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Address: 12501 SW 8th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-8301
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Stately, large animals with such grace and personality. We are water people and taking the time off St Johns River to visit was truly an experience. Love having owner/operators... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stately, large animals with such grace and personality. We are water people and taking the time off St Johns River to visit was truly an experience. Love having owner/operators take their time to head up the tours. Dennis is a hoot!

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1 Thank Griecken
Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the farm this morning! Dennis's way of telling the history of the beautiful Gypsy Vanner horse was so fun and informative. Recommend this tour highly for everyone in the family.

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1 Thank Lynn25425
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the most interesting & informative tour we have ever taken. Dennis was a great speaker, very entertaining, and extremely knowledgeable. The history behind these horses is amazing. The new baby was so cute and King William is GORGEOUS.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our granddaughter. We all loved the horses. Dennis and staff were so friendly and informative. The horses were beautiful. If you love horses or animals, you must visit. We would definitely go back and recommend it to our family and friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent personal narrative by the owner about the development of this beautiful breed followed by touring the farm, petting and feeding them and taking lots of pictures. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Karen H
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Gypsy Gold horse farm was terrific! It started with a very interesting, entertaining presentation by the farm's owner which detailed the establishment of this breed of exclusive small draft horses that have been pulling gypsy wagons (vans) for centuries. The horses are magnificent, friendly and varied in color. The use of giant mules as surrogate mothers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time to see only one horse farm, make it Gypsy Gold. Not only are the horses magnificent to see and interact with, but Dennis is both very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend your taking some carrots as the horses and donkeys look forward to these treats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My niece and I took the tour of Gypsy Gold just for the Gypsy Vanner horses. We came out of the tour with so much more knowledge. Dennis gave the narrative, a most excellent speaker and owner. It was about his adventure with the Gypsy Vanner and how they came to be in the United States. The horses were absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of these beautiful Gypsy Horses brought 16 of the to the United States years ago. His knowledge of the breed and their history is amazing. He does an hour lecture which is filled with many facts and lots of humor. He then gives you a tour of the property and you are able to pet this gentle animals.... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 5th time I've been to see these Gypsy Vanner horses. I make it a point to take visitors out there because everyone always loves this experience whether they are horse lovers or not. Dennis Thompson gives you such a wealth of knowledge when he speaks about his life's journey and his discovery of these amazing horses. He... More 

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