Located all around Ocala.
Marvelous horse farms are located in NE marion County. Scenic roads,
gentle rolling hills and horse farms are harmoniously integrated to
the landscape. A must-see for your Sunday countryside escapes !
Jones, Silver Charm
The famous Kentucky and Arkansas Derby winner was sent to Bridlewood
farm in Ocala in 2002 (born in 2001) to prepare for his racing career.
Silver Charm, an Ocala raised and trained horse, won the Kentucky Derby
and the Preakness Stakes in 1997.
Ocala is the center of one of the largest horse market in the world,
featuring breeding facilities (Paso Fino, Arabian,Morgan...), renowned
vets, resident jockeys, training and boarding facilities, race tracks
and many others. Ocala's exciting horse sales at the Ocala Breeder's
Sales Complex run into the millions.
riding, polo, horse shows... Ocala has it all and remains an exclusive
place in the horse community. Visitors who bring their horses to Ocala
can ride forest and greenway trails and may obtain information about
the trails from the Chamber of Commerce.