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The Gypsy Gold Farm

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“beautiful horses”(109 reviews)
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Our founders, the Thompsons, connected over a mutual love of animals, and thereafter discovered an unknown breed of horse, developed by British Gypsies, while traveling through the English countryside. After a four-year journey to understand these...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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12501 SW 8th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-8301
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+1 352-307-3777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our car club took a trip this unusual horse farm south of Ocala Fl. off of route 275. This farm is a breeding farm for Gypsy Vanna horses. These horses resemble to the novice as a small stature Draft horse they were used as transportation...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just went there today with a group of photographers to photograph these wonderful horses..The owners were so gracious and professional and it was a perfect experience...The property is covered by wonderful old oaks with hanging moss and we were able to walk all over the...More

Thank Alice G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our RV group went for a 2 hour tour, didn’t know what to expect and we were all “wowed”! Extremely interesting what Dennis and his late wife accomplished with a new breed of horses. We walked around to the various paddocks and were able to...More

Thank seastoreys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended as a place to learn about the Gypsy Vanner horses and enjoy their beauty. They also have Macaws and other animals that make the place entertaining and interesting.More

Thank korfel
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Korfel, we are happy that you liked your visit and hope you will return. As you know I have loved animals all my life and once had many. When our visions are complete a visit to Gypsy Gold will be even more of an...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to a horse farm, so I didn't know what to expect. The tour started out with a presentation and history of the Gypsy Gold Horses which are a relatively new breed of horse. After the presentation we walked around the farm...More

Thank LucyH512
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Lucy for your great review. It sounds like your first horse farm visit was not what you expected. Gypsy Gold is unique and will get even more unique in the future. We hope you will consider Gypsy Gold when you need a second horse...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

FINALLY visited Gypsy Gold Foundation Farm! We are so happy to have this amazing place in our city. We feel so blessed to have met Dennis and got to hear his story, right from the "horses mouth"! Dennis is a truly beautiful soul. God bless...More

Thank DafoesDestinations
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dafoes Destinations, we are so glad you made Gypsy Gold one of them. Wow what a wonderful review. You might be the lady who came to me and said God has a plan for us and when that plan is finished he calls us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative tour about this majestic horse with a colorful history. Dennis Thompson and his late wife Cindy have done a great job for this breed.More

2  Thank swissmiss42018
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Swiss Miss, love the name. Thanks for your great review and support. Cindy and I raised Bernese Mountain Dogs at one time. As you know they are considered the most beautiful dog in the world and the national dog of Switzerland. Come back and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting story about how the Gypsy Vanner breed came about. A beautiful horse. Our guests from Italy & France enjoyed the tour.

Thank Alvin O
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alvin, thanks for bringing your visitors, I pray they spoke English. We love International visitors but always are concerned with the language barrier. We really appreciate your support. Dennis and Erin.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took grandson that is age 14 and he loved it. My wife and I have been telling everyone we know to go. Beautiful horses and great stories from the owners.More

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Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dalton, thanks for the great review. A fourteen year old can be fascinated with Gypsy Gold or their life can be changed with one visit. Seems a little heady but, I remember being fourteen like it was yesterday, it was a difficult time for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend this experience!! The owners are the most wonderful hosts/guides one can ask for. Dennis is just a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a funny guy. We loved learning the history of the gypsy vanner horses and really enjoyed seeing these stunning...More

Thank Landa N
Dennis T, Owner at The Gypsy Gold Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, Landa, Your words are organic and real, they reflect what we do and who we are. We are normal people with an abnormal story to tell. Thanks for visiting Landa and please visit again, we are not finished with abnormal. :)

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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
No horseback riding but it was worth the time to see them. They are magnificent.
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Response from Minnes0taSue | Reviewed this property |
It appeared everyone spoke English. But a phone call could clear that up for you.
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