Set to open in 2020, the World Equestrian Center, aka WEC, will solidify Ocala as being the “Horse Capital of the World” Located in NW Ocala close to Golden Ocala and Golden Hills, this breathtaking complex will offer everything for the horse enthusiast.
The largest equestrian complex in the United States is nestled on 4,000 acres. Within those 4,000 acres, The World Equestrian Center currently inhabits 378 acres, with 300 more acres in reserve for more building. The World Equestrian Center is a world-class multi indoor and outdoor arena facility with state of the art amenities that can accommodate numerous different disciplines within the Equine Industry. The event grounds will feature a luxurious six-story, 5-star hotel, located at the heart of the equestrian resort. The brand-new hotel will feature 254 extra large suites, some equipped with balconies where guests can take in world-class equestrian events in luxury and comfort. The hotel will also feature retail space, where guests and visitors will find a high-end boutique experience just minutes from the competition rings and barns. With a selection of carefully curated vendors, you’ll be able to browse everything from clothing to tack to jewelry to fine art. You’ll be able to find anything you might need or want to make your stay at the World Equestrian Center memorable. On-site dining options will include several sit-down restaurants, including a fine dining restaurant with seating for 500 guests.