About Us

About the Guides

Karen Grimes, Owner
Karen is originally from Montclair, NJ and has had a passion for horses since she was 11 years old. The passion accelerated when she got a job during college at The Meadowlands Racetrack. Four years after galloping thoroughbreds on the East Coast circuit, she took a slow racehorse, taught him how to jump and after a NE Regional Championship in Show Jumping, landed for good in Ocala, FL in 1990.

After five years of giving young thoroughbreds their elementary education for the races and five years as an Equine Vet Tech, she obtained a Real Estate license in 1999. During the economic downturn, her entrepreneurial spirit spawned and Farm Tours in Ocala was hatched.

Diane Allen, Tour Guide
Diane is from upstate NY. With a lifetime of horse experience, success as a trainer, and her wit, she is a favorite and is requested often.