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“a real treat, tour leader so knowledgable”

Farm Tours of Ocala
Ranked #3 of 70 things to do in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Insider`s Tour of Ocala`s Horse Country. Jan to June is foaling season! And yes, you will see newborns. Get "Behind the Gates" and get an exclusive look behind the scenes of 3 locations to get up close to horses of different breeds, 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 8:45 to aprox 12. This tour requires a lot of walking. And not suitable for children under 10. This is a small "Boutique" trip with not more than 10 people.
Reviewed February 28, 2012

i'm a big horse race fan, and my wife enjoys photographing horses and drawing with pastels.
this was really eye opening, and so enjoyable. we saw a race horse training farm with great people with whom we had some conversations, a rehab facility for injured horses, a farm for horses other than thoroughbreds. we couldn't time it exactly to see a mare giving birth, but if there was one we surely would have been invited. karen knows everyone and everything about the horse, and you don't have to be a big race fan to enjoy this tour.

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farmtoursmanager, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2012

You were a hit with the horses too!

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a wonderful way to see Ocala's horse country. A must-do while in Ocala!! The tour guide, Karen, is very knowledgable and provides a wide variety of information on the horse industry - racing, showing, breeding. Visiting the different farms is an amazing experience, especially if it's something you've never done. She takes small groups, so call her up and go out and have fun!! Tour lasts about 3 hours or so. We loved it and would definitely recommend!! Unique tour experience!

1  Thank HAW777
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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.

2  Thank Anne M
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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.

3  Thank Marti S
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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!

1  Thank julie b
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