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Ocala horse show facilityOcala's Premier Horse Shows

Ocala's premier horse shows are held at one of several beautiful equestrian horse show facilities throughout the Ocala area. Some of the best known horse shows in the United States are hosted in or near Ocala, Florida.

Ocala is located in Marion County, Florida, a land of rolling hills and shady oak trees that make it excellent horse country. Marion County host hundreds of horse farms devoted to breeding thoroughbred race horses and several breeds of sport horses.

HITS Winter Festival

HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala hosts the HITS Ocala Winter Horse Circuit that features $1 million prize money for top level show jumpers. HITS holds horse jumping shows only during the winter months December thru March.

World Equestrian Center

The fantastic new World Equestrian Center featuring four climate controlled show arenas and a beautiful new five star hotel overlooking the main show arena. This facility is adjacent to Golden Ocala, a well established equestrian community with beautiful homes, a golf course, and shared stables, pastures, and riding trails.

Other well known Ocala area equestrian facilities include Florida Horse Park, home of multiple equine events and is sometimes referred to as Ocala Horse Park. Specializing in eventing and cross country are Majestic Oaks in Reddick, FL, Barnstaple South in Morriston, FL, and Rocking Horse Stables in nearby Altoona, FL.

Ocala Rodeos

Ocala is also home to the Shrine Rodeo, the Southeastern Pro Rodeo, and the Southern Cowboy Classic Rodeo and Stock Show, all held annually at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion near downtown Ocala.

There are many other Ocala area venues for barrel racing and rodeos where heart pounding action and cash prizes rule the days and nights.

Directory of Ocala Horse Show Facilities

Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center
Ocala Area Horse Show Venue
23100 Northwest Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 472-6758
The Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center is a 60-acre facility including covered arena Seating for 2000, Clubhouse, 3 Outdoor Rings, 5 Show barns holding 200 12' X 12' stalls.


Barnstaple South
Ocala Horse Show Venue
10210 NW 145th Ave.
Morriston, FL 32668
Located in the heart of Ocala's horse Country, we have several barns with living quarters and paddocks for turnout. The property is located just behind HITS at 10210 nw 145th Ave. Morriston, FL. While we have deep rooted love for all things Eventing, we invite riders of all disciplines to school their horses at our facilities. Consider a hack around the perimeter of our property or join us for a day of cross-country schooling! We are open 8 am to dark, every day, unless we have an event. Boarding Facilities.


Florida Horse Park
Ocala, Florida Horse Show Venue
11008 South Highway 475
Ocala, FL 34480
Hotels Near Florida Horse Park
Florida Horse Park, sometimes called Ocala Horse Park, holds various horse shows equestrian events throughout the year. The Park offers international caliber competition courses, an exciting schedule of world-class events including eventing, dressage, show jumping, and team cutting horse shows.
Visit our Florida Horse Park website for further information.

HITS Ocala Post Time Farm
Ocala, Florida Horse Show Venue
13710 NW HWY 27
Ocala, FL 34482
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HITS Post Time Farm features gated entrances, miles of four-board fencing, 24 permanent barns that house 560 stalls, paddocks, bridle paths, and additional buildings for the horse show office and restaurant. Offering seasonal stalls for horse show dates.

Majestic Oaks Ocala
Ocala, Florida Horse Show Venue
17500 North US Hwy 441
Reddick, FL
(352) 840-3170
Majestic Oaks Ocala where schooling and USEA sanctioned events are hosted at the facility and we fully intend to continue to focus our attention on providing a quality venue that is well-maintained and accessible 7 days a week.
Majestic Oaks features 100 acres of improved grass fields with different elevations for hill work and including 16 cross country starter/tadpole jumps, Cross country jumps from novice to advanced level, and water feature, ditches, and skinnies.

Mardanza Farms
Ocala Horse Show Venue
9512 NW Highway 320
Micanopy, FL 32667
Mardanza Farms is a world-class training facility on 600 acres of beautiful rolling hills in Marion County. It is home to year-round reining trainers Rachel Ory and Tom Pierson. In the winter season, eventing trainer Sara Kozumplik Murphy, and jumping trainer Brian Murphy call Mardanza home.

Rocking Horse Stables
Altoona, Florida Horse Show Venue
44200 S.R. 19 N.
Altoona, FL 32702
Rocking Horse Stables hosts some of the most popular horse shows in the Southeast, offering USEF/USEA recognized horse trails and USEF/USDF recognized dressage shows. We also offer our more casual monthly schooling shows and our famous winter derbies. Also hosting the Special Olympics, the Altoona Trail Riders yearly Obstacle Challenge, and the USEA Adult Rider Winter Eventing clinic.

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Ocala Horse Show Venue
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 671-8600
The pavilion features a covered arena with the largest clear-span roof south of Atlanta, grandstand seating for over 4,200 spectators, an adjacent indoor, air-conditioned sales auditorium with theater-style seating for 800 participants, and 226 stalls with iron gates-all under one roof!
Each year the pavilion plays host to numerous shows, sales, and special events. From horse shows to rodeos, trade shows to meetings, the pavilion continually strives to offer the highest in quality and friendly service.

Sumter Equestrian Center
Central Florida Horse Show Venue
6742 W C 476
Bushnel, FL 33513-8604
Hotels Near Sumter Equestrian Center

Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc was established in 2003 and is a growing horse show facility in the Heart of Central Florida. Sumter Equestrian Center was built by the Wade Family with family-oriented horse shows in mind.
In the past years Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc hosted shows that were sanctioned by the Florida Horse Trails Association, the American Paint Horse Association PAC program, and the American Quarter Horse Association, and the National Snaffle Bit Association.

The Grand Oaks Resort
Ocala Area Horse Show Venue
3000 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, FL 32195
A central Florida show venue with a emphasis on Equine Driving Shows and demonstrations. Horse boarding available including full board and self board.
Check the website for a full calendar of equestrian events.

Williston Horseman's Park
Williston Horse Show Venue
803 SW 19th Ave.
Williston, FL 32696
The Williston Horseman's Park is home to the Williston Horseman's Association, otherwise known as WHA. It is a multipurpose facility located just south of Williston. The park is rented for not only equine-related events, but everything from dog shows to car shows. We offer a covered pavilion near the arena and a fully equipped concession building.

World Equestrian Center Ocala
Florida Horse Show Venue
1390 NW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
Hotels Near World Equestrian Center
The World Equestrian Center Ocala is a Florida equestrian destination built on 4,000 acres to include climate-controlled barns, stalls, and indoor arenas. The area includes a 3-acre Grand Outdoor Stadium and on-site riding trails. Our Florida horse show facilities are designed for the premier comfort of both the rider and the horse. The layout and design of the facilities create a sense of pure elegance, style, and equestrian excitement. Everything you need for you and your horse is right at your fingertips in one equestrian center haven.

World Equestrian Jockey Club
Ocala Horse Show Venue for Eventing
8720 W. Highway 318
Reddick, FL 32686
The former Ocala Jockey Club Farm was purchased by the World Equestrian Center and is currently involved with zoning proposals for commercial and residential development. The final version remains to be seen.

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