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Ocala, Florida

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The Championship Show at World Equestrian Center

An Equestrian’s Dream Destination

Enjoy a mix of exciting competition ranging from ranch riding, reining, cutting, barrel racing, and Western pleasure throughout the month of October at The Championship Show, a first-of-its-kind competition located at the World Equestrian Center, a state-of-the-art facility that’s nestled in the middle of the Horse Capital of the World (worldequestriancenter.com). 

The Facts: 2M | The estimated total amount of cash and prizes to be awarded throughout the horse show.

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Offering huge payouts, varying from $1,000 to $100,000, The Championship Show has an assortment of classes for riders of all levels­—giving everyone a reason to head south this fall.

With 17 outdoor arenas, and five climate-controlled indoor arenas, there’s always a place to ride, so you’re not stuck getting up in the middle of the night to get your horse exercised. And with eight different dining options, you’ll get to enjoy quality meals in between classes.

There’s plenty of entertainment happening outside of the show pen, too. On days you’re not showing, just a quick walk from the barn is the day spa located at The Equestrian Hotel. Or if retail therapy is more your style, there’s plenty of shopping to do without ever having to step foot outside of the property. 

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Don’t Miss This

explore.

Get a behind-the-gates look at some of Ocala’s most prestigious barns and training facilities with 1. Farm Tours of Ocala

Or if you prefer to see Ocala from the back of a horse, check out 2. Cactus Jack's Trail Rides. But don’t worry, there are also plenty of trails to enjoy on your own horse if you choose to skip the guided rides and explore the area on your own.

eat.

Overlook the Grand Outdoor Arena at 3. Stirrups, where you can enjoy a quality piece of steak or go for some fresh seafood with a glass of wine from their 1500-bottle wine
cellar. Then for dessert, head over to 4. Miss Tilly’s Lollipops for a scoop of ice cream or some delicious homemade fudge.

do.

Grab a seat to watch the 5. Youth Horsemanship Challenge taking place October 1–3. The winning youth rider will claim a 2021 GMC Truck as their prize, plus their trainer will take home a $5,000 trainer bonus.

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The First of its Kind 
In its first year open to the public, the World Equestrian Center has kicked off their show season with a bang. Offering different equine events each week—including the Tom Powers Christmas Classic and A Sudden 

Impulse Futurity—with exciting prizes and large payouts for exhibitors, this one-of-a-kind facility is becoming a go-to place to horse show.

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