Horse farms Forever believes that horses, horse farms, and the equine industry create the “sense of place” that makes Marion County, FL unique and noteworthy.  For there to be horses and an equine industry, there must be farmland available for horse farms. The Farmland Preservation Area in northwest Marion County serves that purpose, and thus it must be protected and preserved to sustain this sense of place.

Formed in June of 2018, Horse Farms Forever, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as well as a registered 501(c)3 with the IRS.  Our mission is to inspire the conservation of horse farms by preserving the natural pasture land for horses and their habitats, and to protect the soil and water on which they depend, while minimizing land use conflicts in Marion County.

 Join our efforts protecting horse farms and the Farmland Preservation Area in Marion County today ad have your name listed with our biggest supporters who want to protect our horse farms and our way of life. 


Founders ($10,000)

Linda Appleton-Potter

Linda Bammann

Tami Bobo

Bruce Brunson

Kim & David Davila

Rob Desino

Jim Cannavino & Elma Garcia

Sally Crane Cox

Nick de Meric

Sal & Linda Farina

Tom & Amy Grabe

Gary & Pauline Hartogh

Richard Helms

Mary Jane Hunt

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

Paul Kaplan

Carol Lavin Bernick & Craig Bernick

Bernard Little

Jacqueline Mars

Leslie & John Malone

Bill & Cindy Nassal

Ocala Breeders Sales Co.

Ocala Horse Properties

Greg Poe

Laura Pollin

Dave & Anne Quanbeck

Rick Sherman

Jessica Steinbrenner

Chester Weber

Charlotte Weber

World Equestrian Center

David & Esther Wright


Charters ($5,000)  

 Tim & Ann Admonius  

 Leslie Bacon

Niall Brennan Stables  

Showcase Properties of Central FL 

Gena DeCamella  

 Chris Desino 

 Kurt & Janet Giesselman  

 Pat & Phyllis Harlow   

 Gary & Patricia Lang      

 John & Paula Odegard

Mike O’Farrell   

 Emil Spadone  

Matt & Courtney Varney


Patrons ($2,500)   

 Janet Alexander   

 Patrick & Nancy DeCavaignac  

Grand Oaks Resort 

Bob & Aimee Greer   

 Deborah Halliday   

 Liz Halliday-Sharp   

 Peter & Diane Halpin   

 Cheryl Holekamp   

 Timothy Holekamp  

 Jason Lyons  

 David Velez   

 Mike Schweiss   

 Pat West & William Shean  

 Eddie Woods   

Partners ($500)   

 Brian & Dana Cox

Lauren Gibson

Dawn Kitzmiller  

 Hoof and Paws Acres LLC 

 Mary O’Neal

 John Penn

 John Piccin   

 Stacey Rollins   

 Cameron Scott


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