Men of Style 2016: Chris and Rob Desino

These brothers are passionate about two things: business and horses.


Rob and Chris started from scratch and owned a successful restaurant chain in New York before moving to Ocala to ride full-time as competitive equestrians. It didn’t take long for them to fuse those interests and found Ocala Horse Properties. They haven’t looked back since.

“We can’t imagine ever selling something that we weren’t passionate about. We love business, working and educating people about wise investments, and we genuinely love horses. We like selling so much because we get to meet people from all across the world and talk horses all day long,” says Rob.

With business booming and time in the saddle harder to come by, the two now own dressage and jumping horses shown across the country. Rob and Chris also enjoy giving back to the community, supporting local nonprofits like Horses N Heroes and becoming title sponsors for the Longwood Show Series and Ocala Eventing Series.

“We know this market better than anyone, which is backed up by our sales numbers, but we don’t just talk the talk,” explains Chris. “We have heavily invested in this community and believe strongly in its long-term and continued growth.”

FunFact

Chris and Rob spent the first years of their 20s rowing on the US National Team and even became collegiate champions.

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