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Farm Tours of Ocala

#7 of 59 things to do in Ocala Features Animals
801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
+1 352-895-9302
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If You Love Horses

My brother and his wife, who are horse people, came for a visit. Since Ocala is the horse capital... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
johnnybrue
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Florida
Beautiful Ocala Horses!

Had a wonderful day with our guide Diane...she has so much knowledge about the area and horses. We... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
batkaplan
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Albany, New York
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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. 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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801 SW 60th Ave, Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's & Owner's Association Building, Ocala, FL 34474-8593
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

My brother and his wife, who are horse people, came for a visit. Since Ocala is the horse capital of the world, we booked a tour of local horse farms. It was fantastic.

Thank johnnybrue
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a wonderful day with our guide Diane...she has so much knowledge about the area and horses. We were able to see horses being trained on the track and also were able to get up close to the horses. The last farm we visited the...More

1  Thank batkaplan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed our day out with Diane, our guide, who is the consumate horsewoman. Not only was our day relaxing, but we learned so much about the horse industry. We saw several training farms, a breeding farm and an Arabian farm....More

Thank patty g
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you ! Diane is wonderful and I am glad you enjoyed the Tour!! Too many horses in my life gave me bad knees. If we see you again, I will not be recovering from a Total Knee Replacement!!

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our hostess, Diane, is a walking encyclopedia on all things equine... She brings a long career in horse breeding, training, owning, animal husbandry and marketing the Florida Throughobred brand to the four-hour plus experience. She offers insightful, background information on the owners and breeders in...More

1  Thank John G
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review!!! I am glad you enjoyed it and please come again!!

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had company from out of state that are true horse lovers. The tour was perfect. We all had a wonderful time. Enjoyed all the stops and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. A must do for anyone interested in horses or wanting to learn about...More

Thank Phyllis W
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you and it was a pleasure!! we had beautiful weather that day!!

Reviewed 5 September 2016

The tour was late getting started which we didn't know. The email confirmation advised us to be 15 minutes early so we were there for half an hour before the guide showed up in an 8 passenger van. We went to a few training tracks...More

Thank Auntieknowsbest
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

My apologies for the start time confusion. We do start at 8 30. I will double check the website but I think in the confirmation email it says that the FTBOA Museum does not open until 8 30. It is hard to have physical contact...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We toured with Karen on Friday 8/26/16. We met at the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders Owners and Breeders Association, nice meeting place. She also covered some history of the Association and Ocala's place in the Horse World. I didn't realize there are more horses' in the...More

2  Thank Carmen - Dennis Y
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

I am stealing "Backstage" for marketing! It was a fun morning and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 August 2016

Karen was a great guide. We met near the Ocala Breeder Sales and toured that facility as well as hands on interaction with various horse farms in the area. Karen has networked with various farm owners to allow guests to tour. It was a great...More

Thank Craig D
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

I am glad you enjoyed the Tour! Come see us again this winter!

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the his tour as part of our 32nd anniversary while in the area. What a great tour. Up close and personal with many different farms in Ocala. We learned so much due to owner Karen who provided us with an...More

2  Thank Ken C
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you Ken! The stars were aligned for you that day that there was a no show and you had a private tour for your anniversary! It was a fun morning. I hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 July 2016

What an incredible way to spend a morning! For over three hours, Karen drove us around the horse farms of Ocala, giving us insight into the world of thoroughbreds and racing. Ocala is a major area for race horses right along with Kentucky. We actually...More

1  Thank traveltheworld4365
FarmToursofOcala, Owner at Farm Tours of Ocala, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for the fabulous review! This time of year, many of the Thoroughbreds have gone north to race. The Sport Horses, ( hunters, jumpers, 3 Day, Dressage, etc.) are on their circuit too. We still have the little ones, and many other horses to...More

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tammi C
Is this tour enjoyable for kids (we have an 11 and 9 year old)?
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
Are there any afternoon tours?
27 January 2017|
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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.
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Ritasimin
What is the name of the farm with the baby horses in the pictures?
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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