Meet at the World Equestrian Center — Ocala

This newly opened Florida events venue combines class with capacity.

The largest equestrian complex in the United States is nestled in the Horse Capital of the World in Ocala, Florida. The world-class facility is the largest equestrian complex with multi-indoor and outdoor arenas offering state-of-the-art amenities to accommodate all styles of premier events. 

Not everyone knows much about equestrian sport, but they may want to learn this: World Equestrian Center – Ocala made its official debut just a few months ago, offering class, quality and distinction - is also poised to be an exquisite event and exhibition host

This 378-acre World Equestrian Center (WEC) is not just a place for equestrian sport spectators though. With 16 outdoor rings, a stunning open-air stadium and hotel-adjacent arena, and five climate controlled indoor arenas, WEC – Ocala is already a home for spectators.

Trailblazing meeting planners are checking out the property, finding the facility to be sublime for their shows, as well. Nestled amongst the World Equestrian Center – Ocala's sprawling sapphire fields of grass and underneath its gorgeous towering Spanish Moss trees are facilities and amenities that are primed host MICE programs with substance, style and size.  

Indoor and Outdoor Event Space

Visiting convention attendees will feel excitement in the air at WEC – Ocala, whether their event is hosted in the Grand Arena or one of the other multi-purpose spaces among the property. Within the property are two exposition centers, each with 132,300 square feet of contiguous and column-free event space. Used separately or combined – for a serious sprawl of floorspace — they allow for nearly any event configuration. 

World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s exposition centers provide state-of-the-art and flexible trade show possibilities for an almost limitless variety of industries: automotive, consumer, pop culture and more. Each exposition center can accommodate numerous exhibit configurations and offers extensive indoor space access via dedicated dock slips and multiple 16-and 20-foot freight doors. Additional conveniences include up to 50’-high ceilings, on-site parking, 32 restrooms per building, built-in concession stands, a full menu of audiovisual services, high-speed Wi-Fi, a full-time security staff, programmable LED lighting, and oversized LED walls with streaming capabilities. 

The WEC Grand Arena sets the scale as the centerpiece of large-scale shows, and can be used for signature events and entertainment, accommodating everything from keynote speakers to al fresco luxury dinners under a sun that sets behind the property’s rolling green fields. The open-air WEC Stadium can serve as a venue for concerts and keynotes. Meeting and event professionals can also make use of various fields for outdoor events and receptions including an oak canopy garden.


Accommodations and Amenities

Event attendees can lodge in class with World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s stately on-property overnight accommodations that combine convenience with refined ambience. 248 stylishly appointed rooms at The Equestrian Hotel are elegant in style while offering stunning views of the WEC Grand Arena. For longer stay accommodations, there are 71 “Home Away From Home” units just a short drive away. Comfort and conveniences complement the elegance of the property’s hotel accommodations, including on-site retail, restaurants and recreation.

Details on this newly-opened sports and exposition center can be found here.