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Ocala/Marion County is one of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world with 600 thoroughbred horse farms that have produced 45 national champions, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 20 Breeders’ Cup champions and 6 Horses of the Year.

More Equestrian Facts about Ocala/Marion County, Florida:

  • In 1943 Carl G. Rose developed the first thoroughbred horse farm in Florida.
  • In 1978, Affirmed, a horse bred and trained in Marion County, won the Triple Crown.
  • More than 100 different breeds are featured each year at “Horses in the Sun,” one of the largest horse shows in the U.S., held in Marion County, FL.
  • More than 35,000 thoroughbreds reside in Ocala/Marion County, FL.

Related Blog Posts:

https://www.ocalamarion.com/blog/3-facts-about-ocalas-horses-we-bet-you-didnt-know/

https://www.ocalamarion.com/blog/horseback-riding-tips-and-trails-for-beginners/

https://www.ocalamarion.com/blog/ocala-marion-county-the-ultimate-equestrian-experience/