The Official Network
of The Horse Capital of The World® 
 Covering all equine disciplines while promoting the Ocala/Marion County FL region.
Launched in 2018, Horse Capital Television  is the official video network of the Horse Capital of The World®. Kaplan Media partnered with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners Association and Horse Capital Digest to create relevant content that supports the industry.
Monthly video content features all equine disciplines while promoting the Ocala Marion County, FL region.
 Trademarked as Horse Capital of the World®, Ocala/Marion County in Central Florida has more equines than any other in the United States. 

Barbara Hooper 

is the Host/Senior Producer of Horse Capital Television, a lover of all things equestrian, and a seasoned television personality. 

She enjoys highlighting local equestrian life for connoisseurs and novices alike. Barbara began her career as a photographer for a Fox affiliate station in Green Bay, Wisconsin. From there, she moved up through the ranks in TV as a one-man band, reporter, weekend anchor, and finally main anchor back home in Illinois at WQAD-TV.


After becoming a mother, she headed south trading wind and snow for sunshine and horses. Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and their children while living on a farm in Marion County.  She embraces a life in which she can combine her passions for TV, photography, and horses.

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Sean Kaplan 

is the Executive Producer of Horse Capital Television with nearly 30 years of television production management & experience. He is also the owner of Kaplan Media, the parent company of Horse Capital Television based in Ocala/Marion County. 

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Steve Weaver 

is the art director of Horse Capital Television with 30 years of graphic design experience. Steve studied illustration at the prestigious Ringling School of Art & Design.