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de Meric Stables

Welcome to de Meric Stables & Sales!

de Meric Stables & Sales in Ocala, FL, is dedicated to horses’ success. As a family-owned and operated since 1986 enterprise, they have built a reputation for integrity in all dealings and for providing race and sales results that speak for themselves.

de Meric Stables & Sales specializes in the breaking and training of young horses in preparation for the racetrack. Their pinhooking partnerships and preparation of 2-year-olds continue to separate us from the competition. Nick de Meric is a proud board member of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and also of Ocala Breeder’s Sales Company.

Jaqui’s main focus is the breaking program, where she uses “resistance-free” techniques. She introduces the yearlings to tack and riders in a round pen, using trained ponies and a ‘flag’ to desensitize flighty yearlings before a rider is introduced. The yearlings spend several weeks jogging patterns in the field and trail riding before beginning the next phase of training on the track. 

Tour Details

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Minimum of 4 people
9-10:30 AM
1.5 hours
Rescheduling tours (pending availability) or cancellations require notice of at least 48 business hours before the tour time. Cancellations are not available for the weather. Tours are rain or shine. In case of a weather-related cancellation, an alternate date will be offered. For no-show or late arrivals, refunds will NOT be issued. The service fee is non-refundable.
Closed-toe shoes required. Farm attire suggested.
no pets / Certified Service Dogs OK
This is a farm that is good for the walking challenged.
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