Show-Ring Spectator Information
World Equestrian Center.

Spectators

We invite you to experience the splendor of equestrian sports as spectators at World Equestrian Center. Our facility is the largest indoor/outdoor facility in the United States. The 100 acre Wilmington, Ohio facility has a rich history. The former Roberts Arena Showplace of the Midwest primarily hosts top AQHA horse shows. The World Equestrian Center focuses on Hunter/Jumpers and produces more than 28 weeks of USEF competitions throughout the year.

Our competitions are free and open to the public.

Spectators can park in the designated areas at the front of the facility. Spectators should use the entrance at 4095 OH 730, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

Address / Entrance for Spectators
World Equestrian Center
Wilmington ,Ohio 

4095 OH  730
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Free Parking

Address / Entrance for Spectators
World Equestrian Center
Ocala, Florida 

1390 NW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
Free Parking

Friendly Amenities for Spectators

Our facilities are spectator friendly with many ways to watch the competitions. Experience the up close excitement of equestrian sports at its finest. Spectators are encouraged to patronize the vendors at World Equestrian Center. Take advantage of the amenities at the facility, such as our on-site dining. In addition, leashed dogs are welcome at the World Equestrian Center and are able to travel freely about the facility with their handlers.

We have three main climate controlled indoor arenas; The Sanctuary, Roberts Arena and the R+L Arena. Each one features stadium type seating for spectator comfort. The Sanctuary, our main Jumper ring, has more than 1,100 seats and allows spectators to gain up front access to the jumping events.

The Roberts Arena is where you can see Hunter competitons of all kinds. Horses and ponies compete over a beautifully decorated course of natural obstacles. The Sudden Impulse Boutique sits adjacent to the Roberts Ring. This boutique provides a unique shopping experience. There is an eclectic selection of elegant gifts, jewelry and whimsical home goods. You can also enjoy fun stuff for kids and dogs and a whole lot of WEC-branded clothing and merchandise.

The R+L Ring, biggest of our indoor arenas, features Hunter competition and ringside shopping with World Equestrian vendors. The Sanctuary and R+L arenas are both Handicap accessible.

Times and Schedules for Spectators

On horse show days the competitions begin early in the morning and run until the late afternoon. Our larger ‘Feature’ classes, including the Grand Prix and the Futures Prix, begin in the early evening. Horses are jumping at the highest level, making these “Feature” classes are exciting to watch.

On Sunday mornings, our feature Hunter Derby class takes place in the beautifully decorated R+L Arena. Here, horses jump natural obstacles such as stone walls and fallen logs. The Derby class simulates what the horses and riders might see in the hunt field.

The horse show schedule is available daily in our horse show office at the main entrance to the facility.