2023 Event Calendar
Ocala, FL - Entries and weekly stall reservations are now open for the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series. The 12-week series is comprised of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier Hunter/ Level 6 Jumper competition running consecutively from January 4, 2023 through March 26, 2023. Week IX, February 28, 2023 through March 5, 2023 will showcase Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI3* competition. The Premier Equitation Cup Championship returns to World Equestrian Center – Ocala on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Click below to place entries, reserve stalls and view the 2023 Winter Spectacular Prize List.
2023 Winter Spectacular Prize List
The 2023 Winter Spectacular USEF Premier Hunters/Level 6 Jumper competition at World Equestrian Center – Ocala includes the following dates (Pending USEF & FEI Approval).Click each week to view the tentative class schedule.
Winter Spectacular IV: 01/25/23 – 01/29/23
Winter Spectacular V: 02/01/23 – 02/05/23
Winter Spectacular VI: 02/08/23 – 02/12/23
Winter Spectacular VII: 02/15/23 – 02/19/23
Winter Spectacular VIII: 02/22/23 – 02/26/23
Winer Spectacular IX: 02/28/23 – 03/05/23 | FEI CSI3*
Winter Spectacular X: 03/08/23 – 03/12/23
Winter Spectacular XI: 03/15/23 – 03/19/23
Winter Spectacular XII: 03/22/23 – 03/26/23
2023 Winter Spectacular Circuit Stall & Paddock Pricing
Circuit Stall reservations are available until October 10, 2022 or until inventory is exhausted. Circuit Stalls can be reserved through Show Management System. There are a limited number of Circuit Stalls available.
Circuit Stalls: $3,090
Circuit Tack Stalls: $3,090 (Locking Tack Rooms Subject to Availability)
Circuit Paddock: $3,090
*Circuit items are available until inventory is exhausted.
Same price cash or credit. Checks must be received within 10 days or reservations will be cancelled. We suggest using a trackable mailing service. Circuit items are refundable until October 10, 2022, less $90 processing fee. Stalls/paddocks are property of World Equestrian Center. Circuit rentals may not be transferred to a third party without the express written consent of management. All horses on grounds will be charged for a stall or ship-in fee.
No reservations will be accepted through email. All reservations must use Show Management System regardless of method of payment. Reservations will be complete upon processing of payment and approval of World Equestrian Center. Please understand that we are unable to accept location requests at this time. Tack stall and paddock requests will be accommodated based on the ratio of horse stalls ordered.
2023 Winter Spectacular Weekly Stall Pricing
Weekly Stalls: $300
There are a limited number of Weekly Stalls available.
$250,000 Grand Prix (Week XII)
$100,000 Grand Prix (Weeks I – VIII, X, XI)
$50,000 Grand Prix (Week IX)
$24,000 Welcome Prix (Weeks I – VIII, X - XII)
$15,000 Futures Prix (Weeks I – XII)
$15,000 1.45m Jumper Classic (Weeks I – XII)
FEI CSI3* (Week IX)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$75,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$20,000 WEC Ocala 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Open Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$15,000 WEC Ocala 3’ Jr/Am Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$10,000 WEC Ocala 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby (Week XII)
$3,500 WEC Ocala 2’6” Non Pro Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XI)
$2,000 WEC Ocala Pony Hunter Derby (Weeks I – XII)
Week VI of the 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala will showcase the WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship, where junior riders will be competing for the WEC Premier Cup title and a brand-new car!
Riders need to place in two Premier Equitation Cup Qualifying classes in order to compete in the championship. The qualifying period is open until February 5, 2023. View the 2023 Premier Cup Equitation Specifications.
2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series Extended Stay RV Rate
Book in advance and save during 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series. Book an RV park stay with a minimum of 80 nights before November 1, 2022 and enjoy $60 per night rate on stays falling within series dates. Book after November 1, 2022 and pay $70 per night during series dates. Additional taxes and fees apply.
Valid December 23, 2022 through April 3, 2023
Rate Code: WIN23
Book your 2023 Winter Spectacular Show Series Extended RV Stay
Reserve Lodging at World Equestrian Center – Ocala
Exhibitors should make your reservations now at our elegant Equestrian Hotel, with 248 stylishly appointed rooms, restaurants, luxury shopping and day spa.
Choose to reserve a charming Home Away from Home unit, or an RV space in our conveniently located park that includes a General Store with Starbucks and laundry, just steps away.
For vendor opportunities, please fill out the vendor application form by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Baxter at Christy.Baxter@wec.net or call 561.252.4510.
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Book Appointments Now at the NEW UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC
The University of Florida Veterinary Hospital at World Equestrian Center in Ocala is open for business providing leading-edge patient care to horses and small animals located on-site as well as from the local community. The hospital’s equine services focus on sports medicine, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation. Small animals can receive urgent and primary care, along with specialty services.
The WEC/UF Veterinary Hospital offers leading-edge diagnostic imaging technology, including the Qalibra CT, Hallmarq MRI, and LONGMILE PETscanner. Each of these provides different types of information and may be used in combination to provide more specific and accurate diagnostic information to better diagnose lameness and orthopedic problems. There is no other facility that offers the combination of diagnostic imaging modalities in one site.
Along with specialists certified in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, the UF Veterinary Hospital at WEC has a full complement of rehabilitative modalities available for physical therapy and strengthening, conditioning, and recovery of equine athletes including aqua treadmill, vibration plate, cold water spa, dry salt, solarium, laser, extracorporeal shockwave therapies and much more. To make an appointment at the new facility for a horse or pet call 352-414-3858. More information about specific services provided is available at vethospitals.ufl.edu/wec.
About World Equestrian Center
World Equestrian Center features two premiere equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.
These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.
HITS to Host New and Returning USHJA Programs
Hunter and jumper riders can look forward to even more USHJA events at HITS Shows during 2023, including some of the newest programs offered. HITS is excited to announce that they will be hosting the new USHJA Adult Gladstone Equitation Classics, 3’3” Adult Jumping Seat Medal Finals and the 1.0-1.05m Child/Adult Jumper Team Championships for USHJA Zone 1 & 2 and Zones 5 & 6. These new classes are in addition to several USHJA National and International Derbies and the USHJA Zone 1 and Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges. Check out the complete list of USHJA Events at all HITS locations below!
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