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World Equestrian Center

About World Equestrian Center

With locations in Wilmington, Ohio and Ocala, Florida, the World Equestrian Center boasts two of the largest climate-controlled indoor/outdoor equestrian sports facilities in the world.

Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises equestrians an experience built on three core principles that underscore everything we do:

Quality. Class. Distinction.

Ohio Equestrian Center Amenities

We are horse people first and foremost. Our facilities are designed for the health and safety of the horses that show here and the comfort and convenience of our exhibitors.

The World Equestrian Center Wilmington, Ohio location features more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled riding space, making it one of the largest indoor/outdoor equestrian competition venues in the world. The state of the art facility features four indoor and four outdoor competition arenas with premium footing and enclosed walkways that lead to heated stabling in permanent barns.

In addition to our own schedule of 26 AA rated Hunter / Jumper horse shows, our Wilmington, Ohio facility hosts other events throughout the year including three of the nation’s top Quarter Horse shows, a USHA Emerging Athletes Program regional training session and Pony Breeding Championships, a Charlotte DuJardin Dressage MasterClass event and several breed shows.

Amenities for Exhibitors

We accommodate our exhibitors with amenities that include:

  • Climate-controlled arenas
  • Stabling and walkways
  • Multiple dining options
  • Access to the Paddock Club bar
  • Equestrian art gallery
  • Entertainment space

Exhibitors and spectators alike will appreciate the convenience of our General Store and the luxurious Aveda Spa.

Our onsite accommodations include 36 charming cabins and 76 larger housing units in our ‘Home Away from Home’ village, as well as 116 RV hookups. Each of these onsite lodging options are just steps away from the barns and competition arenas.

Florida Equestrian Center Facility

Our Florida World Equestrian Center facility is exponentially larger and encompasses 3,100 acres of land in Ocala – the ‘Horse Capital of the World.’ The facility has been sustainably built with four indoor arenas and seventeen outdoor rings, an open air stadium, permanent stabling for 1,500 horses as well as turnout acres of paddocks and miles of trails. Our guests will enjoy a five-story hotel, 18,000 sq. feet of dining space and 12,000 sq. feet of retail space, an onsite veterinary clinic and a chapel, as well as proximity to the exquisite Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.

The growth of the World Equestrian Center is also attributable to our commitment to our core values. Since our first World Equestrian shows in 2016, exhibitors have come to expect an exceptional horse show experience based on unparalleled customer service.

The success of our equestrian facilities has positively impacted our local community through job creation and the patronizing of local stores, restaurants and service providers as well as increased area hotel bookings.