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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 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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Well worth your time; fun and interesting.

Farm Tours of Ocala was a great experience. Our guide, Diane, was very knowledgeable and very good at explaining all aspects of the tour. We saw Thoroughbred horses breezing on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Davie,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Farm Tours of Ocala was a great experience. Our guide, Diane, was very knowledgeable and very good at explaining all aspects of the tour. We saw Thoroughbred horses breezing on the track and even toured the sales facility and then went to a Thoroughbred stud farm and then to an Arabian farm and got to see the Arabian mares and... More 

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East Moline, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Informative tour of area commercial horse farms. Fascinating information presented to a small group on the tour. Included breeding, birthing and training. Saw thoroughbreds training, yearling Arabians and other breeds. Guide was very knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ocala is the Horse Capital of the World in every way. The tour with Karen allowed us to see an operating Horse Farm, speak with the Owners and see the beauty of this area. The area is beautiful and the farms are exquisite.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Robin gives a very thorough tour. It ran 1 hr 20 min past the designated advertised length. Stops were at a thoroughbred stud farm, the Ocala training track, and an Arabian show horse farm. She spends most of her time speaking of the Arabians. Wish she focused more on thoroughbreds. Feeding carrots to the Arabians was the highlite for many... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you love horses you will love this tour! Great way to see, touch and learn about various horse breeds and just how extensive the industry is in Ocala. Karen provided great insight and her years of experience in various parts of the industry makes her the perfect guide. Thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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

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

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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