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Farm Tours of Ocala

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Address: 801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
Phone Number: +1 352-895-9302
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Insider`s Tour of Ocala`s Horse Country. Jan to June is foaling season! And...

Insider`s Tour of Ocala`s Horse Country. Jan to June is foaling season! And yes, you will see newborns. Get "Behind the Gates" and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 locations to get up close to horses of different breeds, disciplines and meet the people train and care for them. An avid horsewoman and and long time resident of Ocala`s Horse Country, Karen shares her enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to enter the inner circles of some of the most beautiful farms in the area. M-SAT. Tours are by reservation only. Start 8:45 to aprox 12. This tour requires a lot of walking. And not suitable for children under 10. This is a small "Boutique" trip with not more than 10 people.

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Getting to travel the backroads and see the farms and horses up cloes and personal

This was the most incredible experience. In our group were a mix of people regarding horse knowledge. To think that we got to visit with individual breeders and owners, see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Annette B
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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the most incredible experience. In our group were a mix of people regarding horse knowledge. To think that we got to visit with individual breeders and owners, see gorgeous farms and horses - take picture, talk and learn - just awesome!! Diane was so knowledgeable - it was like taking a college course on the horse country in... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good experience in this tour. The guide was very kind and attentive. It was my first time in real american horse farm and I liked it very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful day spent driving from farm to farm on a beautiful sunny day. It was so enjoyable being around the horses and looking at the nicely groomed farms. Would do it again!

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My brother and his wife, who are horse people, came for a visit. Since Ocala is the horse capital of the world, we booked a tour of local horse farms. It was fantastic.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a wonderful day with our guide Diane...she has so much knowledge about the area and horses. We were able to see horses being trained on the track and also were able to get up close to the horses. The last farm we visited the owner actually came out and gave us a tour!!! I would recommend this tour to... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed our day out with Diane, our guide, who is the consumate horsewoman. Not only was our day relaxing, but we learned so much about the horse industry. We saw several training farms, a breeding farm and an Arabian farm. The owners of the breeding farm gave their own presentation and they were beyond generous... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you ! Diane is wonderful and I am glad you enjoyed the Tour!! Too many horses in my life gave me bad knees. If we see you again, I will not be recovering from a Total Knee Replacement!! More 

Winter Park, FL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our hostess, Diane, is a walking encyclopedia on all things equine... She brings a long career in horse breeding, training, owning, animal husbandry and marketing the Florida Throughobred brand to the four-hour plus experience. She offers insightful, background information on the owners and breeders in Marion county as well as information on relevant, national industry participants. I look on this... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review!!! I am glad you enjoyed it and please come again!! More 

Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had company from out of state that are true horse lovers. The tour was perfect. We all had a wonderful time. Enjoyed all the stops and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. A must do for anyone interested in horses or wanting to learn about them.

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you and it was a pleasure!! we had beautiful weather that day!! More 

Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The tour was late getting started which we didn't know. The email confirmation advised us to be 15 minutes early so we were there for half an hour before the guide showed up in an 8 passenger van. We went to a few training tracks but there were very few horses out. Next was a lovely, scenic ride among the... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

My apologies for the start time confusion. We do start at 8 30. I will double check the website but I think in the confirmation email it says that the FTBOA Museum does not open until 8 30. It is hard to have physical contact with the horses on the track. Sometime the riders will stop and let us pet... More 

Ocala, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We toured with Karen on Friday 8/26/16. We met at the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders Owners and Breeders Association, nice meeting place. She also covered some history of the Association and Ocala's place in the Horse World. I didn't realize there are more horses' in the Ocala area than anywhere in the world. Karen had a nice van, with rear AC... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

I am stealing "Backstage" for marketing! It was a fun morning and hope to see you again! More 

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