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The World Equestrian Center is located at 1750 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, FL 34482. Our horse show is presented in the Grand Outdoor Arena in front of The Equestrian Hotel.

2022 & 2023 People's Choice Horse Show of the Year • Kent Moeller: Show Manager of the Year • Beth Snider: Show Secretary of the Year

Ocala International Horse Show

The Ocala International Horse Show returns to the exclusive WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER in Ocala, Florida on October 22nd thru the 26th, offering spectators a glimpse into the wonderful world of animated show horses. This premier equestrian event features American Saddlebred, Roadster Ponies, Harness & Hackney Ponies, Morgan Horses, Dutch Harness Horses, Roadsters and Open Breed classes inviting Arabians, Friesians and others to compete in a diverse collection of disciplines.

With many reigning World Grand Champions in attendance, as well as exciting up and coming teams making debuts, the show lives up to its hype with exciting sessions, incredible backdrops and rave reviews from owners, trainers, exhibitors and spectators alike. Spectators are welcome, this event is family friendly and admission is free.

OCTOBER 22-26, 2024

The RIDING ACADEMY HOTEL opens at WEC in April 2024!

Bringing a second hotel on to the WEC property for guests, The Riding Academy Hotel will be offering OIHS room blocks for the convenience and comfort of our exhibitors and opens in April 2024. The new hotel will be positioned close to the property's...

2024 Ocala International Sponsorships

Our 2024 Sponsorship Booklet is now available!

Welcome to our new Co-Chair, Joe O’Brien!

We are so honored to have you join us! Joe’s dedication to the growth and success of the Ocala International Horse Show is unparalleled. Since our start, he has been an avid supporter of our mission to elevate the show with diversity, opportunity, class, and sometimes...

The World Equestrian Center in Ocala is hosting world-class equestrian competition in all disciplines and equestrian-inspired country club living adjacent to the fabulous Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family friendly environment, the World Equestrian Center promises their exhibitors a horse show experience built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.

Slated to be the largest equestrian complex in the United States, the World Equestrian Center of Ocala is hosting World-Class events in a city that calls itself “The Horse Capital of the World.” WEC continues to add enhancements on a day to day basis, with significant projects moving forward during the ongoing construction of this one of a kind facility. The Ocala International Horse Show was thrilled to be part of the first year of events and has enjoyed an ongoing relationship and growth with WEC.

Nestled on 4,000 acres, WEC currently inhabits over 400 acres, with 300 additional acres in reserve for future 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. For more information, please visit www.WEC.net.

Comments overheard by our photographer, Doug Shiflet, at the inaugural Ocala International Horse Show—

  • “This is like a horse show on a cruise ship”
  • “This place is amazing “
  • “I haven’t had a bad meal”
  • “Never need to leave for duration of show”
  • “lighting is incredible”
  • “Great shopping”
  • “Feel safe here”
  • “Lots of parking”
  • “Built with horse first in mind”
  • “Felt welcomed”
  • “Staff at Equestrian Hotel so accommodating”
  • “Luxurious”
  • “The RV and camper area is incredible”
  • “Everybody seems so happy”
  • “First horse show I can remember that I don’t want to leave”
  • “This is great exposure for the American Saddlebred”
  • “How many horses did you bring?”….”not enough!”
  • “The stalls are huge”
  • “With fans in every stall and the other amenities already in place it only took us 2 hours to completely set up”
  • “The feeling is so good here that win or lose you’re happy”
  • “I felt like I was on vacation”
  • “Disneyland for Equestrians”

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