From the soil to the springs to the sheltering oaks,
Marion County, Florida, is horse country.
A city has risen here,
resting on broad backs and propelled by hoofbeats.
Open spaces and beautiful places
are the hallmark of greater Ocala.
Horse Farms Forever is dedicated to preserving the character and culture that makes us the Horse Capital of the World®.
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 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.