World Equestrian Center – Ocala is hosting a wide range of events this week including the Show Stoppers Car Auction, 2022 Spectrum Paso Fino Horse Show, Ocala Home Show and the final week of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series.
The Show Stoppers Car Auction will be held from 11am-6pm on March 25-26 in Expo 2. Show Stoppers Collector Car Auction is a group of automotive enthusiasts dedicated to putting you behind the wheel of your dream iconic car. With a variety of cars to keep everyone excited and the thrill of the auction, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. General Admission: $35 for both days; $25 for one day.
The 2022 Spectrum International Paso Fino Horse Show will be held in Arena 5 form March 23-27.
The Ocala Home Show will take place on March 26-27 in Expo 1 featuring everything for in and around your home. Offerings include exterior treatments like windows and doors, kitchen and bath, pools and spas, furniture and interior design, landscaping and sustainable energy alternatives. Cooking seminars with professional chefs will be offered throughout the weekend. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Click HERE for additional information about the event.
The final week of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series will feature thrilling competition including the $200,000 MARS Equestrian Grand Prix on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30pm. Week XII will also showcase THREE $75,000 Hunter Derbies. The $75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby will kick off at 8am in the WEC Stadium on Friday, March 25. The $75,000 WEC Ocala Jr/Am Hunter Derby will follow, then World Equestrian Center – Ocala will host the first ever Hunter’s Groom Class. The final derby of the day will be the $75,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby with a start time of 6:30pm.
Other featured classes include Thursday’s $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix, Saturday afternoon’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix and two additional jumper classics.
To view daily class schedules, estimated start times, orders of go, counts and results visit Show Management System.
Hunter/Jumper exhibitors, don’t forget to check if you are a 2021 Year-End Award winner! Click the links below to see the list of winners.
Year-end awards may be picked up at either facility. Find them at the show office in Ohio, located in the lobby of the Sanctuary Arena or at the awards room in Ocala, located between Indoor Arena 2 and 3.
Pick up your very own copy of the World Equestrian Center magazine! Copies are available in Arena 1 or read the issue online at World Equestrian Center Magazine VOL I 2022.
Thursday, March 24
$20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena
Friday, March 25
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby | WEC Stadium – 6:30pm Start Time
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby | WEC Stadium -8am Start
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby | WEC Stadium
$2,500 Pony Hunter Derby | Hunter 3
$12,500 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
Saturday, March 26
Sunday, March 27
$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
- Rough Cut Boutique
- Arista Equestrian
- Stellina LLC/Romitelli Boots
- Haala Fashion LLC
- Farmhouse Chiropractic
- Hats Off Boutique
- Kelsey’s Rhinestones
- The Farm House, Inc.
- LM Boots
- Exceptional Equestrian, Inc
- IDA Development, LLC
- I Love My Horse
- Basic Equine Health, LLC
- Everleigh Collection LLC
- The Farm House, Inc.
- Odette, LLC
- Sudden Impulse Boutique
- AGM Beyond Leather
- Exceptional Equestrian, Inc
- Grey Fox Designs
Visit Andrew Ryback Photography for show photos or view them online at andrewryback.com.
Each week The Yellow Pony Pub & Garden located within The Equestrian Hotel hosts live entertainment from 6:00pm-9:30pm. Here is the entertainment lineup for this week:
Wednesday, March 23 | Jr Lewis
Thursday, March 24 | Sandra & Alex Lekid
Friday, March 25 | Justin Lee
Saturday, March 26 | Nate Mercado
Join us on Friday, March 25 for music on the plaza from 6pm-9pm by Johnny Wild and The Delights, a six-piece band honoring the sound and style of the 1950’s and 1960’s. FREE admission & 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 *Closed until February 24 for renovations.
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 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.
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
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN. Save the date for the A Sudden Impulse AQHA & NSBA and Futurity, April 20-30, 2022 at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. A Sudden Impulse AQHA & NSBA and Futurity horse show is managed by An Equine Production. 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.