An international equestrian epicenter and home to the highest number of horses and ponies in America, Ocala/Marion County is home to over 600 thoroughbred breeding and training farms with more than 70,000 acres. With a horse industry represented by virtually every breed of horse, including the American Quarter Horse, Paso Fino, Arabian and Warmbloods, Ocala/Marion County attracts competitors from around the world, all traveling here to attend and compete in major equestrian events.
Ocala/Marion County is home to the world’s most fantastic equine champions and prestigious equestrian events, hosting a variety of English and Western equestrian events and competitions throughout the year, including:
- Western Pleasure
- Carriage Driving
Featuring a wide variety of venues, the area offers more covered arenas than anywhere else in America, including the 500-acre Florida Horse Park and facilities. Plus, you’ll find a wide variety of equine professionals, including trainers, jockeys and veterinarians. Discover why national qualifiers and Olympic champion competitors choose Ocala/Marion County, the horse capital of the world.
Contact the Ocala/Marion County Sports Commission today for free planning assistance.