Catch the final leg of the Triple Crown on the jumbotron outside on the Yellow Pony patio. The watch party will take place from 6pm-7:30pm on Saturday, June 11!
Yellow Pony Pub & Garden will be featuring three Triple Crown Cocktails on special for $14 in honor of the iconic race. Grab a bite and sip the Black-Eyed Susan, Preakness Cocktail and Belmont Jewel. Race-day cocktails will be available throughout race weekend!
The 2022 USEF Summer Series is just one week away! World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s 2022 USEF Summer Series is comprised of nine weeks of hunter/jumper shows running consecutively from June 15 – August 14, 2022. FEI 3* competition takes place from June 21-July 3, 2022. To view the Summer Series prize list and weekly class schedule click HERE.
On Saturday nights, enjoy all the action of the Grand Prix from the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel with an exclusive VIP viewing and dining experience courtesy of Stirrups Restaurant. The VIP private table overlooking the Grand Arena will include a 3-course Chef’s dinner, along with complimentary beer and wine. Cash bar available for spirits and bottles of wine from sommelier’s selections. Doors open at 6pm, Grand Prix begins at 7pm.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s 2022 Summer Hunter/Jumper Horse Show Series featuring USEF sanctioned hunter/jumper and two weeks of FEI 3* competition will run from Wednesday, June 15 – Sunday, August 14. On Thursday, June 23 & Thursday, June 30 the $50,000 FEI 1.50m Welcome Prix will also offer a VIP viewing and dining experience. The two additional dates are not included in the full series pricing. Please book separately.
Click HERE to purchase your 2022 Summer Series Grand Prix Table.
Join us June 19 for our Father’s Day special. We’re offering a 20oz Prime Kansas City Cut Strip Loin with the choice of two sides and our own steak sauce. The price does not include tax and gratuity. Dad can also enjoy an optional Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon pairing for an additional $25 per person. Reserve your table at OpenTable.com.
Ocala Food & Wine Festival – Save the Date!
Attention Ocala foodies! Save the date: this year’s 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival will be held November 4-6. We’re expanding to deliver three whole days of entertainment featuring head-to-head culinary competition, wine education and samples of extraordinary cuisine from some of the area’s best restaurants. It’s bound to be even more exciting than last year—you won’t want to miss one of the hottest events at World Equestrian Center – Ocala! Ticket sales will be announced at a later date — follow our event page to be the first to know.
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is now hosting Sunday Services with Chaplain Edwin in The Chapel. The Sunday Services are 20 minutes long and open to all. Attendees can park by Barns E & F. See the weekly Chapel Service schedule below.
7am – English
10am – English
11am – Spanish – Starting on June 19
Wednesday Service | Starting June 15
6:30pm – English
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 – Arena 1:
- Arista Equestrian
- Gordon Reiss Insurance
UF Health Arena – Arena 2:
- 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
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, June 8 | Tim McCaig
Thursday, June 9 | John Johnson
Friday, June 10 | Nate Mercado
Saturday, June 11 | Sandra & Alex Lekid
Day at the Spa
Treat Dad to an Old-Fashioned Father’s Day at Calluna Spa.
Father’s Day Special: 80-minute message and amenity | $225
Relax and unwind with an 80-minute massage at Calluna Spa. With your booking, enjoy an Old-Fashioned amenity package featuring WhistlePig whiskey mini bourbon bottle with old-fashioned syrup, candied bacon cashews and beef jerky.
Valid June 17 – June 19. Don’t wait, this package must be booked one week in advance.
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-8pm
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.
2022 World Equestrian Center Horse Shows
World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2022 Summer Hunter/ Jumper Horse Show Series Featuring FEI 3* Competition
Join us for the 2022 World Equestrian Center – Ocala Summer Hunter/Jumper Horse Show Series featuring USEF sanctioned hunter/jumper and two weeks of FEI 3* competition. The series is comprised of nine weeks of hunter/jumper shows running consecutively from June 15-August 14, 2022. FEI 3* competition takes place from June 21-July 3, 2022. The World Equestrian Center – Ocala Summer Hunter/Jumper Horse Show Series features nearly $3.5 million in total money and prizes. Click HERE for the Prize List and additional information.
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.