Ocala Horse Show Arenas
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is a state-of-the-art equestrian competition venue offering six climate-controlled indoor arenas and 23 cutting-edge, outdoor arenas featuring all-weather footing. Indoor Arena 5 is specially outfitted with sand-clay footing to accommodate Western disciplines.
The Grand Outdoor Arena
The 128,000 square-foot Grand Outdoor Arena is the centerpiece of the Ocala facility. With more than 600,000 square feet of pavers, it serves as a hub for equine and special events.
The Grand Outdoor Arena design accommodates international scale competitions in the grand style of the most well-respected equestrian sports complexes at the world. Amenities include:
- Covered grandstand on two sides
- Alfresco VIP dining
- (2) 30′ x 60′ LED Walls
- State-of-the-art sound system
- All-weather footing with built-in irrigation
- Judging booths
- Flag court entrance
The hunter competition is on the west side of the World Equestrian Center – Ocala facility. It consists of the large World Equestrian Center Stadium with adjacent hunter and warmup rings. The World Equestrian Center Stadium is a jewel of the facility, featuring all-weather footing and a dedicated warmup area with all-weather footing.
Covered grandstand seating surrounds the field to provide excellent viewing opportunities for spectators. Exhibitors can find the beautiful World Equestrian Center Chapel nestled among grand, Live Oak trees. The chapel sits between the various hunter and warmup rings that comprise Hunter Land.
On the north side of the venue, World Equestrian Center boasts its Jumper Village. This area features two main outdoor Ocala horse show arenas that feature all-weather footing. Covered seating and viewing areas adorn the rings for the comfort and convenience of our spectators.
To guarantee our exhibitors can show no matter the weather, we provide six climate-controlled, indoor arenas each with 171’ × 530’ riding surfaces for year-round exhibition. Indoor Arenas 1-4 surround the exterior of the Grand Outdoor Arena, with two additional arenas purpose-built for Western riding (Indoor Arena 5) and Dressage (Indoor Arena 6) are poised on the back of the property nearest to Barns X and Y.
Details Make the Difference
Golf cart paths weave through the Ocala facility with associated ample golf cart parking at each of the beautifully landscaped rings. Covered waiting areas for horses and grooms are provided throughout the competition areas. These areas are for the convenience and comfort of exhibitors, their grooms and horses.