The World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida is a state of the art equestrian competition venue. We will offer 17 cutting edge outdoor Florida show arenas featuring a combination of all weather footing and grass. We will also offer four climate-controlled indoor arenas and the open air 145,000 square foot World Equestrian Center Arena.
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The 145,000 square-foot Florida show arena, which remains an officially to-be-named venue, is the centerpiece of the facility. With more than 600,000 square feet of pavers, it will also serve as a hub for equine events, community events and movie nights.
The World Equestrian Center Arena design accommodates international scale competitions in the grand style of the most well-respected equestrian sports complexes in the world. The plans currently include:
A Covered Grandstand on three sides
- Alfresco VIP dining seats
- 30′ x 60′ Jumbotrons
- A State-of-the-art sound system
- A Flag court entrance
- All-weather footing with built-in irrigation
- Climate-controlled judging booths
- 18,000 square feet of vendor space
- Lush landscaping throughout World Equestrian Center Ocala
The Hunter competition is slated for the west side of the World Equestrian Center facility. There is a large Hunter Stadium and warm up ring. Just beyond that are the Hunter 2 and 3 rings and their dedicated warm up areas.
Exhibitors will find a beautiful World Equestrian Center Chapel nestled among the grand Live Oak trees. The chapel will sit between Hunter Rings 2 and 3 and next to Hunter Rings 4 and 5 and warm up rings.
The Derby Field is a jewel of the facility, which features grass footing and a dedicated warm up area with all weather footing. Covered grandstand seating surrounds the Derby Field to provide excellent viewing opportunities for spectators.
On the North side of the venue you will find Jumper Village. This area features two main outdoor Florida show arenas that feature all weather footing. Covered seating and viewing areas will adorn the rings for the comfort and convenience of our spectators.
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To guarantee that our exhibitors can show no matter the weather, we have built four 262’x550’ climate-controlled indoor
Florida show arenas. These arenas surround the open-air stadium on three sides.
The buildings are replicas of the beautiful ‘Sanctuary’ indoor arena. The Sanctuary is the main jumper competition ring at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
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Golf cart paths will weave through the facility. There is also ample golf cart parking at each of the beautifully landscaped rings.
Covered waiting areas for horses and grooms are planned throughout the competition areas. These areas are for the convenience and comfort of exhibitors, their grooms and horses.
Several standalone concession stands and restrooms will be located between the Hunter and Jumper rings and at Derby Field.