A Guided "Insider's Tour" of Ocala's Horse Country
Important information: Semi Private or Private Tours
A Insider`s Tour of Horse Country” Due to COVID, to provide safety for our guests and venues, all of our tours will be Semi Private or Private. Please read on as to How This Works. We are a small Boutique Business and are not always able to answer the phone as we are on tours.
Private Parties of groups up to 10 people will ride in the Van with the tour guide. (See Pricing tier) Masks are required when inside the Vehicle. Until further notice, Bathrooms will not be available for use at the farms. We will stop at a store if needed. There is an option to “Follow Along ” is in your own car, $25 per person. We will give you a Bluetooth speaker that you will hear the Tour Guide in the Van.
No Follow Along Tours will be booked unless there is an existing Van Group. Limit 1 car to follow per tour. The headcount of the tour total will not exceed 11. Including the Guide.
We will not guarantee that your tour will be exclusively private should someone book to follow the group in their own car. At the farms, while the group walks around all will maintain Social Distancing of 6 ft apart.
Pricing $150 1-3 people, 4-7 People $300, 7-10 people $450 . Follow in your Car, $25 per person, Call to book a Follow Along Tour.
The reason the start time is 830 is to beat the summer heat, theres more action and farms are closed in the afternoons.
Please be patient with this arrangement as this is a huge transition from how Pre COVID 19, we conducted our tours. We will maintain strict safety protocols. Farm Tours of Ocala is a small woman owned business that along with everyone else, has had tremendous financial struggles though this pandemic.
$150 Per Small Group | 3 Hrs 30 Min
Enjoy a guided Insider’s Tour of Ocala’s working farms, and discover why Marion County is the “Horse Capital of the World!” On this farm tour, you see one of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world! Marion County produced American Pharoah, Triple Crown Winner of 2015, and Nyquist, winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby, and more.
Book your tour fast, as we are a small boutique tour with a maximum of 17 people!
At Farm Tours of Ocala, our tour guides are avid horse-people and long-time residents of Ocala’s Horse Country. Go behind the scenes of working farms, venues that get you up-close and personal with equine athletes and the professionals who train and care for them. You can chat with the professionals and share our guides’ enthusiasm and knowledge of the Marion Country horse scene.
Diane, our tour leader, was so informative about every part of the tour. I can’t believe how much we saw and learned during the four hours together…I knew nothing about horses before this tour, but Diane made the whole experience a joy, especially when we had the opportunities to get up close and personal with the horses and foals.
-Kathy D. on TripAdvisor
What a wonderful tour! We so enjoyed seeing the thoroughbreds and Arabians at our first two stops. The owner of Pleasant Acres was so accommodating and informational about the stallion horses…We saw beautiful horse farms and were amazed at getting up close and personal with the horses…We loved the tour!!!
-Miriam T. on TripAdvisor
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 tour to anyone going to Ocala a horse person or not.