World Equestrian Center – Ocala is hosting an array of events this week including the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series, the New Year Paso Fino Festival and Marion County’s Father-Daughter Dance.
The 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series continues with exciting competition throughout the week. Week V will feature Thursday’s $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix, Hunter Derby Friday in Hunter 1, the $75,000 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Grand Prix and more! The Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 7pm in the WEC Grand Arena.
The hunter derbies will kick off on Friday with the $15,000 3’ Open Hunter Derby at 8am in Hunter 1. 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.
The New Year Paso Festival 2022 will be held in Arena 5 from Friday, February 4 – Sunday, February 6. The show will begin at 8:30am and will end depending on the number of entries. To learn more about the New Year Paso Festival, click HERE.
The 16th Annual Marion Country Father-Daughter Dance will take place on February 4 from 6pm-8pm and Saturday, February 5 from 4pm-6pm and 7pm-9pm. Click HERE for tickets and more information.
Join us next week for the Premier Equitation Cup Championship on February 12 in the WEC Grand Arena, where junior riders will be competing for a brand NEW SUV and the Premier Equitation Cup title. Saturday will also feature the first-ever World Equestrian Center – Ocala Equestrian Retail Fashion Show!
The half-hour-long Retail Fashion show will showcase Olympic riders modeling the industry’s top equestrian performance and fashion apparel on a catwalk set on course in the WEC Grand Arena. All the featured apparel is available from our retailers with storefronts at World Equestrian Center – Ocala, so guests can shop the styles they love after watching the show.
The Premier Equitation Cup Championship week will also feature renowned Performance Coach, John Haime! John Haime has coached some of the world’s leading athletes and the author of the newly released book, Ride Big. John will join our team for the week as a mentor for Premier Cup athletes and parents, hosting two information sessions, a guided course walk with course designer Bobby Murphy, a book signing and more. Click HERE for more information.
What to Watch
Thursday, February 3:
$20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena
Friday, February 4:
$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, February 5:
$75,000 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Grand Prix | WEC Grand Arena – 7pm Start Time
$2,500 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby | Indoor 4
Sunday, February 6:
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
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, February 2 | Houston Keen
Thursday, February 3| Conrad Marcum
Friday, February 4 | TJ Brown
Saturday, February 5 | Charity Cox
Join us Friday, February 4 in the Grand Plaza from 6pm-9pm for a free performance by Dueling Pianos, a high-energy, interactive dueling pianos show for all ages. 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 Circuit 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 and a brand new SUV!
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