World Equestrian Center Announces The Riding Academy Hotel is Now Open in Ocala
Ocala, Florida – The Riding Academy Hotel is now open in Ocala, Florida. As the newest asset to come online at World Equestrian Center, The Riding Academy Hotel offers 390 upscale studios and suites for guests at America’s largest equestrian complex.

Opening ahead of schedule and just in time for the Longines League of Nations™ international qualifier March 19-23, The Riding Academy Hotel will welcome its first guests today for a world-class experience of Southern hospitality in the heart of horse country.

“We are all celebrating this opening as a major milestone for the property,” says Justin Garner, Senior Director of Hospitality Operations at World Equestrian Center. “The Riding Academy Hotel will join The Equestrian Hotel to offer guests yet another world-class hospitality experience at WEC. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome guests this week.”

Poised at the perimeter of the World Equestrian Center property near the main entrance on 80th Avenue, those staying at the new, pet-friendly hotel will find charming artwork and custom furniture in the spacious and thoughtfully designed studios and suites, equipped with all the in-room comforts of home.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and expansive courtyard sundeck, complete with a stone fireplace and space for live music performances. On the first floor, amenities include an upscale reading room and dual state-of-the-art fitness centers, as well as fresh selections and Starbucks coffee served at the gourmet lobby marketplace, The Tack Room.

Venture out and explore the 378-acre World Equestrian Center resort, including Calluna Spa within The Equestrian Hotel, over 30 retailers, seven restaurants and much more, all just a golf-cart-ride away.

Online reservations can be made through or by calling the reservations team at 352.325.9935.

About World Equestrian Center

World Equestrian Center features two premier 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.

Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.


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