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Famous Budweiser Clydesdales to be featured in Horse Capital Parade

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) is inviting area residents to attend the Fourth Annual Horse Capital Parade.

The event, which will be held Saturday, March 7 at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Ocala, is being presented by Live Oak International, a premier equestrian event in its 30th year that is held in Ocala at Live Oak Stud March 5-8.

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and the Historic Stagecoach will participate in the Horse Capital Parade in Ocala on Saturday, March 7.

This year’s Horse Capital Parade will showcase the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and the Historic Stagecoach, along with more than 60 horse breeds that call the Ocala Metro area home. Area residents may also visit the Budweiser Clydesdales at Live Oak International while they are being harnessed for the parade.

The Ocala Downtown Square will feature a Vendor Village with various vendors, a beer garden, stagecoach rides and a “Meet a Horse, Make a Friend” zone where kids can meet and pet live horses. This free, family-friendly feature opens at 1 p.m.

The Parade will step off at 4:30 p.m. from the Downtown Market and First Presbyterian Church, take the new Osceola Trak, turn down Fort King Street and then onto 1st Avenue. It will go around the Downtown Square and conclude back at the Market Campus.

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership was created to be a one-stop hub for the community’s business attraction, creation and retention efforts. The CEP’s mission is to be the catalyst for a prosperous community. The Moving Forward plan seeks to impact the creation of 4,500 new jobs with wages 15 percent above the county average and resulting in a capital investment of $400 million by 2022. For more information, visit

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