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Explore the World Equestrian Center – Ocala

Set on more than 378 acres of land in Central Florida, World Equestrian Center is a hub for top-level equestrian competition. Spending a day at WEC isn’t only for the horse enthusiast – the expansive resort property also offers four distinct lodging models for planning the perfect stay, a variety of premium shopping retailers and seven different dining options throughout the complex from fast casual to acclaimed fine dining.

As host to a vast array of multipurpose meetings, conventions and events that draw thousands of visitors, guests can see everything from dog shows, car shows, comic cons, home and outdoor expos and so much more while staying at WEC. Explore everything that World Equestrian Center has to offer online at wec.net.

Premium Retail

With over 30 permanent retailers on the World Equestrian Center property, visitors can shop for everything from luxurious home goods to high-class apparel. Don’t miss WEC-branded merchandise from A Sudden Impulse boutique, located in Arena 4. Hours vary per retailer.

Dining Options

Good food abounds at World Equestrian Center. Whether you have a hankering for a pub burger from Yellow Pony Pub & Garden or prefer the southern-inspired fine dining of Stirrups Restaurant, you can explore all restaurant and dining options online. Hours vary per restaurant.

Conventions

From Comic Cons to Home and Garden Expositions to concerts and festivals, World Equestrian Center meeting spaces offer a combination of class and capacity. Learn what sets our venues apart.

Events

Explore the World Equestrian Center event calendar  to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening at WEC.

Things To Do In Ocala, Florida

With weather that makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors year round, Ocala boasts abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. Explore the area’s nearby natural springs, hike or bike the trails at one of the state forest and parks, or glide over canyons on the longest zipline in the state at The Canyons Zipline and Adventure Park. For the more demure, explore the urban jungle of the thriving downtown square, where a vibrant arts and culture scene are on full display.

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