The Gypsy Gold Farm

The Gypsy Gold Farm, Ocala: Hours, Address, The Gypsy Gold Farm Reviews: 5/5

The Gypsy Gold Farm
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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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 horses and the culture that created them, they took part in naming them, the Gypsy Vanner horse. The Gypsy Gold Farm is home to the first 16 registered horses of a breed that's now 6,000 animals strong with registries . Their 40-acre farm is a Central Florida Trip Advisor favorite, education and cultural oasis, where visitors learn about one of the most colorful and least understood societies on earth and the magical Vanner Horses they envisioned. Farm tours are available every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 am and last for two hours. Tickets may be purchased on our website.
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Lisa G
San Jose, CA126 contributions
Friends
Signed up for a 2-hour 10am tour of the farm for 3/3/2021. We stayed in Sarasota so it was an early morning drive to Ocala. We were first greeted by Erin and she exuded grace and charm as she excitedly spoke about the lovely horses. Her husband and our guide for the day, Dennis spoke so openly and passionately about his journey and invited us briefly into his world. He was informative, humorous and might I say looked a bit like Richard Gere. I’ve never even heard or seen Gypsy Vanner horses before, but glad that this was another great first experience.
Written March 7, 2021
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Thanks Lisa, we are so glad your long drive was worth the effort and truly appreciate your generous and kind review, especially the Richard Gere comparison. My sister in law once entered me into a celebrity look alike contest in San Antonio Texas and I won it, but not for Richard Gere, it was for looking like Mac Davis, back when. Dennis and Erin
Written March 11, 2021
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ToMa34481
Ocala, FL16 contributions
Friends
This is the number one place to see here in Ocala for a reason. The two hour tour was fabulous Dennis Thompson spends an hour giving you the beautiful story of these horses and more. Then you get to walk around the farm to touch and speak to these beautiful animals. It was my first time, but for sure not my last.
Written March 16, 2020
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Janis H-P
Ocala, FL3,878 contributions
The grandeur! 40 acres of impeccable grounds, beautiful clean buildings, Spanish moss swaying from the branches of majestic trees, friendly and knowledgeable owners.....and the horses. Wow...I can only say "Wow".
We saw and photographed some amazing Gypsy Vanner Horses. From the colt G G ooh lala to V V King William and others, the donkeys' and colorful macaws this place is a dream for anyone with a camera.
Go, see, learn, listen, enjoy and take memorable photos.
Written February 13, 2021
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Meander10935054821
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A wonderful morning on a perfect Florida day under the sun. The lecture was entertaining, very educational, and informative. The horse farm is very serene and full of amazing horses with beauty and grace. There are also other exotic animals colorful bird. The sounds from the animals an interaction with the horses are priceless. Kids will love it.
Written November 28, 2020
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Diane R
61 contributions
Friends
What a beautiful place. The owner who gave the presentation was very passionate. He told a great story about his life and how he got into the horse business. The history of the Gypsy Vanner breed and the people that he met along the way. His vision for the future of this farm are wide and complex. I hope he will be able to realize his dream. Actually, he already did.
Written February 20, 2020
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RNRFarm
Bardstown, KY33 contributions
What a nice surprise for not knowing where I was headed! The owner of this farm has the best "history lesson" of this amazing breed, as he should since they were the ones who found them and brought them to the United States! Very nice people whos love for this breed and the traveling people that are responsible for this breed, is clearly seen. The tribute and respect for them is heartfelt and admirable. You won't find better specimens of this breed. They are absolutely gorgeous!! The walking part of the tour is not difficult and you get a photo op with the horses. It was a wonderful 2 hours and I can't wait to see what they have in store for the future of this farm! I'll definitely be back!
Written April 29, 2021
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Thanks for the wonderful review RNR Farm, we appreciate your kind words and effort to express them. We do hope that you will return one day. Warm Regards, Dennis & Erin
Written May 4, 2021
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Nicole A
Deland, Florida12 contributions
Family
What a wonderful gem of a farm in Ocala. My husband is lucky enough to work as a farrier at Gypsy Gold Farm and every time he comes home from work, he tells me that we should go for Dennis’s official tour. We have a horse crazy young friend here from Austria, so we figured now is the perfect time. The horses were absolutely amazing! I was impressed by how gentle and calm they were as well. Dennis did a great presentation that was both fun and informative and kept the whole crowd very interested. After that we got to meet the horses and that was absolutely amazing as well. Erin also took great care of us and the guest and answered all of our questions as if it were the first time she’d been asked. Thank you both for such a great morning at your beautiful farm!
Written February 25, 2020
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Don Z
Jasper, FL6 contributions
The location is just fabulous, the owner is a real treasure with his history and story. The Horses, are a site to behold. So beautiful, graceful, and very friendly. Walking the grounds with the owner relating the wonderful names he has given the horses is fun-filled and enchanting. I keep returning with visitors just for an excuse to return again. If you love beautiful scenery and a wonderful narrative by the founder, don't miss it.
Written June 20, 2021
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Thanks Don, your kind words and desire to return to share the experience with others is very appreciated, we hope to see you again. Dennis ad Erin Gypsy Gold
Written June 27, 2021
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beaversb2021
Plantation, FL1 contribution
Dennis offers a highly interesting, often poignant, recount of his journey to import, create a registry of, and improve, the Gypsy Vanner breed. His story is unique, thoughtful, and created to bring awareness to the plight of the Gypsy people, who have been around for centuries, and most always, who have survived as outcasts of the societies they inhabit worldwide. It is a worthwhile tale, and the visit to the paddocks of these amazing creatures was lots of fun. We got an explanation of their breeding program and learned tons of interesting facts along the way.
Written September 23, 2021
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What a great review beaversb2021, we really appreciate your kind and descriptive words, they capture what we want you to feel and develop an awareness of. We appreciate your effort , Dennis and Erin
Written September 30, 2021
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Jacqueline D
Hernando, FL1 contribution
We thoroughly enjoyed this educational and culturally rich horse farm lecture and tour. Dennis is a wealth of information and passion specific to the Gypsy Vanner breed. His knowledge of history and of the Gypsy culture is amazing and enriching.
Written September 5, 2021
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Thanks Jacqueline for the great review. You listened to twenty five years of passion, focused on one of the worlds most colorful least understood societies and the magical horses they envisioned and created, it is a unique experience born from a mission with goals that we hope, will live forever, that's the plan. Thanks for caring ! Dennis and Erin
Written September 30, 2021
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  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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