World Equestrian Center Development Moves Forward
On Tuesday October 17th, the County Commission unanimously greenlit development of the eagerly-anticipated World Equestrian Center Ocala! When this meticulously-imagined, 3,145-acre equine park opens its gates to guests and events, it will bring not only a new level of equestrian sport to the Marion County area, but of classic horse country living as well. Adjacent to the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, this upcoming development features plenty of amenities, including:
- Permanent stabling for 1,500 horses
- 3,100 additional acres of real estate, retail, and dining space; this includes 300 3+ acre equine estates, a 385-room luxury hotel, 835 condominium units within the Equestrian Center itself, and 525,000 sq. ft. of commercial usage
- 17 outdoor arenas on 300+ acres
- 4 indoor arenas
- An open-air stadium with seating for 10,000 spectators
- Vet clinics on site
and (amazingly!) much more!
With World Equestrian Center Ocala’s development officially plunging ahead, sports fans and lovers of country club living alike can be assured that in the coming years, Marion County will be the word in equestrian luxury and competition. For more on WEC’s development and the County Commission’s approval of Roberts’ plans, check out the Ocala Star Banner’s article on the Commission meeting proceedings. You can also contact the Showcase team here for info and updates!
Updated as of 11/27
- Covered grandstand seating on three sides
- 30’ by 60’ jumbotrons
- VIP dining seats
- Flag court entrance
- Climate-controlled judging booths
- 18,000 square feet of vendor space
The venue’s official name is still in the works, but it is sure to be a vibrant center of equestrian activity, as well as a great spot for must-see community events!
Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club
Exceptional, exclusive, and a horse country institution, Golden Ocala offers an active yet laid-back lifestyle for the discerning equestrian and sportsperson. Its impressive perks include:
- Access to a Ron Garl-designed championship 18-hole golf course with 6 acres of short-game practice space
- Miles of riding trails winding around Golden Ocala’s own Equestrian Center, where residents can rent four to eight-stall barn suites
- Tennis lessons, clinics, clubs, and tournaments
- A spa and salon where residents can recharge with massages, facials, and other relaxing indulgences