Longtime Ocala horseman Will Johnson has been tabbed as the new stallion manager at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II and has already begun duties at the Reddick-based Florida stud farm.
An Ocala resident since 1975, Johnson worked for 20 years at Franks Farms' stallion operation near Ocala.
Johnson will oversee leading Florida sire Repent, along with the stallion's son Crown of Thorns, who will stand his first season at stud in 2012.
CloverLeaf Farms II will host a stallion show featuring both stallions Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the farm. Drawings will be held among those in attendance for free stallion seasons.