After discovering the magnificent horse belonged to a nearby caravan of gypsies, the couple entered into a world few have seen. This group of nomadic people was in fact cross-breeding horses to create a truly unique, and spectacular breed now known as Gypsy Vanner Horses. The Thompsons were so inspired by what they encountered they decided to bring their new finding back to America. In fact, that first horse they saw became the first horse bred by gypsies in the world to be recognized as a breed.
Visitors to the Gypsy Gold Farm in beautiful Marion County can see the horse that started it all, Cushti Bok. The stallion was named after the gypsy translation for “good luck”, which says it all. In 1997, Cushti Bok became the first Gypsy Vanner stallion in North America, and the legend began.
The Gypsy Gold Farm is part of an event in equestrian history that is unique to the Marion County area. This is something any horse enthusiast staying at the Sleep Inn and Suites Ocala does not want to miss. Whether you are a breeder, an equestrian or just interested in learning more about an exceptional piece of history and a beautiful breed of animals, the Gypsy Vanner Horses will not disappoint you.
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