I go through Ocala quite often. Nearly impossible for me to flee Florida without going that way.
Wonderful horse country. I stay once in a while at the Hilton in Ocala and they have a horse barn and exercise area in back you can keep your horse over night at little extra cost the area is such a horse area.
Ocala is right behind Lexington in the horse trade.
The area or Wellington is a ritzy polo and golf area but lots of horse money abounds. A real tragedy all around.