Immediate 2.26.14
contact: Karen Eileen 952-201-4277
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Update of the $2 million allocation to the Florida Agricultural and Horse Park

On May 20, 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act allocating $2 million to the Florida Horse Park. The Park Board decided the funds would go toward a covered arena and the construction is in motion on budget, on time.

Friday, February 28, the final of 17 tandem trucks will be delivering the last of the pillars and the roof for the covered arena. This is a notable happening for the Florida Agricultural and Horse Park, Ocala, Marion County, the Equine industry and tourism.

Local officials/executive directors are invited to the Park to comment/support this endeavor as the Total Horse Channel will broadcast live at 10 am. Additionally, this video will then be available to be embedded on websites and a 3.5 minute edited version will be available to support the Florida Horse Park with unlimited usage.




Florida Horse Park

Contact: Karen Eileen 952-201-4277

Florida Governor Rick Scott Approves

$2 Million for Ocala’s Florida Horse Park

Florida Horse Park to Launch $2 Million Capital Campaign-

(Ocala, Florida) — The Florida Horse Park and the Foundation for the Florida Horse Park will hold a joint press conference on 22, May, 2013 to announce the launch of a $2 million capital campaign to expand the Florida Horse Park and Agricultural Center (Florida Horse Park) at its Ocala location. This major funding campaign comes on the heels of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s signing of Monday’s 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act allocating a $2 million to the Park with a goal of matching this funding. The public, and the media, are invited to attend.

WHAT: Florida Horse Park
Press Conference Capital Campaign Announcement Press Conference Capital Campaign Announcement
WHEN: 22, May, 2013, 10:00 AM
PARTICIPANTS: The Florida Horse Park
Ocala Community Business and Government Leaders Ocala Community Business and Government Leaders
WHERE: Hilton Ocala, Saratoga Room, 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, Fl 34474 (352) 854-1400

About the Florida Horse Park (i.e. Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park)

Ideally situated on 500 acres in the heart of Central Florida near I-75 in the heart of Marion County’s horse country, this year-round, world-class facility is fast becoming the centerpiece of Florida’s equestrian lifestyle community. The Park offers international caliber competition courses, an exciting schedule of world-class events that is drawing top competitors and spectators from every horse sport discipline, locally and globally and educational opportunities for the horse enthusiast. This increasingly popular destination for family tourism offers visitors hundreds of miles of pristine riding trails that wind through the lush Florida Greenway and a diversity of non-equestrian events throughout the year.

The Park hosts over a hundred equestrian and non-equestrian events. The Florida Horse Park is the ideal venue for local, national and international competitions in virtually every equine discipline from 3-day eventing, dressage, driving to polo to versatility challenges. The trail system is one of the best in the country. Non-equestrian events include a Hero Rush, holiday parades, dog trials, and more! Park events consistently draw spectators from throughout the U.S., South America and Europe who are interested in enjoying all the Park has to offer.
The Park is fast becoming one of the top tourist and equestrian destinations in the country. The Florida Horse Park represents Ocala/Marion Country and the state of Florida to equestrian and tourist markets around the world. This venue, with the assistance of our community and the state of Florida, is creating a large-scale economic impact for the state.  The Park is a showcase for demonstrating that Marion County is indeed “The Horse Capital of the World”!


Florida Agricultural and Horse Park~ 11008 S Hwy 475, Ocala, FL 34480