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!
Winter Haven Farm
For the discerning buyer, we present the unique opportunity to own an outstanding equestrian property in Marion County, FL “The Horse Capital of The World”. Winter Haven Farm encompasses approximately 1,100 acres located in the highly desirable area known as “Millionaire’s Row”, Hwy 225A, as well...
Hillside Cattle Farm
876 +/- Acres with desirable elevations up to 200′ and rolling green pastures. The large Oaks and groomed pastures add to the beauty of this magnificent parcel. Located right in the middle of horse country, this property is conveniently located close to HITS and also just minutes to Golden Ocala...
Padua Stables is known for the rolling, gracious countryside it covers, as well as being rich in sunlight, spring fed ponds, towering Oaks and limestone. From its inception, a clear goal was in mind ensure that the horses are in the best possible environment, their safety and protection was given...
Sienna Farm - Just Reduced
283+/- Acre Training Facility. First time on the market! Lush green pastures and granddaddy oaks with 3/4 +/- mile irrigated track, 8 barns with 227 stalls - paddocks, round pens, office. Main residence has a separate man cave, 4 employee homes, and 2 maintenance buildings. Property is conveniently...
Location! Location! Location!
Location! Location! Location! 247.58 +/- Acres of beautiful rolling land graced with magnificent Granddaddy Oaks. Conveniently located across from Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian club and easy access to the winter home of HITS(Horse Shows In the Sun). Cattle are currently grazing these lush...
Lucky Warrior Farm & Ranch
231 +/- Acres – Lucky Warrior Training Center is currently configured as a training center with 3/4 +/- dirt track with viewing stand, a 32 CB stall barn, 28 CB stall barn, on the opposite end of the track there is a metal building with 112 stalls, office, and 4 groom’s quarters. You could take out...
197 Acres- Possibilities
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...
Thunder Ranch is a STATE OF THE ART training and rehabilitation center located on 170 +/- Acres. Equestrian features include: 3 barns with 120 stalls, 3/4 +/- mile race track with a great surface. Additionally there is a cold-water spa. State-of-the-art aquatic pool which provides a low impact...
Lucky Warrior Farm and Ranch - 126 Acres
126 Acres of Beautiful rolling land with high plateaus – Incredible vistas – Perfect home site – Perfect farm setting – Frontage on Highway 475. Close to the Florida Horse Park and the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenways and Trails. Located just minutes South of Ocala. Bring the horses or...
Bass Country Retreat
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...
13373 S. Magnolia Avenue
Ocala, FL 34473