The 2022 Ocala Winter Spectacular Show Series kicks off at World Equestrian Center – Ocala on Wednesday, January 5 with 12-weeks of thrilling hunter/jumper competition! Feature competition includes Saturday night’s $75,000 Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club Grand Prix, $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix, $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix, Hunter Derby Friday and much more!
This week also features World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s Dressage VI horse show. The show will be held in the CaptiveOne Advisors Arena (Arena 1). Click here for the Dressage VI prize list and ride times.
What to Watch
Thursday, January 6:
$20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix | WEC Grand Arena
Friday, January 7:
$20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby | Hunter 1
$2,500 Pony Hunter Derby | Hunter 3
$12,500 1.40m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
Saturday, January 8:
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix | WEC Grand Arena
$75,000 Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club Grand Prix | WEC Grand Arena – Tentative start time of 7pm
$2,500 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby | Indoor 4
Sunday, January 9:
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic | WEC Grand Arena
To view order of go, daily class schedule, counts and results visit Show Management System.
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 – Indoor 1:
- Ocala Shoe Shack division of Tack Shack of Ocala
- 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, January 5 | TJ Brown
Thursday, January 6 | Conrad Marcum
Friday, January 7 | Tim McCaig
Saturday, January 8 | Uptown Music
Join us Friday, January 7 in the Grand Plaza from 6pm-9pm for a free performance by Chris McNeal, a Central Florida singer/songwriter who performs his own soulful, feel-good music.
Free admission and parking. Seating in the Grand Plaza is limited. Please feel free to bring your own chair as needed.
Day at the Spa
Start your year off with a relaxing day at Calluna Spa. Located on the second floor of The Equestrian Hotel, Calluna Spa offers multiple massage treatments, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair salon for men and women. Give yourself the treat of a beautiful blowout this new year! Receive a complimentary glass of champagne and a blowout for $50.Book an appointment by calling 352.414.7862.
Calluna Spa is open 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-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: 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-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 Winter Spectacular Show Series
VIP Viewing & Dining Circuit Tables
Enjoy Saturday night Grands Prix and the Premier Equitation Cup Championship during the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series from the terrace of The Equestrian Hotel. The VIP viewing and dining experience will include a 3-course Chef’s dinner, along with complementary beer and wine, courtesy of Stirrups Restaurant.
Click HERE purchase your 2022 Saturday Night Grand Prix Circuit Table.
*The Premier Equitation Cup Championship will be held during Week VI.
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!
Week VI of the World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2022 Winter Spectacular show series will feature the WEC Premier Equitation Championship, where junior riders will be competing for the WEC Premier Cup title!
2022 World Equestrian Center Horse Shows
A Sudden Impulse NSBA & Futurity Horse Show
Save the date for the A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity, April 21-30, 2022 at World Equestrian Center – Ocala. A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity horse show is managed by An Equine Production and sanctioned by the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). Click the link below now to view the show bill.
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