What is special about Diamond Oaks Farm? Our riding experiences are for kids down to age 2 as well as adults, and we offer free-reign guided horseback riding experiences with your private group, rustic to luxury lodging, pasture RV rentals, RV hookups, and horse boarding - the best Ocala Florida ranch get-away and family retreat! This is also a ranch where you can bring your own horse, and stay on property in your own RV if you wish.
What stay options are there? You can enjoy living in the historic home for 1-6 guests or romantic hotel room suite for 1-4 guests, an RV camper rental for up to 5 guests, or at the RV hookup campsite.
What can we do at the ranch? Diamond Oaks Farm has professional riding lessons, unique customized horseback riding experiences for just your group of 1-6 riders, carriage rides, horse grooming/braiding sessions, self guided farm tours with the farm ATV, experiencing bringing the horses in and feeding them in the morning, and more.
What is there to do nearby? We are only 5 minutes from Silver Springs for the glass bottom boat ride, and great horseback riding trails. There is a nearby children's playground, we are only 20 minutes from downtown dining, and there is gorgeous horse country surrounding us to enjoy on foot, horse or bike. Santos Mountain biking park is 30 minutes from us, and you can hike, bike or horseback ride the land bridge near there. Ocala dog show and HITS is 25 minutes, and the World Equestrian Center, Florida Horse Park, Juniper (great swimming) and Rainbow Springs are also 30 minutes.
What discounts are offered? There are discounted riding rates for lodging guests and kids age 2-16. We offer military discounts for lodging, and return guest discounts. The lodging rates are less in general for weekdays and low-season bookings.
What ways are there to get around the farm? If you are not as mobile as you would like to be, or wish to picnic in the pasture or greet the horses without walking or biking to them, or have some in the group who wish to ride the ATV, it is available for $35 for self touring the farm. It is not recommended for high speed and quick turns as this tears up the pasture, but it is perfect for getting around the 25 acres and seeing everything.
If I am looking for horse boarding, why Diamond Oaks Farm? We offer horse boarding with a smaller community, grass pastures, professional coaching with pre-Olympian Jennifer Schuck, and close attention to you and your horse's needs.
Let our home be your home - our farm be your farm - experience it overnight to seasonal or year round! We have vacation rentals, RV hookup campsites and pasture tent camping. Bring your own horse and your own RV if you wish - or use ours for a unique ranch lodging and horseback riding experience! There are plenty of opportunities for your family adventures! We offer military, children, and return guest lodging discounts!
PROFESSIONAL EQUINE SERVICES
Professional riding coach with 35+years of horse career provides lessons and guides trail rides for all ages from 2 years and up, western and English, and beginners to fellow professionals. She has trained more than 1500 riders and horses.
We offer unique customized horseback riding experiences, horse training, riding lessons and carriage driving lessons in many disiplines including dressage, eventing, cowboy dressage, and working equitation. We have a regulation dressage arena, and a working equitation course.
We offer carriage rides, and horse grooming and trimming services.
Stalls & Turnout
12x12 and 12x24 comfortable roomy stalls with rubber mats and finely ground pine shavings
We offer many boarding options and have a board and training package option. Your horse will enjoy turn out in our beautiful pastures, quality hay and feed. We provide personal attention to your horse's individual needs. We also offer nightly layovers (horse hotel) when space is available. You can board your horse/s and enjoy the facilities for lessons, training or show prep during your stay.
LODGING and RV Hook Ups
king suite - more than a hotel room
luxury historic home
On-site RV rentals
5 RV hook up campsites
pasture tent camping
Enjoy views of the paddocks and pastures. Escape to Florida for the winter!
Short or Long term Stays
60' oak outward beveled round pen;
regulation sized dressage professional arena with GGT footing;
carriage rides for you and your family;
barn and grounds are available for rent and catered events, such as family reunions, retreats, clinics, ect;
working equitation course;
DOT licensed Horse Transport provider and 6 horse 4-star trailer for transport within Florida
Come and stay with us!