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Janelle Mertins

Janelle Mertins


PO Box 2198
Ocala, FL 34478

Cell: (352) 895-5554
Office: (352) 368-1876
Fax: (352) 840-9714


Located in Ocala, FL, "Horse Capital of the World," this 163 acre  renowned Cardinal Training Center horse farm combines every essential element for the serious equestrian. Priced below appraised value, this estate offers a 10,000 sq ft Main five bedroom 5 1/2 bath home with fireplace, library, theater, Cabana, Olympic-sized pool, one guest home with fireplaces, a 3/2 Manager home with two fireplaces and a Triplex Apartment.

Location: near shopping, hospitals, colleges; University of Florida 28 miles away, CFCC 7 miles away, Appleton Museum, Cultural Center and Ocala Civic Theatre. Also close to golfing, horse racing, race track betting, Jai Alai, Polo and the Hunter Jumpers Equestrian Events (HITTS), only miles from the Greenway and five miles from Ocala Breeder Sales Company, Ocala Airport and one mile from Jumbolair, the famous fly in community. Cardinal Training Center has a designated helicopter landing area and the farm's roads accommodate eighteen wheelers and horse transport vehicles.

Business Commercial Opportunity: Farm currently generates $250,000 plus in rental income. Outstanding business opportunity for horse trainers or owners of race horses. Business plan is available for full training that would generate $900,000 in income; details available upon request.

Soil quality: lime rich number eight soil. There are five wells with remarkable water quality.

Building construction: The structures are built with brick exterior and concrete block interior. (COST REPLACEMENT OF STRUCTURES ON CTC WAS ESTIMATED BY A BANK CERTIFIED APPRAISAL SERVICE AT $10,500,000).

Track: 5/8 mile irrigated regulation race track with starting gate, complete with it's own well and track equipment. Private viewing stand and parking lot to view horse training on the track.

Barns: 375' x150' 36 stall barn with indoor riding arena and two apartments, 200' x50' 18 stall barn, 200'x50' 14 stall barn, 100'x50' sq ft ten stall barn, 75'x75' Stallion barn and breeding shed, 150'x50' Equipment building with office and full bath, 60'x40' 10 stall concrete block barn, 60'x30' four stall concrete barn with a 20'x20' equipment room.

RENTAL OPPORTUNITY: Farm offers rentals of barns, individual stalls, apartments, homes, pasture. Complete boarding and training by professional trainer is offered.