To the Ocala Horse Alliance Members and Equestrian Community:
These are unprecedented times…. indeed, challenging times.  But no doubt, we as an industry and community will weather the storm if we use our collective energy and acumen to address and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Below are a few topics that we feel are important to note at this juncture:
1.       Social Distancing and Best Practices
The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization both recommend social distancing as a primary means to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Social distancing (keeping 6 feet away from another person) and sanitation of common areas and surfaces should be practiced at all equestrian related facilities to help limit the spread of COVID-19.    Common areas such as tack rooms, bathrooms, as well as doorknobs and light switches should be disinfected regularly.  There are but a few cases of COVID-19 in Marion County. Let’s keep it that way.
2.       OHA Connections Events are Scheduled Again starting October 19th (click on the OHA Events button)
In keeping with the recommendations from Governor DeSantis, the CDC and local officials, we are resuming the monthly OHA Connections events.   Governor Ron DeSantis has just declared Florida on September 25th to begin Phase 3 Guidelines. 

NOTE: You may read the Report to Governor DeSantis from the Re-Open Florida Task Force by clicking here:

We are bonded by the horse…and we can, and may need to be, there for those in need. 
Please take care to be safe and healthy.  We’ll see you on November 14th at the OHA Connection Meeting at Palm Equestrian Academy 

In Unity There Is Strength

With more people in the  Ocala horse industry united for one goal, comes new possibilities, new partnerships and new opportunities. The Ocala Horse Alliance is a new organization that is uniting ALL aspects  of the horse industry in Marion County. Join now as a member and begin to socialize, make new connections, explore vast partnerships, be a part of industry marketing initiatives, and avail yourself of educational seminars and programs.

Seize Your Moment

Whether you breed it, ride it, braid it, shoe it, dress it, feed it, house it, show it, train it, drive it, treat it, ship it, trail it, write about it, lease it, judge it, appraise it, massage it, photograph it, promote it, whisper to it, or just love it… you are an integral part of the horse industry. 

The Ocala Horse Alliance… Giving Spurs to the Ocala Horse Industry.

You’ll want to be part of this new association!

Join the OHA Now!

Click on Photo to view Larry Ray Pruitt’s  Video Profile Life Story in his own words.



Shawn, Jody, Jayce and Alice LaMont                  Click on Photo to View Shawn and K-Country’s Lewis Stokes at Shadow Trailer World Grand Opening on NW HWY 40 in January 2020


In Memorium

Article Date: June 5, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Ocala Horse Alliance is sharing the tragic news about the death of Larry Ray Pruitt, his son-in-law, Shawn Charles LaMont, Larry’s daughter, Jody Rae LaMont, and their two children, Jayce and Alice LaMont ages 6 and 4 respectively. The five members of the family were killed in a plane crash in rural Georgia on the way to a funeral on Friday afternoon.

Larry was the founder and president of Shadow Trailers and Shadow Trailer World and an icon in the equestrian industry. Larry built Shadow Trailers into a preeminent, highly successful national trailer manufacturing and sales company.

Shadow Trailers became the title sponsor of the Ocala Horse Alliance and the OHA Summit. Both Larry and Shawn were believers in the Alliance, its mission and goals and were hands-on, very active members of the OHA.

The Ocala Horse Alliance has lost dear and valued friends. The equestrian industry has lost an ingenious marketer, a visionary and an enormous supporter of horses and the horse industry.

Services were held at Meadowbrook Church 4741 SW 20th Street

    The LaMont Family
      Larry Ray Pruitt




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World Equestrian Center Magazine

Article Date: April 2020

The OHA was featured in an April 2020 article in the World Equestrian Center Magazine. Click the magazine to the left to read the article. Highlights include a review of the successful OHA Summit and a thank you to our sponsors.