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!
$795,000 • 50 acres
50+/- Beautiful acres of gently rolling land. Bring your plans to build the perfect home or farm for you and your family. Property is perimeter fenced and ready for horses or cattle. Whether your passion is hunters, Thoroughbreds, or any other breed of horses this property offers room to ride, train and raise horses or cattle. Property is 12 miles to the World Equestrian Center. Deed Restricted Community.
$290,000 • 5.64 acres
Premiere building site 5.64+/- acres to build your dream home. Gated community close to downtown, hospitals, restaurants and shopping. Deed Restricted.
$2,611,750 • 39.67 acres
Location! Location! Location! This 39.67 +/- acres is in the prestigious NW Ocala area. Property is just 10 minutes to WEC and 2 minutes to HITS. Income producing potential. There are two, 3 bedroom/ 2 bath double-wide mobile homes, plus extensive decking overlooking lush green pastures. The board & batten cypress stable features wide center aisle, 10 stall center aisle barn with 12 X 16 matted stalls with space for 12, living space/lounge area, tack and feed room, restroom, and front patio. Additional amenities include: fenced paddocks with lush green pastures and run-in sheds. Property is a flag lot off Hwy 326. Seller financing available.
$9,319,000 • 82 acres
ocated just minutes to World Equestrian Center - Frontage on HWY 27- Great Location! This is your opportunity to purchase 40.62+/- acres in a great location. 3 Bedroom/ 3 bath pool home plus 1 bedroom / 1 bath cabana. 18-stall center aisle barn with office, full bath, and tack room. Need more than 40 +/- acres ? The adjoining 42+/- acre parcel is also available. The 42 acres includes pond, gated entrance on HWY 27, 22 stall barn, round pen and open shed for storage. Property is zoned A-1 with land use on these two parcels is (RL and MR) Rural land and Medium Density which could be developed if you receive zoning approval. Call today for additional information.
$6,472,750 • 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.
$875,000 • 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.
$1,050,000 • 35 acres
A Rare Find -FAA Approved Airstrip –
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 35+ acres.
80' Above sea level. FAA ID - FL 19 Runway Magnetic Bearing 18/36. Two hangers on the property measuring 34' x 1500' both are 5,100 SF of space. Enjoy the convenience of your own grass FAA approved airstrip
$1,500,000 • 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.