Horse Farms Forever is a compact and powerful nonprofit,
founded in 2018 to:


Marion County’s Farmland Preservation Area was established in 2005. Its mineral-rich soil and water, and spring sheds are subject to increasing development and roadway threats. We participate and defend.


The culture, character and vibrant economy of greater Ocala is uniquely based on the presence of horses and horse farms. We share the facts.


Landowners who love their land and wish to see it passed along to future generations have many options. We show the way.


The blueprint for Rural Land Management is written at the county level and made strong by collaboration and community influence. We facilitate progress.

Save the Date for our Conservation Summit!

November 16th, 2023
5:00-7:00pm at Ocala Breeders’ Sales

The Threats Are Real

From new roadways to rezoning. We are here to gather and multiply all of the voices that understand the value of our rural heritage and seek to preserve it forever.


Membership Roundup

We are so thankful for our members and sponsors, new and renewing, who enable us to keep inspiring CONVERSATIONS about CONSERVATION of our precious farmland. Together, we can turn our concerns into smart planning for a future that both grows our economy and protects...

Horse Farms Forever® Welcomes Bill Kearns as a Founder Member

Like many people that moved to Ocala, Bill Kearns was also drawn to the area by horses. He recently joined Horse Farms Forever® (HFF) as a new Founder Member and Gold Sponsor of the Conservation Summit to help protect horse farms in the county. While Kearns has a...

Horse Farms Forever Honored with Generous Gift from the Cathy D. Perry Trust

Brandon Perry and his wife Diannah presented a generous gift from the Cathy D. Perry Trust to Horse Farms Forever® (HFF) Board Member Nick de Meric and Sara Powell Fennessy, HFF Director of Community Affairs, at Nick’s Thoroughbred farm in Ocala. Horse Farms Forever®...

Thank You to Our 2023 Conservation Summit Sponsors!

Horse Farms Forever® wants to sincerely thank all of the 2023 Conservation Summit Sponsors thus far. We are looking forward to an incredible event, and couldn't do it without you! Join us for a Conversation about Conservation, and hear from Carlton Ward Jr.,...

Agricultural Lot Splits – What’s the Plan Stan?

Have you wondered what Marion County will look like in 50 years? What about the Farmland Preservation Area? Will it still have the same miles and miles of four board fences and the rolling hills of horse farms that create the character and culture of Marion County?...

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