November 16, 2023 – Ocala, FL – The 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala is gearing up to be the most exciting yet, promising a range of new enhancements in the coming weeks of 2024 as well as more than $6.5 million in prize money. The 12-week series, which runs January 3 through March 24, 2024, caters to equestrians of all skill levels, from Walk-Trot divisions to national hunter derbies to Fédération Equestre International (FEI) CSIO5* grands prix. WEC – Ocala provides a competitive and enjoyable environment for all horse enthusiasts, whether they are seasoned competitors or enthusiastic spectators looking to delve into the world of equestrian sports.
The 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series offers the following feature classes:
$24,000 Welcome Prix
$15,000 Futures Prix
$15,000 1.40m Jumper Classic
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic
$20,000 WEC – Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby
$15,000 USHJA National 3’ Open Hunter Derby
$15,000 USHJA National 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby
$3,500 WEC Non Pro Hunter Derby
$2,000 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
The 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series will hold seven weeks of USEF-rated national competition that will each have a $100,000 National Grand Prix. On week VI, top equitation riders will contend for top honors in the Premier Equitation Cup Championship.
Five weeks hold FEI-rated international jumper classes, with CSI3* competition on Weeks VII, VIII, and IX and $150,000 grand prix classes, as well as CSI4*/2* on week X with a $200,000 CSI4* Grand Prix. Week XII, the finale week of the series, hosts CSIO5* competition with a $300,000 grand prix and the Longines League of Nations™ on March 19-23 as well as three hunter derbies offering $75,000 in prize money each. A $50,000 National Grand Prix is also held during all FEI weeks.
With the lead from Director of Equestrian Operations, Christy Baxter, the expertise of Horse Show Manager, Jon Garner, and the team of distinguished experts including acclaimed course architect Bobby Murphy; Sports Manager, Roy Coyle; and the most dedicated and experienced jump crew in the business, combined with the dedicated efforts of our horse show staff led by Kelly McCabe-Cyphert, World Equestrian Center – Ocala is committed to delivering an unparalleled horse show experience this winter.
Entries and stall reservations are currently open, but the deadline for booking circuit stalls and settling all remaining balances is November 17. Don’t miss out on securing a spot. Click the buttons below for stall reservation details and to place entries.
For other essential information about the 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series, click the button below to access the prize list, the tentative weekly class schedules, place entries and reserve stalls.
With the 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series right around the corner, now is the time to secure a table at the Grand Prix Dining Experience presented by Wheels Up. Circuit tables are available for purchase through January 4, 2024. Weekly table sales begin November 15, 2023.
Winter rates are now available for all lodging options. Stay in luxury at The Equestrian Hotel or find comfort and convenience at the Home Away from Homes rental units and on-site RV park. Discounts for full-circuit, monthly and weekly rentals are available for Home Away from Home and the WEC RV Park.
Visit ocala.wec.net/stay or call 866.478.9267 to book your horse show accommodations today.
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 good 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.
Learn more at wec.net.