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“Authentic view of the horse industry in Ocala” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Farm Tours of Ocala

Farm Tours of Ocala
801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder`s & Owner`s Association Building, Ocala, FL 34482
+1 352-895-9302
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Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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!!
The Villages, Florida
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“Authentic view of the horse industry in Ocala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Karen, our tour guide was excellent. We went to a training farm, rehab facility, hours show and Arabian farm. The mix of sites was perfect. Everyone at the sites answered our many questions and we saw beautiful horses.

Visited February 2012
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Summerfield, Florida
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“More than just a beautiful journey through Ocala's horse country...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This tour is far more than a journey through Ocala's horse country. It is an educational experience that will bring a new understanding of how the equine industry functions. Our guide, Karen, shared not only her love of horses but also the passion that comes from a long history of experience. A wonderful way to get a peek into the fascinating world of horses.

Visited January 2012
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Northport, New York
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“Fun, informative tour of the horse industry in Ocala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Tour guide timely, friendly, accommodating....knew the Ocala horse industry, having worked in it. Got to visit 2 very different types of horse farms, and a great equine rehab facility. Everyone we met along the way was happy to answer our questions. Enjoyable morning!

Visited January 2012
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Montrose, PA, United States
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“Knowledgeable Guide - Interesting Sites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Want to know more about the horse business? Farm Tours of Ocala was great. We visited three different and equally interesting sites: a thoroughbred training farm, a horse rehabilitation facility, and a breeding farm. For me the highlight of the trip was the rehabilitation facility. Horses were swimming, walking on water treadmills, and one was standing in a cold saltwater whirlpool bath to cool his legs. There was even a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to aide in wound healing. It was fun to see the horses breeze at the training center and to learn more about breeding horses. It was especially fun to see the foals. I highly recommend this tour for visitors and for people who live here and wonder what goes on behind the beautiful gates.

Visited January 2012
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Ocala, Florida, United States
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“Best way to see Ocala's horse country!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Knowledgeable and friendly guide, comfortable van, beautiful horses and farms - just what we were looking for when showing friends around Ocala!

Visited December 2011
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