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Record Rains Dampen Farmers’ Outlook On Hay, Vegetable Profits

By on October 13th, 2015 | Last updated: October 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.

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American Pharoah Trained In Citra

By on June 11th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

American Pharoah, the horse that broke a 37-year dry spell to win the Triple Crown, has close roots. The horse was training at McKathan Brothers Training Center in Citra about a year ago.

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Wheelchair-Bound Woman Rides Again With A Little Help From HOPE

By on April 14th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Lauren Ault was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor seven years ago. Now, despite being wheelchair-bound, she has found independence with HOrses Helping PEople.

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Evangelical Cowboy Rides Through Gainesville As Part Of Larger Journey

By on February 27th, 2015 | Last updated: February 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

Doc Mishler rides around the country on horseback preaching his Christian beliefs. He travels about 20 miles per day and rode through Gainesville on Monday.

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Twenty-Sixth Annual Day of Champions Race Held In Ocala

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

The 26th annual Day of Champions race was held Tuesday at an Ocala racetrack. The event was preceded by an auction of 60 thoroughbreds by the Ocala Breeders Sales company.

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VIDEO: Horse Protection Association Of Florida

By on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.

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Small-Scale Horse Operations Guide to Protect Florida Water

By on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am

The Florida Department of Education released a manual for small-scale horse operation best management practices in order to help preserve the state’s water resources.

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Heavy Rains Pose Health Risks for Rescued Horses

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm

The heavy rainfall may lead to serious health problems for horses in a Marion County horse rescue organization. The Horse Protection Association of Florida has a drainage problem on their land that has lead to standing water that may harm the horses.

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GALLERY: Ocala’s Horse Shows In The Sun

By on March 24th, 2014 | Last updated: March 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Riders from across the globe traveled to the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala for the 10-week competition of HITS, Horse Shows In The Sun

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Alachua County Deputies Hope To Find Home For Recovering Horses

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction on Saturday to find homes for two healthy horses that have overcome severe malnutrition. ACSO has spent more than $1,400 over the last six months rehabilitating them.

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