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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
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+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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Ligonier, PA

Karen is very knowledgeable in all things horse and all "equestria" Ocala. She's pleasant, attentive and thorough. Our 3 hour tour turned into 4, including interaction with... read more

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Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Karen took us to several horse farms as well as driving past others. You don't have to be a horse person to enjoy the time. You can feed a million dollar horse carrots and see farms owned by some of America's more prominent business people. Race horses, Arabians and others included on the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karen is very knowledgeable in all things horse and all "equestria" Ocala. She's pleasant, attentive and thorough. Our 3 hour tour turned into 4, including interaction with jockeys, trainers and farm owners. We plan to take friends and family with Karen again.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although our day had rain on/off for the day (mostly on, but that's okay since we needed rain sooo badly in FL), Karen did a great job making the tour very worthwhile. We visited 3 farms and got up close and personal with the horses (and several foals). Karen was very knowledgeable about the farms, different horses and the Ocala... More 

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

It was a pleasure meeting you on a day more suitable for ducks. Thank you for being so patient! We had a wonderful group overall!! More 

Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although our tour was scheduled on the first rainy day in months it certainly didn't make our tour any less enjoyable. Karen our guide and owner of the company went above and beyond to make our day one to remember. Karen has been in the horse business for years and she shares many interesting facts throughout the day. We visited... More 

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

It was so nice to meet you! You were such troopers with the rain. We got a little wet but it all worked out. Rain Plan A worked. and Psssst... Rain Plan B and C were ready to launch too!! So rarely does it rain anymore. One of the many reasons I do a Morning Tour is beacause of the... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining the morning of r tour.....I was quite skeptical how this was going to work ........after our first stop, never a doubt. Karen - owner and tour guide, was awesome, knowledgeable, genuine and warm. She made each of the us (only 10 people) feel as though we were the only ones there - her love and knowledge of... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review of that wet day! Yes, I so concerned that the rain was going to make for a Not So Fun Tour. Walking around a farm in the rain is not fun. And umbrellas freak the horses out. More 

Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, you book a tour and hope the guide is good, the sites are worth seeing, and the transport is comfortable. Farm Tours of Ocala is all of that. I took this tour with two best friends, one of whom owned horses and competed as well. Karen, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the Ocala Farms and the equestrienne... More 

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

Wow!!!!! I am so so flattered! Thank you so much!! I am so happy you enjoyed the Tour!! We hope to see you again! More 

Beverly Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Diane's many years of horse industry experience made her tour very interesting! Her enthusiasm for horses was real and awoke my childhood love for these beautiful creatures! Just the drive through acres of serene pastures dotted with Live Oaks draped in spanish moss and horses everywhere was a thrill! Learning about breeding, training & caring for horses... More 

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

Thank you so much! I passed this on to Diane. I am very gratful to have her!! More 

North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Started out watching horses showing their speed at a "Breeze" event. Then onto 3 farms. Karen was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about the horses, farms and Ocala in general. Great way to spend a morning!

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

Thank you! Yes, I noticed how much you and your husband enjoyed the breeze show. Its very cool to watch the future champions. This past week was "Zoom Zoom" time at the Under Tack Show. It was really great to meet you! May the horse be with you! More 

DeLand, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and I loved our morning with the Ocala farm tours. Diane, our tour director, was the "real thing." Because she has a life long experience in the horse business, she was able to give us a superb overview of all the facets of this horse country. Her personal commentary was truly insightful AND the tour of the barns... More 

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

Your experience means so much to us! I am so lucky to have Diane. Her passion for horses is contagious. Thank you and we hope to see tou again! -Karen Grimes More 

Saratoga WY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Diane did an excellent job - very knowledgeable about multiple areas of the horse business. The scenic drive is worth the cost, let alone the 3 stops, 2 at beautiful horse farms.

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