We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Farm Tours of Ocala

Features Animals
801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
+1 352-895-9302
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great tour

Very interesting. Karen's knowledge of the horse farms and methods was captivating. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
854arnold
,
York, Pennsylvania
Florida Winter Horse Festival

The Winter Horse Festival is in mid-February in Ocala at the Florida Horse Park. We stopped there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ginniedroz
,
Lady Lake, Florida
Read all 202 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“horse industry” (31 reviews)
“karen grimes” (21 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
CONTACT
Website
+1 352-895-9302
Write a ReviewReviews (202)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"horse industry"
in 31 reviews
"karen grimes"
in 21 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 15 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 16 reviews
"horse racing"
in 5 reviews
"great tour"
in 15 reviews
"arabian horses"
in 4 reviews
"half day tour"
in 2 reviews
"highly recommend taking this tour"
in 2 reviews
"great relationship"
in 2 reviews
"unique opportunity"
in 3 reviews
"love horses"
in 9 reviews
"horse world"
in 5 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 3 reviews
"several locations"
in 2 reviews
"ins and outs"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful morning"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting. Karen's knowledge of the horse farms and methods was captivating. Well worth the money.

Thank 854arnold
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Winter Horse Festival is in mid-February in Ocala at the Florida Horse Park. We stopped there today. Many vendor tents and food were available. Also, horse competition in different categories all day.

Thank ginniedroz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

WHOOPS! This is a misdirected review! lol Although Florida Horse Park is amazing!! Farm Tours of Ocala loves and supports the Florida Horse Park. T

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I had friends come in from England and figured that they would enjoy the tour. Not only did we enjoy it, she and I were ecstatic! If you have ANY interest in horses, horse racing, breeding....this is a wonderful tour. Karen is extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank edyeholt1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed the Tour. Get back in the saddle Edye! You should not waste all that talent!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. Karen answered all questions with a smile and cheerful attitude. We liked all the different breeds we saw and the knowledge Karen knew about them. A big thanks to Helen for her valuable time showing us her farm of stallions.

1  Thank RHPAW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 December 2017

What a wonderful tour! We so enjoyed seeing the thoroughbreds and abrabians at our first two stops. The owner of Pleasant Acres was so accommodating and informational about the stalllion horses. What a great morning! We saw beautiful horse farms and were amazed at getting...More

1  Thank Miriam T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We took the tour in December. and since we are 'horse people' we were eagerly looking forward to our day. We all met at the Thoroughbred Breeder's building and started there. Diane our Tour Guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided interesting stories, fact and details...More

1  Thank trailblazer208
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Karen grimes was fabulous on this tour. It was so interesting and very entertaining. She was a fountain of wonderful information. The horse farms were great!!! Loved being around the beautiful horses. Viewing the daily working of a horse farm was fantastic. I look forward...More

Thank cpelts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I took this tour on October 19. It met all of my expectations, as I am a horse lover (and former horse owner). My guide, Karen, was thoroughly knowledgeable of the history of the farms and provided exclusive access to several, even knowing the staff...More

Thank jamurray2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

What a great review!!! Thank you! It was a pleasure and we had fantastic weather for the Tour that morning. Frisky horses!! Horses love cold weather and let everyone know how much they love it by bucking, squealing. Horse language for YIPPPPEEEE!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended - whether you are a horses person or not! My wife and I were visiting Ocala and looking to better understand the area. Karen capably and comfortably guided us around the countryside and behind the gates of several different types of farms. We...More

Thank Bradford P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! One of my favorite things of giving a tour besides the horses is being an "Ambassador" for the area. Even though I am a NE transplant, I consider myself to be a native after 25 years of living in...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Four of us gals did a tour with Karen, the owner of Farm Tours of Ocala. A great tour. Karen was very informative. We visited several farms. She has earned the trust of farm owners to be able to go on their farm without a...More

1  Thank Trish B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for the the 5 stars! You were 5 Stars yourselves ! We had a blast that morning and I hope to see you again!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345620
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in Ocala
Red Roof Inn Ocala
378 reviews
2.93 km away
Super 8 Ocala
288 reviews
3.16 km away
Horne's Motor Lodge
3 reviews
3.28 km away
Days Inn Ocala West
566 reviews
3.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Hacienda Restaurant
183 reviews
2.78 km away
Sky Fine Dining
426 reviews
4.20 km away
Turnpike Mike's Bistro Pub
35 reviews
3.89 km away
Pepe's Mexican Store Meat Market and Restaurant
37 reviews
3.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sholom Park
403 reviews
7.85 km away
The Corkscrew Winery
28 reviews
7.88 km away
Paddock Mall
27 reviews
4.77 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
tammi C
24 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
0
Votes
Pugzilla2
28 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from FarmToursofOcala | Property representative |
Hello!! We do not advertise afternoon tours but will schedule one with 4 + people. If you are a Thoroughbred Racing Fan, you will want to do the morning Tour.
0
Votes
Ritasimin
6 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from cedarridge2014 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. Our tour was set up with the owner and his manager.
0
Votes
PreviousNext
123