Only two hours by car from the Gulf coast, Marion County is the picturesque heart of Florida’s horse country and home to many champion riders, breeders, trainers and owners, as well as multi-generational families. The area is idyllic for raising a family and enjoying family-focused activities. Children, parents and grandparents alike will enjoy the hamlet of Ocala—a storybook village lined with oak trees and dangling trellises of Spanish moss.
Here in this alluring countryside, you’ll find one of the nation’s most magnificent venues dedicated to equestrian sport. When complete, World Equestrian Center will far surpass its eponymous sister equestrian center in Wilmington, Ohio, in terms of acreage, amenities, facilities and grandeur. Set to become the largest equestrian complex in the United States, this ultra-luxury destination in Ocala will serve as a multipurpose indoor and outdoor arena facility with a growing list of world-class amenities that can accommodate diverse disciplines within the equine industry.
For those whose love of riding, training and competing is an unrivaled passion, 4,000 acres of the World Equestrian Center campus and adjacent Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club are becoming an enviable residential enclave called World Equestrian Estates. Homesites are three acres each, allowing homeowners to stable their horses right on their own property.
The remainder of World Equestrian Center’s expansive acreage will be awe-inspiring and standard-setting from the moment it opens. Planned for World Equestrian Center in Ocala are:
• Four 145,000-square-foot, climate-controlled indoor arenas
• Two grand outdoor arenas with stadium seating for up to 2,300
• 17 outdoor arenas
• Four field concessions serving diverse cuisines and baked goods
• Concrete stalls with dual-temperature washrooms
• Five-star, pet-friendly with 254 extra-large suites and a
• 100-seat chapel for daily prayer
And of course, there will be abundant additional amenities, such as scenic riding trails, playgrounds, dog runs, biking/walking/jogging paths, upscale retail shopping and much more. Visit the Wilmington, Ohio, center’s website for a preview of what’s coming to Ocala at WorldEquestrianCenter.com.