On Sept 18th, 2015 Frank was invited to speak to a group of Florida tourists about the History of the Arabian Horse.
“The Arabian horse is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds, with archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East that resemble modern Arabians dating back 4,500 years. The Arabian is a versatile breed. Arabians dominate the discipline of endurance riding, and compete today in many other fields of equestrian activity. They are one of the top ten most popular horse breeds in the world. Arabians are one of the smartest, most docile, talented and remarkable horse breeds. They are also one of the most misunderstood.”
Frank Hennessey offered a power point presentation to help newcomers have a better understanding of the history of the Arabian horse while sharing his own personal connection to them.
Karen Grimes, owner of Farm Tours of Ocala took visitors behind the scenes of the beautiful 90 + acre farm caring for Arabian horses. Hennessy Arabians presented their finest horses, explained their bloodlines and answered questions. This elite facility makes the farm a true horse paradise, which includes four horse barns, foaling areas equipped with round-the-clock video and audio monitoring, twelve pastures ranging in size from one to ten acres and a herd of extremely beautiful, prestigiously bred and genuinely happy mares and foals. Visitors were able to get up close and personal with the horses and the professionals caring for them.
The Ocala Farm Tour raised over $500 at this event for the Arabian Horseman’s Distress Fund.