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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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Outstanding Tour in Ocala's Horse Country

We just completed our tour with Karen! It was superior in all ways. You will not be disappointed we can assure you. Karen is very knowledgeable. Loved feeding the horses. Enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We just completed our tour with Karen! It was superior in all ways. You will not be disappointed we can assure you. Karen is very knowledgeable. Loved feeding the horses. Enjoy! Jean and John from Virginia.

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

It was pleasure to meet you! Good luck with your future endeavors with Thoroughbred Racing. Next time I see you, I hope it is in the Winner`s Circle on TV!! More 

Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Since Ocala is definitely horse country, my wife and I felt we should learn a little bit about the industry. The woman who conducted the tour had experience in the horse industry and was friendly and knowledgeable. We visited three separate farms, talked to the owners, and mingled with the horses. All owners were friendly and were more than willing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We spent the morning with Karen who did a great job of introducing us to the world of horses. We saw horses on a track, thoroughbred stallions and mares, Arabians and so much more! This area is

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Longville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great tour, and Karen is very knowledgable. We went to a couple of interesting farms and saw lots of horses - some to pet and others to just observe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Plain and simple, this is a great tour and well worth the time and money. Our guide, Robin, was extremely knowledgeable about all of the various farms in the area, breeds and what is going on in the industry. It is a small group (10 or less) which is nice. She drove us through the country, stopping at a handful... More 

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

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 

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