The World Equestrian Center has begun a countdown for the opening and first horse show at its Ocala, Florida, facility in January of 2021.
The 3,000-acre facility, first announced in 2016, will have 17 outdoor riding arenas and four indoor arenas, as well as luxury boutique shopping, hotel and dining accommodations.
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WEC Ocala representatives have applied for horse show dates from the U.S. Equestrian Federation, and in the event they are unable to obtain dates, then they will host non-sanctioned WEC hunter/jumper shows.
The release also states the facility will be built to international standards in order to host FEI events, and WEC representatives have begun discussions with organizations that manage FEI events and presented WEC Ocala for consideration.
In addition to hunter/jumper shows, the facility will be able to host dressage, para equestrian, vaulting, reining and breed shows as well as non-equestrian events.