Top Equine Turf Specialist in Ocala Horse Country

No matter what stage in turf management you're in, we can help.

Welcome to Equine Turf. If you're here, chances are you are looking to win the turf war on your farm or golf course (yes, we do those too).

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Welcome to Equine Turf. If you’re here, chances are you are looking to win the turf war on your farm or golf course (yes, we do those too). If your grass is dying, or it’s getting torn up and thus, difficult to regrow, it can be really frustrating. Or maybe, you’re just now starting to work on your turf. No matter what stage in turf management you’re in, we can help.

Equine Turf Specialist

As an Equine Turf specialist, we can help you with racetracks, grass arenas for dressage and show jumping, as well as your cross-country track. We can also help you get your paddocks and farm turf up to par. We even support cattle ranches and golf courses. If you’re looking to raise the quality of the turf on your property, we can help.

Take a look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. With a commitment to quality consultations and customer service, we promise to help you win your turf war.

We hope to talk to you soon! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

What we Offer

Consultation, Service, Sales, and More


We help with new planting, renovation, treatment, and maintenance; management and budgeting for chemicals, fertilizers, and equipment needs.

Irrigation Design

Let us help you plan your irrigation needs. We can help with design and layout, implementation, sprinklers, drainage, and more.

Project Management

Not sure where to start? Give us a call or fill-out the form by clicking here and we can discuss your project.

Water Reels

We offer the easy-to-use, portable irrigation solution by Kifco. Click the picture above for more information.

horse pasture and paddock

Pasture Spraying

Having a beautiful pasture safe for your horses should be every horse owner's goal. But, like most things, it takes time, hard work, knowledge, and care. Pasture Spraying is one piece of the puzzle. So let's take a moment to look a little deeper.

horse pasture and paddock

Paddock Spraying

Like pasture spraying, paddock spraying is important to have a safe, healthy, and attractive paddock for your horses. We even open and close the gates so you don't have to.

Soil Testing

Soil testing land is like blood testing for people. Test results provide a essential staring point in quality pasture management.

creeping indigo

Weed Control

Weeds are unsightly, often dangerous, and invasive. We help to keep weeds under control and create safe healthy space for your horses and other land.

Why Choose Us

Equine Turf is the premier turf management company in Ocala and the surrounding area.

Consultation with Soil test

  • Examination of the property
  • Includes soil testing 
  • Water pressure test if needed

Comprehensive Written Reports

  • Improvements, problems, and course of action
  • Application rates and amounts of product to reach desired goals

Amazing Customer Service

  • Unlimited consultation with our experts
  • Price negotiation for products and materials

Equipment Calibration

  • We will calibrate your equipment if needed
  • We will create a detailed schedule to fit your needs


Dan has worked specifically in the high-end sports turf industry since 1994. He is a Class A golf course superintendent and the owner and operator of Equine Turf.

Dan specializes in sports fields, horse tracks, equine dressage arenas, and golf courses, and he enjoys helping those with properties of all sizes. If you are looking to get a commercial-level dressage arena at your residential property, for example, Equine Turf can help.

About Equine Turf

Our reputation of being a world-class turf and racetrack consultant firm has spread all over the US. With Dan Millstead at the helm, we provide over 25 years of experience and second-to-none customer service. With that knowledge and high-end service, our clients get quality results. We know turf and we can help you achieve your goals.

Client Testimonials

“The footing at the Driving event at the Little Everglades Ranch is highly suitable for each kind of horse sport.The Driving Sport is a big stress for the condition of the ground because of the additional impact by the vehicles.But the footing there did not show any kind of damage after the show. It looked like it was not used.The dark green color of the grass created a wonderful appearance.From my point of view this construction of footing is highly to recommend for the horse sport.”
Dr. Franz Vetter
International Official - Germany
“The Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event Dressage Arena has been classified as the finest arena in the world.This comment has been made for the past 2 years by the judges from Germany and Great Britain.Our success with the footing and turf on our arena is due to our maintenance supervisor Dan Millstead.We owe all our kudos to Dan,his knowledge,expertise and hard work.”
Sharon and Bob Blanchard
Owners - Little Everglades Ranch
I`ve been working with Dan Millstead for over 8 years now in the Golf and Farm management business.His devotion to the art of professional turf maintenance is outstanding,very hard working and his knowledge of Agronomic principles and experience makes his results outstanding.He has a good understanding of the relationship of soil and fertility which has consistently produced some of the finest professional turfgrass surfaces in his tenure as a Golf Course Superintendent or as his current passion to create World Class Turfgrass surfaces for Equestrian type events.
Cary N. Lewis, CGCS
Territory Manager, Golf Ventures, Inc.
“It is with great pleasure that I offer the highest recommendation to Dan Millstead and his team for their preparation and maintenance of the arena in Dade City, FL. The grass footing in the arena at the CAI Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event is among the best in the world without question. I have been honored to represent the United States Equestrian Team at international competitions since 1993 both in the US and abroad and I have yet to find an arena that compares to the one Dan and His team consistently prepare for the event at Little Everglades.”
Chester C. Weber
Live Oak Plantation Combined Driving Inc.
I want to thank you for your help with our soccer field. It was pretty ragged at the beginning of the summer.With your guidance and advice it has now become lush and green again.
Chaplain Bob
Ocala Farm Ministry

Let's win the turf war together!

Contact us now for more information or to schedule a free consultation and soil test.*

*Free consultation and soil test dependent on the type, location, and use of the property.