Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 - Florida has more than 500,000 horses, over 60 percent of which are used for competition and equine recreational activities. In this spirit, Sheik Island Farm was designed and built on a site located in an area central to many of the state’s top equestrian event centers. Qualified buyers will soon have the unique opportunity to purchase this luxury Florida horse farm property on over 350 acres at auction prices. This farm will be offered high bidder’s choice, divided in four separate tracts, in combination and as a whole.
Conducted by Myers Jackson, land auctioneer and broker in cooperation with Kim Wilson, real estate broker, horse enthusiast and equine property specialist, the live auction will take place Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at 36225 Covington Road in Dade City, Pasco County, Florida. Preregistration is encouraged; however qualified bidders may also bring credentials to register on-site at 10 a.m. the day of the sale.
“Sheik Island Farm’s unique characteristics provide panoramic views of the lakes and the hills, a top-quality facility for both the horse and rider, and solitude from the hustle and bustle of a busy city, while still being easily accessible to stores, airports, and many top horse venues,” Wilson says.
Built in the late 1990s and early 2000, the two barns on the property were designed by the acclaimed Blackburn Architects with a focus on safety and workability. Constructed of split block, the main barn consists of 16 oversized stalls, a wood-paneled tack room, a feed room with pest resistant custom feed bins, a lab/work room, men’s and women’s full bathroom facilities with wooden lockers, two indoor wash racks and more amenities. It has a center aisle layout with outside Dutch doors on each stall offering a second exit. A vented roof, a cupola at the cross aisle of the main barn and dormers provide ventilation and light.
An adjacent two-story building includes three executive office suites, a reception area, a three-bedroom apartment, a large machine shop, a laundry room and several indoor storage rooms. Attached to this building are the vented hay and shavings storage rooms. The second barn is an eight-stall barn. It is similar in amenities to the main barn on a smaller scale.
Between both barns there are nine paddocks ranging from approximately a half an acre to 10 acres for horse turnout. Each one is equipped with an automatic waterer made of durable plastic for the safety of the horse. There is a round pen and riding arena at the main barn and many acres of open fields.
This property features two houses overlooking Buddy Lake – situated on opposite shores. The main ranch-style home, built in 1997, provides approximately 2,154 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, two baths, an open kitchen and living area, a stone hearth fireplace, and a screened lanai and pool. The second home, roughly 1,667 square feet, was built in 1941 and was renovated in 1998 with a full plumbing renovation in 2007. The three-bedroom, two-bath cottage has two living areas, a brick fireplace, and pine cabinets in the kitchen, a laundry/mud room and a screened back porch.
“Our seller recognizes the value of using an accelerated method of marketing – in other words, an auction – to sell their property,” said Jackson. “What does this mean for buyers? It means they have the opportunity to purchase a luxury Florida horse farm property at an excellent price and close quickly. Today’s market conditions and the auction format allow sellers and buyers to come to a meeting of the minds quickly with a competitively achieved fair market value. In times like these, an auction is the best way to establish what the real market value is.”
Parties interested in purchasing this exquisite Florida horse farm can join the bidding process at OnlineOnlyAuctions.com. Bidders may review property details, a sneak peek video, farm photos and auction terms and conditions are available at CertifiedLandAuction.com/HorseFarm. The Auctioneers at United Country Certified Real Estate may be reached at 800-711-9175, and Kim Wilson, Broker and Equine Specialist of United Country Premier Estates may be reached at 813-810-0042.
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