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World Equestrian Center Ocala

1390 NW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482 Phone: 352-414-7900

WEC Horse Shows and Events

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The World Equestrian Center Ocala, is a world class horse show facility in Ocala, FL. This premier equine event venue is home to some of America's finest horse shows and equestrian events. The facility hosts a variety of equine shows throughout the year including dressage, horse jumping, western, and eventing.

Located on 3000 acres of rolling Ocala hills, the World Equestrian Center only occupies about 300 acres for show structures including four climate controlled show arenas.

World Equestrian Center Spectators

Spectators at World Equestrian Center are encouraged to visit the numerous vendors and retailers and take advantage of the amenities at the facility, such as on-site dining.  All competitions are free and open to the public. Spectators at World Equestrian Center may park in the designated areas at the front of the facility. In addition, leashed dogs are welcome at the World Equestrian Center and are able to travel freely about the facility with their handlers.

The UF Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center: Ocala

The UF Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center provides leading-edge patient care in a new 40,000-square-foot hospital facility located in Ocala, Florida. Veterinarians from the University of Florida offer world-class veterinary care and advanced diagnostics and treatment for horses, dogs and cats.

Schedule of Events at World Equestrian Center

The World Equestrian Center is busy all year around with numerous equestrian events including both English and western horse riding disciplines.

List of this week's schedule activities at WEC. Equestrian Events


2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series Dates

Winter Spectacular I: 1/3-1/7 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular II: 1/10-1/14 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular III: 1/17-1/21 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular IV: 1/24-1/28 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper Winter Spectacular V: 1/31-2/4 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular VI: 2/7-2/11 | Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper/WCHR – Premier Equitation Cup Championship

Winter Spectacular VII: 2/13-2/18 | FEI CSI3*/ Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular VIII: 2/20-2/25 | FEI CSI3*/ Premier Hunter/Level 6

Jumper Winter Spectacular IX: 2/27-3/3 | FEI CSI3*/ Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper

Winter Spectacular X: 3/5-3/10 | FEI CSI4* FEI CSI2*/ Premier Hunter/Level 6

Jumper Winter Spectacular XI: 3/13-3/17 | Premier Hunter/Level 6

Jumper Winter Spectacular XII: 3/20-3/24 | FEI CSIO5* Longines League of Nations / Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper/WCHR


2024 World Equestrian Dressage Show Dates

The WEC Ocala 2024 dressage schedule includes:

January 18-21: Two USEF/USDF competitions | Prize List

February 15-18: CDI3*/USEF/USDF competition

March 14-17: Two USEF/USDF competitions March 28-31: CPEDI/USEF/USDF competition

April 10-14: CDI4*/USEF/USDF competition

May 22-26: CDI3*/USEF/USDF competition

July 13-14: USEF/USDF competition

August 23-25: Two USEF/USDF competitions

September 19-22: Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships

October 19-20: USEF/USDF competition

November 14-17: CDI-W/USEF/USDF competition December 11-15: CDI-W/USEF/USDF competition

* Dates subject to change. Please refer back to the calendar closer to the event date.

2024 World Equestrian Center Hunter/Jumper Show Dates


The Equestrian Hotel

The Equestrian Hotel features 248 stylishly appointed rooms and suites. All 248 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like late night room service and free Wi-Fi. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, room service, dry cleaning services and valet parking.

Reservations for The Equestrian Hotel at the World Equestrian Center Ocala.

The Equestrian Hotel Room Features

Other conveniences in all The Equestrian Hotel rooms include: Designer toiletries, tubs or showers, and hair dryers 65-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Also, daily housekeeping, electrical adapters/chargers, and phones


The Equestrian Hotel Calluna Spa

Guests can luxuriate at The Equestrian Hotel Calluna day spa and enjoy an array of pampering services which include four treatment rooms, body scrubs, body wraps and couples treatment rooms. Also, enjoy deep-tissue massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, and Swedish massages.

The Equestrian Hotel Property Highlights

A terrace, an art gallery, and designer stores on site are just a few of the amenities provided at The Equestrian. Indulge in a massage, a detox wrap, and a body wrap at Calluna, the onsite spa.


World Equestrian Center Restaurants

Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of seven onsite restaurants, including Stirrups for steak and seafood, the Yellow Pony Pub featuring food, drinks, and entertainment, and Emma's Patisserie. These restaurants are located within The Equestrian.

Additionally, other favorite restaurants on the property include Filos Mexican Cantina, Ralphs Burger - Sandwich Shop, Viola & Dots Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria, and Miss Tillys Lollipops. The later serving ice cream, candy, and other goodies

The Equestrian Hotel Perks

The Equestrian Hotel quests also enjoy a beautiful outdoor pool, free self parking, full breakfast (surcharge), 9 meeting rooms, and wedding services. Also, a 24-hour front desk and several massage treatment rooms.


