Visitors celebrated Fall with 2 Events During Ocala Parade of Homes: Oct 15 Symphony Duet and Oct 23 Trail Ride

Jueun Kim Warf (Violinist) & Kathryn Poore (Violist) Oct 15 at Equestrian Springs IMG 4478

Violist Kathryn Poore (right) from the Ocala Symphony and Violinist Jueun Kim Warf (left) from the Gainesville Symphony performed a duet in the model home at Equestrian Springs on Saturday Oct 15th.

In the photo below: Left to right, Jackie Carlson of TL Carlson Construction who built the home, Hellena Smejda from Equestrian Springs, Jueun and Kathryn, Al Nuh from Equestrian Springs.

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Cascade from north with pampas in foreground 20161023_132146


The weather was perfect for a trail ride! Pictured is the horse sculpture atop the cascade waterfall, which was the starting point for the trail ride on this beautiful property.

trailer & horse on lot 1 gate background 20161023_105424 Bill Maleske’s Paso Fino waiting for her buddies, parked in front of lot 1.

Maria on pinto and Riana (on Versailles) 20161023_112150

Below: Maria French on her Tobiano Paint and Rianne Ruizendaal of Dutch Dream Farm on the Hanoverian “Versailles”

Denise Raymond and "Sam" 20161023_112506

Above: Denise Raymond on her Missouri Foxtrotter “Sam”

Below: Close-up of the full-size Italian horse atop the 15 foot high cascade made from Florida limestone and surrounded by a moat landscaped with water lilies and other plants. It stands in the roundabout at the apex of the entrance road which then branches left and right. Every visitor loves this ! cascade lilies papyrus 20161023_131930 Laughing Maleskes and Holgate on entrance road 20161023_092337

Bill and Nancy Maleske on their Paso Finos enjoyed visiting with friend and fellow trail rider Karen Holgate.  It was a crisp Fall morning (notice jackets!). 

Below: Karen, Nancy, Bill ready to head outKaren Holgate Nancy Maleske Bill Maleske 20161023_093853 Denise Raymond, Karen Holgate, Nancy and Bill Maleske 20161023_094557

Denise Raymond joins the group entrance muehli grass, gate, cascade, house 20161018_105134

Below: Fall is when Muehli Grass blooms in Ocala. Here, it complements the Knock Out Roses that flank the Florida limestone rocks on the Equestrian Springs entrance island. Shown through the entrance gate posts, in the far left, is the cascade with full-size horse sculpture. Far right is the Carlson-built Parade house on lot 17, seen through the trees of lot 27. 

Below: I love this google-enhanced photo! It’s so romantic.  

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Below: Banners and signs welcomed visitors to our entry in the Fall Ocala Parade of Homes.  Parade sign at entrance with banners 20161022_180918


Equestrian Springs developer “Lucky” Smejda stopped at Ocala’s famous Tas-T-O Donut shop on Silver Springs Boulevard early morning and selected a variety of treats for after the trail ride. The Ocala institution opens at 6 and is usually sold out by 10.