Enjoy a morning tour of Ocala’s working farms! Discover why Marion County is the “Horse Capital of the World”! One of only four major thoroughbred centers in the world, Marion County’s 600 thoroughbred farms have produced 45 national Champions, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 6 Horses of the Year, and many Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup winners.
Tour leader Karen Grimes, an avid horseperson and long-time resident of Ocala’s Horse Country, will take you behind the scenes of working farms to 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 Karen’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the Marion County horse scene.
For tour times
8:30 AM, Monday though Saturday, meet at Florida Thoroughbred Breeder's and Owner's Association (see directions). The tour will end at approximately 11:30 AM. Afternoon tours are subject to availability and quantity of participants. We highly recommend a morning Tour, as in the afternoons there is not as much activity.