OCALA, Florida – November 16, 2020 – The World Equestrian Center — Ocala welcomes Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) to its family of founding sponsors. As part of a multi-year agreement, Coke Florida becomes a founding sponsor and the exclusive beverage provider for the Center, including all equestrian sports and multipurpose venues, which are slated to open in January 2021.
The World Equestrian Center — Ocala will debut with facilities for year-round equestrian and sports events, indoor arenas and multipurpose buildings for vendors and expo center for tradeshows and conventions as well as automobile, art and antique shows and weddings.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coke Florida and its iconic brands to our family of World Equestrian Center sponsors,” said Roby Roberts. “Our shared values and commitment to exceptional customer service and community support are the cornerstones of this important partnership. We are grateful for their support.”
The World Equestrian Center — Ocala will exclusively serve Coca-Cola brands and other partner companies’ products in its seven restaurants, during all events, and in facility vending machines. Coke Florida will be the exclusive non-alcoholic beverage provider for all events, including high-level equestrian events, and have prominent signage and branding throughout the venue.
“Coke Florida is excited to be in partnership with the World Equestrian Center and the Roberts family”, Troy Taylor, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida Chairman and CEO added. “Our partnership includes more than just beverages. It has the shared value of a commitment to Ocala and the surrounding communities – a commitment to residents and visitors in Florida. Our commitment will show up in both the state-of-the art venues as well as in our recent commitment to reopen a sales and distribution facility in the Ocala market. Having a Coke Florida footprint in the Ocala community will allow us to offer all our customers and consumers greater Coca-Cola experiences and reinforces our commitment to supporting the communities where we live, work and play. This is a great partnership, and the Coke Florida Team is excited about this opportunity.”
About World Equestrian Center
The World Equestrian Center features two premiere multidisciplinary horse show venues located in Wilmington, Ohio and Ocala, Florida.
Our Wilmington, Ohio facility includes more than 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor riding space and features premium footing, permanent stabling, and onsite accommodations. The facility hosts 32 US Equestrian rated hunter/jumper horse shows each year as well as top AQHA shows, breed shows, clinics, and other events.
Slated to open in 2021, the World Equestrian Center — Ocala, Florida will provide world-class equestrian competition in all disciplines and equestrian-inspired country club living adjacent to the fabulous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club.
Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors a horse show experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction. For more information please visit http://www.wec.net.
About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC:
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned independent Coca-Cola bottler. Coke Florida’s exclusive territory covers over 20 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Coke Florida manufactures, sells, and distributes over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies. Coke Florida is the third largest privately held, and the sixth-largest independent, bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States. The company is also one of America’s largest black-owned businesses. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.cocacolaflorida.com.