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Gypsy Gold

#1 of 59 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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dennis and Erin are the best! So knowledgeable about the horses and provide a great tour. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to see some amazing horses. Had such a great time and learned a lot . Dennis was great, and very informative. Would love to go again when I am back in Florida.

1  Thank tigger311969
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love horses you'll enjoy the visit. About two hours, half the time is spent listening to the owner give you a bit of his own history and how he introduced the breed to the United States but he keeps it interesting with occasional...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day learning about the Gypsy Vanner horse breed. Dennis and Erin are amazing hosts and educators. This tour is a "must see" if visiting the Ocala area. Interesting for horse enthusiasts and those that love a horse enthusiast.

1  Thank Sulli
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have 2 thoroughbreds. So we have knowledge in regards to horses. That being said our tour was about 80% people that had zero horse knowledge. It was interesting for all. Dennis and Erin both have led very interesting lives with lots...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A welcomed break from the traditional central Florida tourist destinations. The beauty of these elegant animals coupled with its gorgeous setting make this two-hour tour a must-see for parents and kids alike. Especially impressed with the passion Dennis exhibited as he shared the amazing history...More

Thank stelorbet
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Really enjoyed learning about the history and story behind these beautiful horses. The dedication it took was inspirational.

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous, unique horse farm...owner Dennis Thompson is an excellent raconteur and extremely knowledgeable!

Thank Virginia S
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Irene M
My Husband can't stand for too long , but would like to see the horses . Are there places that he could sit for a few minutes during the tour ? And what time does the tour begin ?
27 April 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.
Hello, we are visiting the area in a couple weeks. I have a three month old. Is this a tour I can do if I keep the baby strapped to me?
20 December 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
Do you have to take the tour? Or can you just enter with an admission price and tour yourself?
16 February 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.