Karen Grimes is a personable, knowledgeable delightful guide to Ocala's Horse farms. We knew very little about the industry before Karen's tours. It's the complete insider's tour!
If you love Thoroughbred horses, this is the best farm tour you could wish for. Meeting Karen at the office of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association before starting the tour gives you an idea of what treats are in store for your planned morning tour. The FTBOA has a fantastic display of Florida's racing history, look out for... More
Thanks to Karen, my sister and I got to see behind the scenes of life working with horses. Karen is such a wonderful tour guide....respectful of the people working and her tour participants. The tour exceeding our expectations and we were so happy just to spend time with some incredible horses. Thank you Karen for a fantastic time. Will absolutely... More
We had a pleasant tour yesterday of some of the most exquisite horse country I have ever seen here in Florida. If you love horses you will enjoy the tour. Our tour guide was awesome!! We saw other breeds of horses besides racing horses. Also got to meet a sweet horse by the name of Wesley. We made three different... More
Yes Wesley is a HAM with lots of personality! He was bottle fed as a baby foal and now at 12, still sticks his tongue out and sucks it. He is my personal horse. More
I am late posting this review as we enjoyed Karen's fantastic tour in March but felt I had to ad our opinion. Everything you read in all of the favourable reviews about this tour are correct and there is little additional that can truly be added. If you really want to experience something different that is educational and fun, book... More
AWWWWWWWW! Thank you so much!!!!! I actually become a little sad when the tour is over and I watch everyone drive away. It`s like being best friends for 3 hrs.I have been SO fortunate to have the most fantastic tour participants. A lot of husbands still crack me up though. With some, I can sense they were dragged to go... More
I don't know if people realize what a unique opportunity this is to see inside the thoroughbred horse world. Karen makes this complex and exclusive world accessible and easy to understand for even the most non-horsey person. We saw a field of shy foals shadowing their beautiful mothers, vets testing for pregnancies, novice racehorses learning to navigate the tracks, and... More
The tours do go by fast don`t they?? :) Thank you SO much and we will see you again soon! Next time those foals will be BIG! They grow fast. More
My husband and I had a fabulous behind-the-scenes tour of a working thoroughbred farm and track, a stud farm and an Arabian breeding facility. Throughout the tour, Karen shared information about the history of the horse business in Ocala and answered our millions of questions about the area, horses and the racing business with patience and tons of background knowledge.... More
It was a fun tour that day! They all are. Ya never know what or who we will run into! More
I live in Ocala and had no idea what was on the farms, till I got the opportunity to go on the Farm Tours of Ocala. Karen is educated and loves horses so much that it shows in her tour. I got a behind gates of what normal people would see. I am sending all my family when they come... More
It was a pleasure to meet you!!!!!! There is so much to offer in Ocala! More
This was an excellent way to see all the different aspects of horses in Ocala. We got to see several different barns. The tour guide is extremely knowledgable and personable. Ocala is famous for its horse farms. If you are in the area, or even in Central Florida, I recommend this tour. It is also a great value.
My wife and my inlaws all took this tour together with me, an avid horse fan. Karen showed us such a great time, they are are all horse fans now and want to bring all their friends on Karen's tour. Karen has such great behind the scenes insight and access to some of the best farms not only in Ocala,... More
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