Ocala, FL – World Equestrian Center – Ocala is showcasing another full week of sliding, spinning and jumping. There are two equestrian events happening this week, including the North American Reining Stakes and the ongoing 2022 WEC Ocala USEF Summer hunter/jumper horse show series. Both events are free and open to the public to spectate. To view the map of the facility, click here.
The North American Reining Stakes is in full swing in Arena 5. Come out and watch horses and riders sliding, spinning and competing through August 7 for nearly one million dollars in payout. You’ll see the biggest names in reining along with the stars of the Paramount Reality Series, The Last Cowboy. For additional information about the North American Reining Stakes, click here.
There’s just two weeks left of World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s nationally-rated 2022 USEF Summer hunter/jumper competition. The series will be held through August 14, showcasing competition weekly from Wednesday – Sunday. Feature competition begins Thursday morning at 8am with the C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix in the WEC Grand Arena. Hunter Derby will showcase three hunter derbies beginning at 8am in the CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1. The $100,000 UF Health National Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 7pm in the WEC Grand Arena.
Visit wec-ocala.showmanagementsystem.com for the daily class schedule, orders of go, counts, live scoring and results.
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. For the 2022 USEF Summer Series Prize List and entry information, 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.
Click HERE to purchase your 2022 Summer Series Grand Prix Table.
What to Watch
Thursday, August 4
$30,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 8am Start
Friday, August 5
$10,000 WEC Ocala 3′ Open Hunter Derby | CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1 | 8am Start
$10,000 WEC Ocala 3′ Jr/Am Hunter Derby | CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1
$12,500 WEC Ocala 3’6″-3’9″ Hunter Derby | CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1
$2,000 WEC Ocala Pony/ Children’s Pony Hunter Derby | UF Health Arena 2
Saturday, August 6
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix | WEC Grand Arena
$100,000 UF Health National Grand Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 7pm Start
$3,500 WEC Ocala Non Pro Hunter Derby | Arena 4
Sunday, August 7
$10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
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
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, August 3 | Chris McNeal
Thursday, August 4 | John Johnson
Friday, August 5 | Ecliff Farrar
Saturday, August 6 | Grass Campers
Day at the Spa
Rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit at Calluna Spa. Book any spa treatment and receive a complimentary glass of champagne.
Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm
Call 352.414.7862 to book your appointment
In Need of a Doctor Visit?
World Equestrian Center – Ocala would like to welcome LifeForce Healthcare, LLC as the facility’s personal on-call primary care service. LifeForce Healthcare will be available to the venue’s exhibitors, visitors, vendors and guests for on-call medical provider visits at and around the World Equestrian Center – Ocala facility. Call 352.873.3800 to book your on-call appointment today.
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 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.
The Championship Show 2022
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is excited to announce that entries are NOW OPEN for The Championship Show 2022 all-around competition sanctioned National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). The Championship Show 2022 has been enhanced with $1.5 million in cash and prizes. In addition, several classes will now be paid back in a 1D, 2D, 3D or even a 4D format. The Championship Show 2022 will be held from September 29 – October 16 showcasing a variety of classes including western pleasure, hunter, reining, ranch, trail, youth and more. All purses are guaranteed! Click HERE for additional information.