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Address: 801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder`s & Owner`s Association Building, Ocala, FL 34482
Phone Number: +1 352-895-9302
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Description: Would you like to get "Behind the Gates" and see Ocala`s Horse Country...
Would you like to get "Behind the Gates" and see Ocala`s Horse Country? Let Karen Grimes take you on an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 farms to get up close to horses of different breeds and 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 8:30 AM-11:30. Carrots provided!!
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Absolutely Awesome!

Robin, our tour guide, was amazing...so full of knowledge and wit! She took us behind the scenes for a look at the thoroughbred industry in Marion County. Her passion for horses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Summerfield, Florida
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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Robin, our tour guide, was amazing...so full of knowledge and wit! She took us behind the scenes for a look at the thoroughbred industry in Marion County. Her passion for horses was so infectious. We came away very enlightened and appreciative. You really get your money's worth!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Robin our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even spent extra time instead of rushing through the tour! Great customer service! Would highly recommend this tour!

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

Robin just started with Farm Tours of Ocala. She is an excellent tour leader and horse woman. Loves horses,people!! She galloped racehorses for many years. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unfortunately it was a bit rainy that day but we found Robin who was heading the tour that day day was delightful and very knowledgeable. We went to a couple of beautiful large horse farms and learned plenty of the business and got to interact with the horses.

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

Robin is a new associate to Farm Tours of Ocala. I passed your wonderful compliment to her. She has a ton of experience and LOVES horses!! Thanks so much. More 

The Villages, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Karen from Farm Tours of Ocala led us on a wonderful tour of the horse farms and the Ocala Breeder Sales. We had a very large group but we each felt that Karen was speaking directly to us. I highly recommend Karen and Farm Tours of Ocala.

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

Thank you! Thank you!!! I especially appreciate this compliment as i am only 1 yr new to large groups. I make it a point to personally chit chat with every person as much as I can. More 

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are interested in the horse business, how it's run and the economic and realistic details of "equinomics", this tour is for you. If you love looking at these majestic animals and just want to pet some noses and gaze out over the endless pastures, this is for you. If you know about horses but have never seen the... More 

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

Thank you SOOO much for the compliment!! All the tours are so much fun, surprises. Ocala has a lot to offer!! More 

Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We toured several Ocala Horse Farms. Started with baby Arabian foals and ended with the big Thoroughbreds at stud. Karen has great knowledge of the local horse business in Ocala. We had read about HITS and the horse shows there, and now that we took her tour we understand when to go, where to park, where to eat and what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A must do experience if spending any time in central FL! A beautiful drive through horse country with a variety of stops along the way, learning something new about horses at every venue visit.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very interesting and enjoyable to see and hear about these unique horses. Owner very knowledgeable and entertaining. Two hours well spent.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Karen was a very knowledgable and personable guide. She not only has a vast knowledge base of the horse breeding industry, but she also has a love for horses and for the Ocala horse farm community. The tour went through miles and miles of beautiful horse farms. When we stopped at farms, Karen provided carrots for feeding to ensure that... More 

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Newberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My mother and I really enjoyed this trip. Karen is very knowledgable, and we saw a lot of beautiful ocala horse country, and lovely farms and horses. Even as a central fl horse person it was an enlightening experience. Horse farms are better than Disney world!

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