The first two weeks of the inaugural 2021 Championship Show was a resounding success! The event featured elite equestrian competition including the Win A Truck 15-18 Horsemanship Challenge, top Western Pleasure and Halter competition and two thrilling Freestyle Reining competitions. If you haven’t made it out to check us out don’t worry – The Championship Show is not over yet! Still to come is our Barrel & Futurity Sweepstakes which will be held on October 20 -23. In addition to the exciting Barrel & Futurity Sweepstakes, spectators can enjoy the World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s Dressage IV CDI horse show which will be held concurrently.
The Dressage IV CDI competition will host top riders from all over country to complete in top level FEI classes. Featured classes include $12,000 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, $5,000 FEI Intermediate I Freestyle, and an $8,000 FEI Grand Prix Special. The Dressage IV CDI show will host a VIP experience spectators for the FEI Grand Prix on Friday, October 22 and the FEI Grand Prix Special on Saturday, October 23. For more information about the Dressage VIP Experience, click here.
Be sure to reserve your tickets NOW for the “Never Give Up on Country” Travis Mills Foundation Benefit Concert on November 23, 2021 at World Equestrian Center stadium. Country music star Craig Morgan teams up with the Davisson Bros. to support veterans non-profit Travis Mills Foundation (TMF) for the ‘Never Give Up on Country Concert’ to support recalibrated veterans and heroes around the U.S. Event is rain or shine. Click here, to purchase your tickets today!
To learn more about what is happening this week at WEC Ocala and what’s to come in the next few weeks, go to the green “This Week At WEC” button at the top of the website to view the World Equestrian Center calendar. To view a map of the facility, click here.
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. There have been quite a few retailers that have expanded to two storefronts, such as The Farmhouse, Inc. and Exceptional Equestrian, Inc. The Debonair Collection is making an exciting move from Arena 2 to The Equestrian Hotel in October and in celebration they are having a moving sale! All items will be 25-50% off for the entire week.
The Equestrian Hotel:
- Lugano Diamonds
- The Debonair Collection – Coming Soon
- Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe
- Calluna Spa
CaptiveOne Advisors Arena – Indoor 1:
- Ocala Shoe Shack division of Tack Shack of Ocala – Coming Soon
- The Debonair Collection
- 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, October 13 | Zach Maruniak
Thursday, October 14 | Ecliff Farrar
Saturday, October 16 | Uptown Music
Day at the Spa
Now that the kids are back in school, TREAT YOURSELF! Join us at the Calluna Spa located on the second floor of The Equestrian Hotel. The Spa offers multiple massage treatments, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair salon for men and women. During the month of October mention “Summer Glow” when you schedule any HydraFacial session and you will receive a complimentary 24k Gold Collagen Eye Mask. Book an appointment by calling 352.414.7862.
Calluna Spa is open from 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-12pm
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: 6:30am-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-8pm
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.
November 23, 2021 | Travis Mills Foundation Concert
Country music star Craig Morgan teams up with Veterans non-profit Travis Mills Foundation (TMF) for ‘Never Give Up on Country Concert’ to support recalibrated veterans and heroes around the U.S.
Get you tickets today by clicking the link below!
Upcoming World Equestrian Center – Ocala Horse Shows:
The Championship Show
October 20 – 23 | Barrel & Futurity Sweepstakes
The Championship Show at World Equestrian Center – Ocala features barrel and futurity classes in the new indoor western arena (Arena 5).
For more information about The Championship Show, click here!
World Equestrian Center Dressage IV, CDI-W
October 21-24, 2021
For more information about the World Equestrian Center Dressage IV CDI show, click here.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala Fall Show Series 2021
WEC Fall Show 3| December 1 – 5
WEC Fall Show 4 | December 8 – 12
World Equestrian Center – Ocala presents an exciting new Fall Horse Show Series featuring National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) sanctioned hunter/jumper competition. The two-week horse show begins December 1 and offers competition of all levels. The prize list, class schedule, stabling, and entry information can be found here.
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!
Check out the events calendar on our website to learn more about what’s happening in weeks to come!