What’s Happening at WEC: Ocala Winter Spectacular #1

07 Jan 21 | Ocala, FL | SHARE

Welcome to the first week of the 2021 World Equestrian Center — Ocala Winter Spectacular. We are incredibly excited to debut our brand new facility and share our new home with our World Equestrian Center family. This week is packed with thrilling equestrian sport and fun events. All are welcome and admission is free, no tickets necessary. We can’t wait to see you here; welcome home equestrians!

What to Watch


$20,000 Welcome Prix in the WEC Grand Arena


$15,000 WEC 3’ Derby – Open in the Stadium

$15,000 WEC 3’ Derby – Junior/Amateur in the Stadium

$20,000 WEC Derby 3’6” – 3’9” in the Stadium

$2,500 WEC Pony Derby in Hunter 3


$75,000 WEC Grand Prix 1.50m in the WEC Grand Arena

$7,500 Futures Prix 1.40m in the WEC Grand Arena

$2,500 2’6” Non Pro Derby in Indoor 4

Check out our live stream at www.wec.net.

Where to Eat

Filo’s Mexican Cantina

Traditional Mexican flavors coupled with custom-made convenience make Filo’s the perfect spot for all-day dining. Filo’s serves up breakfast bowls, street tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and much more in a vibrant dining room and open-air patio. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am – 10 am and lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 am – 9 pm.

Miss Tilly’s Lollipops

Indulging is strongly encouraged at this unique sweet shop where specialty ice cream flavors and homemade fudge are the stars. With an array of chocolates, confections and coffees, Miss Tilly’s is the perfect place for a tasty treat. Miss Tilly’s Lollipops is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm.

Ralph’s Burger and Sandwich Shop

Home to a classic Americana, diner-inspired menu, Ralph’s invites you to enjoy signature burgers, salads and sandwiches topped off with a homemade milkshake. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, start your day with a breakfast sandwich or enjoy an evening slice of pie. Breakfast is served from 6:30 am – 10 am and lunch and dinner is served from 11 am – 9 pm.

Viola & Dot’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria

Design your own flatbread, salad or pasta masterpiece with an assortment of delicious meats and toppings. Viola & Dot’s features pizzas and calzones crafted with homemade dough, classic Italian entrees and decadent sweet desserts. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 am – 9 pm.

What to Do


Make a stop to see your favorite horse show vendors on-site during the World Equestrian Center – Ocala Winter Spectacular 2021 horse shows. Treat yourself, or your horse, to the latest in stylish apparel, barn must-haves and horse show essentials. Vendors are located in the indoor arenas and Expo Hall 2.


Head to the main courtyard in front of the hotel arena Friday and Saturday from 4 pm – 8 pm for live music. King Carlisle, featuring Jamey King and Bryce Carlisle, will be performing a mix of rock, country and pop on Friday evening. On Saturday evening, New York, NY Dueling Pianos’s internationally renowned performers will be taking all of your song requests, followed by accomplished saxophonist Dave Capp.

Sunday Service

Join Chaplain Larry Speelman for church service in the chapel on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Rent a Golf Cart

Take a trip around the World Equestrian Center in your own golf cart. Daily and weekly rentals are available through our website and at the General Store.

Stay On-Site

Enjoy all of the comforts of home on-site at the horse show. Bring your own RV and stay seconds away from barns and arenas. Book an RV slip on our website.

Fuel Up

Keep your trucks, cars and golf carts ready to go at our on-site fueling station, located in the RV park near the General Store.