commitment to deliver results for her clients. Joan places her Clients needs, interests, dreams and desires at the center of everything she does. It’s humbling for Joan to hear how her clients describe her work…. “……She has the highest level of professionalism and integrity….she will be there after the sale and for many years to come as a friend and neighbor…….” ” It’s not just a transaction to Joan……it’s all about a relationship.” ” Joan has the heartbeat of Ocala……she is The Trusted Expert.” ” Joan delivered exceptional service before, during and after the sale….with her unmatched network in the community.” Joan’s ultimate joy and success come from matching her clients with perfect equestrian estates, Ocala horse farms, and major parcels of Ocala land. This unique skill has distinguished her in the Ocala market. A passion and love for horses, land and development have been a hallmark in her life since childhood. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Joan’s Father was a builder and developer. He would buy several hundred acres at a time where she could indulge in her obsession with raising, training and showing horses, while learning all about the business. Joan launched her real estate career in her home state and still maintains her licenses in Florida, Arkansas and Texas. While living in Arkansas, Joan met the love of her life, J.J. Pletcher, a Thoroughbred race horse trainer. They married in 1981 and continued their life long passions together as a team. In 1985, the Thoroughbred business brought them to Ocala. They designed and built CB farms, an $8 million dollar Thoroughbred Training Center. For the Pletcher’s, horses, farms, training centers, and land are a Family Tradition. They are the proud parents of Todd Pletcher. He has won seven Eclipse Awards, three U.S. classics, three Canadian classics, 10 North American earnings titles and nine Breeder’s Cup Races. He carries the titles of 15 time Leading Trainer for Gulfstream, 12 time Leading Trainer for both Saratoga and Belmont and has won 4,133 races overall. In addition, Todd is the all-time leading money winner in the United States – over $300 million. Today, J.J. and Joan own a racing stable of about 15 horses, all of which are trained by Todd. They also own Payton Training Center, named after their first grandson, an 80 acre private training facility in Ocala where they break and train about 100 per horses. They love Ocala, the people and believe in giving back and making a difference in the community where they live and serve…..this is their home!
$4,590,000  •  140 acres
As you enter thru the gated entrance to this beautiful 140 +/- acres you will appreciate the Granddaddy Oaks that lead you thru the lush green paddocks and winding drive as you approach the office, barn and residence.
$6,815,425  •  75.25 acres
Location, Location, Location! Prime location for a developer with HWY 27 frontage, 75+/- acres with easy access to The World Equestrian Center and HITS. Center aisle barn, plus several fenced paddocks, perfect for any discipline. Property is currently zoned A-1 with land use of MR - Medium Residential which allows up to 4 units per acre. Its available for multiple uses from farming to business. Existing home and barn on property.
$550,000  •  1.09 acres
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club plus World Equestrian Center and world class spa are very desirable amenities available when you purchase this exquisite 1.09 Acre lot overlooking private lake and golf course.
$750,000  •  69.72 acres
Lake Bessiola – 69 Acres with Water Frontage and Privacy 69.73+/- Acre On Lake Bessiola with beautiful views and peaceful settings.
$749,000  •  16.82 acres
Turning Hawk – 16 +/- Acres Beautiful acres ready for the equestrian enthusiast in Turning Hawk. This property is ready for horses with an 11 stall concrete center aisle barn. The barn in enhanced with feed and tack room plus day quarters including kitchen and bath.
$950,000  •  40 acres
Unique 40 acre parcel has great potential starting with a spring fed pond. In fact there is an existing home on property. The home is a 2 Bedroom – 1.5 bath home with office. Consequently the property is gated and perimeter fenced.
$1,050,000  •  52.78 acres
A Rare Find -FAA Approved Airstrip – For Sale or Rent – Will Divide – Charming main residence, delightful cottage and two 5,100 outbuildings, together with your own airstrip!! The main residence is bright and airy, with several fireplaces, updated kitchen. The guest cottage with 2 bedrooms and modern kitchen provides the ideal spot for your guests. Enjoy the convenience of your own grass run way FAA approved airstrip, approximately 3,675+/- feet long. You will enjoy the peace and privacy of 52+ acres. Owner will divide this parcel also. The guest cottage with airplane hanger is also available for rent.
