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Farm Tours of Ocala

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Address: 801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
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+1 352-895-9302
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Insider`s Tour of Ocala`s Horse Country. Jan to June is foaling season! And...

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.

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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Started out watching horses showing their speed at a "Breeze" event. Then onto 3 farms. Karen was our tour guide and she is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jrummans1
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Started out watching horses showing their speed at a "Breeze" event. Then onto 3 farms. Karen was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable about the horses, farms and Ocala in general. Great way to spend a morning!

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you! Yes, I noticed how much you and your husband enjoyed the breeze show. Its very cool to watch the future champions. This past week was "Zoom Zoom" time at the Under Tack Show. It was really great to meet you! May the horse be with you! More 

DeLand, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved our morning with the Ocala farm tours. Diane, our tour director, was the "real thing." Because she has a life long experience in the horse business, she was able to give us a superb overview of all the facets of this horse country. Her personal commentary was truly insightful AND the tour of the barns... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Your experience means so much to us! I am so lucky to have Diane. Her passion for horses is contagious. Thank you and we hope to see tou again! -Karen Grimes More 

Saratoga WY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Diane did an excellent job - very knowledgeable about multiple areas of the horse business. The scenic drive is worth the cost, let alone the 3 stops, 2 at beautiful horse farms.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Farm Tours of Ocala was such a pleasant surprise and well exceeded our expectations. In just a half day, we visited several thoroughbred horse farms and venues which would be impossible to do as an individual. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and provided a thoroughly enjoyable, educational and vibrant experience. We enjoyed it so much, we will likely do... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed the Tour! We have many "I am just a Horse Lover" on the tour. It is easy to be as horses are such magnificent, beautiful, giving creatures. I am so grateful and flattered of the many many repeat customers. I am brainstorming a type of frequent visit reward. It happens so much! More 

Saratoga Springs, NY
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me it was a very much mixed bag. My wife and I were encouraged ( like others) to come early to "feed the horse" only to find out the "horse" was a statue. Very disappointing and misleading.. There were no bathrooms at the beginning of the tour. Only one pit stop on the whole tour. I thought the tour... More 

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Thank Sutifeds
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy the Tour. If I may, I would like make some clarifications. 1. A confirmation email is sent the day before to my guests. In the body of this email it says " Early Birds, The Florida Owners and Breeders Association Building does not open unil 830 AM. Please feel free to take pictures... More 

St. Augustine, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spent a fun morning with our guide Diane touring horse farms. The highlight was meeting 6 new fouls just hours old. Each was stabled with its Mare (Mom). They will spend the next 6 months together. Very informative tour covering training, breeding, selling at auction, and shows.

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

LOL! We love our Fouls! Thank you for the wonderful review.Diane pointed out what a joy you were to have on the Tour. We hope to see you again! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Since I am not a racing fan, nor do I understand the ins and outs of it, I was a bit lost with the initial onversation and driving around looking at farm where "so and so" was raised or trained. When we stopped at farms and interacted with horses and owners it was fantastic. I understand the need for the... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

I am sorry the Tour was not up to your expectations. Please understand that the "So and So's" were perhaps at Farms that are not open to the Public that we passed during the beautiful drive though Horse Country. We hope to see you again! More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Ocala for over 14 years and although we have driven by many of the beautiful horse farms in the area, we have never been on a tour such as this one, offered by Karen. My daughters gave us this tour as a Christmas gift and we can't thank them enough! It was a wonderful, informative and... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you Dave and Harriet for your kind words on this review and the wonderful email you sent. This means so much to me! More 

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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The tour started a bit slow as Karen had overbooked the trip. She was forthright in her mistake from the start, she apologized MULTIPLE times and tried to make it right with the group that had to follow in their vans. Once on tour, Karen was very knowledgeable in the horses, the farms that she took us to and was... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words.I am so happy you enjoyed the Tour! I hope to see you again! More 

Dunnellon, Florida
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were told by friends that had taken tour and were expecting Karen to make it exciting. As it turn out she had over book with 21 people and no room for our group in the van and we had to follow her. She also told us that she would set up a conference call with our phones but that... More 

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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this review

I am very sorry you did not enjoy the Tour. I made a terrible booking error and did my best to make the Tour enjoyable. I was faced with a terrible situation and did my best. I have over booked 2, 3 people before but they were very forgiving and followed the tour. I attempted the conference call however, I... More 

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