Updated: Dec 2, 2021
With its world-renowned pedigree as a show venue, it’s a pleasure to be able to show at Ocala’s newest and grandest show site. From the grand arena to the professionally maintained barns to the climate-controlled show rings, this site has it all. And they’re set up to accommodate every type of discipline from dressage to reining to barrel racing to hunter/jumper events. The site is huge, covering literally thousands of acres, and in the future they’ll be adding jogging trails, bridle paths, polo fields, and other recreation options.
They’re also planning to produce car and dog shows! Read more about World Equestrian Center - Ocala future events.
HOME SWEET HOME
We really appreciate the family atmosphere here. When we show, we always see lots of friends and family support teams cheering on their riders. There’s seating all around the grand arena (where we often watch our friends in the Grand Prix's), room to observe at the warm-up rings, and lots of photo opportunities throughout the grounds. The rings all have great footing, and the staff are professionals who know how to run a horse show. You can find us mostly in the Hunter rings right next the Stadium with the purple seats. The viewing decks between the rings are super cool with fans and great chairs for the entire family to spectate and enjoy. If you are having a hard time locating any of the Eden Farm riders, just look for Miss Megan with a big, floppy hat and a bunch of grey ponies. Apparently, GREY is the new BAY!
For folks coming in from out of town, WEC just recently opened an elegant hotel, and they now have nearby vacation rentals plus their RV park available. They make it easy to be a fan and be onsite for your rider’s classes. And it’s easy to navigate onsite, using a golf cart to zip around the huge complex. Need help navigating this fabulous facility? WEC venue map.
DINING OPTIONS GALORE
WEC has eating spots open too, all decorated with original artworks -- like fabulously frilly pigs in clothes and make-up. Filo’s Mexican Cantina is one of our favorites with breakfast burrito options plus an all-day menu. Offering classic tacos, entrees, and a make-your-own burrito menu, there are lots of choices to be made here!. Flan is an option for dessert, of course. This is a great place to fill up our tummies after a long day showing.
For Italian flavors, we hit Viola & Dot’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria. This spot offers more design-your-own meals from flatbreads, salads or pasta options with a variety of delicious meats and toppings. Naturally, they also offer pizzas and calzones, classic Italian entrees, and decadent sweet desserts. For a quick grab-n-go meal before or after a class, they also offer pizza by the slice, which is really convenient.
Of course, you can’t beat good old-fashioned American burgers. Ralph’s Burger and Sandwich Shop has tons of options too, from classic burger concoctions to deli-style sandwiches, breakfast choices, plus desserts and bakery items. This is another great place to load up when we’ve worked up a big appetite from horsing around!
For dessert, Miss Tilly’s Lollipops is the sweets shop. Yes, they do offer classic lollipops, along with hand-made fudge, ice cream, chocolates, and all in a fun, old-fashioned atmosphere. We love to indulge in gourmet coffees, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes, or special candies.
The Yellow Pony Emma's Patisserie
Horse & Water Pool Bar
For more information and menu's, click here.
EDEN FARM | It's a Family AFFAIR
WEC is truly a special place to show, and we’re glad to have such an exceptional venue for our ponies and riders right in our backyard. In show season, it is our second home. If you are looking to experience our horse show environment, sign up for lessons or just come out and support our riders, please give Megan a call. Contact Us!