Gold Key Awards 2021 Recognizes The Equestrian Hotel

12 Oct 21 | Ocala, FL | SHARE

The Equestrian Hotel has been selected from over 400 entries as a 2021 Gold Key Awards finalist. Presented by “Boutique Design” magazine, the Gold Key Awards recognize the world’s most innovative hospitality projects. Four hotels remain in the Best Hotel Luxury category, one of the most prestigious honors in hospitality design. According to Gold Key Awards, winning hotels in this category must exhibit the following qualities: “Hotels […]

World Equestrian Center – Ocala The Championship Show Highlights

10 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The first World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2021 Championship Show was a success, with exhibitors traveling from all over the country to compete. All the classes were filled with top equestrian competition and amazing prizes. The Championship Show gave out an array of prizes including a brand new $60,000 GMC Truck to the winner of the 15-18 Horsemanship Challenge that was won by Hanna Olaussen […]

Sunday Spotlight: Ella Mauritzson

10 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

This week’s Sunday Spotlight features seventeen year old Swedish – American Junior rider Ella Mauritzson. Ella has been riding for the majority of her life, but has only competed for just around three years. She already has accumulated a list of accomplishments that any rider would be extremely proud of. Ella’s ambition and pure talent drive her to succeed in both horses and her education, […]

Pete Kyle & KR Smart Dreamer Slid Their Way To The Win in the Open Freestyle Reining

10 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The World Equestrian Center – Ocala hosted another thrilling night of competition as ten stunning horse and rider combination took to the new western Arena 5 to contest the Open Freestyle Reining class. Each exhibitor dressed to match their song of choice. Tonight, we saw a variety of costumes such as a bride, lion and an alien. Each pair delivered impeccable rounds that made the […]


10 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

Feature jumper action commenced this afternoon at the World Equestrian Center — Wilmington Fall Classic Week 2 with athletes gathering in the Sanctuary Arena to contest the $10,000 WEC Futures Prix 1.30m and the $50,000 WEC Grand Prix 1.40m-1.45m. Courses for the feature classes were designed by Bobby Murphy, of Lexington, Kentucky.  $50,000 WEC Wilmington Grand Prix 1.40m-1.45m. Tonight’s main event consisted of twenty-five horse […]

Madison Hayden Rafacz & Rio Good Shot Spun Their Way To The Win in NRHA- Freestyle Non Pro Reining

09 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The 2021 Championship Show is in full swing and tonight featured a very fun class filled with slides, stops and spins. Nine amazing horse and rider combinations took to the new western arena this evening to contest the Freestyle Non Pro Reining class. Each competitor dressed up to match their song choice, there was a little mermaid, jail breaker, angel, and grease lightning. Each competitor […]

Morgan Ward & Playmaker Capture Second Consecuitve $20,000 WEC Hunter Derby During Fall Classic II

09 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

Today marked the second Derby Friday of the World Equestrian Center – Wilmington NSBA Fall Classic series with more than 40 elegant hunters vying for the win in the $20,000 WEC Wilmington 3’ Open Hunter Derby and the $20,000 WEC Wilmington 3’ Hunter Derby Non-Pro. Bobby Murphy of Lexington, Kentucky designed the tracks that featured stunning natural obstacles that allowed riders to show off their […]

A Sudden Impulse Futurity & The Championship Show for 2022

08 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

Back for the 2nd year and running from April 20 – May 1, the 2022 A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity will feature more than $360,000 in CASH prize money along with a new bonus of $50,000 added for all Novice classes and walk trot classes. This added money will allow a missing sector of the industry to show for large purses and prizes that […]

Championship Show Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle Finals

07 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The 2021 Championship Show continues with thrilling equestrian competition. Wednesday marked the first day of Finals for Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. The WEC Grand Arena was packed with stunning horse and rider combinations striving for the win. Competition kicked off early Wednesday morning with the Maturity Non Pro Limited Western Pleasure Finals where 50 horses competed for the top prize but it was […]

Erika Thornell & Gyloma Claim Top Spot in WEC – Ohio $15,000 Welcome Prix

07 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The second show of World Equestrian Center’s NSBA Fall Classic series kicked off this week with plenty of top equestrian sport in both the jumper and hunter rings. Today the Sanctuary Arena saw tough competition in the $15,000 Welcome Prix 1.35m with a field of 19 competitive horse-and-rider combinations. This afternoon’s $15,000 Welcome Stake 1.35m featured a technical track designed by Bobby Murphy of Lexington, […]