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The Future Is Ocala

What’s 3.5 times the size of Central Park, has more rings than Saturn and is green and awesome all over?

The future of equestrian sport!

The World Equestrian Center unveiled its vision for the new Ocala location and it’s the stuff equestrian dreams are made of. Built on 3,000 plus acres adjacent the premier Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, the World Equestrian Center Ocala is the embodiment of oversized grandeur.

Let us count the ways…

It has 1,500 permanent stalls.

Climate-controlled barns, stalls and indoor arenas? Yes, please! Expanding on the original World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, the Ocala location will be home to 1,500 permanent 12′ by 14′ stalls, four massive 262’ x 550‘ indoor arenas, 17 outdoor arenas, and a three-acre Grand Outdoor Stadium. Oh, and ample space for temporary stalls and on-site riding trails.

There will be 300 Equine Estates.

The gated residential community known as Equine Estates will feature 300 farm estates on multi-acre lots. Home sites in Equine Estates will enjoy close proximity to events at the World Equestrian Center Ocala as well as access to on-site amenities. Currently, residential opportunities including condominiums are available in neighboring Golden Ocala.

Luxury accommodations are available on site!

Not ready to own? Horse show competitors and guests will discover luxury accommodations in the stately hotel on-site while visiting The World Equestrian Center Ocala. The hotel will feature stylish appointed rooms and suites. In addition, the equestrian facility also includes 200 spacious RV sites with available hookups in a pet-friendly environment.

Let’s not forget shopping!

Attached to the hotel at the World Equestrian Center Ocala is 18,000 square feet of retail space for lease and future business development. The facility also incorporates meeting and event spaces along with everything else needed in one place for top equestrian events. (Future location of the World Equestrian Games, perhaps?!)

Choose from not one, but five restaurants.

Never complain about horse show food again. With seating capacity for 500, visitors to the World Equestrian Center Ocala are able to enjoy fine dining while watching the competition in the restaurant overlooking The Grand Stadium. A specialty pastry boutique will feature delicious treats by onsite chefs while four additional on-site dining options will complement the main restaurant.

All amenities are on site.

Laundry? Vet care? Snacks and supplies? It’s all available on-site at the World Equestrian Center Ocala! The facility includes a veterinarian clinic for large and small animals, a full-service laundromat and a well-stocked convenience store. There is also a Chapel on-site where all equestrians are invited to attend services.

In short: It’s the ultimate equestrian competition experience and it’s coming to Ocala in 2019!


For more information on Ocala vendor opportunities, as well as retail space adjacent to the five-story, approximately 260-room hotel, contact Kindel Carpenter at (352) 369-6969. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Agricola at (352) 502-3896 or Bill Harless at (937) 382-0985.


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