Date(s) - 03/30/2021 Tuesday
GYPSY GOLD HORSE FARM in OCALA
Tue., Mar. 30, 2021
Under the shade of age old trees you’ll find historic animals you can’t see anywhere else in Florida and very rare anywhere in the USA.
For Florida Native Dennis Thompson, a chance encounter on a vacation to Europe led to a lifelong love. He now breeds and raises these wide eyed beauties he discovered in a Northern wales Gypsy camp. “We helped name the breed Gypsy Vanner Horse, established the first breed registry in the world for a selectively bred horse raised by British Gypsy’s and then brought the first 16 right here to North America,” Dennis said. Yes, Dennis brought back a new breed of horses to the U.S., and now raises them in Ocala on hundreds of acres of Old Florida ranch property. Now years later, it’s an established ranch. The Gypsy Gold Horse Farm welcomes you to tour their property, giving you a glimpse into the history of the breed, how their farm works, and an up close and personal experience with these gentle giants. While you’re on the farm, you’ll see over 40 different Gypsy Vanner horses along with donkeys, mules and even parrots. Because they’re a breeding farm, you’ll even get to see their youngest horses galloping through the fields. “When people walk away, they’ve learned so much about a very colorful and misunderstood culture and discovered maybe the most beautiful horse in the world,” Dennis said. If you’re an animal lover with an eye for history, this day-trip adventure will be right up your alley, and don’t miss their Gift Shop. Lunch is included after the tour.
PRICE: $101.00 Checks Only Payable to Royal Coach Tours & Cruises
TOUR PACE: ★★ Relaxed Pace, 45 minute Walking Tour of the Farm to view horses.
INCLUDES: Presentation by the owner about the Horses History, a Walking Farm Tour, Lunch, Taxes & Meal Gratuities, Group Tour Director and Motorcoach with Restroom. Bus Seats assigned in order checks are received.
BUS DEPARTS: New Smyrna Walmart’s, Port Orange Target, Ormond Beach Walmart’s.
ATTIRE: CASUAL & COMFORTABLE SHOES and bring a sweater or light wrap for on bus & in the restaurant.
CANCELLATIONS: No Refunds once paid unless we resell your ticket and then a Future Tour Credit will be given. Names Changes Acceptable, Call Us we may have a Wait List