Ocala is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” and is a hub for thoroughbred breeding, training and sales. Many of the beautiful working horse farms in the area open their gates on occasion for public tours.
Get up close to horses on local farms with Farm Tours of Ocala, Gypsy Gold Horse Farm or Grandview Clydesdale Tours to name a few. As visitors navigate the area it will be hard to miss a horse running in a lush paddock. Farms like Chasin’ A Dream also offer interactive tours.
There are endless options for horseback riding such as Cactus Jack’s Trail Rides or Grey Dawn Stables as examples. And during horse sale season at Ocala Breeders Sales catch the action on the action floor to see which yearling will command top dollar.
Experience the beauty of horses during a farm tour or take the reins and ride on any number of local trails like in the Ocala National Forest. This is horse country for sure so take it all it has to offer visitors. The backdrop of a farm’s rolling hills and captivating horse breeds makes it quite an idyllic Ocala activity. You’ll have unique memories and a deeper appreciation for the region’s moniker “Horse Capital of the World.”