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)
After a one-hour presentation about the horses in an air-conditioned room, tour-goers walk and gaze upon selectively bred Gypsy Vanner horses that roam among 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".
98% of 406 customers recommend
“Bring carrots to feed these beautiful, gentle horses. Wear comfortable walking shoes. And be prepared to learn the history of the majestic Gypsy Vanner Horses! ”
“Great informative talk on this breed of horse, and light walking tour to view some of the animals. Highly recommend.”
“This was an awesome experience fill with knowledge and insight. For your safety wear close toe shoes and don't wear heels. It's a farm your going too. ”