Ocala, FL – World Equestrian Center – Ocala is hosting a full week of top-level equestrian sport with national-level hunter/jumper competition and international dressage competition. Admission and parking are free.
The 2022 USEF Fall Show Series will showcase two show jumping events under the lights in the WEC Grand Arena with the $15,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix on Friday, November 18 at 6pm (tentative) and the $100,000 Ethel M Chocolates Grand Prix on Saturday, November 19 at 7pm (tentative). Visit Show Management System for the daily class schedule, orders of go, class counts, live scoring and results.
The Synergy of Fashion, Function, & Sustainability. Veltri Sport is proud to be the sponsor of the champion prizes this week. Each champion crowned this weekend will receive a Veltri Sport Eaton Belt Bag.
November 18 will also feature the FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle presented by MARS Equestrian in the WEC Stadium. Watch stunning international horse-and-rider combinations dance to music under the lights at 6pm. A VIP Viewing and Dining Experience is available on Friday evening with individual seats and tables of six offered. Click here to purchase your VIP ticket today.
Click here for November Dressage CDI3* ride times and results.
After this week, the 2022 USEF Fall Show Series will resume December 7 through December 18. During the two weeks in December, the show will host the $24,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix at 6pm on December 8 and December 15. The $100,000 Grand Prix returns to the spotlight on December 9 and December 16 at 7pm in the WEC Grand Arena.
Please Note: a $30 per vehicle parking fee will be in place Thursday through Sunday from 3pm-9pm starting November 25 through December 24 while WEC – Ocala hosts Winter Wonderland. Pay on-site or pre-pay for parking HERE.
Enjoy Saturday night Grand Prix action from the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel with an exclusive VIP Viewing and Dining Experience courtesy of Stirrups Restaurant. Each private VIP table overlooking the WEC Grand Arena will include a 3-course Chef’s dinner with complimentary beer and wine. Cash bar available for spirts and bottles of wine from our sommelier’s selections.
What to Watch
$24,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena
Dressage FEI CDI3* Grand Prix | WEC Stadium | 2:45pm-7:45pm
$12,500 WEC Ocala 3’6″-3’9″ Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$10,000 WEC Ocala 3′ Open Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$10,000 WEC Ocala 3′ Jr/Am Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$2,000 WEC Pony Hunter Derby | CaptiveOne Advisors Arena 1
$15,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 6pm Start (tentative)
Dressage FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Special | WEC Stadium | 3pm-5pm
Dressage FEI CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle | WEC Stadium | 6pm Start
$100,000 Florida Coast Equipment National Grand Prix | WEC Grand Arena | 7pm Start (tentative)
$3,500 WEC Ocala 2’6″ Non Pro Hunter Derby | Indoor 4
$10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
2022 USEF Fall Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
Hunter/Jumper competition returns to World Equestrian Center – Ocala in November and December! Exhibitors make sure to place your entries and reserve your stalls today for the 2022 USEF Fall Show Series. The four-week Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper competition will be held from November 9 through November 20 and December 7 through December 18. Click the here to view the prize lists, place your entries and reserve your stalls.
Make Plans for the Final Two Dressage Shows in 2022 at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
World Equestrian Center – Ocala will host two more dressage competitions in 2022 presented by Hampton Green Farm and Discover Dressage, with the November Dressage CDI3* on November 17-20, 2022, and the Dressage V show on December 15-18, 2022.
Entries and stalls can be placed through Equestrian Entries | The fast, easy way to sign up for horse shows (eqentries.com). Click here to view the November Dressage CDI3* prize list.
Both remaining shows are qualifying competitions for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships.
- November Dressage CDI3* | 11/17/22 – 11/20/22 (concurrent national USEF/USDF-rated competition)
- Dressage V | 12/15/22 – 12/18/22
2023 USEF Winter Spectacular Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
Entries, weekly stalls and the prize list for the 2023 USEF Winter Spectacular Show Series are now available. The 12-week series is comprised of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier Hunter/Level 6 Jumper competition running consecutively from January 4, 2023 through March 26, 2023. Week IX, February 28, 2023 through March 5, 2023 will showcase Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI3* competition. The Premier Equitation Cup Championship returns to World Equestrian Center – Ocala on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Click here to place your entries, book your stalls and view the 2023 Winter Spectacular Prize List. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
WEC Winter Wonderland
World Equestrian Center – Ocala presents an enchanted Winter Wonderland spectacular on the Grand Plaza in celebration of the holiday season. With millions of twinkling lights, Winter Wonderland promises to bring merriment and good cheer to all. The halls of the Grand Plaza will be decked with all the traditional regalia of the season and will feature mesmerizing larger-than-life ornaments, a glittering 45-foot tall Christmas tree, festive entertainment and splendid holiday décor.
The month-long event will run Thursday through Sunday from 5pm-9pm throughout the holiday season. Visit www.wecwinterwonderland.com for all the details.
Note: a $30 per vehicle parking fee will be in place Thursday through Sunday from 3pm-9pm starting November 25 through December 24, while WEC – Ocala hosts Winter Wonderland.
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.
Thanksgiving Service | Thursday, November 24 at 10am
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
A Sudden Impulse Boutique
Stop by A Sudden Impulse Boutique for the latest and greatest World Equestrian Center branded merchandise. A Sudden Impulse is located in Arena 4, right behind Miss Tilly’s Lollipops. The boutique features a collection of jewelry, beautiful apparel and perfect gifts for your family and friends. A Sudden Impulse is also the exclusive shop for custom embroidery, engraving and printing at World Equestrian Center – Ocala.
Use code BLOG for 10% off online of purchases.
Visit A Sudden Impulse at WEC or purchase your items online at suddenimpulse.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, November 16 | Cliff Dorsey
Friday, November 18 | Tim McCaig
Saturday, November 19 | The Adrienne Show
Day at the Spa
Stop by Calluna Spa to shop luxurious products for those you love. Their holiday baskets are curated by expert staff to combine wellness, skincare and salon products in a gorgeous display – prefect for holiday gifting!
Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm
Call 352.414.7862 to book your appointment or click here.
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.