The 2022 Ocala Winter Spectacular Show Series has another exciting week of equestrian sport ahead. In anticipation of below normal temperatures, the $75,000 Coors Light Grand Prix on Saturday, January 29 will begin at 2pm. The VIP Viewing & Dining Experience will begin seating on the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel at 1:30pm. The week also includes Thursday’s $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix, Hunter Derby Friday in Hunter 1, Saturday’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix and much more.
Week IV also features a Coors Light activation in the Grand Plaza on Saturday, January 29 at 1pm. There will be samples and giveaways!
The hunter derbies will kick off on Friday in Hunter 1 with the $15,000 3’ Open Hunter Derby at 8am. The 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby will follow then the $20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby.
To view daily class schedules, estimated start times, orders of go, counts and results visit Show Management System.
Passport to South America | Stirrups Wine Series
We are excited to announce Passport to South America, the first event in our new Stirrups Wine Series. Purchase online by clicking HERE. Join us on January 26 from 5:30pm-8pm for an exciting social evening celebrating South American cuisine and wine on the terrace outside of Stirrups Restaurant in The Equestrian Hotel. Sample a swath of traditional foods and taste world-class vino sourced from a variety of South American countries rich in wine and culture. Tickets are $99 and include small plates and wine tastings.
What to Watch
Thursday, January 27:
$20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena
Friday, January 28:
$20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$2,500 Pony Hunter Derby | Hunter 3
$12,500 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
Saturday, January 29:
Sunday, January 23:
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
Watch via live stream through ClipMyHorse.TV.
What To Do
Many vendors at World Equestrian Center – Ocala have established storefront locations where they are open year-round. Below are our amazing retailers and their locations.
The Equestrian Hotel:
- Lugano Diamonds
- The Debonair Collection
- Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe
- Calluna Spa
CaptiveOne Advisors Arena – Indoor 1:
- Ocala Shoe Shack division of Tack Shack of Ocala
- Stellina LLC/Romitelli Boots
- Haala Fashion LLC
- Farmhouse Chiropractic
- Hats Off Boutique
- Kelsey’s Rhinestones
- The Farm House, Inc.
- Exceptional Equestrian, Inc
- IDA Development, LLC
- I Love My Horse
- Basic Equine Health, LLC
- Beachwood Investments 5, LLC
- Everleigh Collection LLC
- The Farm House, Inc.
- Odette, LLC
- Sudden Impulse Boutique
- AGM Beyond Leather
- Exceptional Equestrian, Inc
- Grey Fox Designs
Each week The Yellow Pony Pub & Garden located within The Equestrian Hotel hosts live entertainment from 6:30pm-10pm. Here is the entertainment lineup for this week:
Wednesday, January 26 | Michelle Ingrham
Thursday, January 27 | John Johnson
Friday, January 28 | The Joey & Jenny Duo
Saturday, January 29 | Mark Smythe
Join us Friday, January 28 in the Grand Plaza from 6pm-9pm for a free performance by Martin & Kelly. This talented duo has opened for big-name artists such as Brad Paisley, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore and many others, Free admission and parking. Seating in the Grand Plaza is limited. Please feel free to bring your own chair as needed.
Day at the Spa
Start your year off with a relaxing day at Calluna Spa. Located on the second floor of The Equestrian Hotel, Calluna Spa offers multiple massage treatments, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair salon for men and women. Give yourself the treat of a beautiful blowout this new year! Receive a complimentary glass of champagne and a blowout for $50. Book an appointment by calling 352.414.7862.
Calluna Spa is open Monday – Saturday from 9am-7pm and on Sunday from 10am-5pm. Click here to learn more.
Where to Eat
Located Within The Equestrian Hotel:
Prime steaks and chops, sustainable Florida seafood and southern inspired seasonal specialties, served in a refined dining room and terrace overlooking the Grand Outdoor Arena.
Breakfast: Monday – Friday: 6:30am-11am | Saturday – Sunday: 6:30am-1pm
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday, 5pm-9pm | Friday – Saturday, 5pm-10pm
Yellow Pony Pub & Garden
Boasting an outdoor patio and fireplace, this lobby gastro lounge offers shareable starters, pub fare, traditional draft beers, bourbons and whiskeys.
Sunday – Thursday, 11am-12am | Friday – Saturday, 11am-1am
A blissful, freshly baked array of authentic French macarons and European-inspired pastries are served within an ambiance of old-world elegance at this very special shop located within the Equestrian Hotel.
Open daily: 6am-8pm
Restaurants throughout the facility:
Viola & Dot’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
Design your own 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.
Open daily: 11am-9pm
Ralph’s Burger & Sandwich Shop
A classic, diner-inspired menu with a few contemporary upgrades! Ralph’s invites you to enjoy signature burgers, salads and sandwiches topped off with a homemade milkshake. Open for lunch and dinner, start your day with a breakfast sandwich or enjoy an evening slice of pie.
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.
Open daily: 11am-9pm
Filo’s Mexican Cantina
Traditional Mexican flavors coupled with custom-made convenience. Filo’s serves up street tacos, burritos, quesadillas and much more in a vibrant dining room and open-air patio.
2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series
VIP Viewing & Dining Circuit Tables
Enjoy Saturday night Grands Prix and the Premier Equitation Cup Championship during the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series from the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel. The VIP viewing and dining experience will include a 3-course Chef’s dinner, along with complementary beer and wine, courtesy of Stirrups Restaurant.
Click HERE purchase your 2022 Saturday Night Grand Prix Table.
*The Premier Equitation Cup Championship will be held during Week VI.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2022 Winter Spectacular
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is excited to announce that entries are NOW OPEN for the Winter Spectacular 2022 Show Series featuring National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) sanctioned hunter/jumper competition. The 12-week show series will begin January 5, 2022 and offer all levels of competition. Highlights include feature classes such as the popular weekly Saturday night Grand Prix in the Grand Arena, Friday Hunter Derby day in the WEC Stadium and the prestigious Premier Equitation Cup Championship.
Click here to view the prize list, schedule and much more!
Week VI of the World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2022 Winter Spectacular show series will feature the WEC Premier Equitation Championship, where junior riders will be competing for the WEC Premier Cup title!
2022 World Equestrian Center Horse Shows
A Sudden Impulse NSBA & Futurity Horse Show
Save the date for the A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity, April 21-30, 2022 at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity horse show is managed by An Equine Production and sanctioned by the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). Click the link below now to view the show bill.
2022 Dressage Show Dates
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is excited to announce nine dates for dressage competition in 2022 presented by Hampton Green Farm and Discover Dressage. The events will span the year from January through December and include USEF/USDF nationally-rated competition. Click here for more information.2022