What’s Happening This Week At WEC-Ocala – The Championship Show

05 Oct 21 | Shows | SHARE

The first week of the 2021 Championship Show was a success and there is still so much more to look forward to! This week, The Championship Show will feature exciting competition including Finals for Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes. The week will also include halter, ranch riding and reining. The exciting Barrel and Futurity Sweepstakes will be held from October 20 -23. 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 Watch

Monday, October 4
Arena 2
229/2297. Senior Trail Stakes – Open/Limited

Grand Arena
174/175. Maturity Ltd Horse Western Pleasure – Open/Limited
176/177. 2 YO Maiden Hunter Under Saddle – Open/Limited
178/179. 2 YO Non Pro Western Pleasure – Open/Limited

Wednesday, October 6
Grand Arena
122. 2 YO Maiden Western Pleasure Limited – Finals
177. 3 YO Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle Limited – Finals
124. 3 YO Non Pro Western Pleasure Limited – Finals
177. 2 YO Maiden Hunter Under Saddle Limited – Finals

Thursday, October 7
Grand Arena
121. 2 YO Maiden Western Pleasure Open- Finals
109. 3 YO Hunter Under Saddle Limited – Finals
110. $2,500 3 YO Ltd Horse Western Pleasure Open – Finals
107. 3 YO Western Pleasure Limited – Finals

Friday, October 8
Arena 5 | 7:30pm
$10,000 Non Pro Freestyle Reining

Grand Arena | 9am
108. 3 YO Hunter Under Saddle Open – Finals
176. 2 YO Maiden Hunter Under Saddle – Finals
116. 3 YO Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle – Finals

Saturday, October 9
Arena 5 | 7:30pm
$10,000 Open Freestyle Reining

What To Do


The Championship Show vendors are in town form September 27 – October 10. Make sure to visit them along Vendor Row near Hunter Stadium.

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. There have been quite a few retailers that have expanded to two storefronts, such as The Farmhouse, Inc. and Exceptional Equestrian, Inc. The Debonair Collection is making an exciting move from Arena 2 to The Equestrian Hotel in October and in celebration they are having a moving sale! All items will be 25-50% off for the entire week.

The Equestrian Hotel:

  • Lugano Diamonds
  • The Debonair Collection – Coming Soon
  • Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe
  • Calluna Spa

CaptiveOne Advisors Arena – Indoor 1:

  • Ariat
  • Ocala Shoe Shack division of Tack Shack of Ocala – Coming Soon

Arena 2:

  • The Debonair Collection
  • Stellina LLC/Romitelli Boots
  • Haala Fashion LLC
  • Farmhouse Chiropractic
  • Hats Off Boutique
  • Kelsey’s Rhinestones
  • The Farm House, Inc.

Arena 3:

  • Exceptional Equestrian, Inc
  • IDA Development, LLC
  • I Love My Horse
  • Basic Equine Health, LLC
  • Beachwood Investments 5, LLC
  • Everleigh Collection LLC

Arena 4:

  • 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 6 | Gily & The Girl
Thursday, September 7 | Chris McNeal
Friday, October 8 | Noah Hunton
Saturday, October 9 | Conrad Marcum

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. 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:

Stirrups Restaurant

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

Emma’s Patisserie

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.

Open daily:
Breakfast: 6am-11am
Lunch/Dinner: 11am-9pm

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.

Open daily:
Breakfast: 6am-11am
Lunch/Dinner: 11am-9pm

Upcoming Events

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!


Upcoming World Equestrian Center – Ocala Horse Shows:

The Championship Show
October 20 – 24 Barrel & Futurity Sweepstakes
The Championship Show at World Equestrian Center – Ocala features barrel and futurity classes in the new indoor western arena (Arena 5).
For more information about The Championship Show click here!

World Equestrian Center Dressage IV, CDI-W

October 21-24, 2021

Prize List | Entry Information | Enter Online

For more information about the World Equestrian Center Dressage IV, CDI-W 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!