Horses require human guidance to keep from brushing against barbed wire, eating poisonous rocks, and galloping triumphantly into the ocean. Learn about the noble task with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for a horse-farm tour for one (a $20 value)
- $19 for a horse-farm tour for two (a $40 value)
- $35 for a horse-farm tour for four (an $80 value)
Walking tours gaze upon selectively bred gypsy vanner horses that roam among colorfully painted vardo wagons on a farm dedicated to sharing the breed's personality and rich history.
The Gypsy Gold Farm
In the wide pastures of The Gypsy Gold Farm, sunlight dances playfully upon the long, flowing manes of Gypsy Vanner mares and stallions. The rare horses, which were first bred in the Gypsy camps of Great Britain nearly 70 years ago, made their North American debut at The Gypsy Gold Farm after a chance discovery by owner Dennis Thompson and his late wife Cindy.
The couple had been driving through the countryside of England when the oddly compelling sight of a far-off stallion prompted them to pull over. Soon after, the two tracked down the owner and found themselves immersed in a culture rich with vibrant caravans and music.
The selectively bred horses currently roam the Ocala farm where Dennis educates visitors on their smart, affectionate nature and origin. The farm is home to America's first Gypsy Vanner horses and has been lauded by TripAdvisor as the number one activity in Ocala and has been praised by Martha Stewart as an "amazing tour".