An equestrian paradise….this prime Florida Equestrian property of 350± acres is nestled at the bottom of one of the highest elevations in central Florida and sits between the bass filled waters of Lake Pasadena and Buddy Lake. Constructed in the late 1990s and early 2000, the two barns were designed by Blackburn Architects and focus on safety and workability. Along with all of the amenities this property offers, this is truly a luxury facility for horse and riders alike. Wildlife abounds in this picturesque setting of moss-draped live oaks and surrounding wetlands with a quilted backdrop of lake, rolling hills, orange groves, and natural flora of Florida. From Fox squirrels to Sandhill cranes, this serene spot is home to many of Florida’s wildlife.
Sheik Island’s unique characteristics provide views from every angle, seclusion from the hustle and bustle of a busy city, and a top quality facility for both the horse and rider while still being easily accessible to stores, airports, and many top horse venues.
Located between Orlando, Ocala, and Tampa, in the heart of Florida horse country, Sheik Island Farm is central to many of the state’s top horse events. It is approximately 1 1/4 hours from Ocala for access to the Ocala Breeders Sales Company and the HITS winter circuit. The famous resort destination of Orlando is just 1 1/4 hours away, as well. The farm is about 30 minutes from Tampa and the Florida State Fairgrounds, which hosts many top shows for several breeds and disciplines. This wonderful location also makes it accessible to horseracing tracks in Tampa and Miami, and one of the top steeple chasing tracks in the country at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City.
BARN & EQUESTRAIN FACILITIES
There are two barns situated on this magnificent Florida equestrian property for sale. The main barn consists of 16 oversized stalls ideal for large horses and foaling, a beautifully wood paneled tack room, a feed room with pest resistant custom feed bins, a lab/work room, men’s and women’s full bathroom facilities with wooden lockers, two indoor wash racks and many more amenities. It has a center aisle layout with outside Dutch doors on each stall offering a second exit. A vented roof, a cupola at the cross aisle of the main barn and dormers provide ventilation and light. An adjacent two-story building includes three executive office suites, reception area, a three-bedroom apartment, a large machine shop, a laundry room and several indoor storage rooms. Attached to this building are the vented hay and shavings storage rooms.
The second barn offers 8-stalls. It is similar in amenities to the main barn on a smaller scale with no less attention to quality and detail. Between both barns there are nine paddocks ranging from a half an acre to 10± acres for horse turnout. Each one is equipped with an automatic waterer made of durable plastic for the safety of the horse. There is a round pen and riding arena at the main barn and many acres of open fields to train outside of the arena or trail ride.
- 16 oversized stalls
- indoor wash racks
- Tack, lab, feed rooms
- Separate hay, shavings, equipment, & supply storage
- Executive office suites,
- Groom’s 3-BR, 2-BA apartment
- Small Barn
- 8 stalls
- Indoor wash rack
- Tack room
- Feed room
- Groom’s apartment
- Primary Lakefront Residence
- Built in 1997 encompassing 2,154± sq. ft.
- 3-BR, 2-BA ranch-style home with large open kitchen & living area
- Stone hearth fireplace & adjacent screened lanai and pool
- This home and 60 to 72 acres could be sold separately from the main farm.
There is a selection of possible lakefront and hilltop home sites available throughout the property, all with waterfront or water views. Currently, there are two houses that overlook picturesque Buddy Lake. They are situated on opposite shores and provide an excellent location for observing Florida’s amazing sunsets over the tranquil water. The primary lakefront residence, built in 1997, provides 2,154± square feet of living space. It is a three-bedroom, two-bath ranchstyle home with a large open kitchen and living area. It has a stone hearth fireplace and a spacious screened lanai and pool. The home and 60 to 72 acres could be sold separately from the main farm.
The second home, 1,667± square feet, was built in 1941 and renovated in 1998 with a full plumbing renovation in 2007. The three bedroom, two-bath cottage has two living areas, a brick fireplace, pine cabinetry in the kitchen, a large laundry/mud room and a screened back porch.
This is truly a luxury facility for horse and rider alike!
Co-marketing agreement between:
United Country – Premier Estates
Kimberly Wilson, Broker
101 E Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3300
Tampa Fl, 33602
In conjunction with United Country – Mason Morse Ranch Company
Property Website: http://www.floridaequineproperty.com/