World Equestrian Center announced today that it has acquired the Ocala Jockey Club in Ocala, Florida. The nearly 1000-acre facility has a history of hosting equestrian events and offers an event space with views of the rolling hills and Ocala sunsets. Moving forward, the facility will be known as World Equestrian Jockey Club.
The Ocala Jockey Club is home to the annual Ocala Jockey Club CCI4*-L. Plans are underway to continue this tradition of top sport by transitioning the facility to the future site of World Equestrian Center eventing cross-country competition.
Renovations are planned to ready the facility for hosting weddings, equestrian and special events under the World Equestrian Center brand of hospitality management.
“The Ocala Jockey Club brought a combination of training, competition and elegant hospitality in the venue that is in line with our World Equestrian Center vision,” World Equestrian Center owner Roby Roberts said. “Through this acquisition, we aim to continue those traditions of great sport and grand entertaining, while investing in the future of equestrian sports in Ocala.”