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Farm Tours of Ocala

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801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
+1 352-895-9302
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Wonderful tour!!!!

Karen grimes was fabulous on this tour. It was so interesting and very entertaining. She was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cpelts
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Kennett, Missouri
via mobile
Wonderful introduction to Florida horse country

I took this tour on October 19. It met all of my expectations, as I am a horse lover (and former... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jamurray2017
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
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+1 352-895-9302
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karen grimes was fabulous on this tour. It was so interesting and very entertaining. She was a fountain of wonderful information. The horse farms were great!!! Loved being around the beautiful horses. Viewing the daily working of a horse farm was fantastic. I look forward...More

Thank cpelts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took this tour on October 19. It met all of my expectations, as I am a horse lover (and former horse owner). My guide, Karen, was thoroughly knowledgeable of the history of the farms and provided exclusive access to several, even knowing the staff...More

Thank jamurray2017
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great review!!! Thank you! It was a pleasure and we had fantastic weather for the Tour that morning. Frisky horses!! Horses love cold weather and let everyone know how much they love it by bucking, squealing. Horse language for YIPPPPEEEE!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended - whether you are a horses person or not! My wife and I were visiting Ocala and looking to better understand the area. Karen capably and comfortably guided us around the countryside and behind the gates of several different types of farms. We...More

Thank Bradford P
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! One of my favorite things of giving a tour besides the horses is being an "Ambassador" for the area. Even though I am a NE transplant, I consider myself to be a native after 25 years of living in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us gals did a tour with Karen, the owner of Farm Tours of Ocala. A great tour. Karen was very informative. We visited several farms. She has earned the trust of farm owners to be able to go on their farm without a...More

Thank Trish B
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the the 5 stars! You were 5 Stars yourselves ! We had a blast that morning and I hope to see you again!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour and a good value. Our guide Karen was knowledgeable and accommodating. We visited the track, Thoroughbred and Arabian breeding barns. Lots of brand new foals! Take your umbrellas!

Thank Travljunky2017
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This tour was really great. It was fun and informative. The staff and owners involved could not have been more wonderful and friendly. The other people on our tour said they had taken several others previously and this was the best.

Thank Sandy M
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you Sandy!! It was a lot of fun that day!!

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to Ocala many times to purchase horses but never have I thought about taking a tour. Karen Grimes gave us a private tour of many farms with very short notice. We saw thoroughbreds, arabian and hanoverian horse farms. Above all we saw some...More

Thank Ang0720
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Angela! It was so much fun introducing your horse friends from China to Ocala`s Horse Country!

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Glad we took this tour and had the chance to go beyond the gates of some beautiful horse farms. Karen is very informative and pleasant. Take this tour, you'll love it!

Thank alsgalny
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited two farms - Hennessey Arabians allowed for close viewing of beautiful horses. INtelligent tour guide, sometimes not patient with questions and at time difficult to hear when traveling in the van - voice directed away from those on tour, only those seated up front...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My daughter and I took the tour recently and absolutely loved it. We never realized how much of a horse community there is in Ocala. The tour gave us a close-up look at these magnificent animals and an opportunity for some wonderful photos and experiences....More

Thank JaneB9720
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tammi C
25 March 2017|
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Response from FarmToursofOcala | Property representative |
Hi Kids are allowed but they have to be very, very well behaved. It is not one for very young ones. To be honest, any kids under 12 seem to get bored. They love the horses of course but it seems that they get really antsey... More
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Pugzilla2
28 January 2017|
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Response from FarmToursofOcala | Property representative |
Hello!! We do not advertise afternoon tours but will schedule one with 4 + people. If you are a Thoroughbred Racing Fan, you will want to do the morning Tour.
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Ritasimin
6 February 2016|
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Response from cedarridge2014 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. Our tour was set up with the owner and his manager.
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