Sara Fennessy – 40 Under 40

Age: 30
Kids: 0
Occupation: Executive Director for Horse Farms Forever
My grand goal in life: To be happy and live without regret. I strive to show up every single day with intention and empathy.
When not working, I: Am riding horses or enjoying the Rainbow River with my husband, family, and friends.
What I like most about living in Ocala: The horses, of course! I love Ocala’s open spaces and beautiful places! Horses are a way of life here in Marion County. I feel so lucky to work, live, and play in the Horse Capital of the World®!
My biggest pet peeve: People who don’t understand the importance of farmland preservation, once it’s erased, it can never be replaced! But in all seriousness…negativity and self-righteousness.
One word that summarizes my philosophy of life: Perseverance
My greatest strength is: My ability to lead with compassion and determination, as well, as my ability to adapt in highly pressurized situations.
If you could have a superhuman power, it would be: To time travel.
Community cause nearest my heart: Farmland preservation and preservation of our Springs.
A guilty pleasure of mine:The tack store!….and Red Bull.
People who know me say I am: Strong-willed & fun-loving.
Personal achievement for which I am most proud: Never giving up on my dreams, having a fulfilling career, and for dedicating my time to making a positive and lasting impact in the community.
Favorite part of my profession: Getting to do what I love every single day. I am truly and deeply passionate to my core about the mission and vision of Horse Farms Forever. Protecting and preserving this way of life for future generations means everything to me.
If there is one thing I indulge too much in: Horses and the barn!
Top three things on my bucket list: Gallop a racehorse on the track, to travel often, to see things from a different point of view, and skydiving.

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