Those who love our open spaces and beautiful places can no longer ignore the growth coming to Ocala/Marion County. We are so thankful for our members, 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 our horse farms.


Redtail Ridge – O’Neal Equestrian


Competition, Lessons, Sales, Training and Breeding by Ellie and Alex O’Neal.


Florida Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (FTBOA)


The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association is a not-for-profit association which represents more than 1,300 Thoroughbred breeders and owners who breed, raise, train and race horses born in the state of Florida. Since the association’s first organized meeting with 11 members in 1945, the FTBOA has grown significantly through the years. The FTBOA administers the lucrative awards program which encourages individuals to participate in the industry in the Sunshine State. In conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the FTBOA also is responsible for promoting and marketing the industry throughout the country and around the world.

Autumn Schweiss Eventing


Autumn Schweiss is passionate about eventing, dedicated to good business and committed to seeing other riders achieve what they need to progress in the sport. Please feel free to contact Autumn for further information and follow her on Facebook.

Newport Hay


Newport Hay is dedicated to providing the finest quality hay and feed products. We strive to offer competitive prices and excellent customer service in order to earn your business!

Who Belongs to Horse Farms Forever?

Individuals, farms, businesses from all over Marion County who share an appreciation for our farmland and a desire to preserve our open spaces and beautiful places. Visit our interactive map for a bird’s eye view.

Always Watching

We work hard to keep you informed, and to represent our members’ interests in preserving our horse farms, farmland and the unique character and culture of Marion County. Join the herd. Every voice matters.

New to the Herd

We welcome you!

Parker J. Collier – Partner

Elizabeth Goodwin– Partner

William Hunt – Partner

Janis Keller – Friend

Don Love – Friend

J Mary Windsor-Nespolo – Friend

Wendy Smith – Friend

Donald & Tiffany Tyree – Friend


Thanks for your continued support!

Page Flournoy – Patron

Nancy & Patrick DeCavaignac– Leaders

Pavla Nygaard– Leader

Lura Bergh– Friend

Janice Garvin – Friend

Jamie Wallace – Friend

And our monthly recurring supporters!

Ron Beschman

Sara & Bryan Fennessy

Karen & Lonny Powell

Donna Saatman

Paula & Craig Wehde

Corporate Membership

Looking for a way to promote your business throughout the equine community? Becoming a Horse Farms Forever Corporate Member gives you access to our members in Ocala/Marion County and beyond.  Donating to Horse Farms Forever, a registered 501(c)3 with the IRS, reaches our members, friends, and subscribers though our newsletters, social media, advertising, and events.  To learn more or to join please contact our Executive Director,
Sara Fennessy