Welcome to Pleasant Acres Farm
Located just outside of Ocala, Fl, Pleasant Acres Farm is a beautiful 400-acre property owned by Joseph and Helen Barbazon. Nestled among lush pasture land and majestic live oaks, our award-winning facility was ranked third in the nation for leading breeders in 2009.
Established in 1983, our full-service commercial breeding facility houses multiple mare, yearling, and weanling barns, and a 10 stall, state-of-the-art stallion barn built in 2016. We provide our clients with world-class services by representing all facets of the Thoroughbred industry including breeding, mare care, yearling and weanling care, and sales representation.
At Pleasant Acres Farm, our horses come first. We’ve been home to the 2009 Florida Broodmare of the Year, 2008 and 2009 Florida Turf Champion of the Year, Multiple Graded Stakes Winners, and the 2009 Florida Horse of the Year, Presious Passion. Our farm has been honored by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners’ Association as the 2009 Florida Breeder of the Year, in addition to being awarded the 2008 Needles Award for Outstanding Small Breeder.
Launched in 2014, our new stallion division is poised to bring Florida Thoroughbred breeding and racing to the forefront of our industry. We’re committed to bringing some of the most sought-after bloodlines to the state to give Florida-based mares a chance to breed with top-rated stallions with proven track records.
Our unique hands-on approach to stallion acquisition, breeding, and expert care allows our owners to work closely alongside our team. Joseph and Helen are involved in every aspect of our operations – from nutrition to breeding and foaling. Their commitment to quality is what allows Pleasant Acres Farm to pursue our passion for breeding champions.
At Pleasant Acres Farm, we follow a first-class nutrition program that ensures mares receive the best care before, during, and after foaling. Pleasant Acres' 400-acre farm is the perfect place to board your expecting mare.
The first few years of a horse’s life are crucial when ensuring their success in the future. That’s why we strive to make sure our foals' first human interaction is the best experience possible.
With more than 30 years experience in breeding, we’ve hand-selected our stallions from premier bloodlines offering some of the best pedigrees in the world at the best prices in the state.
When it comes to sales, Pleasant Acres Farm is committed in our goal to represent our clients’ weanlings, yearlings, or broodmares to their highest potential with our years of experience and vast network of connections within the Thoroughbred industry.