Our Mission

Horse Farms Forever’s mission is to preserve the character and culture that horses, horse farms and the Farmland Preservation Area bring to Marion County. The organization is focused on raising awareness about protecting horse farms and advocating for the protection of the Farmland Preservation Area (FPA) from the threat of unplanned growth and road development.

Since 2018, HFF has helped to strengthen the FPA’s boundaries and prevented development and roadway threats from encroaching into the FPA. HFF is also working with community leaders and landowners to establish new policies in Marion County’s comprehensive plan to help protect the nearly 1,200 horse farms in the county.

Horse Farms Forever is dedicated to preserving the open spaces and beautiful places that make Ocala/Marion County the Horse Capital of the World®.