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Farm Tours of Ocala

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801 SW 60th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
+1 352-895-9302
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This IS the Horse Capital of the US!

We have lived in Ocala for a year and a half and decided we needed to know more about the "horse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen J
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Ocala, Florida
This tour of farms in Ocala will be a repeat experience with friends visiting!

We had so much fun, our Guide Karen was knowledgable and friendly! She was a great person to learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JRWeez
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Ocala, Florida
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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. Marion Country is rich in history, 1700 Sq Miles! Between the farm stops, we will note points of interest, and facts about different farms, disciplines during the drive. Each stop is about 20 to 30 Mins with a lot of walking. 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. And not suitable for children under 10. This is a small "Boutique" trip with not more than 17 people.
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801 SW 60th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
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+1 352-895-9302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in Ocala for a year and a half and decided we needed to know more about the "horse capital" of the US. Wow! We visited horse farms, horse rehab facilities, horse and breeders' museum, and horse sales. We saw 3 day-old foals...More

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun, our Guide Karen was knowledgable and friendly! She was a great person to learn from and we hope to be back in the spring with our cousins.

Thank JRWeez
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was horse crazy growing up and it's been years since I've ridden but I never lost my love of and admiration for horses. Living near the "Horse Capital of the World" (Ocala), I admired the beautiful horse farms in passing. Recently, I saw a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first time on the tour for me and won't be my last. I was joined by a friend who was visiting from California. We both thought it was fantastic. Diane, our tour leader, was so informative about every part of the tour....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had 3 out of town guests who, frankly, were a bit skeptical about taking a 'horse farm tour'. I had taken the tour before, and had met Karen Grimes, so I was pretty sure they would like it. The weather was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family lives in Ocala. My husband and I come down each winter for the show season. I've been a professional in the horse industry for over 30 years. This tour was planned as a family outing and for my husband to see some of...More

2  Thank outlawstable
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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! It speaks volumes as we get kinda nervous when we have pros that know the area and Ocala`s Horse Scene on the tour. The mix of people on the tour can range from someone that has zero experience, only...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Thoroughbred racing fans, we decided on a side trip to Ocala and settled on Farm Tours of Ocala to show us the area. Having visited horse farms in Kentucky and elsewhere, we wondered if it would measure up. Asbsolutely! We watched 2-year-olds work out at...More

4  Thank RoyalB
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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This review means so much to me you have no idea!! A thousand thank yous. I appreciate it and if horses could talk, they would be thrilled with your wonderful complements. On Behalf of Presious Passion and Mop Squeezer, ( The retirees) Pleasant Acres Stallions...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The tour was fantastic. I was impressed with all the information the guides provided. Transportation to and from was comfortable and the barns/farms we visited were amazing and the owner even came out and spoke with us at Pleasure Stallions. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Constance W
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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you fabulous review!! We make a HUGE effort to give everyone a great experience whether our guests are Equestrian Olympic Riders, or some that has never touched a horse in their life. All on the same tour. Our tour is just a drop...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We took friends who came to visit. It was great to learn more about the horse country of Ocala. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about horses and the area. Don't miss this tour.More

Thank Sally J
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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much!! It is one thing to have visitors and take them to the Beach or The "Mouse" but to get see a wobbly newborn foal, just hours old and take a selfie, get nudged for treats by an retired earner of $2.8...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Took our company on this tour which was recommended by several friends & was worth getting that early start! Saw gorgeous horses & farms that we had no idea existed nearby. Lots of wonderful information about horses, breeding, racing, care & saw multi million $$...More

Thank Misty417
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FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind review. Kara is a new addition to the team. She`s a hoot since she has ridden races, jumpers, dressage, 3 Day Eventing. We love her colorful stories!!

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tammi C
24 March 2017|
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Response from FarmToursofOcala | Property representative |
Hi Kids are allowed but they have to be very, very well behaved. It is not one for very young ones. To be honest, any kids under 12 seem to get bored. They love the horses of course but it seems that they get really antsey... More
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Pugzilla2
28 January 2017|
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Response from FarmToursofOcala | Property representative |
My apologies, we have discontinued afternoon tours to the farms we visit. Afternoons became too disruptive with feed time, breeding times. Farm owner`s personal schedules. -Karen Grimes, Owner
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Ritasimin
6 February 2016|
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Response from cedarridge2014 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. Our tour was set up with the owner and his manager.
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