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!
$599,900 • 7.54 acres
7.54 +/- Acres in Bridle Run! As you drive thru the gated entrance to this 4 bedroom, 3 bath turn-key home you will notice the stunning views from this hilltop location.
$369,000 • 2.8 acres
Gated entrance leads you to this charming 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home. As you enter the home your eyes gaze up at the cathedral cypress wood ceilings.
$925,000 • 10.18 acres
Your Wedding Barn Estate – Where Rustic Meets Elegance – This 10+ acre estates offers a modern farmhouse, professional woodworking shop, feed barn, pool plus income producing wedding ceremonial area.
$2,300,000 • 42.07 acres
Equestrian Enthusiasts 42+/- acres in private gated community with very clean lines and soaring ceilings, 2019 home is serene, modern, and contemporary. Spacious, open and bright, the home’s unpretentious floor plan, sense of scale and fine finishes create a soothing aesthetic that is conducive to both grand entertaining and fun filled family gatherings.
$699,000 • 3 acres
This hidden gem on 3 acres is graced with beautiful Granddaddy Oaks and is a great setting for you and your family or guests. As you enter the property you notice the stately brick home with covered front porch inviting you and your guests in. As you open the door you notice the view of the pool and luxurious backyard.
$839,000 • 42.82 acres
Stunning location 42+ acres right in the heart of NW Ocala. Hacking distance to HITS and very close to Golden Ocala’s upcoming World Equestrian Center. Spectacular views of beautiful green pastures and live oaks. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home with many upgrades including Chef’s kitchen, 10 foot high ceilings and split bedroom floor plan. This farm is perfect for any discipline. 5 Lush green paddocks.
$1,500,000 • 2,555 acres
Hickory Hill Farm – As you enter through the gated entrance and wind up the driveway to this home high on the hilltop you will notice the beautiful views
$1,139,000 • 9.75 acres
9.75+/- Acre equestrian estate with breathtaking views. The gated entrance welcomes you home thru the tree lined drive. As you enter thru the door you notice the views from the sliding glass doors of the horses in the paddocks
$2,599,000 • 22.18 acres
Fine details abound in this exquisite estate designed to take your breath away. Set on 22± acres boasting high elevations and mature foliage, this 5 BR, 5.5 BA home features the woodwork of The Matthew Fortin Collection whose renowned creations were often the source of numerous articles showcasing his talent
$3,200,000 • 37.58 acres
Perfectly situated only minutes from the upcoming World Equestrian Center and HITS, this exquisite 37± acre equine estate has everything you’re looking for.
$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.
$4,900,000 • 412 acres
412 Acre Thoroughbred Training Facility. 4 Residences which include: Owner’s 3/2 home, pool adjacent tennis court, plus patio attaches to 3/2 guest home w/ pool area. 3/2 Manager’s home w/ patio/pool area. 4/3 Manager’s Home pool/patio area plus privacy fenced back yard. Office with attached equipment shed. 5 horse barns & 1 training barn. Barn 1 – 30 Stall shed row mare barn with 4 foaling stalls, office & ½ bath, Barn 2–20-Stall shed row barn,
$5,900,000 • 13.1 acres
Great Possibilities for this property. This property features a barn with 26 (14'x14') stalls, 16' center aisle, 1/16 +/- Jog area around stalls, and a 1/2 bath. Second barn is an A/C 40 stalls in 15,000 SF building. Water and Fire suppression system. Equine Rehab area with (2) Aqua Treads plus 16' pool. Dormitory with 9 dorm rooms each have 2 beds and bath with 2 sinks, water closet and shower. Common area for guests with kitchen and living room. Plus 2 larger rooms for multiple beds each with bathroom with showers, water closets, and sinks. Additional features include: Commercial kitchen with buffet, walk-in cooler/freezer and stove with hood, dining hall, entry foyer, 2 offices, nurses exam room, classroom, laundry room, workout room, and 2 half baths. Adjoining acreage available.
$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.
$1,499,000 • 10 acres
Wingspread Farm - Charming Home and Stable Gated Equestrian Estate on 10 Acres.
$365,000 • 2.99 acres
Finish Line – Neighboring The World Equestrian Center. Country-style covered porch and rocking chairs welcome you to this charming home on 3+/- acres
$430,000 • 2.53 acres
Prime Location – 2.53 +/- Acres – Close to World Equestrian Center! A rare find is this manageable pool home close to main thoroughfares, shopping, dining, World Equestrian Center, and other equine venues.
$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.
$585,000 • 4 acres
Craftsman charmer with magnificent views of both sunrises and sunsets and beautiful views of Lake Fay!
$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.
$779,500 • 8.33 acres
Waterfront 8.33 Acres -Relaxed Country Atmosphere. Close! Private! Waterfront! 8.33+/- acres, in a relaxed country atmosphere, just a few minutes from shopping, dining, recreation and schools. Property is graced with beautiful Live Oak trees and water frontage on a beautiful stocked lake.
$799,000 • 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.
$799,500 • 5.25 acres
Location plus an exceptional offering! Why leave home when everything you need is right here? Set on 5.25± acres, this beautifully constructed residence welcomes you with a brick and stone façade framed by gorgeous landscaping
$899,500 • 5.17 acres
Quaint, Country Home in Private Setting! Set well off the road on 5± acres, this gated country home gives you all the privacy you need with plenty of fenced-in space for dogs or horses. Upon entering the 4BR, 3.5BA home,
$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.