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“So Much Fun!”

Farm Tours of Ocala
Ranked #7 of 58 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.
Palm City, Florida
1 review
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“So Much Fun!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went on our tour on the coldest day of the year, Dec. 21, 2012, which may be the reason that only my husband and I were lucky enough to be the ONLY ones on the tour that day, but what a great time we had!
Karen is so knowledgeable of all of the horses and what goes into raising and handling them. We visited three different ranches,and got up and close and personal with the horses, pregnant mares, and the yearlings, which were the cutest ever!!!

Visited December 2012
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Bourne, MA
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“FANTASTIC!!!”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Karen Grimes treated is to an incredible insiders look at horse farming in Ocala, Fl. We visited 3 farms which included mares, stallions, yearlings and two year olds...and Arabians. What a beautiful and educational way to spend a day. Karen is very knowledgable and obviously loves what she does. She can be reached at: karengrimes@farmtoursofocala.com.

Visited December 2012
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Eustis, Florida
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“Very Informative & Impressive Tour-- LOVED IT!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

You can't get this kind of horse farm access anywhere else. The top notch farms we toured were not only beautiful and impressive, but Karen knows her stuff. She has a life time of experience in the horse industry and obviously has an incredible reputation for these exclusive horse farm owners to allow her to bring guests there under her supervision. It speaks volumes of Karen's character. She's extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the area, farms, and the horse industry as a whole. We were very impressed with Farm Tours of Ocala and will enthusiastically recommend this tour to others.

Visited November 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
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“Fun & informative”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour of several horse farms in Ocala. Karen really knows a lot about horses and farms in the area. We learned a lot and enjoyed being able to get behind the gates of such beautiful farms and getting to pet some gorgeous horses.

Visited September 2012
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Ocala Florida
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“A morning in horse country”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

We spent a delightful morning in the company of Karen Grimes on the Farm Tours of Ocala. She takes you to some of the most beautiful country-side horse farms where you can go "behind the scene" to the barns, breeding areas, practice tracks, etc. Karen will also introduce you to the trainers and other staff members with whom she is personally aquainted. This is a laid-back tour with a lovely lady who has spent the majority of her life in the company of these majestic creatures and the people who care for them. We highly recommend this tour.

Rex & Cindy from Louisiana

Visited October 2012
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