It is the vision and mission of Horse Farms Forever® to inspire conservation of horse farms through education, awareness and idea exchange so as to preserve natural pasture land focusing on horses and their habitats, to protect soil and water on which they depend, and minimize land use conflicts in Marion County, Florida.
Horses, horse farms and the horse industry create the “character and culture” that define Marion County. The aim of Horse Farms Forever® is to raise awareness and education to ensure that this “sense of place” is protected for future generations.
The purpose of Horse Farms Forever® is to be watchful of government and others in actions pertaining to the character and culture that horses and the Farmland Preservation Area make unique to Marion County. That includes strategies to preserve horse farms and pastureland, especially in the Farmland Preservation Area, for future generations.