Compelling Stories from Florida's Horse Country


Countless stories can be found in the gently sloping pastures, world-renowned springs, vast forests and friendly people of our quaint communities. This portion of our site will share just a few of them with you, but the best way to discover a splendid story is to come experience the decidedly different pace of this peaceful place for yourself!

Jessica Heller

Media Visit Request Form


  • A minimum notice of three weeks is required for any media visit request.
  • Traditional media (including freelance journalists) must provide a Letter of Assignment on letterhead of the publication they are writing for.
  • Online journalists/bloggers must provide third-party traffic data.
  • Freelance journalists and bloggers must provide links to three recent travel-related stories or posts.
  • Upon completion of visit and publishing/posting of story, a copy (via link or DVD) must be sent to Ocala/Marion County VCB.

Please note that the destination cannot provide travel reimbursement. Based on the request and visitor occupancy during the requested dates, the destination will review each request and if able to accommodate it, will determine if a complimentary or media-rate stay and/or attractions fee can be offered. Ocala/Marion County VCB cannot guarantee acceptance of all requests.