World Equestrian Center
The World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) is the largest equestrian complex in the United States. The complex is a world-class, multi-indoor and outdoor arena facility offering state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate numerous disciplines within the equine industry and more!
The Equestrian is WEC's 248-room hotel featuring stylishly appointed rooms and suites with beautiful views of the property. The Equestrian offers a fitness center, pool, day spa and salon.
In addition to equestrian events, the World Equestrian Center has arenas, expo centers and more facilities that can accommodate events like: canine shows, sporting events (soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, dance, martial arts, cross-country, lacrosse), tradeshows, conventions and weddings.
WHERE TO EAT
Filo's Mexican Cantina - Traditional Mexican flavors coupled with custom-made convenience make Filo's the perfect spot for all-day dining. Filo's serves up breakfast bowls, street tacos, fajitas, quesadillas and much more in a vibrant dining room and open-air patio. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am – 10 am and lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 am – 9 pm.
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. Miss Tilly's Lollipops is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm.
Ralph's Burger and Sandwich Shop - Home to a classic Americana, diner-inspired menu, Ralph's invites you to enjoy signature burgers, salads and sandwiches topped off with a homemade milkshake. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, start your day with a breakfast sandwich or enjoy an evening slice of pie. Breakfast is served from 6:30 am – 10 am and lunch and dinner is served from 11 am – 9 pm.
Viola & Dot's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria - Design your own flatbread, 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. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 am – 9 pm.
Emma's Patisserie - 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.
Hours of Operation: 6:30am – 8pm
Stirrups - Stirrups is a fine dining restaurant located inside The Equestrian Hotel. There is also outdoor dining on the terrace that overlooks the Grand Outdoor Arena. Dining options include prime steaks, chops, seafood and more. Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 6:30am – 11am daily; Dinner: 5pm – 9pm Sunday through Thursday, 5pm – 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Yellow Pony - Yellow Pony is a gastro lounge in the lobby of The Equestrian Hotel with an outdoor patio and fireplace. Enjoy draft beer, bourbons and whiskeys as well as shareables and pub fare.
WHAT TO DO
Shopping - Shop luxury retail with stores all on property including everything from a deluxe toy store to an elegant diamond store. Stop into A Sudden Impulse boutique to buy branded merchandise or custom embroidery. Other boutiques on site include home décor; equestrian apparel, gear and boots; and horse health supplements. During the shows, a variety of temporary vendors are also at WEC!
Rent a Golf Cart - Take a trip around the World Equestrian Center in your own golf cart. Hourly, daily and weekly rentals are available through our website and at the General Store.
Stay On-Site - Enjoy all of the comforts of home on-site at the horse show. Bring your own RV and stay seconds away from barns and arenas. Book an RV slip, a Home Away from Home or hotel room on our website.
Fuel Up - Keep your trucks, cars and golf carts ready to go at our on-site fueling station, located in the RV park near the General Store.
- Family Friendly
- Fitness Center
- Free Wifi
- Parking Available
- Pet Friendly
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