Last updated on October 2nd, 2017 at 12:45 am
An Elegant Lifestyle in Central Florida
Amidst the gently rolling hills of Central Florida in the equestrian enclave of Ocala, Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club has carved out a piece of paradise on 1,200 beautiful acres. The community is home to championship golf and tennis, an equestrian center, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, and a stately 77,000-square-foot clubhouse. But Golden Ocala is especially dedicated to the preservation of the equestrian lifestyle. The gated community includes meandering bridle trails that weave their way through the rolling hills and mighty oaks of the property, culminating in a state-of-the art Equestrian Center which offers a 20-stall barn, carriage storage, arena and jumping ring, hot walker, pastures and paddocks, and tack room and lounge. The experienced staff provides superior horse care and a wide range of equine services.
Doug and Heather Schreiber discuss their lifestyle choice, “There are just a million things to say about Golden Ocala—it’s our happy place. There is just so much to do, and the community has such a vibrant social scene. For one thing, there is a nice diversity of age groups. There are plenty of people in our generation, and my parents are moving here and building a house because they fit right in, too. There really is something for everyone, and we’ve met so many wonderful fast friends.
“The 18-hole golf course is amazing, but best of all, we love having our horses right here. The Equestrian Center meets all of our needs. The riding trails are unbelievable, and the environment is absolutely beautiful, with lush pastures and shady wooded areas. You can ride mowed trails wide enough for three or four people abreast, and you’ll see such beauty and magnificent wildlife. I just love to walk the lake and watch the bald eagles fly overhead. One of Doug’s favorite things to do in the morning is jog down to the Equestrian Center, pick an orange right off the citrus tree growing there, go for his ride, and then run back home.
“There is this distinctive combination of luxury and convenience. In the Clubhouse, you get traditional elegance and modern amenities all in one place. We love the dining and wonderful service in the restaurants, spa, and fitness center. Everything is top-notch. Only at Golden Ocala can you have all this, and we couldn’t be happier that we’ve made a home here.”