Our commitment to the Arabian horse exists to nurture, cultivate, honor, respect, and share these amazing creatures with the world. Since 2007, our 93-acre farm in Ocala, Florida continues to be a a haven where the Arabian mares of the farm — along with their foals — dictate the environment in which they live. Our mantra is “Quality is for Everyone,” and our goal is to provide the world with the highest quality Arabians horses available anywhere in the world today.
We never believed the Arabian horse could make such a difference in our lives, but is has. Of all our commitments, nothing provides us with more pleasure than being on the farm. We spend as much time as possible in the barn, taking mares to and from pastures, evaluating babies, and spoiling all of the horses with a great deal of affection, love, carrots and apples. Because they give us so much in return, it is impossible for us to contain our enthusiasm. As a result, we maintain an open door policy and allow visitors from all over the world come and discover what has changed our lives. We also share our enthusiasm in our support to others.
We recognize that our most important resource is our people who are vigilant in creating an environment focused on the health and well-being of our horses. Our primary emphasis is on attracting, training, empowering and motivating competent people who share our values, our commitment and our focus. We are committed to excellence in all we do.
In addition to Hennessey Arabians’ deep commitment to educating the world on the Arabian horse and its profound ability to assist in the healing of the soul, the Hennessey’s have a passion for their community. Whether it’s Massachusetts where they first started, or Detroit where they spent more than two decades, Frank & Carol have always involved themselves in making the world around them a better place to be.
Now that they have built their ‘haven for horses’ in Ocala, Florida, the surrounding community of Marion County is also benefiting from their arrival. A simple inquiry to the Chamber of Commerce – “Where is your local Community Foundation?” – led to the formation of The Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County, Inc., where Mr. Hennessey centers his core philosophy on the premise that “there is never a good reason to do a bad thing.” The Community Foundations serves as the hub of the wheel for other charitable organizations and benefactors, working to serve as a bolster to new and already existing philanthropic efforts. His involvement in the community was recognized by Ocala Magazine who selected him as person of the year in 2011
The Hennessey’s dedication extends beyond Ocala and Marion County. In Kentucky, when the Kentucky Horse Park was established, Frank and Carol became Silver Exhibit Sponsors of the Arabian Horse Galleries. Also, when the Arabian Horseman’s Distress Fund was soliciting monies, Frank suggested that they begin an Endowment Fund and began one in Marion County.
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A few words of encouragement…
“Frank Hennessey’s presence in the Arabian horse community extends far beyond that of owner of the beautiful horses and farm that comprise Hennessey Arabians. His passion for the Arabian horse is evident through the roles he has taken within the industry as well as his personal relationship with his horses. Aside from breeding and showing nationally recognized halter and performance horses, his dedication to this breed has compelled him to host the AHA Registry Forum at his farm, become the Director of the Spotlight Futurity, and travel around the world to see shows and visit farms. In my business dealings with him, he is open minded, clear and forward thinking in all matters relative. Furthermore, I have witnessed firsthand the day to day activities at Hennessey Arabians, which begin at sunrise with a breakfast stew whipped up by Frank for all of his creatures, including his favorite horses. As he then hand delivers it, his love for these horses is apparent in the joy he gets from this task. In all facets, the Arabian breed is fortunate to have the support and enthusiasm of Frank Hennessey.”
~ Ted Carson
My daughter and I recently purchased a gelding from Mr. Hennessey of Hennessey Arabians. While looking at horses at the farm we were struck by GeorgeZ’s incredible knowledge of the bloodlines of the Arabian breed. He and Mr. Hennessey were so very cordial and opened up their farm to us to see many of their fabulous mares and youngsters. Mr. Hennessey knew all the names of the mares and their foals as well as their bloodline. This was no small feat considering there were many exquisite examples of his breeding program. We are thrilled with our gelding and look forward to a long show career and the added bonus of participating in the Hennessey Gelding Incentive Program.
~ Robin Ford & Sara Lohbauer – Anthony, Fl
I have known of Mr. Frank Hennessey and admired his apparent enthusiasm towards the betterment of all things pertaining to Arabian horses, for years. I have only been showing horses on behalf of Hennessey Arabians for one year and my respect for Frank has grown tremendously in that time. Frank seems to do everything in his life in a very authentic fashion and his endeavors in Arabian horses are no exception. Hennessey Arabians’ cuts no corners. From the thought put into their breeding program, to the care of their horses at home and away from home, their passion for Arabian horses is evident to the core! My perception is that the “vision” at Hennessey Arabians is to have success by having the mental and physical well being of the Horses in their lives at the forefront of all decisions they make. Thank you Frank for all you do for Arabian Horses!
~ Andy Sellman
“After several years in the Arabian Horse Industry it is very clear that Frank Hennessey’s commitment to the Arabian Horse is genuine and full of passion. His determination to do whats best for his horse’s and the industry as a whole makes him and Hennessey Arabians a true allie of this amazing breed!”
~ Mike & Peri Wilson – Wilson Training Center & Bloodstock – Tavares, FL
I’m fond of saying that the Arabian horse attracts people who are just like them; intuitive, intelligent, sensitive, creative and kind, with a can-do attitude that is honest and versatile. No one exemplifies those traits more succinctly than Frank Hennesey, and we are indeed fortunate that the Arabian horse found him and brought he and Carol into our midst.
If there is a single word that I think of that describes Frank and the people he surrounds himself with, it is “commitment”. When Frank says he will do or accomplish, he does it and accomplishes the task, whether it is to create a fabulous environment for his animals, improve the breed through his participation and vision, or assist in a variety of ways to benefit and nurture the Arabian horse industry. Frank’s positive attitude and incredible generosity are apparent in every facet of his world, from his horses to those of us fortunate enough to work with him, to his family and to his business ethics. Fortunate seems an insignificant word to describe how lucky the Arabian community is to have Hennesey Arabians as part of its family…blessed might be more apt.
~ Mary Trowbridge – Trowbridge’s Ltd., proud to train Hennessey Arabians’ horses and call Frank, Carol and George friends as well as business associates.
Hennessey Arabians is a magical place. You can feel the energy of Frank Hennessey`s love for the Arabian Horse when at the Farm. I bring many people to tour Hennessey Arabians with my tour business and they feel it too. It is always the favorite stop with jaws dropping once they see the magnificent horses and the grounds.
~ Karen Grimes – Farm Tours of Ocala
My association with Frank Hennessey has been wonderful. He loves his horses as much as I do and its beautiful to see a person with so much invested still look at the endeavor and the horses as a pursuit of joy.
His vision and enthusiasm for the Arabian horse are uniquely his own, yet his sharing of them is a gift to all those that meet him. I regard Frank’s trust in me as a high honor; and my good fortune to be a small part of the Hennessey Arabians success.
~ Joel Kiesner – Keisner Training