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.

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.


Applications Withdrawn for 500-Vehicle Storage Lot Abutting the Greenway

At the May 21 Marion County Commission zoning hearing, the applications to change the Future Land Use and Zoning and a request for a Special Use Permit to allow for storage of 500 vehicles on 15 acres directly north of the Cross Florida Greenway were withdrawn by the applicant, 1415 Brothers Holdings, LLC.

Greenway Trojan Horse – Updated

Tillman and Associates should have played Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi while they rode their Trojan Horse into the Planning and Zoning meeting this week. Not only are they applying to pave 15-acres of paradise with a 500-vehicle parking lot, but it turns out that companies apparently affiliated with On Top of the World have recently bought two adjacent parcels: the 122-acre pasture across the street and the 12-acre horse farm next door to this subject parcel.

Cowboys, Cattle and Conservation

Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson and Florida cattleman Jim Strickland spoke to a packed house at Horse Farms Forever’s Spring Speaker Series Event held at Golden Ocala on April 24. Photos by Sean Dowie Photography

Spring Membership Roundup

Spring showers bring new members!New members are popping up all over the place this Spring. As a large herd, we can turn our concerns into smart planning for a future that both grows our economy and protects our horse farms. What does it mean when a Marion County...

Spring Founder Spotlight

The community, like a herd of horses, has come together to show their support, and the herd keeps growing! More and more people are raising their hands and making a difference in Marion County to help protect horse farms for future generations. Our Founders...

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