Ocala, FL – Entries and weekly stall reservations are now open for the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series. The 12-week series is comprised of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper competition running consecutively from January 4, 2023 through March 26, 2023. Week IX, February 28, 2023 through March 5, 2023 will showcase Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI3* competition. The Premier Equitation Cup Championship returns to World Equestrian Center – Ocala on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Click the buttons below to place entries, reserve stalls and view the 2023 Winter Spectacular Prize List.
The 2023 Winter Spectacular USEF Premier Hunters/Level 6 Jumper competition at World Equestrian Center – Ocala includes the following dates. Click each week to view the tentative class schedule.
Winter Spectacular I: 01/04/23 – 01/08/23
Winter Spectacular II: 01/11/23 – 01/15/23
Winter Spectacular III: 01/18/23 – 01/22/23
Winter Spectacular IV: 01/25/23 – 01/29/23
Winter Spectacular V: 02/01/23 – 02/05/23
Winter Spectacular VI: 02/08/23 – 02/12/23
Winter Spectacular VII: 02/15/23 – 02/19/23
Winter Spectacular VIII: 02/22/23 – 02/26/23
Winer Spectacular IX: 02/28/23 – 03/05/23 | FEI CSI3*
Winter Spectacular X: 03/08/23 – 03/12/23
Winter Spectacular XI: 03/15/23 – 03/19/23
Winter Spectacular XII: 03/22/23 – 03/26/23
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Schedule
Please bring to the following to the Show Office:
- A 14-day statement of health, certificate of veterinary inspection or a health certificate, required for all horses arriving from instate or outside the state of Florida
- Coggins that were taken within the span of 1 year
- Vaccine records of Flu/Rhino within the span of 6 months
Click here for equine health and safety protocol details.
USEF & USHJA Membership Information
All riders, owners and trainers & parents signing as trainers must be a current USEF member and be current on SafeSport training. All riders, owners and trainers must be a current USHJA member or weekly show pass fees will be incurred. Amateur exhibitors must be members of USEF. Horse USEF Recording is necessary to accumulate points. Microchips are required to be eligible to compete in Hunter/Jumper competitions.
New Rules for USEF & USHJA Memberships
Safe Sport Certification required for all USEF members over 18 years old.
$250,000 Grand Prix (Week XII)
$100,000 Grand Prix (Weeks I – VIII, X, XI)
$50,000 Grand Prix (Week IX)
$24,000 Welcome Prix (Weeks I – VIII, X – XII)
$15,000 Futures Prix (Weeks I – XII)
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic (Weeks I – XII)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$10,000 WEC Ocala 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$3,500 WEC Ocala 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$2,000 WEC Ocala Pony Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XII)
The Grand Prix Dining Experience presented by Wheels Up
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is pleased to announce weekly tables are now available for The Grand Prix Dining Experience presented by Wheels Up.
With a table offering the most coveted view of the Grand Arena, you can enjoy top-level equestrian sport under the lights at The Equestrian Hotel. Indulge in a three-course chef’s dinner featuring complimentary beer and wine. A cash bar will be available for spirits and bottles of wine from the in-house master sommelier’s selections.
Purchase tables in advance for the full 12-week series or by the week. Weekly table sales available beginning December 16, 2022. Circuit tables are available through January 5, 2023. Priority seating will be given to series table holders who book early.
Week VI of the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala will showcase the WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship, where junior riders will be competing for the WEC Premier Cup title and a brand-new car!
Riders need to place in two Premier Equitation Cup Qualifying classes in order to compete in the championship. The qualifying period is open until February 5, 2023. View the 2023 Premier Cup Equitation Specifications.
2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series Extended Stay RV Rate
Book in advance and save during 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series. Book an RV park stay with a minimum of 80 nights before November 1, 2022 and enjoy $60 per night rate on stays falling within series dates. Book after November 1, 2022 and pay $70 per night during series dates. Additional taxes and fees apply.
Valid December 23, 2022 through April 3, 2023
Rate Code: WIN23
Book your 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series Extended RV Stay
Book & Save | Home Away From Home Rental Units
Book your stay by-the-month and save over 20% in one of our 95 Home Away from Home rental units just 1.5 miles from the property. These pet-friendly, 3 bedroom units are close to all the action at World Equestrian Center without sacrificing any of the comforts of home! Click here to book your Home Away From Home rental unit.
Stays of 30 days or longer: $325 per night or $9750 per month
Lodging at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
Make your reservations now to stay in comfort and elegance at The Equestrian Hotel, featuring 248 rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, luxury shopping and a full-service resort spa.
Choose to reserve a charming Home Away from Home rental unit or an RV space in our conveniently located park that includes a fuel station and general store with Starbucks and laundry, just steps away.
For vendor opportunities, please fill out the vendor application form by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Baxter at Christy.Baxter@wec.net or call 561.252.4510.
Advertising and Sponsorship
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Book Appointments Now at the NEW UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC
The University of Florida Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center in Ocala is open for business providing leading-edge patient care to horses and small animals located on-site as well as from the local community. The hospital’s equine services focus on sports medicine, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation. Small animals can receive urgent and primary care, along with specialty services.
The WEC/UF Veterinary Hospital offers leading-edge diagnostic imaging technology, including the Qalibra CT, Hallmarq MRI, and LONGMILE PETscanner. Each of these provides different types of information and may be used in combination to provide more specific and accurate diagnostic information to better diagnose lameness and orthopedic problems. There is no other facility that offers the combination of diagnostic imaging modalities in one site.
Along with specialists certified in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, the UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC has a full complement of rehabilitative modalities available for physical therapy and strengthening, conditioning, and recovery of equine athletes including aqua treadmill, vibration plate, cold water spa, dry salt, solarium, laser, extracorporeal shockwave therapies and much more. To make an appointment at the new facility for a horse or pet call 352-414-3858. More information about specific services provided is available at vethospitals.ufl.edu/wec.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.