Three indoor equestrian
Arenas to suit your needs

More than 200,000 Square Feet of Climate Controlled Riding Space

The World Equestrian Center is the largest extensive indoor/outdoor equestrian venue in the United States and offers beautiful Ohio arenas. Our equestrian facilities include three large indoor competition arenas with dedicated warm-up areas. The World Equestrian Center’s outdoor facilities include three outdoor competition rings and four warm-up rings.

Our climate-controlled indoor arenas are a comfortable 68 degrees. Our arenas connect to stabling areas by covered walkways. Once you arrive, you never have to go outside. Our entire indoor facility features a bright clean aesthetic enhanced by energy efficient LED lighting.

Enjoy a Winning Ride or a Comfortable Seat in Our Indoor Ohio Arenas

The World Equestrian Center has three main Ohio arenas:

The Roberts Arena

The R+L Arena

The Sanctuary

The R+L Arena

The R+L Arenas is our largest, with dimensions of 120′ x 615′. In fact it is so large that we can run two competition rings and a warm-up ring at the same time. The R+L Arena is the site of our weekly USHJA National Hunter Derby. Bright, spacious, open and airy, the R+L Arena is climate-controlled and features premium footing that is a combination of crushed limestone and fiber. LED lighting, a state-of-the-art HVAC system and large fans ensure the space is bright and comfortable for our exhibitors and spectators.

Horse, grooms and exhibitors can easily move between the R+L Arena to stabling areas or other rings down the spacious, heated R+L Walkway, which features our impressive sponsor wall. Contact us today for more information and to book your next equestrian event at the World Equestrian Center.
Spectators can enjoy comfortable ringside seating that spans the entire length of the arena so they never miss a moment of the action.

The R+L Arena Specifications

  • Arena Dimensions: 120′ x 615′
  • Seating Capacity: 330
  • Premium Crushed Limestone and Fiber Footing
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC/Large fans
  • Climate Controlled Space
  • Announcers Booth/Judges Stand

The Sanctuary

The World Equestrian Center’s newest arena in Wilmington, Ohio, The Sanctuary, is a spectacular 210 x 350 climate-controlled indoor space featuring LED lighting, premium footing, heated walkways to warm up, stabling and other Ohio arenas. The Sanctuary features seating for 1,100 spectators.

The Sanctuary also features a Sunday Morning worship service, vendor space, a state-of-the-art video scoreboard, media center, live streaming of events and an exclusive VIP viewing area for special events, drinking and dining. Contact us today to book your next equestrian event at the World Equestrian Center.

The Sanctuary Specifications

  • Arena Dimensions: 210′ x 350′
  • Seating Capacity: 1,100
  • VIP, Vendor Space, Media Center
  • Premium Crushed Limestone and Fiber Footing
  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC/Large fans
  • Climate Controlled Space
  • Announcers Booth/Judges Stand

Recently Expanded Roberts Arena Welcomes Competitors and Spectators

Since it’s transformation to the World Equestrian Center, the former Roberts Arena facility has undergone many renovations and additions. The original arena, built more than 40 years ago, is now called the Roberts Arena. At 108’ by 260′, this bright, airy arena is the perfect space for pony, junior and young horse competitions. The Roberts Arena recently underwent a total face-lift, with a new roof, expanded seating/walkway and a cosmetic overhaul with new paint and stunning light gray barn board siding.

The Roberts Arena includes a dedicated warm-up ring and a seating capacity of 268. Large fans cool Roberts Arena in the summer and heat keeps it warm in the winter. Exhibitors will appreciate the new premium footing, a combination of crushed limestone and fiber, as well as LED lighting. The International Café also offers a full menu and bar and upstairs seating overlooks the ring. The Sudden Impulse boutique is just outside the far end of the ring, next to the Junior Rider’s Lounge. The Roberts Arena is adjacent to stabling, the R+L Arena, the Winners Circle and the Sanctuary by enclosed walkways. The weather is never a problem at the World Equestrian Center. Contact us today for more information and to book your next event!

Roberts Arena Specifications

  • Arena Dimensions: 108′ x 260′
  • Schooling Arena Dimensions: 60′ x 150′
  • Seating Capacity: 268
  • Climate Controlled Space
  • Premium Footing
  • Large fans
  • LED Lighting
  • Announcers Booth/Judges Stand

Centrally Located: The Bradley Arena

Currently used as the schooling area for the Sanctuary, the Bradley Arena is 100’ by 208.’ It is centrally located in the World Equestrian Center, right outside the 75’ x 105’ Winners Circle and Vendor Village areas. The Bradley Arena can easily be converted into a competition ring with enough seating for 480 spectators. This arena is climate controlled with heat during the winter months and cooled during the summer months with large fans. Equipped with premium footing, LED lighting and plenty of seating, this arena is ready for you to enjoy any event.

Bradley Arena connects to the Sanctuary Arena, the Roberts Arena and R+L Arena by covered walkways. Contact a World Equestrian Center representative today to learn more about our Ohio arenas and book your next event!

Bradley Arena Specifications

  • Arena Dimensions: 100′ x 208′
  • Seating Capacity: 480
  • Premium Footing
  • LED Lighting
  • Judges Booth/Announcers Stand

World Equestrian Center Ohio Outdoor Arenas

The World Equestrian Center debuts a brand new outdoor horse how complex.

Beautifully laid out and landscaped, our outdoor horse show grounds feature three spacious competition rings with two dedicated schooling rings. Exhibitors will appreciate golf cart accessibility, dedicated horse paths and shaded holding areas for horses and their caregivers.

Several gazebos are conveniently located throughout the grounds as well as a grand outdoor Pavilion, which will provide plenty of shade and seating areas for our spectators. Exhibitors and spectators will enjoy ringside amenities, including concessions and vendor shopping as well as conveniently located parking.

Outdoor Arena Specifications

  • Jumper Ring: 300′ x 180′
  • Hunter 1: 280′ x 150′
  • Hunter 2: 285′ x 150′
  • Schooling 1: 220′ x 180′
  • Schooling 2: 280′ x 135′
  • Lunging Ring: 320′ x 220′