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“Make this tour a "MUST DO" - it is fabulous!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farm Tours of Ocala

Farm Tours of Ocala
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Ocala
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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.
Front Royal, Virginia
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“Make this tour a "MUST DO" - it is fabulous!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This tour is an absolute MUST DO! Karen Grimes has been involved with the horse industry for most of her life and she knows lots and lots. You will get to go to several horse farms that you otherwise would not be able to gain access. We saw 2 year old thoroughbred race horses going through their morning paces on the track; purebred Arabian horses at a second farm; and thoroughbread brood mares and foals at a third farm. Even if you have to go out of your way for this tour, make sure you add it to your "must do" list. Many thanks to Karen for a fabulous and memorable day :)

Visited January 2013
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Hillsdale, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Education-Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Karen Grimes made it a special day. My wife and I could not say enough about how educational and beautiful the tour was. We now have a much better understanding of the horse racing business. Karen takes you to the special farms that make up the various aspects of the program. She not only knows her business, but loves horses. You will see how the staff and horses recoginize her. We could spend a morning like this many times. A MUST.

Visited January 2013
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Matlacha, Florida
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26 reviews
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“Awesome Day!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Thanks to Karen sharing a peek into the world of horses. We enjoyed learning the different types of horses and how they are raised. The farms were Beautiful and the access was great. We bought three hard to please teenagers and they all had a great time, and talked about it all day. Karen is very knowledgeable and has great connections in the horse world of Ocala.

Visited January 2013
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Palm City, Florida
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“So Much Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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