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World Equestrian Center Ocala  

World Equestrian Center Ocala, FL

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

Ocala Equestrian Center

Ocala Equestrian Center

The World Equestrian Center Ocala, is a beautiful new horse show facility in Ocala, FL. This premier equine event venue will be home to some of America's finest horse shows and equestrian events. The facilities will host a variety of equine shows throughout the year including dressage, horse jumping, and eventing.

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

World Equestrian Jocky Club

Recently, the World Equestrian Center aquired the nearly 1,000 acre Ocala Jockey Club and plans to further develop the facility as the future site of World Equestrian Jockey Club eventing cross-country competition.

This iconic property that formerly hosted the Ocala Jockey Club CCI4*L 3-Day Event is located in Reddick, Florida, about 16 miles north of the World Equestrian Center.


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. In addition, leashed dogs are welcome at the World Equestrian Center and are able to travel freely about the facility with their handlers. All competitions are free and open to the public. Spectators at World Equestrian Center can park in the designated areas at the front of the facility.

The Equestrian Hotel

The elegant Equestrian Hotel features 248 stylishly appointed rooms and suites. Guests can luxuriate at the hotel’s day spa and enjoy an array of pampering services, or spend the afternoon lounging poolside. Hotel amenities include a fitness center, room service, dry cleaning services and valet parking. Book The Equestrian Hotel

Ocala Hotel Deals Near the World Equestrian Center

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

Best Hotels Less than four miles from the World Equestian Center

Springhill Suites by Marriott

Not only is this one of the closest hotels to the World Equestrian Center it enjoys the highest ranking among hotels in Ocala. This suite hotel is a new and modern facility that includes the amenities you would expect in a quality hotel such as free wifi, exercise room, breakfast option, and indoor swimming pool. Free cancellation, no prepayment required.

Vacation 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.

Seasonal Rental near WEC

ocala rental houseThree bedroom, two bath pool house about 10 miles from WEC. This is a first class rental with excellent reviews from recent renters. 

"We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful pool home. It was ideal for my 80 year old mother, to get some much needed water therapy. The house was clean & ready for us to start our vacation. Thanks again, for everything."

Be sure to read the cancellation policy in the house description.

World Equestrian Center Calendar of Events

Here is the annual calendar of events for the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. Please note that this calendar will be updated throughout the year as new events are added.

World Equestrian Center Premier Equitation Cup

The Winner shall receive a brand new car & new this year we will feature a $100,000 trainer bonus. Over $4 million in prize money is being offered.

Detail of each show entry fee, prize money, judges, WEC 2021 Prize Money


World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #1 January 5-10, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #2 January 12-17, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #3 January 19-24, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #4 January 26-31, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #5 February 2-7, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #6 February 9-14, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #7 February 16-21, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #8 February 23-28, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #9 March 2-7, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #10 March 9-14, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #11 March 16-21, 2021

World Equestrian Ocala Winter Spectacular #12 March 23-28, 2021

Ocala Dressage at World Equestrian Center

Dressage shows are sanctioned USEF events. Spectators will be directed to the designated arena upon arrival. Entries at Horse Show Office

Dressage Show Calendar

Level II Dressage January 8 -10, 2021    Details - Prize List

Level II Dressage January 22-24, 2021   Details - Prize List

Level II Dressage February 26-28, 2021  Details - Prize List

Level III Dressage March 12-14, 2021

CDI 3* Dressage April 15-18, 2021

CDI 3* Dressage October 21 -24, 2021

CDI 3* Dressage December 12-14, 2021

"A Sudden Impulse” NSBA Show and Futurities

April 23 - May 1, 2021

Feathered Horse Classic Ocala

May 8 -May 9, 2021

The Breed Show Series for Pure Bred Gypsy Horses

2021 Region 12 Arabian and Half Arabian Championships

May 5- May 9, 2021

WECO Summer Series

WECO Summer I Jun 8 -13, 2021  1

WECO Summer II Jun 15 -20, 2021  2

WECO Summer III Jun 22 -27, 2021 3

WECO Summer IV Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2021  4

WECO Summer V Jul 6 - 11, 2021  5

WECO Summer VI Jul 13 - 18, 2021  6

WECO Summer VII Jul 20 -25, 2021  7

WECO Summer VIII Ju1 27 - Aug 1, 2021  8

WECO Summer IX Aug 3 - 8, 2021  9

SHY Horse Extravaganza and Western Dressage

Aug 13 - 15, 2021 This show will feature classes for Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian and all breeds. In addition, there will be a USEF local, WDAA and AQHA event.

Paso Fino Horse Association - Grand National Championship Show

Sep 16 - 26, 2021

WEC Fall Quarter Horse Show

Sep 21 -  Oct 3, 2021

The Championship Show

Sep 29 - Oct 24, 2021

Featuring an estimated purse of $1,670,000. The Championship Show features a mix of exciting Western competitions. Prize List

American Paint Horse Association - Eastern National Championship Show

Oct 12 - 17, 2021

Ocala International Horse Show

Oct 26 – 30, 2021

The new Ocala International Horse Show will be held October 26 – 30, 2021, making it the first horse show for the American Saddlebred, Hackney Pony and Roadster show, with plenty of Open Breed classes for Morgan, Arabian, Dutch Harness Horse and other performance show horse breeds.

Fiddler's Turkey Run

Nov 24 -27, 2021

The Fiddler's Turkey Run is a long time Florida tradition that is returning to Ocala this year.


World Equestrian Center is a Full Service Equestrian Facility

World Equestrian CenterThere is also schooling available to teach everything from cross country to horse jumping. If you travel long distances for training or events, there is RV camping available plus many hotels nearby.

Four 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.

Stall Reservations Available Now

Make reservations at Through special arrangements for 2021 stalls will be free and included as part of the registration fee.

The Equestrian Hotel Reservations: 866.478.9267

A five star hotel with 254 large suites and several quality restaurants, overlooks the 140,000 sq. ft. main arena which will have covered seating on three sides. Pricing will be consistent with a five star suite hotel.

On Site Restaurants

Ready for hungry guests, Filo’s Fiesta, Ralph’s Burger - Sandwich Shop, and Viola &  Dot’s will satisfy every appetite. In addition, quality dining will be available at several restaurants in The Equestrian Hotel.

RV Park on Site

rv rentalRV parking with 160 full service parking spaces including water, power, and Wi-Fi availability. If you don't have an RV, you can rent one in Ocala and have it delivered to you site.

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Other Facilities at World Equestrian Center


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.

Veterinary Clinic

The 41,000-square-foot veterinary clinic is a 3-in-1 facility comprising dog/cat boarding and daycare, a small animal hospital, and an equine hospital.

General Store

The General Store features a Boar’s Head deli case, made-to-order breakfast, deli sandwiches, baked goods, and packaged salads. All types of cold drinks as well as coffee and espresso are also available.

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Recommended Lodging

Comfort Suites Ocala North

The Comfort Suites hotel is located off Interstate 75 in the heart of Ocala and Marion County, known as the Florida 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.

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