Ocala, FL – World Equestrian Center – Ocala has a weekend full of events including our final Saturday night grand prix of the 2022 Summer Series, the $100,000 Alltech National Grand Prix on Saturday, August 13 at 7pm in the WEC Grand Arena. The 4th Annual North Central Florida Outdoor Expo will also be held on Saturday from 9am-3pm in Expo 2.
The 4th Annual North Central Florida Outdoor Expo features a large number of vendors offering everything from fishing guides to fencing. Adults are $5 at the door and kids 17 years old and under are free to enter. For additional information, click here.
It’s the final week of the 2022 USEF Summer Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. Competition will be held from Wednesday through Sunday showcasing all levels of nationally-rated equestrian competition.
Feature competition begins Thursday morning at 8am with the C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix in the WEC Grand Arena. Hunter Derby Friday kicks off at 8am with three hunter derbies in the CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1. The $100,000 Alltech National Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, August 13 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.
What to Watch
Thursday, August 11
$30,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 8am Start
Friday, August 12
$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 13
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix | WEC Grand Arena
$100,000 Alltech National Grand Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 7pm Start
$3,500 WEC Ocala Non Pro Hunter Derby | Arena 4
Sunday, August 14
$10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Exposition Center 1 for two weekends of German-themed fun! Break out the lederhosen and enjoy traditional food, fill a commemorative stein with draft pours and samples of German beer, play games and dance to live music with the Swinging Bavarians.
We’ll be serving up a full menu of your favorite German fare including pretzels with beer cheese, bratwurst, schnitzel, spaetzle and dampfnudel, among others. All food is included in the ticket price! Visit showclix.com/event/oktoberfest-2022 to purchase advance tickets, browse the full menu and secure your commemorative beer stein that gets you a complimentary first pour.
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 10 | Michelle Ingrham
Thursday, August 11 | Dan Flok
Friday, August 12 | Jeff Jarrett
Saturday, August 13 | Nate Mercado
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
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.
2022 USEF Fall Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
World Equestrian Center – Ocala presents the 2022 Fall Show Series featuring United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier Hunters and Level 6 Jumper competition. The 2022 Fall Show Series has been enhanced with two additional weeks in November. The series consists of four-weeks of hunter/jumper competition from November 9 through November 20 and December 7 through December 18. Click the buttons below to view the November and December prize lists (pending USEF approval).
Ocala 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series Circuit Stall Reservations are NOW OPEN
World Equestrian Center – Ocala is pleased to announce the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series featuring 12-weeks of hunter/jumper competition sanctioned by United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Circuit Stall Reservations are now open and can be placed through Show Management System. The Circuit Stall duration begins December 27, 2022 and ends March 26, 2023. Click here to book your stalls today!