Ocala, the Horse Capital of the World

Posted on: February 20th, 2018


Is the “Horse Capital of the World” Lexington, Kentucky or Ocala, Florida? According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it’s Ocala and the surrounding areas in Marion County. For anyone who enjoys riding and training racehorses, Ocala, Florida is the perfect place for you to enjoy the activity you love in a tropical climate with rich soil and constant sunshine.



Black Diamond has been providing our clients with reliable transportation services to the many ranches located in Marion, Levy, and Sumter counties in the Ocala region of Central Florida. Offering competitive rates for our Cadillac Sedan’s, Cadillac SUV’s and Mercedes Benz Sprinter Executive shuttle, we provide clients with luxurious transportation options to their final destination. If you are interested in seeing what Central Florida’s premier equine communities have to offer, check out some of Ocala’s most popular equestrian facilities:



  1. The Williston Mile

Located in Ocala Horse Country, Williston Mile’s 337-acre ranch is one of Central Florida’s newest and premier equine training facilities for trainers and owners of thoroughbred racehorses. If you enjoy riding and training racehorses, The Williston Mile in Levy County is the perfect place for you to enjoy a day of riding in the convenience of well-kept amenities.

Levy County, Florida 

Click here for more information. (937) 609-0007



     2. RedHill Stables

RedHill Stables offers premium care for all varieties of horses and expert training and lesson programs all within a country club feel. RedHill Stables features hunter and jumper lessons to riders of all ages and skill level. 

Ocala, Florida

Click here for more information. (419) 376-5435



  1. Five Phases Farm

Five Phases Farm sits on over 100 acres, featuring 3 barns, 1 round pen, race track, breeding shed, jump field, and multiple trails. Five Phases Farm specializes in starting and training horses for dressage, jumping, and driving. Featuring a beautiful block barn with mats, lots of air flow, and a ceiling fan in each individual stall, Five Phases Farms board and train service is a great option to look into. 

Ocala, Florida 

Click here for more information. (352) 229-7739


     4. HITS Ocala

HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida features 450 rolling acres conveniently nestled in the heart of Florida’s horse country. The property includes 27 permanent barns, 540 permanent stalls and many turn-out options. Ocala Horse Properties Stadium offers a newly built, state-of-the-art competition ring. 


Winter Circuit 

December 1 – March 25th, 2018

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers exhibitors 10 consecutive weeks of shows with two additional weeks of USEF-Rated shows—the Ocala Holiday Series—in mid-December. The extensive range of classes and abundant show opportunities, offering over $4 million in prize money, makes HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida a prime winter and spring destination. Escape the cold winter season by planning a trip to Florida’s horse country.

Ocala, Florida

Click here for more information. (352)629-6229



     5. Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Golden Ocala offers a variety of equestrian center amenities and sports offerings for riding enthusiasts. The Golden Ocala Equestrian Center features luxury barn suites of single stall, 4-stalls, 6-stalls, and 8-stalls for boarding, equestrian sports including training space for jumping, dressage, and flat riding, and an arena with all-weathering footing, allowing for an 8-jump course for beginners to more advanced riders. The approximately 6-miles of tranquil bridle paths give equestrian members breathtaking views of Golden Ocala on horseback that few get to cherish. Horse trails and field riding are popular benefits for members.

Ocala, Florida 

Click here for more information. (352) 629-6229



Novice Riders 


  1. Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides

Cactus Jack’s offers trail rides through the 80,000 acres of the Cross Florida Greenway Trail system to singles, couples, and groups.  Trails are shaded and scenic, offering riders a relaxing and fun experience. All rides are guided to assure safety for the rider and horse.  

Ocala, Florida

Click here for more information. (352) 266-9326