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Ocala Celebrates the Horse
 By Winniefield Park   •   5th May 2019   •   290 views   •   0 comments


While many of us may regard Lexington, Kentucky as the horse capital of the world, Ocala, Marion County, Florida wants to claim the title. And, they want to make sure the world knows about it. Marion County and vicinity is home to nearly 40,000 horses and is one of the top four Thoroughbred breeding areas in the world. But itís not just known for its Thoroughbreds.

Ocala is the place where North American hunters and show jumpers round out their year and boasts the highest population of Paso Finos in North America. About 60 breeds are present and the horse population is growing. As Ocala celebrates itís 175th anniversary horses will be in the spotlight.

As Ocala brands itself the horse capital it is also looking forward to the 2021 opening of the World Equestrian Center. This will be deluxe event venue with hotel, stabling for 1700 horses, indoor and outdoor riding rings and retail areas. So while Lexington may be the Thoroughbred capital of the world, Ocala will take the title for riding horses.

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