The Riding Academy Suite Hotel at World Equestrian Center, Ocala

Riding Academy Suite Hotel Swimming PoolThe Riding Academy Hotel features 390 larger, suite-like rooms and is designed to accommodate a extended-stay guests. Plans also include an 80,000-square-foot restaurant complex adjacent to the hotel. The hotel will cater to busy guests with a large grab-and-go marketplace featuring fresh, convenient food products. A fitness center and on-site washer/dryer amenities are available. Outdoor recreation amenities at the Riding Academy Hotel include a pool and feature lawn game activities. A special fenced dog park is available for canine guests. Book Riding Academy Hotel Here.

Other Hotels near the World Equestrian Center Ocala

Ocala Hotels Near the World Equestrian Center

There are many quality hotels close to the World Equestrian Center offering special deals for show participants and spectators. Book your reservation now.

Hotels less than four miles from the World Equestrian Center Ocala

Springhill Suites by Marriott

Not only is Springhill Suites by Marriott one of the closest hotels to the World Equestrian Center it also enjoys the highest ranking among hotels in Ocala. Free cancellation, no prepayment required.

Discover classic Florida charm in the Horse Capital of the world while staying at the all-suite hotel that seamlessly blends design and functionality. Spacious suites and a vibrant lobby offer flexible spaces perfect for working, meeting, or relaxing. Take the stress out of travel with free Wi-Fi, a heated indoor mineral pool, 24-hour fitness center, in-room entertainment that connects to your personal Hulu and Netflix. Also enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily. Pet friendly!

Best Western Ocala Park Centre

Conveniently located immediately off of I-75 and Highway 200, the Best Western is located in the heart of shopping and dining. The Best Western offers complimentary continental breakfast, fax & photocopy services, free wireless high-speed Internet, safe deposit box, self-service laundry, smf ice machines. Additionally, guests enjoy free parking with adjacent parking for RV, motor coach, trucks and vehicles with trailers.
Children under 18 stay for free with a parent or guardian.


Comfort Suites Ocala North

The Comfort Suites hotel is located off Interstate 75 in the heart of Ocala and Marion County, known as the Horse Capital of the World. Guests of hotel can enjoy amenities and features like: Free wireless high-speed Internet access, free local calls, exercise room, outdoor pool and hot tub.

Our non-smoking suites each have a coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, desk, hair dryer and iron. Guests enjoy complimentary morning breakfast including eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, waffles and more.

The hotel is near World Equestrian Center, HITS Post Time Farm, and Majestic Oaks.


Ocala Vacation Rentals - Seasonal Rentals

Ocala offers hundreds of quality vacation rentals ranging from one bedroom condos to six bedroom waterfront lake houses. Make your reservation now for an accommodation near the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. Its never too early to book a desirable accommodation.

World Equestrian Center is a Full Service Equestrian Facility

horse jumpingThere is also schooling available to teach everything from cross country to horse jumping.

Six Climate Controlled Show Rings

The World Equestrian Center climate controlled horse show rings will provide cool and dry riding conditions during Florida's humid and rainy summers.

World Equestrian Center RV Park on Site

rvRV parking with 300 full service parking spaces including water, power, and Wi-Fi availability. Reserve a space at the World Equestrian Center RV Park at RV Slip. Concrete sites are long enough for big rigs and wide enough to accommodate any large coach or 5th wheel. The full-service RV Park has access to a 24-hour Laundromat,  showers and fuel station, all within minutes from the equestrian action. The adjacent General Store carries all your RV essentials and serves Starbucks coffee.

RV Rental Ocala, Florida

If you don't have an RV, you can rent one in Ocala and have it delivered to you site. RVShare.com


Camping World Near Ocala 14200 S Us Highway 441 Summerfield, FL 34491 (13 miles)

Camping World offers RV supplies, RV repairs, RV Sales, and camping gear.

Other Facilities at World Equestrian Center

WEC Chapel

The chapel at World Equestrian Center Ocala serves as both a place for reflection and weddings. This facility seats over 100 guests and all are welcome.

University of Florida Veterinary Clinic

The UF Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center provides leading-edge patient care in a new 40,000-square-foot hospital facility located in Ocala, Florida. Veterinarians from the University of Florida offer world-class veterinary care and advanced diagnostics and treatment for horses, dogs and cats.

World Equestrian Center General Store

The General Store features a Boar's Head deli case, made-to-order breakfast, deli sandwiches, baked goods, and packaged salads. Also available, all types of cold drinks as well as Starbucks coffee and espresso. The General Store is convenient to the RV Park.

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