Explore Ocala Marion County

Corry Locke

Sports Sales Manager

109 West Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone : 352-438-2800
Toll-free : 888-FL-OCALA
Fax : 352-438-2801
Email : Corry.Locke@MarionCountyFL.org
Website : www.OcalaMarion.com

About Explore Ocala Marion County

Discover where horses are born, trained and developed into champions. Renowned as the Horse Capital of the WorldTM, Ocala/Marion County is a premier location for all things equine.  It is home to more than 600 horse farms that have produced 50 national champions, 2 Triple Crown winners, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 8 Preakness Stakes winners, 7 Belmont Stakes winners, 26 Breeders’ Cup champions, and 6 Horses of the Year.  Beyond its legacy as a top training ground, Ocala/Marion County also hosts national and international horse competitions and countless shows year-round. The equine industry represents a $2.62 billion annual economic impact. The destination’s newest facility, the World Equestrian Center, will be the largest equestrian and multi-purpose event complex in the United States, boosting over 700,000 sq. ft. of indoor, climate controlled space in six separate arenas. To learn more about equestrian attractions in Ocala/Marion County, visit OcalaMarion.com or call 1.888.FL.OCALA.


Florida Hosting a February Filled with Sports

News | February 6, 2020

In February, the Florida Sports Foundation supports 11 events, projected to bring 98,721 out of state visitors and $132.2 million. more >>


Varied and Victorious, Equestrian Sports are Riding High

Article | November 1, 2019

Whether at the highest levels with world-class horses and riders, or at the state, local and regional levels, where the sport has a devoted youth... more >>


Riding High

Article | November 14, 2018

With the proliferation of riders comes a need for events, and facilities to stable them. Here is a round-up of some of the great facilities you’ll... more >>


Playing the Field

Article | May 30, 2018

Baseball is one of the USA’s oldest organized sports, and it remains one of the most popular. Much of its recent growth is fueled by Gen Z, kids... more >>


Ocala/Marion County Cycling Events Announced

News | March 26, 2018

Great cycling awaits in Ocala/Marion County, Florida, with competitions proving this destination has what it takes. more >>

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