Our Leadership

Horse Farms Forever, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is currently seeking to be registered as a 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.

To achieve this mission, Horse Farms Forever is made up of a voluntary Board of Directors, and is managed by an executive director as detailed below.


Rob Desino, Ocala Horse Properties

Tom Grabe
Bernard Little
Paul Kaplan


Amy Agricola

Amy Agricola

Executive Director, Horse Farms Forever

Amy brings a wealth of experience in the equestrian field nationally and internationally. As an owner, operator, and avid rider throughout her career in the US and abroad, Amy has worked with and headed up some of the largest equestrian show circuits in the world with great distinction. Recognized internationally as a world class marketing strategist, Amy excels at bringing the various components of the horse world together developing programs that are unique, refreshing and innovative. Amy has been working with and creating programs for NGO’s and charities around the world and locally over the past several years. Amy has been at the forefront of important world issues, such as food security, food safety, and empowering women and people with special needs. Whether being instrumental in two award-winning international competitions or planning and launching social media campaigns to bring attention to important community issues, Amy is right at home finding new ways to improving any organizations outreach and involvement. Amy holds a master’s degree in International Marketing, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

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