Farm Tours of Ocala

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Farm Tours of Ocala
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8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
"Get Behind the Gates" for an Insider`s look of Ocala`s magnificent Farms! Close Encounters with foals, different breeds, disciplines and meet the people train and care for them. Between the farm stops, we will note points of interest, and facts about different farms, disciplines during the drive. Each stop is about 20 to 30 Mins with a " WALKING TOUR" of each facility. We are doing 6 morning tours a week. The groups are no larger than 8 people and are driven to 3 locations. Children are loved and welcome but, please THIS TOUR IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN . You will see this in reviews of past guests. Tour meets at Tack Shack of Ocala 481 SW 60th Ave. Ocala.
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Tracey Renee
3 contributions
Must do Ocala experience
Aug 2021
Karen is amazing. This 3+hour tour was fairly in-depth, insightful, and just a bunch of fun. Karen knows her stuff, she is a horsewoman, and it shows. Fair warning...this is not a tour really for kids unless the child is REALLY into horses and not too young. What a great value for what you get to see, learn and do. Thank you Karen and thank you to the farms who trust and respect her enough to let her bring in visitors.
Written August 7, 2021
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johndg47
Jupiter, FL7 contributions
Great Horse Farm Experience
May 2021
Karen really gave us a comprehensive tour and a great feel for the horse farm community in Ocala.
What a world renowned place for thoroughbred horses...now we know.
We also were shown the new World Equestrian Center & resort,
Infact, Karen told us where we could have lunch at this world class facility.
This tour is one of the best kept secrets in Florida.
Thanks Karen, we'll be back.
Written May 26, 2021
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Thank you for Visiting Ocala and your wonderful review.
Written June 15, 2021
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Jann F
Ocala, FL6 contributions
Karen is Terrific
May 2021
We got a great tour of Ocala's Horse Country. We could not have had a better tour and all the inside info that Karen showed us. Highly recommended.
Written May 17, 2021
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Charles Stansfield
Rockville, MD85 contributions
A terrific way to spend an afternoon.
Apr 2021
We were visiting some friends who live in The Villages, so the four of us took this tour as an afternoon activity. Karen (our guide) was outgoing and very knowledgeable. Our experience with horses was limited to having attended a few Kentucky Derby parties. She told us what we could do and should not do, keeping us out of trouble, yet giving us lots of contact with the animals, the newborns, the foals, mares, stallions, etc. She showed us how to feed them, what to feed them, where to put them, everything we needed to know to experience these beautiful thoroughbred horses. She explained the horse breeding process, how it differs by type of horse. She told us the history of horse breeding and horse culture in Ocala, which started 100 years ago. She pointed out the names of the horse farms we passed and told us some interesting tidbits about the owners and the horses they have raised. She showed us the huge World Equestrian Center, which is partly finished yet still under development. She gave us an insider’s view of the world of horses. This was an afternoon very well spent. Thank you Karen.
Written April 27, 2021
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Wow! Thank you for the awesome review! I hope to see you again in the future. VIVA The Villages!!
Written June 15, 2021
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181joakoc
Ocala, FL2 contributions
Walking downtown Ocala
Apr 2021
Had company for out of town and it was a great way to learn about downtown Ocala. Even I learned of some great restaurants I never knew where in downtown. Karen knew so much about Ocala and all it has to offer.
Written April 8, 2021
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It was so nice to meet you! Somehow you are reviewing Farm Tours Of Ocala`s little sister business, Ocala Food Walks. Nonetheless, it is always a blast eating our way though Downtown Ocala!
Written June 15, 2021
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Alan L
Jacksonville, FL15 contributions
Excellent Tour
Mar 2021 • Couples
This tour was really excellent. Karen knows horses and is well connected to the horse business around Ocala. You really don’t know Ocala until you take this tour. It’s an exclusive experience that will let you see the most beautiful farms and some fantastic animals. Take this tour and you will understand why Ocala is the Horse Capital of the World!
Written March 30, 2021
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Alan it was so nice to meet you! I appreciate your kind words and this super review!
Written June 15, 2021
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amberlilwood
Des Moines, Iowa7 contributions
Worth every penny!
Mar 2021 • Couples
We took the 8:30 am tour and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Karen has lived in Ocala for 30 years, worked as an equine vet tech, and owns horses herself, so she really knows her stuff. We saw thoroughbreds galloping on a training track at the first farm, beautiful Arabians at the second, and several renowned studs at the third. Karen brings a supply of carrots, so we were able to see a number of horses up close and personal! We got to meet a retired thoroughbred, Presious Passion, who holds the track record at Monmouth Park in NJ and was nominated for the Eclipse award back in the day. Karen patiently answered all our questions and we never felt rushed. I can't recommend this tour highly enough to fellow horse lovers.
Written March 26, 2021
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Precious Passion was very happy to meet you! He is still mooching carrots and enjoys watching himself race on YouTube! Truly a Champion.
Written June 15, 2021
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45kendrac
4 contributions
Loved every minute!
Mar 2021 • Couples
We so enjoyed our 3 1/2 hour tour yesterday with Karen! She is knowledgeable, personable, and so familiar with the industry. She has first-hand knowledge of breeding, training, and riding horses. We saw such a variety and are so very grateful to have this experience. Five stars all around!
Written March 23, 2021
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A belated thank you! Your tour was one of the last "Follow Alongs" phew we dont have to do that anymore! We hope to see you again in the future.
Written June 15, 2021
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Singapore_Holly1221
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
A hidden gem for travelers...
Feb 2021
What a way to see Ocala! Such an amazing tour, with fun facts and interesting facts. A 3-hour tour with multiple stops where you get to hear from the experts and get up close to the horse industry behind the scene. Easy to do as you travel in a van and get out to tour the properties. Easy on the feet, as well as the eyes. Ocala horse country is beautiful.
Written March 21, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the tour! I hope to see you again in the future!
Written June 15, 2021
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Potter
Central Valley, NY3 contributions
Fun and so informative
Mar 2021
I've actually been on this tour twice - once years ago w/ a large group, and then back to bring my daughter because she's an equestrian and I knew she would love it. And she did!
Written March 11, 2021
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It was so nice to see you again! We love to hear that the tour is fun for people that know horses as well as the many that have never been up close to a horse in their lives.
Written March 18, 2021
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Farm Tours of Ocala is open:
  • Mon - Mon 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Tue - Tue 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Thu - Thu 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM