Stay at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
The Equestrian Hotel
The Equestrian Hotel features 248 stylishly-appointed rooms and suites, many of which overlook the open-air Grand Arena below. Guests can enjoy the view of world-class equestrian events right from their rooms and suites.
Guests at The Equestrian enjoy the convenience of strolling the Grand Plaza, relaxing poolside or with a treatment at the full-service Calluna Spa, or dining al fresco on our raised terrace that overlooks riders competing in the Grand Arena. The hotel is just minutes from the arenas, exposition centers and competition rings.
World Equestrian Center visitors can choose from several fast-casual and full-service dining establishments throughout the property. Hotel guests have premier access to Emma’s Patisserie, a special French pastry boutique, Yellow Pony Pub & Garden, and Stirrups, a Southern-inspired steakhouse, as well as multiple on-property concessions with different cuisine options.
Guests can re-discover their childlike wonder at Mr. Pickles and Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe, a whimsical store on the first floor of the hotel that features fun and rare toys for visitors of all ages, or shop at luxury retailers, like the Debonair Collection or Lugano Diamonds. Many other performance and boutique retailers are located near the hotel within the property, making for a retail experience unlike any other horse show facility in the United States.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to The Equestrian Hotel! Click below to peruse our options of available rooms and suites. Be sure to browse our pet policy before planning your visit.
2021 Gold Key Awards Finalist for Best Hotel Luxury
The Equestrian Hotel has been selected from over 400 entries as a 2021 Gold Key Awards finalist. Presented by “Boutique Design” magazine, the Gold Key Awards honor the world’s most innovative hospitality projects. Four hotels remain in the Best Hotel Luxury category, one of the most prestigious honors in hospitality design. Recipients must demonstrate spacious, luxury accommodations, efficient, well-supervised service, impressive interior design, and notable cuisine exhibiting peak international standards. Read more about this nomination here.
Home Away from Home
World Equestrian Center – Ocala also features 71 “Home Away from Home” units located 1.8 miles from World Equestrian Center. These classy and comfortable units offer the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day of showing. Stay close to all the action at World Equestrian Center without sacrificing any of the comforts of home!
Home Away From Home horseshow lodging amenities include:
- Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
- King-size bed in master, two bedrooms featuring one queen bed in each, one pull-out sofa bed in living room
- Fully equipped kitchen with Keurig
- Flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and living room
- Spacious covered front porch
- Full size washer and dryer
Clothes iron and ironing board included
- Cable and Wi-Fi
- Pet-friendly accommodations
- Off street parking for two vehicles
- Weekly Housekeeping service included, with additional service available for fee
Royal Shell Vacation Rentals
Vacation properties are available to rent in Golden Ocala adjacent to the World Equestrian Center and other places nearby, courtesy of Royal Shell. Visit their website to learn more about their vacation rental homes, villa, and condominiums with unique features that cater to your personal tastes. Royal Shell maintains both short and long-term rentals with flexible options for Ocala locals and visitors. Ask to speak with an agent to learn the full list of options a Royal Shell vacation rental can provide for you.
Ocala RV Park
Our large RV Park offers nearly 300 parking slips with full hookups, water and power services. Enjoy the on-site amenities, like the adjacent gas station, General Store and 24-hour laundromat with showers. Golf cart rentals also available for guest convenience.