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Ocala is known for its equestrian ties dating back to 1943 with the first thoroughbred horse farm. Now called the “Horse Capital of the World” the city hosts annual HITS horse show, one of the largest in the country.

In addition to its equestrian ties Ocala is a nature lovers paradise. Known for the Ocala National Forest and local springs round the area, the most famous being Silver Springs, there are tons of outdoor things to do in Ocala.

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WORLD Equestrian Center
1390 NW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482

This world-class facility is the largest equestrian complex in the United States situated on nearly 378 acres of state-of-the-art arenas and luxury accommodations. 

Grandview Clydesdales Farm & Tours
10020 SW 125th Court Road
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Take a tour of a true Clydesdale farm and ask questions about all the other aspects of farming that Shannon and Karen have been a part of, it will teach everyone something. The Cobbs lineage has been recorded back to 1240. So if you get the opportunity to see their beautiful custom designed show wagon make sure to take note of the date displayed on the front. The family crest is also displayed on the competitive wagon as well which dates back to 1240 that was imported from Scotland.
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Marion County Springs
Florida is home to more springs than any other state in the nation. Some springs support entire ecosystems with unique plants and animals. Additionally, springs offer many recreational opportunities such as swimming, kayaking and diving.

Alexander Springs

Juniper Springs
Salt Springs
Silver Glen Springs
Rainbow Springs
Santos Trailhead
3080 SE 80th Street 
Ocala, FL 34480

Santos includes 80-plus miles of single-track diverse bike trails for beginners as well as expert-level trails that will challenge even the most elite riders.