$1,149,000  •  9.82 acres
Signature Stallions – Strategically located close to the World Equestrian Center ( WEC) , Horse Shows in the Sun ( HITS), and all major thoroughfares
$1,500,000  •  34.31 acres
Location, Location, Location! Hwy 27 frontage, 34+ acres with easy access to The World Equestrian Center and HITS. 28 Stall center aisle concrete block barn, Covered extra wide round pen with steel framing, RV hook up, open equipment building, plus several fenced paddocks. Perfect for any discipline. Location: Close to World Equestrian Center
$1,875,000  •  270.46 acres
70 Acres located in NW Ocala on Hwy 318. This parcel is located approximately 5 miles West of I-75 with frontage on Hwy 318. Land is a mixture of cleared land and wooded land with many possibilities. There is currently a small hay barn with apartment. Electric, well and septic are currently in place. Entire property is fenced and is also divided throughout for cattle or other options. This land is also perfect for recreational usage with deer and turkey being plentiful in the area. Surrounded by large acreage owners.
$2,570,500  •  51.41 acres
Exclusive 51.41+/- acres, graced with beautiful Live Oak trees and lush green pastures. Farm is located near city limits for all conveniences. Pole barns can be used for horses, cattle and equipment. There is currently a 2/2 home that could be used as a residence while you oversee the building of your new home and barn. Unique piece of property to own in a great location.
$2,900,000  •  1.09 acres
Lakeside at Golden Ocala! This expansive waterfront estate offers unlimited opportunities for relaxation and recreation at Golden Ocala’s signature golf course , world class spa, dining and equestrian facilities. Experience quality and timeless elegance. The formal living room has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings with a soaring glass wall showcasing the estate’s incredible pool, landscaping, and panoramic lake and golf course views.The chef’s kitchen features granite counter tops, center island, custom cabinets plus a breakfast nook overlooking the pool and open to the family room with a built-in entertainment center. The primary master suite (there are two) offers views of the lake and pool, plus his-and-her baths and lounging area. More highlights include two en-suite bedrooms, a second-floor lanai with wood ceiling fireplace, and more scenery. Pool Area: Lastly there is an incredible pool area with complete with wading area, waterfall and lighting for your nighttime enjoyment. Be ready to be impressed! Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club – Golf Course To view a video of each of the holes at Golden Ocala please visit: http://www.goldenocala.com/sports/golf/
$3,200,000  •  119.36 acres
Ocala’s Top Location – This property speaks for itself. 119.35 Acres of majestic rolling acres graced with Granddaddy Live Oaks and green manicured pastures. Suitable for any breed of horses, as well as cattle. Spring fed pond with gazebo and dock offer an enjoyable place to relax and if you’re interested in fishing – there’s 8 to 10 pound bass. Spectacular building sites for the main residence of your choice. Amenities include: Corporate office with spectacular views from every window 3/2 home for guest or manager, 6-stall stallion barn with breeding shed and office/apartment; 18-stall custom show stable with apartment, a/c tack room, saddling station, covered round pen with viewing area; 18-stall turn-0ut barn and equipment building with workshop. This is an exceptional property. Location: Close to the Florida Horse Park and the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway
$17,000,000  •  1,025 acres
Stonestreet Farm – A fabulous opportunity to own 1,028 +/- acres of beautiful rolling land graced with Granddaddy Oaks and ponds in NW Ocala. 4,000+/- LF of road frontage on Hwy 318. Property is currently being utilized as a Thoroughbred horse farm, but if you have the vision to make it a family compound, cattle farm, or personal Valhalla dreams do come true! Main Barn with office, break room and half bath has lab and viewing room (4) foaling stalls plus 16 additional stalls. Five additional center aisle barns with 18-stalls each in 3 of the barns and 2 of the barns have 17 stalls each plus office/break room and half bath. 2,280 SF Barn hay/storage barn. Manager’s Residence: Manager’s residence on the property. Beautiful building sites to build your dream home and revel in the tranquility of such vast acreage. Fencing: Approximately 22 miles of fencing which is a mixture of 4-board, board and diamond wire fencing with full round posts.
