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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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Best Day!!

I had friends come in from England and figured that they would enjoy the tour. Not only did we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
edyeholt1
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The Villages, Florida
Great tour

We really enjoyed the tour. Karen answered all questions with a smile and cheerful attitude. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RHPAW
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Iowa City, Iowa
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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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801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had friends come in from England and figured that they would enjoy the tour. Not only did we enjoy it, she and I were ecstatic! If you have ANY interest in horses, horse racing, breeding....this is a wonderful tour. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank edyeholt1
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed the Tour. Get back in the saddle Edye! You should not waste all that talent!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. Karen answered all questions with a smile and cheerful attitude. We liked all the different breeds we saw and the knowledge Karen knew about them. A big thanks to Helen for her valuable time showing us her farm of stallions.

Thank RHPAW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful tour! We so enjoyed seeing the thoroughbreds and abrabians at our first two stops. The owner of Pleasant Acres was so accommodating and informational about the stalllion horses. What a great morning! We saw beautiful horse farms and were amazed at getting...More

Thank Miriam T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We took the tour in December. and since we are 'horse people' we were eagerly looking forward to our day. We all met at the Thoroughbred Breeder's building and started there. Diane our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting stories, fact and details...More

Thank trailblazer208
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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 29 October 2017

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 31 October 2017

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 27 October 2017 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 31 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

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 25 October 2017

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!

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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 4 September 2017

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

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tammi C
24 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
27 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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