World Equestrian Center – Ocala is hosting a full slate of fun, family-friendly events this week including the Brick City Anime Festival, Grandview World Nights Draft show, World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s first ever fashion show and Week VI of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series.
Week VI of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series is showcasing the Premier Equitation Cup Championship on Saturday, February 12 in the WEC Grand Arena. Nearly 100 Junior riders will be competing for a brand-new SUV and the prestigious Premier Cup Title. The first phase (jumping phase) will begin at 12pm. The second phase (flat phase) will have a tentative start time of 5:30pm. The final phase is set to begin at 7:30pm, where the top 20 riders will return. If needed, the top four will complete another test following the final phase.
The $75,000 Adequan Grand Prix will be held in the WEC Stadium on Sunday, February 13 at 8am.
To view daily class schedules, estimated start times, orders of go, counts and results visit Show Management System.
The half-hour-long WEC 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 from 6pm-6:30pm. All the featured apparel is available from our on-site 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 feature a special visit from renowned Performance Coach, John Haime. Author of the newly released book, Ride Big, Haime has coached some of the world’s leading athletes. He 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.
The Brick City Anime Festival will be held in Expo 1 on February 12 from 10am-6pm and February 13 from 11am-6pm. To purchase tickets and learn more about the Brick City Anime Festival click HERE.
The Grandview World Nights event takes place on February 11 – 12 in Arena 5. The event incorporates the majestic elegance and power of Clydesdales, Belgians and Percheron horse breeds. Click HERE to learn more about the event and purchase tickets.
What to Watch
Thursday, February 10:
$20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Stadium
Friday, February 11:
$20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby | WEC Grand Arena
$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 1
$12,500 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Stadium
Saturday, February 12:
Premier Equitation Cup Championship | WEC Grand Arena
$15,000 WEC Ocala 1.45m Jumper Classic | WEC Stadium
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix | WEC Stadium
$2,500 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby | Indoor 4
Sunday, February 13:
$75,000 Adequan Grand Prix | WEC Stadium – 8am Start
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 9 | Heather Lynn
Thursday, February 10 | Chris McNeil
Friday, February 11 | Ecliff Farrar
Saturday, February 12 | Uptown Music
Join us Friday, February 11 in the Grand Plaza from 6pm-9pm for a free performance by Danny Alan Trio who play all the hits from the 80’s, 90’s and today in their high-energy show. 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
Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day weekend with rosé and a lip mask! Schedule any 50-minute service and receive a complimentary glass of rosé and a Knesko collagen lip mask to truly relax and indulge. Mention “rosé and lip mask” when making your reservation to enjoy this offer.. 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 Experience
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!
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 20-30, 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.