World Equestrian Center – Ocala has multiple events happening this week including the Golden Retriever Club of America 2021 National Specialty dog show, the Ocala International horse show, the Show Stoppers Ocala Car Show and a Halloween Celebration.
The Golden Retriever Club of America 2021 National Specialty dog show will be held in Arena 2 from October 26 – 30. To view the Golden Retriever Club of America 2021 National Specialty dog show schedule, click here. Admission and parking are free for this event.
The Ocala International horse show will be held in the Grand Arena from October 26 – 30. For the full schedule, click here. Admission and parking are free for this event.
The Ocala Car Show will be held on October 30 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. in Expo 2. The Ocala Car show is an auction preview with amazing cars on display, awards, door prizes and giveaways.
Halloween is right around the corner and World Equestrian Center – Ocala is hosting a Halloween Celebration on October 31, from 1p.m. – 3p.m. in the Grand Plaza. Families are invited to come trick-or-treating at the vendor booths and restaurants throughout the Grand Plaza area. We will have a fun photo opportunity to capture the entire family all dressed up. There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting and much more. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE for this event. We hope to see you there!
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.
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. In celebration of the Golden Retriever Club National Speciality coming to WEC, Ariat Ocala will be hosting a Yappy Hour complete with complimentary sips and treats on Thursday, October 28 from 4-6 p.m. For more information about Yappy Hour, click here.
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 – Coming Soon
- 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 27 | John Johnson
Thursday, October 28 | The Mudds
Friday, October 29 | Jeff Jarrett
Saturday, October 30 | Jr Lewis
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. 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!
World Equestrian Center – Ocala Horse Shows
World Equestrian Center Dressage V, CDI-W
Dressage V, CDI – W December 9 – 12, 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!