June 27, 2023 – Ocala, FLORIDA – World Equestrian Center – Ocala is pleased to welcome the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Fresh From Florida” program as a sponsor for the 2023 Ocala Summer Series featuring nine-weeks of premier hunter/jumper competition sanctioned by US Equestrian Federation (USEF) from June 13 through August 13, 2023. The series commences with four weeks of Fédération Equestre International (FEI) CSI3* competition from June 13 through July 9, 2023, where elite showjumping athletes from all over the world meet to contest Olympic-level courses for top prizes. Spectators and guests are invited to enjoy the spectacle and encouraged to dine, shop and to cheer on their favorite athletes.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Fresh From Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to our family of sponsors, said Roby Roberts, World Equestrian Center CEO. “We are grateful for their support and proud to welcome our guests to a unique equestrian resort that delivers the best of Florida in equestrian sports, dining, shopping and lifestyle.”
The 378-acre World Equestrian Center – Ocala is home to more than 300 events each year, including 200 equestrian events along with a myriad of sports competitions, auto shows, wine tastings, culinary events, weddings and seasonal events like Oktoberfest, Winter Wonderland and Spring Festival.
“Supporting Florida farmers, fishers, and ranchers helps our economy thrive and improves the general well-being of the state. With farms in every county, you are never far from fresh Florida produce,” said Commissioner Wilton Simpson. “FDACS’ ‘Fresh From Florida’ program is proud to be a sponsor of the World Equestrian Center. Florida produce, meat, and seafood is reliable and fresh throughout the year and we welcome competitors and visitors to the World Equestrian Center and encourage them to fuel their healthy lifestyle by choosing commodities grown right here in the Sunshine State.”
About Fresh From Florida
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services promotes Florida agricultural commodities through the “Fresh From Florida” program. “Fresh From Florida” provides marketing support to growers and partners with more than 100 domestic and international retailers. Consumers can find Florida products in stores by looking for the “Fresh From Florida” logo when they shop. Visit FreshFromFlorida.com for recipes, seasonality information, gardening tips and more.
About the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. The department is led by Commissioner Wilton Simpson, a fifth-generation Floridian, lifelong farmer and entrepreneur.
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 dining 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