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Gypsy Gold

#1 of 61 things to do in Ocala Features Animals
12501 SW 8th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-8301
+1 352-307-3777
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Hey Everybody!Thank you for checking us out, here on Tripadvisor. We here at Gypsy Gold host tours of our Gypsy Vanner Horse breeding farm every Wednesday, and Saturday 10am - 12noon. You must contact us to reserve your spot on our tour, and tickets are available for purchase at a discount through our website.If you have a group of 10 people or more you can call us to schedule a tour for any day of the week.The tours are approximately 2 hours long and are host by Dennis Thompson, the man who discovered this breed of horse, brought them to America, and founded the breed registry and society. The first hour of the tour is a sit down with Dennis as he tells you his story of how he and his late wife, Cindy found this breed and brought them to America. The second hour is walking around our farm and meeting all of our beautiful horses, mules, and other animals we have with us here.Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12501 SW 8th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-8301
+1 352-307-3777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This farm is worth the visit if only for the excellent story presentation by the owner and founder of the breed registry for Gypsy Vanner horses. Gorgeous horses, friendly staff and owners, peaceful paddocks under granddaddy oak trees. Great way to spend a morning!

Thank toniponi2001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this experience! From the moment we arrived we were treated like family and were welcomed to become a part of their family. The story behind this farm and its extraordinary horses, mules and parrots is so rich in...More

Thank 305wendil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great tour. Very informative. Owners are very nice. They are passionate about what they do and are patient in sharing what they know with others. Property and horses are beautiful. Definitely worth the time and price for tour is reasonable.

Thank Ekatmama
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of mine (who lives near Ocala) had been posting pics of horses from this farm, but I never realized that the horse farm itself was in the Ocala area. Definitely worth a visit (even if you aren't a horse lover some in my...More

Thank eakunze
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can't begin to express how awesome this place is. Bring your kids extremely educational. Worth the ride from Wesley Chapel. Just do it!!

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday morning my husband, 4 year old and I attended the farm tour for the first time. The farm is a beautiful home for such magnificent horses. The stories and history of not only the breed, but the people who created them are wonderful. Dennis...More

1  Thank Faith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the whole experience . Learned a lot which is wonderful, saw amazing horses.Beautiful, well taken care of animals and grounds.The breed has an amazing history and you just appreciate them so much more. Wish my Dad was still alive as he would of enjoyed...More

1  Thank Sammy5443
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't have the perfect words to express my feelings of what I experienced on this tour, but I will try. Upon arrival I was greeted by the owners, Erin and Dennis and immediately felt a warm, genuine welcome. Our small group gathered into a...More

2  Thank Anelam A
Dennis T, Owner at Gypsy Gold, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh my goodness , thank you so much, for such a beautiful review. I love it when people like yourself get it. The Gypsy Vanner Horse breed and the magic it holds is unique. As the first Americans to attend the worlds oldest Gypsy horse...More

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

There are no words to explain knowledge. We feel blessed by having the opportunity to have the owners as tour guides. All we did was to pay attention while they talked. Everything from start to finish was the best that I ever had.

1  Thank tonygomezmco
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

This trip was awesome! I loved the stories and history. Beautiful horses! Got the pleasure of seeing 4 day old Journey as well.

1  Thank Rachel H
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Irene M
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Dennis T | Property representative |
The first hour of the tour is sitting, and the rest of the tour is a leisurely walk....There are several places in which to have a sit, or if need be I can drive. We would love to have you. Thank you.
December 20, 2016|
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Response from Dennis T | Property representative |
Hi, and thank you for your question! The first hour is a history lesson, second part is walking, you most certainly could carry your baby....people bring strollers too. Thank you!!
Barbara G
February 16, 2016|
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Response from Julie060765 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is integral to the whole experience - as you learn about the history of the horses and each individuals heritage and personality.