September 8, 2023 – Ocala, FL – World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) in Ocala, FL, has been awarded a Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifier for the 2024/2025 through 2027/2028 World Cup seasons.
WEC – Ocala was one of eight venues selected by the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) at its Board meeting on August 29, 2023, to host Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifiers for the 2024/2025 through 2027/2028 qualifying seasons. WEC – Ocala joins seven other events, including Traverse City, Washington, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Thermal in the United States as well as Toronto, Canada, and Puebla, Mexico, in forming the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League.
This comes in addition to the selection of WEC – Ocala as the only North American venue to host a new Longines League of Nations™ CSIO5* event, which will be held at the facility from March 21-24, 2024.
WEC – Ocala is a 378-acre equestrian and multiuse complex that was purpose-built to host world-class equestrian competitions such as Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifiers and the Longines League of Nations™ team competition. The venue’s 2023 calendar currently includes seven Jumping and five Dressage competitions sanctioned by the FEI.
“As we add more and more international events to the schedule at WEC – Ocala, we move closer to our goal of being the preeminent equestrian facility in the world,” said Roby Roberts, CEO of World Equestrian Center. “We focus on quality, class and distinction, and we hope that everyone who comes to our venue, either for the first time or as a returning customer, experiences everything that our core values represent.”
WEC – Ocala has quickly gained an international reputation for its state-of-the-art horse-friendly facility that includes unparalleled climate-controlled stabling and premier footing in all warm-up and competition arenas. A variety of on-site retail and dining options are offered alongside five-star accommodation at The Equestrian Hotel, with the new The Riding Academy hotel opening in 2024.
The final Calendar for the 2024/2025 season will be published soon. Further information on the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League can be found HERE.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and award-winning dining concepts throughout each property.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.
Learn more at wec.net.