$165,000  •  3.47 acres
$4,900,000  •  197.43 acres
Beautiful rolling meadows, Live Oaks and peaceful pond set the stage for this 197 +/- acres. This is a great location for a family estate, family compound, farm, or for development. Driving down the gently winding road you will arrive at the 5 bedroom, 4 bath brick residence. There is also a 7,400 +/- SF workshop. Location Great location just minutes from shopping, schools, restaurants, and medical facilities.
Contact for Price  •  4 acres
Via Paradisus – Lots range from 4.11 acres up to 150+ Beautiful Acres graced with magnificent Granddaddy Oaks. Deed Restricted Neighborhood. Paved interior roads with lighting. Horses are welcome! Via Paradisus has access to the Marjorie Harris Carr Florida Greenways and Trails. Located across the street from the the Florida Horse Park. For additional information on the lots that available and the current pricing of each of the lots shown on the diagram please give us a call. Via Paradisus To view additional information on this lot visit: http://www.thewinningdream.com/VPpages/vpsites.html
$3,900,000  •  69 acres
Historic Charm -Surrounded by a white picket fence, this charming 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath residence is the finest in ”horse country” living. The main floor is superbly designed with a combination library/office/music room, lovely formal dining room, well-appointed kitchen with dining area, and high ceilings. Additionally the sunlit family room with fireplace opens to a covered, screen-enclosed patio and is also open to the 2nd floor. The second floor includes the 3 guest rooms. Most of all the property has rolling hills and magnificent views. Private gated entrance and drive winds through the beautiful Granddaddy Oaks and leads you home. The Equestrian will enjoy the 3 barns. Two of the barns are show stable quality, both have 1/1 apartments plus one has oversized stalls. Barn one is located near the main home and features the apartment above the barn with a great screen enclosed porch to enjoy the views. The second barn has a private entrance and features tongue and groove ceilings. Large storage barn also for hay, feed and equipment. Also guest house and cottage, dressage area, lush paddocks plus trails. This beautiful Ocala Equestrian Estate can be divided. Purchase Options: $4,400,000 for the entire 69+ Acres and all improvements. $2,600,000: 44 +/- Acres Main Residence 6 Stall Stable with Apartment, Additional 6 stall barn with half bath, irrigated paddocks, tree covered riding trails and open riding areas. $1,800,000: 25 +/- Acres Show stable, Expansive covered equipment building or could be made into additional stalls. Acreage Subject to survey on division Located just minutes from the new World Equestrian Center. The World Equestrian Center Ocala facility will feature four 262 x 550 climate-controlled indoor arenas surrounding an open-air stadium and amenities including retail space and a restaurant. There are plans to build additional outdoor rings and amenities as well as permanent stabling for 800 horses. The facility plans to host events beginning in 2018
$1,065,750  •  28.42 acres
Prime 28.42 +/- acres in great NW location close to Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club with beautiful building sites overlooking pond with magnificent sunsets. Property is perimeter fenced with existing well ready for your horses or livestock.
$1,885,000  •  123.48 acres
Inspired by the nature, this 2-story cedar charmer is a unique private waterfront get away on 123.43 +/- acres - perfect for a little R and R. The large deck overlooks water, wildlife, and woods, while the beautiful Arizona stone fireplace sets the mood in the great room. Downstairs is the family room embellished with Mexican tile floors, professional-equipped carpeted gym, plus ample space for a full bath and a laundry room. Detached inspirational studio and double garage provides plenty of space for your hobbies. The stunning landscape, open BBQ, patio and 300 foot dock complete this package. Adjoins the Ocala National Forest on 3 1/2 sides. Located just five minutes to the grocery store and restaurants.
Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher
13373 S. Magnolia Avenue
Ocala, FL 34473

Mobile: 352-266-9100
Office: 352-804-8989
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