Ocala Horse Farms & Historic Downtown Tour!
Hold on to your hats, strap on your chaps and get ready for full immersion far into the depths of Ocala Horse Country! We begin our day with a private tour of the Museum for Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association. Moving on, our local private guide will take you behind the scenes of working farms and venues to get you up close and personal with equine athletes and the professionals who train and care for them. We will make several stops along the pastoral oak lined country roads of Marion County, the “Horse Capital of the World!” Marion County houses over 600 thoroughbred farms and has produced 45 National Champions, 6 Kentucky Derby winners, 6 Horses of the Year and many Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup winners. A highlight of the tour will be the Ocala Breeder Sales Company where you will have the opportunity to see from the inside the making of champions. We will also stop at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Horse Show where you will be able to watch an extensive range of hunter/jumper classes (Exclusively during January – March departures). Our expert local guide will be there every step of the way to explain the process and enlighten your day with stories and information. While visiting the farms, make sure to keep your cameras ready for the cutest babies in the county! It is foaling season! Before heading home we will drive through Historic Downtown Ocala, notably East Fort King Street, where you can see many Victorian style homes that are over 100 years old and the beautiful City Hall.
DEPARTURE DATES: Select the departure date associated with your pick up city (all departure dates are not available for all cities so please see the exact pick up locations and dates as follows):
Polk route: Lakeland, Winter Haven
2017: April 20
US 19 route: Clearwater, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg
2017: May 24
- Legendary Journeys Escorted HOST to make the day fun
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- Private local guide
- Entrance to at least 2 horse farms
- Ocala Breeder Sales Company
- Hits Horse Show
$59 Per Person
TRAVEL CLUB DISCOUNT: Legendary Journeys TRAVEL CLUB MEMBERS may deduct $15 as a reward for membership. Every person on your reservation that is a Travel Club member will qualify for this discount. If you have not joined our travel club we HIGHLY encourage you to do so and you can do this during the online booking or in one of our offices. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)
ONLINE BOOKING DISCOUNT:
You may deduct $5
as a reward for booking your day trip online EXCLUSIVELY at www.LJ.travel (It is the fastest way to confirm your day trip seats and this discount are for every person on your reservation. OF COURSE, you can call or come into any Legendary Journeys office for reservations but you will not qualify for this discount. Additionally, on line reservations is an easy and fast process to confirm by credit card online. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)
PAYMENTS: Full payment due upon booking by credit card (online bookings at LJ.travel) or
Check ONLY (when making reservations through our offices).
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Reservations are non-refundable after booking.
TRIP INFORMATION: Electronic document confirmation with pick up location and times will be sent to you by email approximately 1 week prior to departure.
BOARDING THE COACH FOR THE DAY TRIP: For motorcoach insurance purposes, a Government issued picture ID must be presented to the Legendary Journeys HOST to board the motorcoach. We regret that if the picture ID does not match your booking reservation name you will not be allowed to board the tour and there is no refund. We regret, for insurance purposes, there can be no exceptions to this policy.