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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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I really enjoyed the tour so much. It was very educational and gave us the opportunity to visit the farms and see the horses. It is worth the time to take this tour

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Ocala, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took this tour through OTOTW and had a blast. Our tour guide was entertaining, very informative, patient, and full of interesting facts to keep us on our toes. The horses were beautiful, pampered -- I wish I could have all that attention! If you like horses, betting on races, or following the triple crown, this is definitely a tour... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the tour so much. It was very educational and gave us the opportunity to visit the farms and see the horses. It is worth the time to take this tour

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Ocala FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Karen is a wonderful and entertaining guide. We went to various farms and enjoyed the scenery along the way. She has an amazing amount of knowledge to share and made it a great day for us.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This tour is everything that others have said previously Karen was a wealth of information and fun Wow what gorgeous farms and beautiful horses Highlight of our trip to ocala

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

It was a pleasure to meet you!! Funny, for myself, Robin and Diane, bragging about horses and the area comes naturally, which makes these tours so fun.Speaking for myself, I feel as thought I have new best friends for 3 hrs and am kinda sad to see everyonre leave after the tour. The farms we visit are welcoming and happy... More 

Leesburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I took this tour with Diane as our guide. It was great! Diane knows all aspects of the horse business and, it is obvious, she loves what she is doing. We had no idea there were so many top breeding farms in the area. And, seeing a Kentucky Derby trophy - well, that was special! Thanks Diane... More 

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

Thank you for the super review. And hopefully next time I will get to meet you! Diane is the newest part of the Farm Tour of Ocala Team. Everyone loves her. I am glad you enjoyed the Tour. I already have had requests for her!! More 

Davie,Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

Thank you for the super review. And hopefully next time I will get to meet you! Diane is the newest part of the Farm Tour of Ocala Team. Everyone loves her. I am glad you enjoyed the Tour. I already have had requests for her!! More 

East Moline, Illinois, Usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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