World Equestrian Center Approved for New 3,000 Acre Facility in Ocala, Florida

Amanda Forte and Up And Over compete at the World Equestrian Center in Ohio. PC: WEC.

OCALA, Florida – October 31, 2017 – The World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club received unanimous approval from Marion County Commission for land-use changes in addition to ongoing construction of the exclusive World Equestrian Center, making this impressive project over 3,000-acres.

Approval for Equestrian Estates, a residential community which will feature 300 farm estates on multi-acre lots is slated to set the standard for the equine industry. With an outstanding equestrian facility already operating in Wilmington Ohio, The World Equestrian Center in Ocala Florida is poised to be an ultra-luxury and unique lifestyle destination.

The World Equestrian Center Ocala will feature:
• The Grand Outdoor Stadium, covering over 3 acres with the capacity to accommodate multiple types of events.
• 17 Outdoor Arenas with all-weather footing.
• 4 262’x550’ climate-controlled indoor arenas.
• 1,500 spacious 14×12 permanent concrete stalls, along with ample space for temporary stalls.
• Schooling areas, and onsite riding trails spanning scenic areas throughout the development.

Additional plans include:
• Luxurious Hotel with stylishly appointed rooms and suites with 18,000 sq. ft. of retail space attached.
• 12,000 sq. ft., fine dining restaurant with a seating capacity of 500+ along with specialty pastry boutique by on-site chefs, with views overlooking the Grand Stadium.
• 4 additional on-site dining options.
• On-site chapel.
• 200 spacious RV sites with full hookup and pet friendly environment.

The future development of Equestrian Estates will enjoy the same luxury and convenience as the residents of Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club such as security to assure peace and tranquility, golf cart access throughout the community, an on-site veterinary practice for large and small animals and laundry/dry cleaning services. Residential opportunities including condominiums are currently available in the already established community of Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.

World Equestrian Center – Ocala map site. Rendering courtesy of WEC.

About Golden Ocala

Golden Ocala offers members a piece of paradise in the rolling hills of Central Florida. Home to Championship golf and tennis, an equestrian center, full service fitness and spa experiences, luxury living, fine dining and more. Family owned and operated, the exquisite Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is a jewel set in the oasis of beautiful Central Florida.

The Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club now offers an exclusive National Membership for Equestrians. For more information, please visit

About World Equestrian Center – Wilmington, Ohio

Driven by a passion for horses and a commitment to supporting equestrian sports in the United States, the WEC aims to return horse showing to its former grandeur while incorporating an element of fun reminiscent of the horse shows of the past. Located in Ohio’s ‘Golden Triangle’ the venue is less than one hour from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton airports. For more information, please visit