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Ocala, Florida
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Winter Oak Farm is owned & managed by a professional horseman, John Ducharme.  John has worked in the Thoroughbred & Hunter Jumper industries for over 35 years.  Experienced in managing a facility and strings of horses, it was a natural next step in John's career to put that experience to use by running his own farm. 

Ideals:  Safety, consistency, ease of use, & enjoyment of your horses.

First and foremost, a facility must be safe for horses and riders.  Footing, fencing, stalls & riding areas must be maintained and in suitable condition at all times.  The horses should be able to depend on their environment, period.  Consistent.  All stalls are rubber matted with waterers, fans and feed troughs.  Arenas are groomed daily by a professional.  Fencing is 4 board with no climb.  Paddocks have alleys to keep the horses out of trouble.  Additionally, the entire farm is fenced.  Security cameras monitor the facility at all times.

A facility should be easy to use, with location of amenities and proximity to all needs close at hand.  Winter Oak farm has the ideal layout – with 2 barns flanking the arena, and jump fields an easy walk out as well as the round pen .  Paddocks for turn out are close at hand, with a number to choose from – each providing water and run in sheds for hot days.  There are also plenty of fenced oak trees in each paddock – providing more shade.

There are two wash racks with hot and cold water.  Shavings bins are at the end of each barn. Feed rooms can be set up as requested with room for hay and grain bins.



The show barn includes a lovely 1 bedroom barn apartment with full kitchen, washer/dryer & oversized shower



Dressage Court
Jump Field with Jumps
Multiple Grass Paddocks
Round Pen
8-acre Exercise/Hacking Track with Field
Hacking Throughout Farm & Beyond
Tack Rooms with A/C and Fridge
Barn Bathroom
Daily Professional Arena Grooming
50 Amp RV Hookups
Bose Sound System Throughout
Arena Lights and Water




The facility is around the corner (about a 2 minute drive) to the new WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER and 5-7 minutes from the HITS SHOWGROUNDS. 

There are 3 state of the art vet clinics within 10 minutes of the farm with round the clock on call availability.  Additionally, shopping, hotels, and restaurants are easily accessible, along with tack stores, blanket repair, laundry and feed stores.


We make improvements each year to the facility:  GGT footing, reseeding pastures and in 2021 added a laundry facility for the barn to wash horse laundry

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