Rob and Chris Desino

Heron Lane Farm

Craig Bernick

Nearly a Decade in Northwest Marion County

Founded nearly a decade ago by twin brothers Rob and Chris Desino, Heron Lane Farm is situated on 11 acres on Highway 225A in Ocala, Florida.  The farm has been home to more than 30 three-day event horses and jumpers, including Deniro Z, a bay horse who is a reserve for the U.S. team for the World Equestrian Games this year and is projected to be in the 2020 Olympics.

In addition to being farm owners and equestrian competitors, Rob and Chris own and operate Ocala Horse Properties, earning their place as the leading real estate company selling horse farms throughout Ocala and Marion County.  In addition, they own Wellington Equestrian Realty and between the two companies, they represent the largest portfolio of premier horse properties in the world.

Through Rob and Chris’ leadership, Ocala Horse Properties has sold and listed nearly 50 percent of all Marion County farms valued at $500,000 or greater for 2012.  Additionally, Ocala Horse Properties has sold more farms than nine of the nearest competitors combined.

Rob and Chris are committed to improving Ocala’s Equestrian sports by giving back.  Over the last 10 years, Ocala Horse Properties has given more than $1 million to supporting and growing local horse shows.

Prior to building their business and life in Marion County, Rob and Chris trained and competed for the World Championship Teams, were two-time National Collegiate Champions, and owned a chain of very successful restaurants in New York.

“We hope you enjoy Ocala and the area that we have come to love, Marion County. Whether it’s a beautiful morning at a horse show or a relaxing Sunday afternoon hack through Ocala horse country, there truly is no place like Marion County, FL in the world.”

— Chris & Rob Desino, and Matt Varney