Land Rover Event Brings Out High Rollers at The Forest

Land Rover flying over course at The Forest Hi Hat RanchThe Land Rover team was on hand for a rocking Land Rover Experience at the April 6th REAL Magazine Realtor Day.

The Forest set the stage for a beautiful day of food, fun and rough riding on the private Land Rover test driving course at Hi Hat Ranch. Guests were greeted at The Forest in a tented setting near the the community Welcome Center. REAL Magazine, along with co-sponsors South Point Motors, Florida Builder Appliances, Anchor Builders, John Cannon Homes, Arthur Rutenberg, John Neal Homes and Todd Johnston Homes, helped The Forest team stage the event.

Some of Sarasota’s top Realtors were on hand along with guests of The Forest in a kickoff of the Spring/Summer season and new offerings at the community. Activities included tours of the new demonstration homesite cleared for previewing near the Welcome Center. A selection of fine wines and catered food were served throughout the say

Those braving the Land Rover Experience had a wild ride on the Hi Hat Ranch. The course was truly a test of vehicle, driver and riders after two days of heavy rain preceding the event.

Tom Dabney, Ed Bertha and Brian Wood at The Forest Hi Hat Ranch

“We promised an experience and the Land Rover team delivered with some wild high-flying test drives,” said The Forest’s Brian Wood of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.”Luckily, everyone that took the Land Rover Tour through The Forest were a lot less rattled than those on the Experience course but fun was definitely had by all.”

Brian offers Land Rover Tours at The Forest daily but it’s a rare opportunity for anyone to ride the Land Rover Experience course according to development manager Tom Dabney.

“Hi Hat Ranch has one of only a few of these Land Rover test courses in the county and the public seldom gets to ride along with the Camel Off Road Racers,” said Dabney. “These guys are the elite drivers and it showed on this tough course.”

All five of The Forest builders were represented at the event with displays on new homes now offered at the community. Principals Todd Johnston of Todd Johnston Homes and Roy Dupuis of Anchor Builders were both on hand meeting with Realtors and guests to share information about the exciting new plans they have available at The Forest.

“It was great to see all of our builders on hand for the event,” said Woods.  “I know it was helpful for the many Realtors in attendance to be able to learn more about what’s available here at The Forest.”

The event closed with a scavenger hunt on the demonstration homesite where guests searched for clues and the chance to win prizes. Visit the event photo gallery page here on the blog to see more pictures from this exciting day at The Forest.