About the Ranch
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-rein 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 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.
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.
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.
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 to feed them, horse bathing, and more.
What discounts are offered? There are automatically applied 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 typically for Sunday -Thursday nights, and low-season bookings.